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 2.09K citations received by 378 publications made by 87 universities in Afghanistan, measured the popularity of 53 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database to calculate the non-academic prominence.

#1 in Afghanistan
#2040 in Asia
#5570 in the World
Enrollment
22,000
Founded
1932
#2 in Afghanistan
#3096 in Asia
#7869 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
4,000
Founded
2003
#3 in Afghanistan
#3131 in Asia
#7973 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1988
#4 in Afghanistan
#3502 in Asia
#8953 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
1,700
Founded
2006
#5 in Afghanistan
#3641 in Asia
#9225 in the World
Enrollment
1,044
Founded
2005
#6 in Afghanistan
#4203 in Asia
#10440 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1963
#7 in Afghanistan
#4334 in Asia
#10724 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1932
#8 in Afghanistan
#4442 in Asia
#10937 in the World
Enrollment
14,004
Founded
1962
#9 in Afghanistan
#4510 in Asia
#11079 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2007
#10 in Afghanistan
#4636 in Asia
#11362 in the World
Founded
1994
#11 in Afghanistan
#4748 in Asia
#11581 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1998
#12 in Afghanistan
#4891 in Asia
#11904 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2009
#13 in Afghanistan
#4966 in Asia
#12071 in the World
Founded
1966
#14 in Afghanistan
#5020 in Asia
#12186 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
2010
#15 in Afghanistan
#5046 in Asia
#12247 in the World
Enrollment
22,000
Founded
1988
#16 in Afghanistan
#5072 in Asia
#12313 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1988
#17 in Afghanistan
#5084 in Asia
#12343 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2010
#18 in Afghanistan
#5317 in Asia
#12869 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
#19 in Afghanistan
#5367 in Asia
#12980 in the World
Founded
2006
#20 in Afghanistan
#5376 in Asia
#13001 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
375
Founded
2009
#21 in Afghanistan
#5395 in Asia
#13046 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2003
#22 in Afghanistan
#5411 in Asia
#13083 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
3,368
Founded
2008
#23 in Afghanistan
#5429 in Asia
#13133 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2000
#25 in Afghanistan
#5442 in Asia
#13167 in the World
Enrollment
750
Founded
1996
#26 in Afghanistan
#5450 in Asia
#13182 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2009
#27 in Afghanistan
#5459 in Asia
#13200 in the World
Founded
2002
#28 in Afghanistan
#5482 in Asia
#13283 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
2,000
Founded
2007
#29 in Afghanistan
#5509 in Asia
#13355 in the World
Founded
2007
#32 in Afghanistan
#5536 in Asia
#13444 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
125
Founded
2010
#34 in Afghanistan
#5545 in Asia
#13458 in the World
Acceptance Rate
90%
#35 in Afghanistan
#5547 in Asia
#13463 in the World
#36 in Afghanistan
#5552 in Asia
#13471 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2004
#37 in Afghanistan
#5558 in Asia
#13488 in the World
#38 in Afghanistan
#5559 in Asia
#13489 in the World
Founded
2010
#39 in Afghanistan
#5575 in Asia
#13539 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
10,000
Founded
1991
#41 in Afghanistan
#5613 in Asia
#13635 in the World
Founded
2013
#42 in Afghanistan
#5618 in Asia
#13656 in the World
Founded
2012
#43 in Afghanistan
#5629 in Asia
#13681 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1999
#44 in Afghanistan
#5646 in Asia
#13720 in the World
Founded
1993
#45 in Afghanistan
#5663 in Asia
#13757 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2009
#46 in Afghanistan
#5664 in Asia
#13758 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
750
Founded
2012
#47 in Afghanistan
#5672 in Asia
#13778 in the World
Enrollment
7,000
Male:Female
71:29
Founded
1995
#48 in Afghanistan
#5678 in Asia
#13784 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1977
#49 in Afghanistan
#5679 in Asia
#13786 in the World
Founded
2010
#50 in Afghanistan
#5680 in Asia
#13787 in the World
Enrollment
4,000
Founded
2009
#52 in Afghanistan
#5703 in Asia
#13849 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2006
#53 in Afghanistan
#5708 in Asia
#13857 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
750
Founded
2014
#54 in Afghanistan
#5710 in Asia
#13863 in the World
Founded
2013
#55 in Afghanistan
#5711 in Asia
#13864 in the World
Enrollment
4,150
Founded
2004
#57 in Afghanistan
#5719 in Asia
#13889 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
3,000
Founded
2009
#58 in Afghanistan
#5723 in Asia
#13903 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
#60 in Afghanistan
#5728 in Asia
#13918 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
125
Founded
2007
#61 in Afghanistan
#5738 in Asia
#13938 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2012
#62 in Afghanistan
#5742 in Asia
#13951 in the World
Founded
2014
#65 in Afghanistan
#5753 in Asia
#13972 in the World
Founded
1972
#66 in Afghanistan
#5756 in Asia
#13978 in the World
Founded
2012
#68 in Afghanistan
#5763 in Asia
#13995 in the World
Founded
2007
#69 in Afghanistan
#5764 in Asia
#13998 in the World
Founded
2013
#70 in Afghanistan
#5768 in Asia
#14004 in the World
Founded
2014
#71 in Afghanistan
#5773 in Asia
#14017 in the World
Founded
2013
#76 in Afghanistan
#5778 in Asia
#14022 in the World
Founded
2010
#77 in Afghanistan
#5780 in Asia
#14025 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2011
#78 in Afghanistan
#5781 in Asia
#14026 in the World
Founded
2008
#80 in Afghanistan
#5783 in Asia
#14028 in the World
Founded
2014
#81 in Afghanistan
#5792 in Asia
#14044 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2010
#82 in Afghanistan
#5804 in Asia
#14073 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
2010
#83 in Afghanistan
#5808 in Asia
#14082 in the World
Founded
2011
#84 in Afghanistan
#5809 in Asia
#14085 in the World
Founded
2014
#85 in Afghanistan
#5816 in Asia
#14096 in the World
Founded
2015
#87 in Afghanistan
#5821 in Asia
#14117 in the World
Founded
2014

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

Average cost of living for students in Afghanistan is $234 + $23-164 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).