List of 47 best universities in Bulgaria

We ranked 47 best universities in Bulgaria based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 600K citations received by 41.3K publications made by 47 universities in Bulgaria, measured the popularity of 382 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1888
  2. Technical University - Sofia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1945
  3. New Bulgarian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1991
  4. Medical University - Varna logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1961
  5. Medical University - Sofia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    4,000
    Founded
    1918
  6. Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski" logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1961
  7. University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev" logo
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    1945
  8. University of National and World Economy logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1920
  9. D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1936
  10. University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    4,000
    Founded
    1953
  11. American University in Bulgaria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    1,041
    Founded
    1991
  12. South-West University "Neofit Rilski" logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1975
  13. University of Forestry logo
    Founded
    1953
  14. Medical University - Plovdiv logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1945
  15. University of Mining and Geology St Ivan Rilski logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1953
  16. Technical University - Varna logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1962
  17. University of Economics - Varna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1920
  18. Trakia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    8,200
    Founded
    1995
  19. Medical University - Pleven logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1974
  20. Constantine of Preslav University of Shumen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1971
  21. Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" logo
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    1991
  22. National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1942
  23. University of Library Studies and Information Technologies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    2,000
    Founded
    1950
  24. University Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1995
  25. University of Transport "Todor Kableshkov" logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1922
  26. National Military University "Vasil Levski" logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1924
  27. Technical University - Gabrovo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1964
  28. University of Food Technologies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1953
  29. Agricultural University of Plovdiv logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1945
  30. National Academy of Arts logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1896
  31. University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2002
  32. Burgas Free University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1991
  33. Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Founded
    1948
  34. University of Agribusiness and Rural Development logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1992
  35. University of Structural Engineering and Architecture "Lyuben Karavelov" logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1973
  36. Varna University of Management logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1996
  37. Higher School of Telecommunications and Post logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1923
  38. European Higher School of Economics and Management logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2001
  39. MT&M College logo
    Founded
    1994
  40. European Polytechnical University logo
    Founded
    2010
  41. Founded
    2003

The best cities to study in Bulgaria based on the number of universities and their ranks are Sofia, Varna, Plovdiv, and Ruse.

Average cost of living for students in Bulgaria is $361 + $41-293 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).