University of Petra

country rank  9
world rank  5537

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University Overview

Founded in 1991, University of Petra is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Amman (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Jordan, University of Petra (UOP) is a medium-sized (EduListing enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Petra (UOP) 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 29 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Jordanian higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name جامعة البتراء
Acronym UOP
Founded 1991
Motto A Bridge Towards Knowledge
Colours Brown

University Location

Address PO Box 961343
Amman (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
961343 Amman
T +962 (6) 579 9555
F +962 (6) 571 5570

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office

+962 (6) 579 9555

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Jordan

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • German Accreditation ASIIN in Chemistry ASIIN
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education ACPE
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • Accreditation Service for International Colleges ASIC
  • Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions AQACHI

Memberships and Affiliations

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Online Courses

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