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King Saud University

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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King Saud University has recently begun a massive program of investment and development to create a truly world class research university. Among the many initiatives to realize this aspiration are the recruitment of many distinguished international researchers, the Riyadh Knowledge Corridor, the Nobel Laureates Program and the establishment of several centers of research excellence. Recent appointments include Louis Ignarro, winner of the 1996 Nobel Award for medicine. There are no tuition fees at the university and generous scholarships are available for Saudi and international postgraduate students. Research and library facilities are of international standards. The university offers postgraduate courses in civil, electrical, mechanical, petroleum and chemical engineering, business administration, psychology, economics, accounting, law, political science, archaeology, European and Asian languages, education, social studies, Islamic studies and history and has special strengths in biology, chemistry, medicine and environmental sciences.
This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
237
2016
227
2017
221
2018
  • 44.5
    Overall Score
  • 35.9
    Academic Reputation
  • 37.7
    Employer Reputation
  • 89.3
    Faculty Student
  • 98.3
    International Faculty
151-200
2015
151-200
2016
101-150
2017
  • 49.1
    Academic Reputation
  • 81.7
    Citations per Paper
  • 62.2
    Employer Reputation
  • 74.2
    H-index Citations
3
2015
3
2016
301-500
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 13.8-27.8
    Overall Score
  • 43.5
    Alumni Outcomes
3
2015
3
2016
301-500
2018
Arab Region Rankings
  • 97.9
    Overall Score
  • 100
    Academic Reputation
  • 91
    Employer Reputation
  • 98.6
    Faculty Student
  • 92.7
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 52.8
    Papers per Faculty
  • 88.8
    Citations per Paper
  • 88.3
    International Faculty
  • 19.9
    International Students
  • 100
    Web Impact
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
4,970
International
2,155

Number of students

31,635
Postgraduate 7%
Undergraduate 93%

Number of international students

2,765
Postgraduate 21%
Undergraduate 79%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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