Seven Saudi universities are ranked in the QS World University Rankings® 2016/17, and the nation claims 19 of the top 100 universities in the Arab region, in the QS University Rankings: Arab Region 2016. Saudi Arabia has also been featured as having the 36th best higher education system in the world, in the first edition of the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings. University rankings help students and researchers to compare the quality of higher education institutions. Highly ranked universities receive top scores on indicators such as learning environment, influence on scientific papers, programme variety, international focus, and more.
Top Universities in Saudi Arabia