Al-Balqa Applied University

World University Rankings 2022
Impact Rankings 2022
Young University Rankings 2022
Hay Al-Mayamin, PO Box 19 117, Salt, 117, Jordan

About Al-Balqa Applied University

First established in 1997 by royal decree, Al-Balqa Applied University is a state-sponsored university spread over all Jordanian governorates with its main campus located in the Jordanian city of Salt.

The university is a strong advocate of education for future solutions, and its vision is to become a scientifically leading and globally competing applied university, distinguished in creativity, innovation, applied scientific research and leadership for the purpose of contributing to knowledge economy and society.

The university fosters quality scientific research, enjoys strong international relations with many universities, research centers, industries and other partners and has skilled and highly competent alumni working both domestically and abroad. The university is also home to top-notch academics in a wide variety of disciplines and is the destination of choice to students from all over the world.

Al-Balqa Applied University offers a large number of academic programs at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Its expansive campus across the country allows it to maintain a number of faculties across a diverse range of subjects, including medicine, engineering, applied science, agriculture and management, to mention but a few.

The central campus is located in Salt city which is home to a number of important cultural and historical sites, dating back as far as the Roman, Byzantine and Mameluk periods. In addition to Salt’s own historic importance, the city is a 20-minute drive from the world’s lowest point, the Dead Sea, and is a short distance from the holy baptism site of Jesus Christ along the east bank of the Jordan River. On a sunny day, Salt offers a breath-taking view of the holy city of Jerusalem.

In addition to Al-Salt’s prime location, Al-Balqa’s affiliate colleges across the kingdom also offer quality education and a unique opportunity to explore the richness of Jordan’s sites. Aqaba University College, located in Jordan’s most southern region, and only port, for example, offers both maritime transport technology programs and a chance to explore the coastal city of Aqaba, while Shoubak Agricultural College neighbors the spectacular Dana Biosphere Reserve, and Ma'an College is a short distance from the mesmerizing Wadi Rum and the world’s seventh wonders, the rose-red city of Petra. BAU offers a unique academic and cultural learning experience.

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  • 30.6
    No. of students per staff
  • 6%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 59 : 41
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 29,814
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2022 World University Rankings