Top 59 universities in Ecuador

  1. ESPOL Polytechnic University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1958
  2. University of Cuenca logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1867
  3. San Francisco de Quito University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1988
  4. Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1946
  5. Technical University of Loja logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1971
  6. National Polytechnic School, Ecuador logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1869
  7. University of Guayaquil logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1867
  8. Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1962
  9. University of Azuay logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1968
  10. Simon Bolivar Andean University, Ecuador logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1985
  11. National University of Loja logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1859
  12. University of the Americas logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1995
  13. Latin American Social Sciences Institute, Ecuador logo
    Enrollment
    950
    Male:Female
    46:54
    Founded
    1974
  14. State University of Milagro logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2001
  15. Espiritu Santo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1994
  16. Casa Grande University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1999
  17. National University of Chimborazo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1995
  18. International University of Ecuador logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1996
  19. University of the Hemispheres logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2004
  20. Technical State University of Quevedo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1984
  21. University of the Pacific, Ecuador logo
    Acceptance Rate
    66%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1994
  22. National University of Education - Azogues logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2013
  23. SEK University logo
    Founded
    1993
  24. State University of Santa Elena Peninsula logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1998
  25. Yachay Tech University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2014
  26. Ecotec University logo
    Enrollment
    4,281
    Founded
    2006
  27. Agricultural University of Ecuador logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1992
  28. Amazonian State University logo
    Founded
    2002
  29. IKIAM Amazon Regional University logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2013
  30. Israel University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1999
  31. University of the Arts logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Founded
    2013
  32. University of Otavalo logo
    Founded
    2002
  33. University of Tourism Specialties logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2000

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

Average cost of living for students in Ecuador is $448 + $47-338 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).