University of Jordan: Statistics



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#1169 of 14,131 In the World
#299 of 5,830 In Asia
#1 of 30 In Jordan
#1 of 15 In Amman
#234 of 1,021 For Hydrology and Water resources management
Top50% For 145 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of Jordan is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or recognized equivalent with a GPA of not less than 65%
Academic CalendarOctober to June (October - February; February-June). Also summer session (June-August)
Full time employee1,510
Student:staff ratio36:1

Research profile

University of Jordan is a world-class research university with 20,535 scientific papers published and 265,536 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Quantum and Particle physics.


University of Jordan majors

by publication & citation count

11,770 / 166,140
9,880 / 131,823
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
9,355 / 113,086
9,349 / 133,440
9,243 / 125,885
Environmental Science
8,632 / 125,076
8,520 / 116,630
Computer Science
7,847 / 107,739
5,649 / 75,032
Quantum and Particle physics
5,606 / 78,016
5,256 / 65,764
5,131 / 76,444
5,086 / 72,633
Organic Chemistry
5,003 / 75,381
Political Science
4,881 / 52,352
4,777 / 60,797
4,686 / 50,719
4,468 / 68,997
4,410 / 47,216
4,359 / 57,329
Materials Science
4,299 / 62,538
Geography and Cartography
4,269 / 54,558
3,828 / 49,409
3,822 / 52,468
3,820 / 60,277
3,164 / 47,145
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,920 / 45,901
2,875 / 31,363
2,793 / 37,676
2,675 / 32,325
2,649 / 27,897
2,635 / 30,426
2,443 / 25,079
Machine Learning
2,388 / 46,948
1,986 / 30,065
1,947 / 30,089
Optical Engineering
1,944 / 26,652
Metallurgical Engineering
1,849 / 26,064
Public Health
1,846 / 33,394
Electrical Engineering
1,805 / 23,499

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 89 269
1992 68 294
1993 79 285
1994 69 309
1995 94 333
1996 98 382
1997 104 381
1998 125 440
1999 119 500
2000 111 539
2001 124 704
2002 144 895
2003 150 989
2004 187 1099
2005 201 1383
2006 216 1747
2007 274 2219
2008 334 2498
2009 350 3022
2010 564 3919
2011 503 4604
2012 571 5498
2013 781 6809
2014 863 8043
2015 825 8666
2016 825 9622
2017 956 10827
2018 1164 13304
2019 1443 17982
2020 1767 25215
2021 2042 34994
2022 2181 42596
2023 2197 47387
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 University of Jordan.

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
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Chinese, Coastal Studies, Computer Science, Dentistry, Dietetics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, French, German, Horticulture, Information Technology, International Studies, Italian, Korean, Law, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Music, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Plant and Crop Protection, Political Sciences, Russian, Spanish, Sports, Theatre, Tourism, Turkish, Visual Arts, Water Science
Medical Doctor Medicine
Higher Diploma Dentistry, Medicine
Master's Degree Accountancy, Administration, Agriculture, American Studies, Anatomy, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Business Computing, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Comparative Religion, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Curriculum, Dentistry, Development Studies, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Geology, Government, Histology, History, Horticulture, Human Rights, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Sciences, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Islamic Law, Islamic Studies, Journalism, Law, Leadership, Library Science, Linguistics, Maintenance Technology, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medical Science, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Orthodontics, Peace and Disarmament, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Power Engineering, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Science Education, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Special Education, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Surveying and Mapping, Sustainable Development, Toxicology, Translation and Interpretation, Water Management, Water Science, Women's Studies
Doctorate Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Arabic, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Crop Production, Curriculum, Dietetics, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, History, Horticulture, Islamic Law, Koran, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Native Language Education, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Plant and Crop Protection, Political Sciences, Public Law, Social Studies, Sociology, Soil Science, Special Education, Water Management, Water Science

University of Jordan alumni

  1. Karin Kneissl

    Karin Kneissl
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    1965-.. (age 59)
    diplomatpoliticianopinion journalistinternational forum participantjournalist

    Karin Kneissl is an Austrian diplomat, journalist, and politician, having served as Minister of Foreign Affairs between 2017 and 2019. Prior to assuming her government position, she was a lecturer.

  2. Adham Nabulsi

    Adham Nabulsi
    Born in
    Jordan Flag Jordan
    1993-.. (age 31)
    Enrolled in the University of Jordan
    2011-2021 graduated with bachelor's degree in accounting

    Adham Nabulsi is a Jordanian Palestinian, vocalist, producer, composer, and songwriter. He debuted on television when he participated on The X Factor (Arabic TV series). Citing religious reasons, Adham Nabulsi retired from the music industry on 20 December 2021.

  3. John Abizaid

    John Abizaid
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1951-.. (age 73)
    military officer

    John Philip Abizaid is a retired United States Army general and former United States Central Command (CENTCOM) commander who served as the United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2019 to 2021.

  4. Rami Hamdallah

    Rami Hamdallah
    Born in
    Palestine Flag Palestine
    1958-.. (age 66)
    politicianuniversity teacherfaculty memberinternational forum participantlinguist

    Rami Hamdallah is a Palestinian politician and academic. He served as prime minister of the Palestinian National Authority from 2014 to 2019 and president of An-Najah National University in Nablus.

All 32 notable alumni

University of Jordan faculties and divisions

Campus : Aqaba Business Administration, Hotel Management, Information Technology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Tourism
Centre : Cell Therapy Cell Biology
Centre : Nanotechnology Nanotechnology
Centre : Water, Energy and Environment Environmental Studies, Water Science
Centre : Women's Studies Women's Studies
Institute : Public Health Public Health
School : Agriculture Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Equipment, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Environmental Studies, Food Technology, Horticulture, Irrigation, Nutrition, Plant and Crop Protection, Soil Science
School : Archaeology and Tourism Archaeology, Tourism
School : Art and Design Music, Theatre, Visual Arts
School : Arts Arabic, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
School : Basic and Marine Sciences Marine Science and Oceanography, Natural Sciences
School : Business Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Public Administration
School : Business Business Administration
School : Dentistry Dental Technology, Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Periodontics
School : Educational Sciences Curriculum, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Special Education
School : Engineering Agriculture, Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Technology
School : Foreign Languages English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
School : Graduate Studies Agriculture, Art Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Information Technology, International Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy, Medical Auxiliaries, Science Education, Women's Studies
School : Information Technology Information Technology
School : Information Technology and Systems Information Technology
School : Islamic Studies (Shari'a) Islamic Law, Islamic Studies, Islamic Theology
School : Law Law, Private Law, Public Law
School : Marine Sciences Marine Science and Oceanography
School : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Community Health, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Histology, Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Surgery
School : Nursing Community Health, Nursing
School : Pharmacy Pharmacology, Pharmacy
School : Political and International Studies International Relations and Diplomacy, Political Sciences
School : Rehabilitation Sciences Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Speech Therapy and Audiology
School : Science Actuarial Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics
School : Sport Science Health Education, Health Sciences, Physical Education, Sports Management
School : Tourism and Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant, Tourism

General information

Alternative names UJ
الجامعة الأردنية
Founded 1962
Accreditation Higher Education Accreditation Commission and Quality Assurance
Motto Years of Excellence
Colors royal yellow, green

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box Amman 11942
Amman, 11942
City population 4,008,000

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