Universities in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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9 out of 10
  • Universities in Riyadh
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
24
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Riyadh
  • (19 institution and 5 subject rankings)
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  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Riyadh
  • Among TOP 200
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Riyadh
  • 15 Dec, 2021: Urap published most recent results of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. King Saud University achieves position 137.
  • 24 Nov, 2021: Publication of THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education. King Saud University ranked #196.
  • 25 Oct, 2021: Latest US News: Best Global Universities from Us News. in position #266.
  • 20 Oct, 2021: Publication of NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers. King Saud University ranked #220.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Riyadh

Mathematics
#43 
King Saud University
Dentistry
#43 
King Saud University
Physical Sciences
#45 
King Saud University
Computer Science
#49 
King Saud University
Sports Related Subjects
#51 
King Saud University
Chemical Engineering
#70 
King Saud University
Agricultural Sciences
#88 
King Saud University
Education
#151 
King Saud University
Social Sciences
#201 
King Saud University
Arts and Humanities
#401 
King Saud University

Rankings of universities in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2022

#1

King Saud University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (4252 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #277 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #194 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Alfaisal University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (493 reviews)
  • #2 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #485 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #1843 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]

#3

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (824 reviews)
  • #10 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #518 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #2141 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]



#4

Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University

  • #9 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #579 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #2723 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]

#5

Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (13 reviews)
  • #13 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #20 
  • #613 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #3897 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]

#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]
  • #13 
  • #61 
QS University Rankings: Arab Region
[Published 12 October, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #47 
THE Arab World Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 20 July, 2021]


#7

Naif Arab University for Security Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (258 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #6987 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#8

Al Yamamah University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (261 reviews)
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  • #25 
  • #179 
UniRank 4icu - Top Arabic-Speaking Universities
[Published 30 January, 2021]

#9

Riyadh College of Dentistry and Pharmacy

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  • #27 
  • #11434 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#10

Dar Al Uloom University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (205 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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King Saud University ranks #1 in Riyadh in our meta ranking composed of 102 university rankings.

Among all universities in Riyadh King Saud University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 27 rankings where King Saud University is listed.

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

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 Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences). See all rankings for the King Saud University.

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

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

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

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

King Saud University is ranked best in Riyadh for Arts Visual & Performing (Arts and Humanities). 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 University Rankings: Arab Region:
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 Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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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 Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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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 -THE Young 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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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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