King Saud University: Statistics

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#436 of 14,131 In the World
#59 of 5,830 In Asia
#1 of 38 In Saudi Arabia
#1 of 9 In Riyadh
#36 of 1,571 For Radiochemistry
Top50% For 150 other topics
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
71%
Enrollment
61,412
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
ksu.edu.sa
Languages
Arabic;English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate71%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to August
Enrollment61,412

We've calculated the 71% acceptance rate for King Saud University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

King Saud University is a world-class research university with 48,221 scientific papers published and 919,872 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Publications
48,221
Citations
919,872

King Saud University majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
14,124 / 281,820
Chemistry
13,105 / 281,822
Biology
11,748 / 291,837
Engineering
11,549 / 227,907
Physics
8,359 / 169,286
Materials Science
6,851 / 135,119
Computer Science
4,814 / 86,138
Environmental Science
3,144 / 65,180
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,055 / 91,175
Chemical Engineering
1,908 / 40,286
Demography
1,794 / 73,947
Mathematics
1,659 / 28,683
Radiochemistry
1,612 / 31,461
Pharmacology
1,580 / 34,266
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,437 / 21,904
Surgery
1,374 / 20,943
Biochemistry
1,331 / 40,099
Botany
1,107 / 31,970
Business
1,102 / 26,349
Health Science
1,093 / 19,490
Nutrition and Food Science
1,060 / 21,092
Psychology
991 / 18,183
Oncology and Cancer research
938 / 17,980
Family medicine
913 / 11,383
Inorganic Chemistry
895 / 30,593
Nanotechnology
859 / 41,835
Dentistry
855 / 17,288
Immunology
847 / 28,495
Computer Networking
823 / 13,376
Pediatrics
798 / 23,595
Organic Chemistry
791 / 20,242
Microbiology
761 / 16,819
Healthcare Management (MHA)
730 / 12,001
Geology
730 / 8,671
Anatomy and Physiology
667 / 9,355
Pathology
667 / 15,659
Genetics
652 / 21,969
Public Health
648 / 25,383
Horticulture
637 / 8,657
Blockchain and Cryptography
565 / 9,066

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 369 811
1992 354 916
1993 364 1099
1994 357 1194
1995 455 1391
1996 423 1450
1997 384 1756
1998 389 2081
1999 346 2478
2000 384 2678
2001 389 3308
2002 345 3540
2003 412 4197
2004 357 4711
2005 355 5665
2006 380 6945
2007 463 7683
2008 571 8932
2009 908 10588
2010 1636 14144
2011 2476 20156
2012 3070 31276
2013 2990 41674
2014 3654 54965
2015 4181 64870
2016 4481 76362
2017 4415 93638
2018 4020 104674
2019 4547 132603
2020 6764 178796
2021 7708 234636
Academic rankings

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by King Saud University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Associate Diploma Accountancy, Banking, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Health Sciences, Insurance, Laboratory Techniques, Law, Medicine, Multimedia, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Secretarial Studies, Special Education, Treatment Techniques
Bachelor's Degree Accountancy, Administration, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Art Education, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Botany, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Community Health, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Curriculum, Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Electrical Engineering, English, Finance, Fine Arts, Food Science, Geography (Human), Geology, Geophysics, Heritage Preservation, History, Horticulture, Industrial Engineering, Information Management, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Islamic Studies, Koran, Law, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medicine, Microbiology, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Operations Research, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social Studies, Software Engineering, Special Education, Sports, Surgery, Surveying and Mapping, Tourism, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation, Zoology
Higher Diploma Education, Foreign Languages Education, Safety Engineering
Master's Degree Accountancy, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Arabic, Architecture, Biochemistry, Botany, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Community Health, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dentistry, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, English, Finance, Food Science, Geography (Human), Geology, Geophysics, Health Administration, History, Horticulture, Human Resources, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medicine, Microbiology, Nutrition, Operations Research, Optometry, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Private Law, Psychotherapy, Public Administration, Public Law, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social Studies, Software Engineering, Soil Science, Town Planning, Toxicology, Zoology
Doctorate Accountancy, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Arabic, Architecture, Biochemistry, Botany, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, English, Food Science, Geography (Human), History, Horticulture, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Literature, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medicine, Microbiology, Nutrition, Optometry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physics, Plant and Crop Protection, Radiology, Social Studies, Software Engineering, Soil Science, Statistics, Town Planning, Toxicology, Zoology

