Effat University is the first private institution of higher education in Saudi Arabia. It was established in 1999 by the Queen Effat Al Thunayan, wife of late King Faisal. In keeping with Islamic quest for knowledge, Effat University is committed to being a leader in academic excellence and professional development.
Effat University strives to be recognized as one of the world's leading institutions in scientific discovery and innovation presenting solutions to societal challenges, and to serve as agent of change that advances inspired leaders and scholars in fulfilling Queen Effat Al-Thunayan Al-Saud's vision (God rest her soul).
Effat University prepares aspirational and effective leaders of international quality who contribute to national and global progress by interweaving Effat University Core Values into an innovative education which creates a culture of broad inquiry, intellectual engagement, and valuable societal impact.