List of 62 best universities in Iraq

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EduRank

Top 62 universities in Iraq ranked by EduRank based on research outputs, non-academic prominence, and alumni influence. The rankings are determined by analyzing 481K citations received by 92K academic publications made by 62 universities from Iraq, the popularity of 134 recognized alumni, and the largest reference database available.

1. University of Baghdad

#609 in Asia
#2074 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
70,614
Founded
1957

2. University of Mustansiriyah

#639 in Asia
#2177 in the World
Acceptance Rate
89%
Founded
1963

3. University of Basrah

#1234 in Asia
#3676 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Founded
1964

5. University of Diyala

#1300 in Asia
#3860 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Enrollment
26,887
Male:Female
44:56
Founded
1999

6. University of Babylon

#1305 in Asia
#3872 in the World
Acceptance Rate
89%
Founded
1991

8. University of Kufa

#1533 in Asia
#4418 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Founded
1987

9. Salahaddin University - Erbil

#1731 in Asia
#4863 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Founded
1968

10. University of Anbar

#1826 in Asia
#5085 in the World
Enrollment
24,970
Founded
1970

11. University of Duhok

#1866 in Asia
#5170 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Founded
1992

12. Al Nahrain University

#1883 in Asia
#5220 in the World
Enrollment
1,171
Founded
1987

14. University of Tikrit

#1973 in Asia
#5423 in the World
Acceptance Rate
88%
Founded
1987

15. Soran University

#2106 in Asia
#5754 in the World
Enrollment
4,992
Founded
2009

16. University of Zakho

#2130 in Asia
#5821 in the World
Enrollment
10,058
Founded
2010

18. University of Kirkuk

#2437 in Asia
#6474 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Founded
2003

19. Hawler Medical University

#2525 in Asia
#6654 in the World
Enrollment
4,000
Founded
2005

20. Cihan University

#2526 in Asia
#6656 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Enrollment
10,000
Founded
2007

21. Koya University

#2578 in Asia
#6758 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Founded
2003

22. University of Thi-Qar

#2581 in Asia
#6761 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
15,000
Founded
2002

24. University of Wasit

#2669 in Asia
#6963 in the World
Enrollment
20,000
Founded
2003

27. University of Fallujah

#2863 in Asia
#7367 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Founded
2014

29. University of Garmian

#3080 in Asia
#7932 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Enrollment
4,000
Founded
2010

30. University of Human Development

#3106 in Asia
#7999 in the World
Enrollment
10,000
Founded
2008

31. University of Al-Qadisiyah

#3181 in Asia
#8193 in the World
Acceptance Rate
89%
Founded
1987

33. Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University

#3474 in Asia
#8907 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Enrollment
20,000
Founded
2014

34. Erbil Polytechnic University

#3919 in Asia
#9851 in the World
Enrollment
6,000
Founded
1993

35. Middle Technical University

#3924 in Asia
#9864 in the World
Acceptance Rate
89%
Enrollment
100,000
Founded
2014

36. University of Kurdistan Hewler

#4054 in Asia
#10113 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
917
Male:Female
53:47
Founded
2006

37. University of Information Technology and Communications

#4346 in Asia
#10719 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
20,000
Founded
2014

38. American University of Kurdistan

#4411 in Asia
#10834 in the World
Enrollment
1,000
Founded
2014

39. Al Iraqia University

#4485 in Asia
#10985 in the World
Enrollment
25,000
Founded
1989

40. Sulaimani Polytechnic University

#4555 in Asia
#11151 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Founded
1996

41. Al Qasim Green University

#4667 in Asia
#11412 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Founded
2012

42. Southern Technical University

#4710 in Asia
#11494 in the World
Enrollment
50,000
Founded
2014

43. Lebanese French University

#4835 in Asia
#11714 in the World
Enrollment
2,000
Founded
2007

44. Duhok Polytechnic University

#4933 in Asia
#11951 in the World
Enrollment
5,000
Founded
1988

45. University of Telafer

#5023 in Asia
#12154 in the World
Acceptance Rate
88%
Founded
2014

46. University of Raparin

#5061 in Asia
#12238 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2010

47. University of Samarra

#5133 in Asia
#12397 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
20,000
Founded
2012

48. Ninevah University

#5165 in Asia
#12468 in the World
Enrollment
25,000
Founded
2014

49. Ibn Sina University for Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

#5188 in Asia
#12533 in the World
Acceptance Rate
89%
Enrollment
8,000
Founded
2014

50. Basra University of Oil an Gas

#5216 in Asia
#12586 in the World
Acceptance Rate
89%
Enrollment
8,000
Founded
2014

51. Charmo University

#5246 in Asia
#12673 in the World
Enrollment
7,000
Founded
2014

52. Imam Ja'afar Al-sadiq University

#5250 in Asia
#12688 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Enrollment
15,000
Founded
2004

53. Nawroz University

#5259 in Asia
#12707 in the World
Enrollment
8,000
Founded
2004

54. Al-Karkh University of Science

#5271 in Asia
#12738 in the World
Enrollment
20,000
Founded
2014

55. University of Sumer

#5294 in Asia
#12805 in the World
Enrollment
70,000
Founded
2014

56. Jabir Ibn Hayyan Medical University

#5350 in Asia
#12940 in the World
Enrollment
5,000
Founded
2013

58. University of Al Hamdaniya

#5365 in Asia
#12974 in the World
Enrollment
12,000
Founded
2014

59. Bayan University

#5438 in Asia
#13161 in the World
Enrollment
3,000
Founded
2013

60. Knowledge University

#5576 in Asia
#13528 in the World
Enrollment
4,000
Founded
2009

61. Northern Technical University

#5669 in Asia
#13784 in the World
Acceptance Rate
78%
Enrollment
30,000
Founded
2014

62. Halabja University

#5701 in Asia
#13840 in the World
Enrollment
6,000
Founded
2011

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

Average cost of living for students in Iraq is $401 + $46-331 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).