Top 47 universities in Bulgaria: Rankings & Acceptance rate

University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"Sofia
2Technical University - Sofia35%Sofia
3New Bulgarian UniversitySofia
4University of National and World EconomySofia
5Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski"65%Plovdiv
6University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev"Ruse
7Trakia University75%Stara Zagora
8South-West University "Neofit Rilski"25%Blagoevgrad
9University of Economics - Varna45%Varna
10Medical University - VarnaVarna
11University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy75%Sofia
12Agricultural University of Plovdiv25%Plovdiv
13D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics25%Svishtov
14American University in Bulgaria75%Blagoevgrad
15University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and GeodesySofia
16Constantine of Preslav University of Shumen45%Shumen
17St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko TarnovoVeliko Tarnovo
18Technical University - VarnaVarna
19University Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov95%Burgas
20University of Mining and Geology St Ivan RilskiSofia
21Technical University - Gabrovo55%Gabrovo
22University of ForestrySofia
23University of Transport "Todor Kableshkov"75%Sofia
24Medical University - Sofia95%Sofia
25Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar"Varna
26Burgas Free University45%Burgas
27University of Food TechnologiesPlovdiv
28Varna University of Management65%Varna
29University of Finance, Business and EntrepreneurshipSofia
30University of Library Studies and Information Technologies85%Sofia
31University of Agribusiness and Rural DevelopmentPlovdiv
32Medical University - Pleven65%Pleven
33International Business School, BulgariaBotevgrad
34National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski"15%Sofia
35National Military University "Vasil Levski"75%Veliko Tarnovo
36National Academy of Music "Pancho Vladigerov"Sofia
37Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts55%Sofia
38National Academy of ArtsSofia
39Medical University - Plovdiv15%Plovdiv
40Academy of Music, Dance and Fine ArtsPlovdiv
41University of Structural Engineering and Architecture "Lyuben Karavelov"15%Sofia
42European Higher School of Economics and Management65%Plovdiv
43College of Tourism BlagoevgradBlagoevgrad
44Higher School of Telecommunications and Post35%Sofia
45MT&M CollegeSofia
46European Polytechnical UniversityPernik
47University of Security and EconomicsPlovdiv

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

Average cost of living for students in Bulgaria is $348 + $39-278 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).