List of 100 best universities in Germany

We ranked 100 best universities in Germany based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 77.5M citations received by 2.43M publications made by 369 universities in Germany, measured the popularity of 10,170 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Germany
#6 in Europe
#57 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
50,918
Founded
1472
#2 in Germany
#12 in Europe
#74 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
28,413
Founded
1386
#3 in Germany
#16 in Europe
#86 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
44,000
Male:Female
63:37
Founded
1868
#4 in Germany
#33 in Europe
#128 in the World
Enrollment
38,043
Founded
1818
#5 in Germany
#34 in Europe
#130 in the World
Enrollment
31,619
Founded
1734
#6 in Germany
#35 in Europe
#133 in the World
Enrollment
43,957
Founded
1919
#7 in Germany
#40 in Europe
#145 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
28,515
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1477
#8 in Germany
#46 in Europe
#152 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1948
#9 in Germany
#47 in Europe
#153 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
35,587
Founded
1809
#10 in Germany
#48 in Europe
#155 in the World
Acceptance Rate
33%
Enrollment
24,391
Founded
1457
#11 in Germany
#49 in Europe
#157 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
44,517
Founded
1870
#12 in Germany
#59 in Europe
#180 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
23,321
Founded
2009
#13 in Germany
#61 in Europe
#185 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
49,382
Male:Female
39:61
Founded
1388
#14 in Germany
#62 in Europe
#186 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
44,692
Founded
1780
#15 in Germany
#67 in Europe
#197 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
31,088
Founded
1409
#16 in Germany
#70 in Europe
#205 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
38,878
Founded
1743
#17 in Germany
#74 in Europe
#210 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
33,577
Founded
1946
#18 in Germany
#75 in Europe
#214 in the World
Enrollment
31,517
Founded
1828
#19 in Germany
#77 in Europe
#219 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
33,132
Founded
1946
#20 in Germany
#81 in Europe
#228 in the World
Enrollment
42,954
Founded
1962
#21 in Germany
#82 in Europe
#229 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
28,878
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1402
#22 in Germany
#92 in Europe
#250 in the World
Enrollment
25,277
Founded
1665
#23 in Germany
#103 in Europe
#275 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
26,457
Founded
1829
#24 in Germany
#111 in Europe
#298 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
18,219
Founded
1558
#25 in Germany
#115 in Europe
#303 in the World
Enrollment
8,077
Founded
1710
#26 in Germany
#119 in Europe
#310 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
24,758
Founded
1527
#27 in Germany
#128 in Europe
#336 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
25,840
Founded
1877
#28 in Germany
#135 in Europe
#348 in the World
Enrollment
21,558
Founded
1962
#29 in Germany
#141 in Europe
#359 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
27,727
Founded
1607
#30 in Germany
#147 in Europe
#367 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
16,680
Founded
1948
#31 in Germany
#148 in Europe
#370 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
20,390
Founded
1817
#32 in Germany
#149 in Europe
#373 in the World
Enrollment
19,234
Founded
1971
#33 in Germany
#151 in Europe
#380 in the World
Enrollment
37,473
Male:Female
42:58
Founded
1965
#34 in Germany
#155 in Europe
#390 in the World
Enrollment
43,281
Founded
2003
#35 in Germany
#159 in Europe
#399 in the World
Enrollment
23,900
Founded
1831
#36 in Germany
#166 in Europe
#406 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
10,747
Founded
1967
#37 in Germany
#176 in Europe
#433 in the World
Enrollment
12,996
Male:Female
50:50
Founded
1419
#38 in Germany
#177 in Europe
#435 in the World
Enrollment
11,268
Male:Female
43:57
Founded
1966
#39 in Germany
#178 in Europe
#436 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
25,015
Founded
1969
#40 in Germany
#188 in Europe
#466 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
46,429
Founded
1914
#41 in Germany
#192 in Europe
#490 in the World
Enrollment
20,878
Founded
1991
#42 in Germany
#200 in Europe
#507 in the World
Enrollment
34,616
Male:Female
54:46
Founded
1968
#43 in Germany
#215 in Europe
#547 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
13,300
Founded
1972
#44 in Germany
#226 in Europe
#577 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
20,037
Founded
1745
#45 in Germany
#245 in Europe
#619 in the World
Enrollment
14,427
Founded
1993
#46 in Germany
#252 in Europe
