Founded in 1963, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the medium-sized town of Dhahran (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Ash Sharqiyah. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) men only higher education institution. King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 56 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.