Top 75 universities in Spain

  1. Complutense University of Madrid logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Enrollment
    71,806
    Founded
    1508
  2. University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    63,617
  3. University of Granada logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1531
  4. Technical University of Madrid logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1971
  5. University of Malaga logo
    Enrollment
    36,054
    Founded
    1972
  6. University of Murcia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1272
  7. Autonomous University of Madrid logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1968
  8. Polytechnic University of Valencia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    30,317
    Founded
    1968
  9. University of Salamanca logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1218
  10. University of Valencia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    58,390
  11. University of Seville logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1505
  12. University of Saragossa logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1542
  13. University of Alicante logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1979
  14. Autonomous University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    26,467
  15. University of La Rioja logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1992
  16. Pompeu Fabra University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    12,500
  17. University of Santiago de Compostela logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1495
  18. University of Valladolid logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1346
  19. Carlos III University, Madrid logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1989
  20. University of Castilla La Mancha logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1982
  21. University of Oviedo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1604
  22. University of the Basque Country logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
  23. University of La Laguna logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1927
  24. James I University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Enrollment
    11,735
  25. University of Alcala logo
    Enrollment
    28,067
    Founded
    1499
  26. University King Juan Carlos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1996
  27. University of Cordoba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1972
  28. University of A Coruna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1989
  29. University of Cantabria logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1972
  30. University of Deusto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1886
  31. University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1979
  32. University of Extremadura logo
    Acceptance Rate
    91%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1973
  33. University of Cadiz logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1979
  34. University of Jaen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1993
  35. Rovira i Virgili University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    11,141
  36. University of Girona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    15,399
  37. University Pablo de Olavide, Seville logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1997
  38. University of Leon logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1979
  39. Miguel Hernandez University of Elche logo
    Enrollment
    19,900
    Founded
    1996
  40. University Ramon Llull logo
    Enrollment
    19,526
  41. University of Almeria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1993
  42. University of Huelva logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1993
  43. University of Navarra logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1952
  44. Public University of Navarre logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1987
  45. Polytechnic University of Cartagena logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1998
  46. IE University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1997
  47. University of Lleida logo
    Enrollment
    12,538
  48. Comillas Pontifical University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1890
  49. Saint Anthony Catholic University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1996
  50. University of Burgos logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1994
  51. European University of Madrid logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1995
  52. CEU University of San Pablo logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1993
  53. University of the Balearic Islands logo
    Enrollment
    11,000
    Founded
    1978
  54. University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    16,418
  55. Pontifical University of Salamanca logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1940
  56. Mondragon University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
  57. Francisco de Vitoria University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1992
  58. Camilo Jose Cela University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1999
  59. CEU Cardenal Herrera University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1999
  60. Nebrija University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1995
  61. Alfonso X El Sabio University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1993
  62. University of Vigo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1989
  63. San Jorge University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    2005
  64. Loyola University Andalusia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2011
  65. Miguel de Cervantes European University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2002
  66. Catholic University of Avila logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1996
  67. Abat Oliba CEU University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2003
  68. European University of the Atlantic logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2013
  69. University of the Middle Atlantic logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Founded
    2015

The best cities to study in Spain based on the number of universities and their ranks are Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, and Malaga.

Average cost of living for students in Spain is $559 + $92-657 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).