List of 87 best universities in Afghanistan

We ranked 87 best universities in Afghanistan based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 1.86K citations received by 307 publications made by 87 universities in Afghanistan, measured the popularity of 45 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. American University of Afghanistan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    348
    Male:Female
    82:18
    Founded
    2006
  2. Kabul University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1932
  3. Kabul Polytechnic University logo
    Enrollment
    2,860
    Male:Female
    95:5
    Founded
    1963
  4. Herat University logo
    Enrollment
    6,606
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1988
  5. Kateb University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2007
  6. Kardan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    850
    Founded
    2003
  7. Nangarhar University logo
    Enrollment
    6,317
    Male:Female
    96:4
    Founded
    1962
  8. Bakhtar University logo
    Enrollment
    3,012
    Founded
    2005
  9. Al Beroni University logo
    Enrollment
    2,414
    Male:Female
    91:9
    Founded
    1998
  10. Rana University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2009
  11. Gawharshad Institute of Higher Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2010
  12. Enrollment
    2,706
    Male:Female
    99:1
    Founded
    2000
  13. Khatam Al Nabieen University logo
    Founded
    1966
  14. Enrollment
    5,843
    Male:Female
    76:24
    Founded
    1988
  15. Ghalib University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    3,812
    Founded
    2010
  16. Helmand University logo
    Founded
    2006
  17. Avicenna University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2010
  18. Takhar University logo
    Enrollment
    2,045
    Male:Female
    87:13
    Founded
    1995
  19. Karwan University logo
    Founded
    2007
  20. Kabul University of Medical Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1932
  21. Jawzjan University logo
    Founded
    2002
  22. Kandahar University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    2,740
    Male:Female
    95:5
    Founded
    1991
  23. Paktia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    1,058
    Founded
    2004
  24. Faryab University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1977
  25. Badakhshan University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1988
  26. Dunya University of Afghanistan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2009
  27. Mawlana University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
  28. Bamiyan University logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1996
  29. Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2009
  30. Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2003
  31. Aria University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    1,479
    Male:Female
    75:25
    Founded
    2008
  32. Jahan Institute of Higher Education logo
    Founded
    2013
  33. Tabesh University logo
  34. Khurshid Institute of Higher Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2014
  35. Moraa Female University logo
  36. Baghlan University logo
    Founded
    1993
  37. Ahlobait Institute of Higher Education logo
    Founded
    2013
  38. Gharjistan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Founded
    2010
  39. Maiwand institute of Higher Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    1,099
    Male:Female
    91:9
    Founded
    2007
  40. Acceptance Rate
    87%
  41. Saber Institute of Higher Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
  42. Dawat University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    8,754
    Male:Female
    88:12
    Founded
    2009
  43. Ghazni University logo
    Enrollment
    514
    Male:Female
    85:15
    Founded
    2009
  44. Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1999
  45. Salam University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    4,000
    Founded
    2009
  46. Bost University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2012
  47. Kawun Institute of Higher Education logo
    Founded
    2014
  48. Kunduz University logo
    Enrollment
    1,236
    Male:Female
    83:17
    Founded
    1994
  49. Founded
    2010
  50. Ariana Institute of Higher Education logo
    Enrollment
    4,300
    Founded
    2004
  51. Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2007
  52. Tolo-e-Aftab Institute of Higher Education logo
    Founded
    2008
  53. Khurasan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    2,284
    Founded
    2006
  54. Maihan Institute of Higher Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
  55. Founded
    2007
  56. Mili Institute of Higher Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Founded
    1972
  57. Sharq Institute of Higher Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2012
  58. Zawul Institute of Higher Education logo
    Founded
    2012
  59. Abourihan Higher Education Institute logo
    Founded
    2014
  60. Al-taqwa Institute of Higher Education logo
    Founded
    2012
  61. Allameh Institute of Higher Education logo
    Founded
    2014
  62. Benawa Institute of Higher Education logo
    Founded
    2013
  63. Khana-e-Noor University logo
    Founded
    2010
  64. Founded
    2015
  65. Founded
    2014
  66. Pamir Institute of Higher Education logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2011
  67. Founded
    2013
  68. Founded
    2011
  69. Rah-e-Saadat University logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2010
  70. Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2010
  71. Founded
    2014

The best cities to study in Afghanistan based on the number of universities and their ranks are Kabul, Herat, Jalalabad, and Kesektan.

Average cost of living for students in Afghanistan is $202 + $21-152 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).