Universities in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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  • Universities in Riyadh
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
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  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Riyadh
  • (14 institution and 6 subject rankings)
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  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Riyadh
  • Among TOP 200
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Riyadh
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Publication of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. King Saud University with highest ranking among universities in Riyadh ranked #194.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: Publication of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Modern Langugages). King Saud University with highest ranking among universities in Riyadh ranked #51.
  • 01 Mar, 2021: Publication of THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education. Alfaisal University with highest ranking among universities in Riyadh ranked #27.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: UniRank 4icu - World Ranking updated with King Saud University in position 122.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Riyadh

Dentistry
#43 
King Saud University
Chemical Engineering
#74 
King Saud University
Civil Engineering
#99 
King Saud University
Agricultural Sciences
#148 
King Saud University
Psychology
#401 
King Saud University

Rankings of universities in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2021

#1

King Saud University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (1784 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #287 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #194 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Alfaisal University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #2 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #485 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #2559 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#3

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (208 reviews)
  • #6 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #518 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #1156 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#4

Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University

  • #10 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #579 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #3687 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#5

Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University

  • #11 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #613 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #3786 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#6

Prince Sultan University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (59 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #560 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #51 
QS Arab Region University Rankings 2021
[Published 28 October, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #97 
UniRank 4icu - Top Arabic-Speaking Universities
[Published 30 January, 2021]

#7

Naif Arab University for Security Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (115 reviews)
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  • #28 
  • #6987 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#8

Al Yamamah University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #23 
  • #131 
QS Arab Region University Rankings 2021
[Published 28 October, 2020]
  • #25 
  • #179 
UniRank 4icu - Top Arabic-Speaking Universities
[Published 30 January, 2021]

#9

Riyadh College of Dentistry and Pharmacy

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  • #29 
  • #11434 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#10

Dar Al Uloom University

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (95 reviews)
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Riyadh Key Facts for International Students

Population: 4206000

Time: GMT +3

District/province: Ar Riyāḑ,

Living costs for students in Riyadh:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 58* (42% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 42* (58% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 45* (55% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 13.02 SAR
  • Plug Type G
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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FAQ

King Saud University ranks #1 in Riyadh in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Riyadh King Saud University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 25 rankings where King Saud University is listed.

King Saud University is ranked best in Riyadh for Medicine & Health (Dentistry). See all rankings for the King Saud University.

King Saud University is ranked best in Riyadh for Engineering (Chemical Engineering). See all rankings for the King Saud University.

King Saud University is ranked best in Riyadh for Natural Sciences (Civil Engineering). See all rankings for the King Saud University.

King Saud University is ranked best in Riyadh for Agriculture (Agricultural Sciences). See all rankings for the King Saud University.

King Saud University is ranked best in Riyadh for Social Studies & Humanities (Psychology). See all rankings for the King Saud University.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Arab Region University Rankings 2021:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 15%
International research network 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Asia:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 10%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Asia University Ranking:
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
Teaching 25%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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