Universities in Saudi Arabia

Higher Education in Saudi Arabia

2021 Ranking of Saudi Arabian Universities

What are the most popular Universities in Saudi Arabia? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 Saudi Arabian University Ranking of 38 Saudi Arabian higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Saudi Arabian higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format

Explore the uniRank League Table and University Ranking of 38 Universities in Saudi Arabia

2021 Sub-rankings by regions

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is divided into 13 regions (Arabic: manatiq idariyya) which are further subdivided into governorates (Arabic: muhafazat) and the region capital. The greater number of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the Riyadh region, which hosts Riyadh, the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. The following uniRank sub-rankings or league tables take into account all regions which include at least 2 Saudi Arabian higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.


Al Madinah (2)   Asir (2)  
Eastern Province (4)   Makkah (8)  
Riyadh (11)   Tabuk (2)  

Saudi Arabian University lists

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