King Saud University (KSU) is ranked No. 1 among the top 100 universities in Arab World, followed by King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) in second place and King Abdulaziz University in third place, according to the Ranking Web of World Universities (July 2011).
The top 10 universities in Arab World are:
1 King Saud University
2 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
3 King Abdulaziz University
4 Umm Al-Qura University
5 Imam Muhammad bin Saud University
6 American University of Beirut
7 An-Najah National University
8 Cairo University
9 King Faisal University
10 American University in Cairo

In another world ranking compiled by the Shanghai Jiaotong University: Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), King Saud University remains the Islamic world's leading university for 2011. It is placed among the best 300 universities in the world, at No. 261, a standing never achieved by any Arab university.

The ARWU is considered to be one of the most influential international university rankings, along with the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In the 2010 QS World University Rankings, KSU is ranked 221st overall in the world and among the world top 300 for a number of subjects including: Life Sciences (58th), Arts & Humanities (101st), and Social Sciences (233rd).

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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
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