Following are the top leading universities in Kuwait:

Kuwait University
- It is the ranked 1st in the country according to the Webometrics ranking of Top Colleges and Best Universities of Kuwait (July 2010).
- The University offers a wide range of programs in sciences and humanities at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. It has the following colleges: College of Law; College of Arts; College of Science; College of Medicine; College of Engineering and Petroleum; College of Allied Health Science; College of Education; College of Sharia and Islamic Studies; College of Business Administration; College of Pharmacy; College of Dentistry; College of Social sciences; College of Graduate Studies; College of Women.

Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST)
- It is the first private university in the State of Kuwait.
- It is also the first university in the Middle East to implement PeopleSoft's Student Administration System.
- In 2003, GUST entered into a cooperation agreement with the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). This agreement provides for UMSL to work with GUST to ensure the quality of academic programs, recruit staff, and develop the various academic and non-academic departments of GUST.

Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS)
- The institute is engaged in a variety of activities, including the organization of internship training of pre-registration medical graduates, specialty training in different medical fields, and continuing medical education programs for health professionals practicing in Kuwait.
- The MPC Program of KIMS is substantively recognized by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

American University of Kuwait
- It is a liberal arts institution, based on the American model of higher education.
- The AUK faculty is a diverse group of exceptionally talented teachers-scholars.
- AUK was accredited in 2006 and re-accredited in 2008, by the Council for Private Universities, Ministry of Higher Education - State of Kuwait.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek