List of 59 best universities in Ecuador

We ranked 59 best universities in Ecuador based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 306K citations received by 36.5K publications made by 59 universities in Ecuador, measured the popularity of 137 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Ecuador
#1789 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1869
#2 in Ecuador
#1898 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1988
#3 in Ecuador
#1971 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1946
#4 in Ecuador
#2473 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1958
#5 in Ecuador
#2512 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1867
#6 in Ecuador
#2843 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1971
#8 in Ecuador
#3302 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1985
#9 in Ecuador
#3564 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1867
#10 in Ecuador
#4007 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1962
#11 in Ecuador
#5733 in the World
Enrollment
750
Founded
2013
#13 in Ecuador
#6707 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1984
#14 in Ecuador
#6976 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Founded
1993
#15 in Ecuador
#7506 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1995
#18 in Ecuador
#8017 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1968
#19 in Ecuador
#8077 in the World
Enrollment
750
Founded
2013
#21 in Ecuador
#8438 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1994
#23 in Ecuador
#8602 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1859
#30 in Ecuador
#9027 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1999
#34 in Ecuador
#9541 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1995
#35 in Ecuador
#9758 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1994
#36 in Ecuador
#9786 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1996
#38 in Ecuador
#9963 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2001
#41 in Ecuador
#10307 in the World
Enrollment
4,281
Founded
2006
#43 in Ecuador
#10332 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1998
#44 in Ecuador
#10343 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
2004
#46 in Ecuador
#10505 in the World
Founded
1999
#47 in Ecuador
#10544 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2014
#49 in Ecuador
#10949 in the World
Founded
2002
#55 in Ecuador
#1074 in Latin America
#11448 in the World
Founded
2002
#56 in Ecuador
#1124 in Latin America
#11699 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1992
#59 in Ecuador
#1396 in Latin America
#12833 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
750
Founded
2000

The best cities to study in Ecuador based on the number of universities and their ranks are Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, and Loja.

Average cost of living for students in Ecuador is $445 + $43-305 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).