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 584K citations received by 37.6K publications made by 47 universities in Bulgaria, measured the popularity of 436 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database to calculate the non-academic prominence.

#1 in Bulgaria
#296 in Europe
#759 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1888
#2 in Bulgaria
#635 in Europe
#1959 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1945
#3 in Bulgaria
#779 in Europe
#2589 in the World
Enrollment
125
Founded
1961
#4 in Bulgaria
#797 in Europe
#2658 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
10,460
Male:Female
48:52
Founded
1917
#5 in Bulgaria
#803 in Europe
#2679 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1991
#6 in Bulgaria
#876 in Europe
#3013 in the World
Enrollment
5,000
Founded
1942
#7 in Bulgaria
#907 in Europe
#3150 in the World
Enrollment
10,000
Founded
1945
#8 in Bulgaria
#945 in Europe
#3341 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1961
#9 in Bulgaria
#990 in Europe
#3569 in the World
Enrollment
16,183
Male:Female
43:57
Founded
1920
#10 in Bulgaria
#1044 in Europe
#3856 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1945
#11 in Bulgaria
#1080 in Europe
#4034 in the World
Founded
1953
#12 in Bulgaria
#1095 in Europe
#4130 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
91
Founded
1975
#13 in Bulgaria
#1138 in Europe
#4322 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
1,041
Founded
1991
#14 in Bulgaria
#1205 in Europe
#4679 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
8,200
Founded
1995
#15 in Bulgaria
#1210 in Europe
#4707 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1936
#16 in Bulgaria
#1217 in Europe
#4739 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1962
#17 in Bulgaria
#1224 in Europe
#4764 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1963
#18 in Bulgaria
#1252 in Europe
#4931 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1920
#19 in Bulgaria
#1288 in Europe
#5131 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
7,000
Founded
1971
#20 in Bulgaria
#1344 in Europe
#5436 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1964
#21 in Bulgaria
#1358 in Europe
#5484 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1974
#22 in Bulgaria
#1359 in Europe
#5487 in the World
Enrollment
10,000
Founded
1991
#23 in Bulgaria
#1422 in Europe
#5779 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
2,000
Founded
1950
#24 in Bulgaria
#1483 in Europe
#6145 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
375
Founded
1924
#25 in Bulgaria
#1485 in Europe
#6169 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1945
#26 in Bulgaria
#1651 in Europe
#7003 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1991
#27 in Bulgaria
#1743 in Europe
#7507 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1992
#29 in Bulgaria
#1854 in Europe
#7995 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Founded
1948
#30 in Bulgaria
#1892 in Europe
#8118 in the World
Acceptance Rate
100%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1896
#31 in Bulgaria
#1945 in Europe
#8278 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1996
#32 in Bulgaria
#1976 in Europe
#8402 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
4,000
Founded
1953
#33 in Bulgaria
#1977 in Europe
#8403 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1942
#34 in Bulgaria
#2033 in Europe
#8581 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1953
#36 in Bulgaria
#2234 in Europe
#9448 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2002
#37 in Bulgaria
#2256 in Europe
#9558 in the World
Enrollment
896
Male:Female
39:61
Founded
1972
#38 in Bulgaria
#2283 in Europe
#9650 in the World
Founded
2010
#39 in Bulgaria
#2384 in Europe
#10070 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1995
#40 in Bulgaria
#2397 in Europe
#10152 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1953
#41 in Bulgaria
#2443 in Europe
#10435 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1922
#42 in Bulgaria
#2566 in Europe
#11232 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1973
#43 in Bulgaria
#2598 in Europe
#11487 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Founded
2003
#44 in Bulgaria
#2633 in Europe
#11722 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1923
#45 in Bulgaria
#2648 in Europe
#11894 in the World
Founded
1994
#46 in Bulgaria
#2666 in Europe
#12040 in the World
Founded
2003
#47 in Bulgaria
#2667 in Europe
#12054 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2001

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

Average cost of living for students in Bulgaria is $356 + $40-282 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).