#630 in the World
Enrollment
11,736
Founded
1456
#47 in Germany
#256 in Europe
#641 in the World
Enrollment
11,800
Founded
1907
#48 in Germany
#264 in Europe
#665 in the World
Enrollment
14,493
Male:Female
60:40
Founded
1970
#49 in Germany
#270 in Europe
#674 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
3,256
Founded
1965
#50 in Germany
#273 in Europe
#681 in the World
Enrollment
9,283
Male:Female
43:57
Founded
1818
#51 in Germany
#283 in Europe
#713 in the World
Enrollment
25,043
Male:Female
50:50
Founded
1971
#52 in Germany
#290 in Europe
#738 in the World
Enrollment
15,260
Founded
1970
#53 in Germany
#292 in Europe
#750 in the World
Enrollment
15,899
Founded
1973
#54 in Germany
#306 in Europe
#775 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
20,316
Founded
1972
#55 in Germany
#308 in Europe
#779 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
9,873
Founded
1836
#56 in Germany
#310 in Europe
#782 in the World
Enrollment
14,106
Founded
1974
#57 in Germany
#317 in Europe
#814 in the World
Enrollment
21,949
Founded
1972
#58 in Germany
#331 in Europe
#862 in the World
Enrollment
19,785
Founded
1972
#59 in Germany
#342 in Europe
#899 in the World
Enrollment
3,345
Founded
1964
#60 in Germany
#357 in Europe
#949 in the World
Acceptance Rate
74%
Enrollment
20,467
Male:Female
43:57
Founded
1970
#61 in Germany
#383 in Europe
#1039 in the World
Enrollment
10,040
Founded
1971
#62 in Germany
#414 in Europe
#1147 in the World
Enrollment
4,016
Founded
1765
#63 in Germany
#428 in Europe
#1189 in the World
Enrollment
7,832
Founded
1978
#64 in Germany
#429 in Europe
#1198 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
16,136
Founded
1971
#65 in Germany
#438 in Europe
#1223 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,581
Founded
1973
#66 in Germany
#441 in Europe
#1234 in the World
Enrollment
6,612
Founded
1953
#67 in Germany
#447 in Europe
#1262 in the World
Acceptance Rate
61%
Enrollment
12,161
Male:Female
37:63
Founded
1972
#68 in Germany
#449 in Europe
#1272 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
4,963
Founded
1775
#69 in Germany
#461 in Europe
#1313 in the World
Enrollment
9,076
Founded
1946
#70 in Germany
#466 in Europe
#1326 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
18,183
Founded
1971
#71 in Germany
#472 in Europe
#1339 in the World
Enrollment
1,253
Founded
2001
#72 in Germany
#484 in Europe
#1368 in the World
Enrollment
68,429
Founded
1974
#73 in Germany
#485 in Europe
#1371 in the World
Enrollment
4,072
Founded
1860
#74 in Germany
#496 in Europe
#1406 in the World
Enrollment
1,506
Founded
1927
#75 in Germany
#499 in Europe
#1414 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
2,326
Founded
1982
#76 in Germany
#500 in Europe
#1416 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
2,944
Founded
1973
#77 in Germany
#510 in Europe
#1449 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
6,000
Founded
1947
#78 in Germany
#526 in Europe
#1525 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
7,280
Founded
2013
#79 in Germany
#535 in Europe
#1565 in the World
Enrollment
15,757
Founded
1990
#81 in Germany
#546 in Europe
#1611 in the World
Enrollment
5,785
Founded
1994
#82 in Germany
#585 in Europe
#1748 in the World
Acceptance Rate
24%
Enrollment
17,125
Founded
1970
#83 in Germany
#594 in Europe
#1779 in the World
Enrollment
6,048
Founded
1978
#84 in Germany
#616 in Europe
#1884 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
13,922
Founded
1994
#85 in Germany
#633 in Europe
#1951 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
2,459
Founded
1778
#86 in Germany
#637 in Europe
#1968 in the World
Enrollment
6,716
Founded
1991
#88 in Germany
#679 in Europe
#2142 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
27,000
Founded
1971
#89 in Germany
#692 in Europe
#2192 in the World
Enrollment
4,910
Founded
1980
#91 in Germany
#707 in Europe
#2248 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
1,278
Founded
1957
#92 in Germany
#732 in Europe
#2349 in the World
Enrollment
4,774
Founded
1992
#93 in Germany
#750 in Europe
#2450 in the World
Enrollment
10,271
Founded
1971
#95 in Germany
#770 in Europe
#2529 in the World
Enrollment
586
Founded
2003
#96 in Germany
#792 in Europe
#2643 in the World
Enrollment
12,817
Male:Female
66:34
Founded
1971
#97 in Germany
#800 in Europe
#2670 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
805
Founded
2003
#98 in Germany
#802 in Europe
#2673 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
3,913
Founded
1975
#99 in Germany
#805 in Europe
#2697 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
6,514
Founded
1974
#100 in Germany
#808 in Europe
#2709 in the World
Enrollment
10,683
Founded
1971

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

Average cost of living for students in Germany is $618 + $102-728 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).