Top 23 universities in Switzerland

  1. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Enrollment
    19,233
  2. University of Geneva logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    17,744
  3. University of Zurich logo
    Enrollment
    25,732
  4. University of Bern logo
    Enrollment
    18,576
  5. University of Basel logo
    Enrollment
    12,811
  6. University of Lausanne logo
    Enrollment
    15,868
  7. University of Fribourg logo
    Enrollment
    10,366
  8. University of St. Gallen logo
    Enrollment
    7,666
  9. University of Neuchatel logo
    Enrollment
    4,282
  10. University of Italian-speaking Switzerland logo
    Enrollment
    3,017
  11. University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,646
  12. Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    692
  13. Lucerne University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    7,066
  14. Bern University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    6,970
  15. University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    21,038
  16. University of Lucerne logo
    Enrollment
    2,944
  17. Webster University Geneva logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1915
  18. Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    3,519
  19. Enrollment
    12,500

The best cities to study in Switzerland based on the number of universities and their ranks are Zurich, Lausanne, Geneva, and Bern.

Average cost of living for students in Switzerland is $1129 + $180-1288 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).