The university is in Al Baha, in the West of KSA, on the Sarwat mountains. It includes a few rare specialties that are largely needed by the labor market. The university is mainly distinct because of its recent establishment, and the fact that it was based on the study of the labor market trends, and needs. It developed its programs based on these trends and needs.
The university has employed educational technologies, and applied the most recent architectural concepts, that are the most suitable to assist the university in building its facilities. The department of projects at the Ministry of Education beautifully and strikingly completed the university's architectural plans as well as the design of its buildings and facilities.
Umm Al Qura University supervised the setting of the first building blocks of the university through Al Baha community college. The university which was established by a Royal Decree issued in 2006 (G), offers its programs through 23 academic departments in four faculties.