Best Universities for Architecture in Europe

Below is the list of best universities in Europe ranked based on their research performance in Architecture. A graph of 433K citations received by 34.9K academic papers made by 339 universities in Europe was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

  1. For Architecture

    University of Oxford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1096
  2. For Architecture

    University College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1826
  3. For Architecture

    University of Cambridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1209
  4. For Architecture

    Delft University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    24,703
    Founded
    1842
  5. For Architecture

    Polytechnic University of Milan logo
    Enrollment
    43,965
    Male:Female
    66:34
    Founded
    1863
  6. For Architecture

    Catholic University of Leuven logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1425
  7. For Architecture

    University of Sheffield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1905
  8. For Architecture

    University of Edinburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1583
  9. For Architecture

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Enrollment
    19,233
  10. For Architecture

    Technical University of Madrid logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1971
  11. For Architecture

    Vienna University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    29,341
    Founded
    1872
  12. For Architecture

    Imperial College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,565
    Founded
    1907
  13. For Architecture

    Polytechnic University of Turin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1859
  14. For Architecture

    Polytechnic University of Valencia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    30,317
    Founded
    1968
  15. For Architecture

    Lancaster University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1964
  16. For Architecture

    Sapienza University of Rome logo
    Enrollment
    100,155
    Founded
    1303
  17. For Architecture

    Eindhoven University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1956
  18. For Architecture

    Technical University of Catalonia logo
    Enrollment
    27,966
  19. For Architecture

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    25,892
    Founded
    2009
  20. For Architecture

    University of Bologna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    79,999
    Founded
    1088
  21. For Architecture

    University of Amsterdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    31,123
    Founded
    1632
  22. For Architecture

    University of Manchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1824
  23. For Architecture

    Normal Superior School logo
    Enrollment
    2,400
    Founded
    1794
  24. For Architecture

    Technical University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    42,705
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1868
  25. For Architecture

    University of Seville logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1505
  26. For Architecture

    University of Southampton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    21,335
    Founded
    1952
  27. For Architecture

    University of Nottingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  28. For Architecture

    RWTH Aachen University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    44,517
    Founded
    1870
  29. For Architecture

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1827
  30. For Architecture

    Cardiff University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1997
  31. For Architecture

    University of Twente logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1961
  32. For Architecture

    University of York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  33. For Architecture

    University of Lisbon logo
    Enrollment
    49,769
    Founded
    1911
  34. For Architecture

    University of Stuttgart logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Enrollment
    26,457
    Founded
    1829
  35. For Architecture

    Free University Amsterdam logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1880
  36. For Architecture

    University of Florence logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1321
  37. For Architecture

    Darmstadt University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    25,840
    Founded
    1877
  38. For Architecture

    Ghent University logo
    Enrollment
    41,669
    Founded
    1817
  39. For Architecture

    University of Genoa logo
    Enrollment
    36,728
    Founded
    1481
  40. For Architecture

    Technical University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    33,577
    Founded
    1946
  41. For Architecture

    University of Essex logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1964
  42. For Architecture

    Loughborough University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  43. For Architecture

    Newcastle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1963
  44. For Architecture

    University of Birmingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1900
  45. For Architecture

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    42,031
    Founded
    1996
  46. For Architecture

    London School of Economics and Political Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1895
  47. For Architecture

    Politehnica University of Bucharest logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1864
  48. For Architecture

    University of Groningen logo
    Enrollment
    32,700
    Founded
    1614
  49. For Architecture

    University of Strathclyde logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1964
  50. For Architecture

    University College Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1854
  51. For Architecture

    Aalborg University logo
    Enrollment
    20,353
    Founded
    1974
  52. For Architecture

    University of Liverpool logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    28,693
    Founded
    1881
  53. For Architecture

    Chalmers University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    10,300
    Founded
    1829
  54. For Architecture

    Complutense University of Madrid logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Enrollment
    71,806
    Founded
    1508
  55. For Architecture

    University of Porto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    29,178
    Founded
    1911
  56. For Architecture

    Federico II University of Naples logo
    Enrollment
    78,324
    Founded
    1224
  57. For Architecture

    University of Milan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1924
  58. For Architecture

    Technical University of Kaiserslautern logo
    Enrollment
    14,493
    Male:Female
    60:40
    Founded
    1970
  59. For Architecture

    University of Paderborn logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    20,316
    Founded
    1972
  60. For Architecture

    Dresden University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    36,962
    Founded
    1828
  61. For Architecture

    Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1592
  62. For Architecture

    Aarhus University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1928
  63. For Architecture

    University of Minho logo
    Enrollment
    19,077
    Founded
    1973
  64. For Architecture

    National Technical University of Athens logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1836
  65. For Architecture

    Lund University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1666
  66. For Architecture

    University of Pisa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    49,108
    Founded
    1343
  67. For Architecture

    University of Bristol logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    23,590
    Founded
    1909
  68. For Architecture

    University of Salamanca logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1218
  69. For Architecture

    University of Granada logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1531
  70. For Architecture

    University of Padua logo
    Enrollment
    59,279
    Founded
    1222
  71. For Architecture

    Carlos III University, Madrid logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1989
  72. For Architecture

    University of Trento logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1962
  73. For Architecture

    University of Leeds logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1904
  74. For Architecture

    University of Liege logo
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1817
  75. For Architecture

    University of Reading logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1892
  76. For Architecture

    University of Patras logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1964
  77. For Architecture

    University of Malaga logo
    Enrollment
    36,054
    Founded
    1972
  78. For Architecture

    University of Glasgow logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1451
  79. For Architecture

    University of Oslo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    27,505
    Founded
    1811
  80. For Architecture

    University of Catania logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1434
  81. For Architecture

    University of Erlangen Nuremberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    39,868
    Founded
    1743
  82. For Architecture

    Brunel University London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  83. For Architecture

    Queen Mary University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1989
  84. For Architecture

    University of Hamburg logo
    Enrollment
    42,023
    Founded
    1919
  85. For Architecture

    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens logo
    Enrollment
    70,461
    Founded
    1837
  86. For Architecture

    University of Turin logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1404
  87. For Architecture

    University of Alicante logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1979
  88. For Architecture

    Moscow State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1755
  89. For Architecture

    University of the Basque Country logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
  90. For Architecture

    University of Leicester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1957
  91. For Architecture

    Graz University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    16,436
    Founded
    1874
  92. For Architecture

    University of Surrey logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1966
  93. For Architecture

    Ulster University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1968
  94. For Architecture

    University of Palermo logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1806
  95. For Architecture

    Wroclaw University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    27,388
    Founded
    1945
  96. For Architecture

    Warsaw University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    27,072
    Founded
    1826
  97. For Architecture

    Oxford Brookes University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1865
  98. For Architecture

    University of Geneva logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    17,744
  99. For Architecture

    University of Coimbra logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    24,301
    Founded
    1290