Top Universities in Saudi Arabia

King Saud University (KSU) is the oldest university in Saudi Arabia and also the top ranking university in the Arab world, ranked 164th globally according to the 2010 Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, followed by King Fahd University (placed 178th, improving 226 spots), King Abdulaziz University (placed 291st, improving 205 spots) and Umm Al-Qura University (placed 681st, improving 369 spots).

In particular, KSU surpassed ten Asian institutions of higher learning, rated 8th in that region, and solidifying King Saud University’s place as one of the world’s rising universities. In recent years the University’s status has swiftly risen in the eyes of several other world university rankings, including the Shanghai Jiao Tong World University Rankings and THE-QS World Rankings.

In 2010 KSU is ranked 221st among the world's best institutions in QS World University Rankings. It is also placed in the global top 100 for Life Sciences & Biomedicine (58th).

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) is another best ranking university in Saudi Arabia, placing 266th globally in THE-QS ranking 2009 and at 209th among world's top universities for Engineering & IT.

Top 10 Universities of Saudi Arabia:
1 King Saud University
2 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
3 King Abdulaziz University
4 Umm Al-Qura University
5 King Faisal University
6 Najran University
7 King Khalid University
8 King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
9 College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
10 Jazan University
Source: Webometrics 2010

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