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Universities in Saudi Arabia - Rankings & Reviews

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34
Universities in Saudi Arabia
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412,975
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25,732,000
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  • 34 universities in Saudi Arabia are listed in 18 different university rankings (by institution) as well as 5 different subject specific rankings.
  • 26 of these universities are listed in at least one institution or subject specific ranking.
  • Most comprehensive collection of university ranking scores worldwide. We monitor continuously 102 different university and subject rankings so that you can conveniently compare all rankings in one place.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Saudi Arabia:

#1

Mathematics — Mathematics (general) #1  #1  King Abdulaziz University

#2

Engineering — Engineeering (general) #5  #1  King Abdulaziz University

#3

Natural Sciences — Other #18  #1  King Abdulaziz University

#4

Computer Science — Computer Science (general) #18  #1  King Abdulaziz University

#5

Medicine & Health — Other #33  #1  King Abdulaziz University

#6

Agriculture — Other #51  #1  King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

#7

Law — Law (general) #101  #1  King Abdulaziz University

#8

Education — Education (general) #151  #1  King Saud University

#9

Architecture, Building & Planning — Architecture (general) #151  #1  King Saud University

#10

Social Studies & Humanities — Psychology #176  #1  King Abdulaziz University

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Student satisfaction   4.2 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
#231  #2  QS World University Rankings
#201  #1  THE World University Rankings
#101  #2  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#477  #2  Webometrics
#251  #1  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#3  #2  QS RANKINGS BY REGION 2018 - ARAB REGION
#139  #1  THE Global University Employability Ranking
#23  #1  THE Asia University Ranking
#323  #1  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#445  #2  RUR Reputation Ranking
#338  #1  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#363  #2  RUR World University Rankings
#228  #2  CWTS Leiden Ranking
#100  #1  URAP World Ranking
#142  #1  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#23  #1  NTU Asia

Student satisfaction   4.2 / 5.0 (1784 reviews)
#256  #3  QS World University Rankings
#501  #3  THE World University Rankings
#101  #1  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#432  #1  Webometrics
#354  #3  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#4  #3  QS RANKINGS BY REGION 2018 - ARAB REGION
#67  #3  THE Asia University Ranking
#421  #3  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#366  #1  RUR Reputation Ranking
#365  #2  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#433  #3  RUR World University Rankings
#143  #1  CWTS Leiden Ranking
#202  #2  URAP World Ranking
#296  #2  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#55  #2  NTU Asia

Student satisfaction   4.6 / 5.0 (721 reviews)
#189  #1  QS World University Rankings
#601  #5  THE World University Rankings
#301  #4  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#828  #4  Webometrics
#583  #4  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#1  #1  QS RANKINGS BY REGION 2018 - ARAB REGION
#112  #5  THE Asia University Ranking
#784  #7  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#361  #1  RUR World University Rankings
#648  #4  URAP World Ranking
#751  #4  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers

Student satisfaction   4.6 / 5.0 (784 reviews)
#201  #3  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#535  #3  Webometrics
#287  #2  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#125  #1  Nature Index
#434  #5  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#348  #3  URAP World Ranking
#335  #3  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#63  #3  NTU Asia

Student satisfaction   4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
#301  #2  THE World University Rankings
#2349  #9  Webometrics
#639  #5  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#39  #7  QS RANKINGS BY REGION 2018 - ARAB REGION
#35  #2  THE Asia University Ranking
#1529  #7  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.0 / 5.0 (165 reviews)
#2625  #13  Webometrics
#745  #15  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.7 / 5.0 (59 reviews)
#3215  #15  Webometrics
#747  #16  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#49  #8  QS RANKINGS BY REGION 2018 - ARAB REGION

Student satisfaction   3.9 / 5.0 (235 reviews)
#448  #4  QS World University Rankings
#2073  #5  Webometrics
#725  #13  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#24  #5  QS RANKINGS BY REGION 2018 - ARAB REGION
#51  #1  QS 50 under 50
#1744  #9  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.3 / 5.0 (208 reviews)
#501  #4  THE World University Rankings
#2567  #12  Webometrics
#692  #6  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#93  #4  THE Asia University Ranking
#1605  #8  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.9 / 5.0 (18 reviews)
#6302  #18  Webometrics
#724  #12  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#81  #10  QS RANKINGS BY REGION 2018 - ARAB REGION

Student satisfaction   4.3 / 5.0 (343 reviews)
#541  #5  QS World University Rankings
#694  #7  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#21  #4  QS RANKINGS BY REGION 2018 - ARAB REGION

Student satisfaction   3.7 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
#3205  #14  Webometrics

Student satisfaction   3.9 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
#2317  #8  Webometrics
#715  #8  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#91  #12  QS RANKINGS BY REGION 2018 - ARAB REGION
#1417  #5  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   3.5 / 5.0 (217 reviews)
#2281  #7  Webometrics
#739  #14  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#101  #14  QS RANKINGS BY REGION 2018 - ARAB REGION
#1505  #6  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.1 / 5.0 (309 reviews)
#801  #6  QS World University Rankings
#2162  #6  Webometrics
#716  #9  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#28  #6  QS RANKINGS BY REGION 2018 - ARAB REGION
#2103  #11  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   4.2 / 5.0 (81 reviews)
#6298  #17  Webometrics

#2493  #11  Webometrics
#723  #11  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#61  #9  QS RANKINGS BY REGION 2018 - ARAB REGION
#1804  #10  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   3.8 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
#8961  #19  Webometrics

Student satisfaction   3.8 / 5.0 (134 reviews)
#719  #10  Scimago Institutions Ranking

Student satisfaction   3.7 / 5.0 (95 reviews)
#9745  #20  Webometrics

#2440  #10  Webometrics
#754  #17  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#81  #11  QS RANKINGS BY REGION 2018 - ARAB REGION
#2287  #12  URAP World Ranking

Student satisfaction   3.7 / 5.0 (109 reviews)
Student satisfaction   4.1 / 5.0 (60 reviews)
Student satisfaction   4.1 / 5.0 (281 reviews)
Student satisfaction   4.3 / 5.0 (180 reviews)
#101  #13  QS RANKINGS BY REGION 2018 - ARAB REGION

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Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Published: May, 2019



CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Published: July, 2018



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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Published: May, 2019



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NTU ranking

Published: August, 2018



Nature Index

Published: May, 2019

Criteria used in ranking:
Weighted fractional count (WFC)
Fractional count (FC)
Article count (AC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Published: September, 2018



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Scimago Institutions

Published: May, 2019

Criteria used in ranking:
Output: 8.0%
Normalized Impact: 13.0%
Innovative Knowledge: 25.0%
Excellence with Leadership: 13.0%
Domain's Inbound Links: 15.0%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Published: August, 2018

Criteria used in ranking:
Staff winning research prizes 20.0%
Research paper publications 20.0%
Per capita academic performance 10.0%
Alumni winning research prizes 10.0%
Citations 40.0%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Published: May, 2019

Criteria used in ranking:
Teaching 30.0%
Research (volume, income and reputation)
International outlook (staff, students, research): 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer)
Citations 30.0%

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Urap

Published: October, 2018



Webometrics

Published: January, 2019

Criteria used in ranking:
Visibility (external links): 50.0%
Size (web pages): 20.0%
Scholar: 15.0%
Rich files: 15.0%
Ranking primarily based on the metrics of universities websites, such as number of links to website or number pages on website.

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