Effat University

country rank  29
world rank  5605

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University Overview

Founded in 1999, Effat University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Jeddah (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Makkah. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, Effat University is a very small (EduListing enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) women only higher education institution. Effat University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 21 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name جامعة عفت
Founded 1999
Motto Aspire to Achieve
Colours Black and blue

University Location

Address PO Box 34689
Jeddah (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
21478 Makkah
Saudi Arabia
T +966 12 213 7566
F +966 12 637 7447

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Women Only
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office PO Box 34689 Jeddah 21478
Jeddah 21478
+966 12 213 7566

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Effat University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Center for Academic Accreditation and evAluation NCAAA
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • National Architectural Accreditation Board NAAB
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA)
  • Talloires Network
  • World Family Organization
  • International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
  • Association of American International Colleges and Universities (AMICAL)
  • MA'AN Alliance/Network
  • CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG)
  • Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020