Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was founded in 1953. In 1974, it was granted university status by royal decree. The university houses 10 faculties. It currently has more than 24,000 students and 1,300 faculties. It has intermediate and secondary Islamic institutes in major cities of Saudi Arabia, Ras al-Khaimah, the USA, Indonesia, Malaysia, Djibouti and Japan. The university as a cultural and intellectual institution aims to promote knowledge offering undergraduate as well as postgraduate studies. One of the most important aims is to promote translating and publishing as the university has its own print house. Moreover, the university achieves its goals within the Islamic Shariah.The university is organized into eleven colleges. The eleven colleges focus on: Shariah, Islam, Arabic language, social sciences, advocacy and media studies, language and translation, computer science and information science, economics and administrative sciences, formal science, medicine, and engineering. The University is home to the Institute of Translation and Arabization, a facility dedicated to the translation of Arabic texts to foreign languages, and translation of foreign language texts into Arabic (Arabization). The university publishes a newspaper named Mirat al-Jami`ah (English: University Mirror). H.E. Sheikh Prof. Dr. Suliman Aba Al-Khail, Rector of Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University and Member of Saudi Senior Ulemas Council, has gave his approval lastly for the promotion and appointment of hundreds of women and men qualified Saudi citizens to occupy a number of the academic positions inside the wide-range colleges and institutes of the university. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Riyadh. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMAMU) is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMAMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 43 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Saudi Arabian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. IMAMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services. The school provides the students with a monthly stipend of SR 840 (about $225), round-trip plane ticket yearly, discounted meals, and free housing (for single students only) with shared rooming, or discounted housing with unshared rooms (just under $1000 for the academic year). A single student should bring at least $2,000 to get by initially. After that, the monthly stipend may be sufficient for single students living in the dormitory. Married students who have children should expect their living expenses to be upwards of $12,000 yearly, depending on their standard of living, number of children, etc.