List of 39 best universities in Greece

We ranked 39 best universities in Greece based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 7.48M citations received by 282K publications made by 39 universities in Greece, measured the popularity of 482 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens logo
    Enrollment
    70,461
    Founded
    1837
  2. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki logo
    Enrollment
    74
    Founded
    1925
  3. National Technical University of Athens logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1836
  4. University of Patras logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1964
  5. University of Crete logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1973
  6. University of Ioannina logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1970
  7. Athens University of Economics and Business logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1920
  8. Democritus University of Thrace logo
    Enrollment
    29,000
    Founded
    1973
  9. University of Thessaly logo
    Founded
    1984
  10. University of the Aegean logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1984
  11. University of Piraeus logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1938
  12. Agricultural University of Athens logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1920
  13. Technical University of Crete logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1977
  14. University of Macedonia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1957
  15. Panteion University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1930
  16. Ionian University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1984
  17. Technological Education Institute of Athens logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    2018
  18. Technological Education Institute of Larissa logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1974
  19. Harokopio University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1990
  20. American College of Greece logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Founded
    1875
  21. University of Peloponnese logo
    Founded
    2002
  22. University of Western Macedonia logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2004
  23. International Hellenic University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    2005
  24. Technological Education Institute of Chalkida logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1983
  25. Technological Education Institute of Piraeus logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1983
  26. Technological Education Institute of Central Macedonia logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1983
  27. Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2013
  28. ALBA Graduate Business School logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1992
  29. Hellenic Naval Academy logo
    Founded
    1845
  30. Athens School of Fine Arts logo
    Founded
    1837
  31. American College of Thessaloniki logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1886
  32. Technological Educational Institute of Peloponnese logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1986
  33. Technological Educational Institute of Central Greece logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    2013

The best cities to study in Greece based on the number of universities and their ranks are Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, and Rethymno.

Average cost of living for students in Greece is $542 + $65-465 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).