King Saud University

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Founded in 1957, King Saud University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Riyadh (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia, King Saud University (KSU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational Saudi Arabian higher education institution. King Saud University (KSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 63 years old Saudi Arabian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Saudi Arabian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. KSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name جامعة الملك سعود
Acronym KSU
Founded 1957
Motto Read! In the name of your Lord Who created (Qur'an, C:96. V:1)

University Location

Address PO Box 2454
Riyadh
11451 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
Tel +966 (1) 467 0000
Fax +966 (1) 468 4444

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
International
students
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office PO Box 5733
Riyadh 11432
805252

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff 4,500-4,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to King Saud University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET
  • Accreditation Canada (University Hospitals)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • CCAPC
  • Agency for Degree Programmes in Engineering, Informatics/Computer Science, the Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ASIIN)
  • Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
  • Saudi Pharmaceutical Society (SPS)
  • Saudi Physical Therapy Association (SPTA)
  • Saudi Dental Society (SDS)
  • Saudi Orthodontic Society (SOS)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Sunday, 19 September 2021