List of 62 best universities in Iraq

We ranked 62 best universities in Iraq based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 219K citations received by 35.5K publications made by 62 universities in Iraq, measured the popularity of 106 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. University of Baghdad logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1957
  2. University of Babylon logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1991
  3. University of Al-Qadisiyah logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1987
  4. University of Technology - Baghdad logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1960
  5. University of Basrah logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1964
  6. University of Mosul logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1967
  7. University of Mustansiriyah logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1963
  8. University of Kufa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1987
  9. Salahaddin University - Erbil logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    23,000
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1968
  10. University of Sulaimani logo
    Founded
    1967
  11. University of Kerbala logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2002
  12. Al Nahrain University logo
    Enrollment
    1,171
    Founded
    1987
  13. University of Tikrit logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,466
    Male:Female
    53:47
    Founded
    1987
  14. University of Duhok logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  15. Middle Technical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2014
  16. University of Anbar logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1970
  17. Soran University logo
    Enrollment
    4,992
    Founded
    2009
  18. Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2014
  19. University of Diyala logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    18,812
    Founded
    1999
  20. American University of Iraq, Sulaimani logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2007
  21. Hawler Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    956
    Founded
    2005
  22. University of Kurdistan Hewler logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    414
    Male:Female
    58:42
    Founded
    2006
  23. University of Zakho logo
    Enrollment
    573
    Founded
    2010
  24. Al Iraqia University logo
    Founded
    1989
  25. Sulaimani Polytechnic University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    13,520
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1996
  26. Koya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2003
  27. University of Thi-Qar logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2002
  28. University of Information Technology and Communications logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2014
  29. Cihan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2007
  30. University of Misan logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2007
  31. University of Wasit logo
    Founded
    2003
  32. Tishk International University logo
    Founded
    2008
  33. Al Qasim Green University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2012
  34. University of Sumer logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2014
  35. University of Raparin logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2010
  36. Komar University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2009
  37. Lebanese French University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2007
  38. Southern Technical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Founded
    2014
  39. Founded
    1993
  40. University of Kirkuk logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2003
  41. University of Garmian logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2010
  42. Duhok Polytechnic University logo
    Founded
    1988
  43. Jabir Ibn Hayyan Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2013
  44. University of Fallujah logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2014
  45. Al Muthanna University logo
    Founded
    2007
  46. American University of Kurdistan logo
    Founded
    2014
  47. Basra University of Oil an Gas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2014
  48. Al-Karkh University of Science logo
    Founded
    2014
  49. Founded
    2012
  50. Ninevah University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2014
  51. Nawroz University logo
    Founded
    2004
  52. Charmo University logo
    Founded
    2014
  53. University of Al Hamdaniya logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2014
  54. University of Telafer logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2014
  55. Imam Ja'afar Al-sadiq University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    2004
  56. Knowledge University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2009
  57. Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2014
  58. Halabja University logo
    Founded
    2011
  59. Bayan University logo
    Founded
    2013
  60. Northern Technical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2014

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

Average cost of living for students in Iraq is $379 + $46-332 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).