1.       It was established on 23 September 1963.

2.       Among Saudi universities, it is highest regarded for excellence in its science and engineering programs.

3.       The medium of instruction in KFUPM is English.

4.       With an acceptance rate of 15%, it is the most selective in Saudi Arabia.

5.       THE - QS World University Rankings ranked KFUPM at 255 amongst the top 300 universities around the world (2010).[

6.     All programs of the engineering colleges were evaluated for "Substantial-Equivalency" recognition by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).[9] They were found substantially equivalent to similar accredited programs in the U.S.

8.       Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

9.      The College of Industrial Management (CIM) won the prestigious "Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Excellence Award" in 2006.