King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM or UPM) (Arabic: جامعة الملك فهد للبترول و المعادن, Ǧāmiʿat al-Malik Fahd li-l-Bitrūl wa-l-Maʿādin – short: Arabic: جامعة البترول Ǧāmiʿat al-Bitrūl) is a public university in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Among Saudi universities, its science and engineering programs are highly regarded. It offers some programs that are not offered elsewhere in Saudi Arabia.
With an acceptance rate of only 10%, it is the most selective in Saudi Arabia. The university’s admission policy applies certain criteria to ensure admissions of the most promising students. In 2012, the university accepted the best 2% of high school graduates from all over the Kingdom. comprising 20% for the high school certificate, 30% for the general capabilities test (similar to SAT), and 50% for the collective test performances (test of high school’s maths, physics, chemistry and Biology).