List of 100 best universities in Germany

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EduRank

Top 100 universities in Germany ranked by EduRank based on research outputs, non-academic prominence, and alumni influence. The rankings are determined by analyzing 87.4M citations received by 3.77M academic publications made by 369 universities from Germany, the popularity of 10,790 recognized alumni, and the largest reference database available.

1. Technical University of Munich

#12 in Europe
#79 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
44,000
Male:Female
63:37
Founded
1868

2. University of Munich

#14 in Europe
#81 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
50,918
Founded
1472

3. Heidelberg University - Germany

#19 in Europe
#93 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
28,413
Male:Female
45:55
Founded
1386

4. Free University of Berlin

#36 in Europe
#134 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
37,608
Founded
1948

5. University of Bonn

#37 in Europe
#135 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
38,043
Founded
1818

7. University of Tubingen

#42 in Europe
#143 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
28,515
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1477

8. Humboldt University of Berlin

#44 in Europe
#147 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
36,378
Founded
1809

10. RWTH Aachen University

#51 in Europe
#168 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
44,517
Founded
1870

11. University of Cologne

#55 in Europe
#178 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
49,382
Male:Female
39:61
Founded
1388

12. University of Erlangen Nuremberg

#58 in Europe
#181 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Enrollment
38,878
Founded
1743

13. University of Munster

#60 in Europe
#185 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
44,692
Founded
1780

16. University of Leipzig

#64 in Europe
#199 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
31,088
Founded
1409

18. Technical University of Berlin

#74 in Europe
#214 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
35,149
Founded
1946

19. University of Wurzburg

#78 in Europe
#221 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
28,878
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1402

24. University of Stuttgart

#104 in Europe
#274 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
26,457
Founded
1829

25. University of Marburg

#105 in Europe
#277 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
24,758
Founded
1527

26. Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

#116 in Europe
#310 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
18,219
Founded
1558

27. University of Giessen

#126 in Europe
#327 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
27,727
Founded
1607

28. Darmstadt University of Technology

#127 in Europe
#331 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
25,840
Founded
1877

29. Saarland University

#135 in Europe
#347 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
16,749
Founded
1948

36. University of Bielefeld

#167 in Europe
#407 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
25,015
Founded
1969

37. University of Ulm

#170 in Europe
#413 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
10,747
Founded
1967

38. University of Konstanz

#182 in Europe
#444 in the World
Enrollment
10,964
Male:Female
43:57
Founded
1966

39. Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main

#184 in Europe
#456 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
46,429
Founded
1914

40. University of Rostock

#185 in Europe
#459 in the World
Enrollment
12,996
Male:Female
50:50
Founded
1419

42. TU Dortmund University

#193 in Europe
#501 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
34,616
Male:Female
54:46
Founded
1968

44. University of Bayreuth

#206 in Europe
#531 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
13,300
Founded
1972

45. Hannover Medical School

#222 in Europe
#563 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
3,256
Founded
1965

50. University of Kassel

#276 in Europe
#691 in the World
Enrollment
25,043
Male:Female
50:50
Founded
1971

51. University of Hohenheim

#278 in Europe
#695 in the World
Enrollment
9,283
Male:Female
43:57
Founded
1818

53. University of Trier

#294 in Europe
#743 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
15,260
Founded
1970

54. University of Augsburg

#296 in Europe
#748 in the World
Acceptance Rate
74%
Enrollment
20,467
Male:Female
43:57
Founded
1970

55. University of Paderborn

#302 in Europe
#760 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
20,316
Founded
1972

56. Chemnitz University of Technology

#306 in Europe
#778 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
9,873
Founded
1836

62. Munich University of Applied Sciences

#404 in Europe
#1073 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
18,183
Founded
1971

67. Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

#433 in Europe
#1166 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
16,136
Male:Female
61:39
Founded
1971

70. University of Bamberg

#449 in Europe
#1215 in the World
Acceptance Rate
61%
Enrollment
12,161
Founded
1972

71. Witten/Herdecke University

#458 in Europe
#1253 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
2,326
Founded
1982

72. University of Passau

#467 in Europe
#1288 in the World
Acceptance Rate
61%
Enrollment
12,581
Founded
1973

83. University of Erfurt

#584 in Europe
#1711 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
5,785
Founded
1994

87. Berlin University of Applied Sciences

#635 in Europe
#1879 in the World
Acceptance Rate
61%
Enrollment
14,326
Founded
1994

91. European University Viadrina

#675 in Europe
#2032 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
6,716
Founded
1991

98. University of Banking of Frankfurt

#745 in Europe
#2338 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
1,278
Founded
1957

The best cities to study in Germany based on the number of universities and their ranks are Munich, Heidelberg, Berlin, and Bonn.

Average cost of living for students in Germany is $705 + $116-827 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).