List of 75 best universities in Spain

We ranked 75 best universities in Spain based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 26.9M citations received by 1.1M publications made by 75 universities in Spain, measured the popularity of 2,823 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Spain
#27 in Europe
#107 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
64,236
#2 in Spain
#39 in Europe
#144 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
71,806
Founded
1508
#3 in Spain
#69 in Europe
#203 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
30,926
#4 in Spain
#88 in Europe
#239 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
58,390
#5 in Spain
#113 in Europe
#300 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1531
#6 in Spain
#132 in Europe
#344 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1505
#7 in Spain
#134 in Europe
#346 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1968
#8 in Spain
#138 in Europe
#354 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
22,397
#9 in Spain
#163 in Europe
#403 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1542
#10 in Spain
#167 in Europe
#407 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1971
#11 in Spain
#168 in Europe
#413 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
30,317
Founded
1968
#12 in Spain
#169 in Europe
#414 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
#13 in Spain
#172 in Europe
#424 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1218
#14 in Spain
#179 in Europe
#439 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
15,801
#15 in Spain
#184 in Europe
#457 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1495
#16 in Spain
#203 in Europe
#511 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1272
#17 in Spain
#210 in Europe
#535 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
12,779
Founded
1952
#18 in Spain
#230 in Europe
#586 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1604
#19 in Spain
#233 in Europe
#593 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1979
#20 in Spain
#234 in Europe
#594 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
36,054
Founded
1972
#21 in Spain
#258 in Europe
#647 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1346
#22 in Spain
#275 in Europe
#688 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1972
#23 in Spain
#281 in Europe
#708 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1927
#24 in Spain
#282 in Europe
#710 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1989
#25 in Spain
#284 in Europe
#716 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1982
#26 in Spain
#285 in Europe
#718 in the World
Enrollment
28,067
Founded
1499
#27 in Spain
#321 in Europe
#831 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1989
#28 in Spain
#330 in Europe
#860 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1996
#29 in Spain
#336 in Europe
#884 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
11,735
#30 in Spain
#343 in Europe
#900 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1972
#31 in Spain
#344 in Europe
#902 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1973
#32 in Spain
#366 in Europe
#981 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1979
#33 in Spain
#367 in Europe
#982 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1992
#34 in Spain
#372 in Europe
#996 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
11,621
#35 in Spain
#380 in Europe
#1029 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1979
#36 in Spain
#393 in Europe
#1075 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
13,545
#37 in Spain
#395 in Europe
#1079 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1989
#38 in Spain
#406 in Europe
#1122 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1993
#39 in Spain
#419 in Europe
#1163 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1979
#40 in Spain
#422 in Europe
#1167 in the World
Enrollment
19,900
Founded
1996
#41 in Spain
#443 in Europe
#1248 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1993
#42 in Spain
#474 in Europe
#1346 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1987
#43 in Spain
#477 in Europe
#1355 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1997
#44 in Spain
#491 in Europe
#1387 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1886
#45 in Spain
#515 in Europe
#1462 in the World
Enrollment
10,625
#46 in Spain
#516 in Europe
#1470 in the World
Enrollment
11,359
Founded
1978
#47 in Spain
#527 in Europe
#1526 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1993
#48 in Spain
#530 in Europe
#1531 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1997
#49 in Spain
#541 in Europe
#1588 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1995
#50 in Spain
#548 in Europe
#1625 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1994
#51 in Spain
#552 in Europe
#1641 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1890
#52 in Spain
#571 in Europe
#1704 in the World
Enrollment
20,501
#53 in Spain
#583 in Europe
#1739 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1998
#54 in Spain
#646 in Europe
#2000 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1996
#56 in Spain
#689 in Europe
#2184 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1993
#57 in Spain
#710 in Europe
#2266 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1992
#58 in Spain
#717 in Europe
#2284 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
16,418
#59 in Spain
#769 in Europe
#2527 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1999
#60 in Spain
#781 in Europe
#2599 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1999
#61 in Spain
#845 in Europe
#2877 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
#62 in Spain
#849 in Europe
#2897 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
2003
#63 in Spain
#881 in Europe
#3027 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1940
#65 in Spain
#1033 in Europe
#3817 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1995
#67 in Spain
#1204 in Europe
#4672 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
2005
#68 in Spain
#1436 in Europe
#5852 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2002
#69 in Spain
#1514 in Europe
#6325 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1996
#70 in Spain
#1545 in Europe
#6459 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2003
#71 in Spain
#1548 in Europe
#6485 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2011
#72 in Spain
#1682 in Europe
#7145 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2013
#73 in Spain
#1815 in Europe
#7856 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1993
#74 in Spain
#2585 in Europe
#11350 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Founded
2015

The best cities to study in Spain based on the number of universities and their ranks are Barcelona, Madrid, Cerdanyola del Valles, and Valencia.

Average cost of living for students in Spain is $539 + $85-610 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).