Top 38 universities in Saudi Arabia

  1. King Saud University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    61,412
    Founded
    1957
  2. King AbdulAziz University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1967
  3. King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1963
  4. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    940
    Founded
    2009
  5. Umm Al-Qura University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1981
  6. Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1974
  7. King Faisal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1975
  8. King Khalid University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1998
  9. Islamic University of Madinah logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1961
  10. Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1975
  11. Prince Sultan University logo
    Enrollment
    6,269
    Male:Female
    46:54
    Founded
    1999
  12. Qassim University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2004
  13. Alfaisal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2007
  14. Effat University logo
    Enrollment
    1,316
    Founded
    1999
  15. Majmaah University logo
    Enrollment
    12,633
    Founded
    2009
  16. Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    2009
  17. Taibah University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    5,487
    Founded
    2003
  18. Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University logo
    Enrollment
    38,986
    Founded
    2008
  19. Taif University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2003
  20. University of Tabuk logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2006
  21. King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2005
  22. Jazan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    2005
  23. University of Ha'il logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2005
  24. Al Jouf University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2005
  25. University of Jeddah logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    2013
  26. Najran University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    46,000
    Founded
    2006
  27. Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2006
  28. Dar Al-Hekma University logo
    Founded
    1999
  29. Al Baha University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2006
  30. Shaqra University logo
    Founded
    2008
  31. Northern Borders University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2007
  32. Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2014
  33. University of Bisha logo
    Enrollment
    16,966
    Founded
    2014
  34. University of Business and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    4,999
    Founded
    2001
  35. Dar Al Uloom University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2008
  36. Fahad Bin Sultan University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2003
  37. Al Yamamah University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2001

The best cities to study in Saudi Arabia based on the number of universities and their ranks are Riyadh, Jeddah, Dhahran, and Thuwal.

Average cost of living for students in Saudi Arabia is $504 + $57-404 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).