King Saud University alumni

  1. Mohammed bin Salman

    Mohammed bin Salman
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1985-.. (age 38)
    Enrolled in King Saud University
    2003-2007 graduated with bachelor's degree in law
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, colloquially known by his initials MBS or MbS, is Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. He also serves as the chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and chairman of the Council of Political and Security Affairs. He is considered the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, being deemed as such even before his appointment as prime minister in 2022. He served as minister of defense from 2015 to 2022. He is the seventh son of King Salman.

  2. Necmettin Erbakan

    Necmettin Erbakan
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1926-2011 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    engineerpoliticianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Necmettin Erbakan was a Turkish politician, engineer, and academic who was the Prime Minister of Turkey from 1996 to 1997. He was pressured by the military to step down as prime minister and was later banned from politics by the Constitutional Court of Turkey for allegedly violating the separation of religion and state as mandated by the constitution.

  3. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais

    Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1960-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    Imam
    Biography

    Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz al-Sudais, better known as Al-Sudais, is one of the nine imams of the Grand Mosque, Masjid al-Haram in Makkah, Saudi Arabia; the president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques; a renowned Qāriʾ (reciter of the Qur'an); he was the Dubai International Holy Qur'an Award's "Islamic Personality Of the Year" in 2005.

  4. Nasser Al-Qasabi

    Nasser Al-Qasabi
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1960-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    actorcomediantelevision actorengineer
    Biography

    Nasser bin Qassim Al Qasabi is a Saudi Arabian actor. He started his acting career in 1984 and is known for his various roles in the series Tash Ma Tash (Arabic: طاش ما طاش). In 2012, Nasser became one of the three judges on the television series Arabs Got Talent.

All 39 notable alumni

King Saud University faculties and divisions

College : Applied Medical Sciences Community Health, Dental Hygiene, Laboratory Techniques, Optometry, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Traditional and Complementary Medicine and Therapy
College : Applied Studies and Community Service Administration, Engineering, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Welfare and Protective Services
College : Architecture and Planning Architecture and Planning, Town Planning, Urban Studies
College : Arts Arabic, Arts and Humanities, English, Geography, History, Library Science, Mass Communication, Social Studies
College : Community Computer Science, Natural Sciences
College : Community Computer Science, Natural Sciences
College : Community Computer Science, Natural Sciences
College : Community Computer Science, Natural Sciences
College : Computer and Information Science Computer Science
College : Dentistry Dentistry
College : Education Art Education, Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Technology, Islamic Studies, Physical Education, Psychology, Special Education
College : Engineering Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering
College : Food and Agricultural Sciences Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Food Science, Nutrition, Plant and Crop Protection, Soil Science
College : Health Sciences Health Administration, Laboratory Techniques, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Radiology
College : Languages and Translation European Languages, Modern Languages, South and Southeast Asian Languages, Translation and Interpretation
College : Law and Political Science Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Political Sciences, Public Law
College : Medicine Medicine
College : Nursing Nursing
College : Pharmacy Pharmacy
College : Physical Education and Sports Physical Education, Sports
College : Science Chemistry, Geology, Natural Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Zoology
College : Science Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Zoology
College : Teachers Teacher Training
Faculty : Tourism and Antiquities Archaeology, Heritage Preservation, Tourism
Institute : Arabic Language Arabic
Institute : Environmental Research, Water and Desert Arid Land Studies, Environmental Studies, Water Management
Institute : Research and Consulting Studies Medicine

General information

Alternative names KSU
جامعة الملك سعود
Founded 1957
Accreditation Ministry of Education
Motto اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 2454
Riyadh, 11451
Saudi Arabia
City population 8,002,000

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