Top 62 universities in Iraq: Rankings & Acceptance rate

University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1University of Kufa45%Kufa
2University of Baghdad65%Baghdad
3University of Babylon85%Al Hillah
4University of Technology - BaghdadBaghdad
5The University of Mustansiriyah85%Baghdad
6University of Al-Qadisiyah95%Al Diwaniyah
7University of Diyala85%Baquba
8University of SulaimaniSulaymaniyah
9Soran UniversitySoran
10The American University of Iraq, SulaimaniSulaymaniyah
11The University of Duhok5%Duhok
12Tishk International UniversityErbil
13University of Anbar85%Ramadi
14University of Tikrit85%Tikrit
15University of Thi-Qar75%Nasiriyah
16University of KerbalaKarbala
17Koya University75%Koya
18University of MosulMosul
19University of Basrah85%Basrah
20Salahaddin University - Erbil55%Erbil
21University of WasitAl Kut
22University of Human DevelopmentSulaymaniyah
23Al Nahrain UniversityBaghdad
24University of ZakhoDuhok
25University of Kirkuk85%Kirkuk
26University of Kurdistan Hewler5%Erbil
27Al Muthanna UniversitySamawa
28Sulaimani Polytechnic University95%Sulaymaniyah
29Al Iraqia UniversityBaghdad
30University of Information Technology and Communications85%Baghdad
31University of MisanAmarah
32Erbil Polytechnic UniversityErbil
33University of Garmian95%Kalar
34Hawler Medical UniversityErbil
35Cihan University55%Erbil
36Southern Technical UniversityBasrah
37Middle Technical University85%Baghdad
38Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical UniversityNajaf
39Al Qasim Green UniversityAl-Qasim
40Duhok Polytechnic UniversityDuhok
41University of Fallujah75%Fallujah
42Lebanese French UniversityErbil
43University of SumerAl-Rifai
44Charmo UniversityChamchamal
45Komar University of Science and TechnologySulaymaniyah
46University of RaparinRania
47University of SamarraSamarra
48The American University of KurdistanDuhok
49Kurdistan Institution for Strategic Studies and Scientific ResearchSulaymaniyah
50Basra University of Oil an Gas95%Basrah
51Ninevah UniversityMosul
52Nawroz UniversityDuhok
53Jabir Ibn Hayyan Medical UniversityNajaf
54Al-Karkh University of ScienceBaghdad
55Ibn Sina University for Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences95%Baghdad
56Imam Ja'afar Al-sadiq University75%Baghdad
57Knowledge UniversityErbil
58University of Telafer85%Tal Afar
59Halabja UniversityHalabja
60University of Al HamdaniyaBakhdida
61Bayan UniversityErbil
62Northern Technical UniversityMosul

The best cities to study in Iraq based on the number of universities and their ranks are Kufa, Baghdad, Al Hillah, and Al Diwaniyah.

Average cost of living for students in Iraq is $418 + $50-360 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).