List of 23 best universities in Switzerland

We ranked 23 best universities in Switzerland based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 24.4M citations received by 535K publications made by 23 universities in Switzerland, measured the popularity of 1,671 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Switzerland
#8 in Europe
#62 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
23,420
#2 in Switzerland
#15 in Europe
#81 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
25,732
#3 in Switzerland
#31 in Europe
#120 in the World
Enrollment
11,449
#4 in Switzerland
#54 in Europe
#168 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
17,744
#5 in Switzerland
#56 in Europe
#171 in the World
Enrollment
18,576
#6 in Switzerland
#90 in Europe
#244 in the World
Enrollment
12,811
#7 in Switzerland
#100 in Europe
#268 in the World
Enrollment
16,919
#8 in Switzerland
#222 in Europe
#569 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
10,366
#9 in Switzerland
#250 in Europe
#626 in the World
Enrollment
7,666
#10 in Switzerland
#409 in Europe
#1132 in the World
Enrollment
3,017
#11 in Switzerland
#446 in Europe
#1258 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
4,282
#13 in Switzerland
#606 in Europe
#1838 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
12,646
#14 in Switzerland
#628 in Europe
#1942 in the World
Enrollment
6,970
#15 in Switzerland
#643 in Europe
#1983 in the World
Enrollment
7,066
#16 in Switzerland
#675 in Europe
#2101 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
21,038
#18 in Switzerland
#782 in Europe
#2601 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
2,944
#19 in Switzerland
#1015 in Europe
#3735 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
12,500
#20 in Switzerland
#1364 in Europe
#5498 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1915
#23 in Switzerland
#1985 in Europe
#8418 in the World
Enrollment
3,519

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 + $184-1313 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).