List of 100 best universities in Iran

We ranked 100 best universities in Iran based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 7.49M citations received by 624K publications made by 310 universities in Iran, measured the popularity of 783 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Iran
#49 in Asia
#369 in the World
Enrollment
52,588
Founded
1934
#2 in Iran
#80 in Asia
#514 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
1,702,231
Founded
1984
#3 in Iran
#87 in Asia
#556 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
14,440
Male:Female
39:61
Founded
1934
#4 in Iran
#145 in Asia
#753 in the World
Enrollment
8,935
Male:Female
66:34
Founded
1965
#5 in Iran
#174 in Asia
#834 in the World
Enrollment
12,468
Founded
1958
#6 in Iran
#175 in Asia
#835 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
9,270
Founded
1982
#7 in Iran
#202 in Asia
#923 in the World
Enrollment
13,366
Founded
1960
#8 in Iran
#213 in Asia
#944 in the World
Enrollment
11,500
Founded
1959
#9 in Iran
#221 in Asia
#963 in the World
Enrollment
9,000
Founded
1929
#10 in Iran
#232 in Asia
#993 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
24,186
Founded
1949
#11 in Iran
#282 in Asia
#1145 in the World
Enrollment
10,064
Male:Female
56:44
Founded
1977
#12 in Iran
#297 in Asia
#1186 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1949
#13 in Iran
#299 in Asia
#1190 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1947
#14 in Iran
#304 in Asia
#1196 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
19,000
Founded
1946
#15 in Iran
#328 in Asia
#1259 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
10,465
Founded
1946
#16 in Iran
#389 in Asia
#1411 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1946
#17 in Iran
#390 in Asia
#1415 in the World
Enrollment
24,000
Founded
1947
#18 in Iran
#424 in Asia
#1508 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1928
#19 in Iran
#581 in Asia
#1980 in the World
Enrollment
17,000
Founded
1974
#20 in Iran
#607 in Asia
#2070 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1946
#21 in Iran
#664 in Asia
#2237 in the World
Enrollment
13,637
Male:Female
47:53
Founded
1984
#22 in Iran
#726 in Asia
#2423 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1919
#23 in Iran
#741 in Asia
#2470 in the World
Enrollment
15,860
Founded
1955
#24 in Iran
#743 in Asia
#2475 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1964
#25 in Iran
#784 in Asia
#2584 in the World
Enrollment
14,372
Founded
1988
#26 in Iran
#821 in Asia
#2699 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
12,347
Founded
1972
#27 in Iran
#837 in Asia
#2730 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1972
#28 in Iran
#866 in Asia
#2788 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1979
#29 in Iran
#889 in Asia
#2847 in the World
Enrollment
13,831
Male:Female
50:50
Founded
1965
#30 in Iran
#947 in Asia
#2995 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
9,547
Male:Female
45:55
Founded
1983
#31 in Iran
#957 in Asia
#3025 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1986
#33 in Iran
#1015 in Asia
#3174 in the World
Enrollment
11,000
Founded
1978
#34 in Iran
#1022 in Asia
#3193 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1975
#35 in Iran
#1056 in Asia
#3281 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1990
#36 in Iran
#1084 in Asia
#3350 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1980
#37 in Iran
#1116 in Asia
#3443 in the World
Enrollment
780,067
Founded
1992
#39 in Iran
#1138 in Asia
#3496 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
15,000
Founded
1988
#41 in Iran
#1151 in Asia
#3523 in the World
Enrollment
9,273
Founded
1988
#42 in Iran
#1169 in Asia
#3563 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1965
#43 in Iran
#1182 in Asia
#3594 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1987
#44 in Iran
#1225 in Asia
#3691 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1973
#45 in Iran
#1253 in Asia
#3769 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1982
#46 in Iran
#1261 in Asia
#3788 in the World
Enrollment
7,000
Founded
1974
#47 in Iran
#1274 in Asia
#3827 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1980
#48 in Iran
#1292 in Asia
#3868 in the World
Enrollment
3,039
Founded
1986
#49 in Iran
#1334 in Asia
#3958 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1986
#50 in Iran
#1339 in Asia
#3966 in the World
Enrollment
5,744
Male:Female
67:33
Founded
1970
#51 in Iran
#1350 in Asia
#3994 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
11,000
Founded
1991
#52 in Iran
#1393 in Asia
#4089 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1994
#53 in Iran
#1418 in Asia
#4138 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1939
#54 in Iran
#1426 in Asia
#4157 in the World
Enrollment
1,800
Founded
1952
#55 in Iran
#1430 in Asia
#4169 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
1991
#56 in Iran
#1436 in Asia
#4187 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1982
#57 in Iran
#1449 in Asia
#4214 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
20,000
Founded
1974
#58 in Iran
#1451 in Asia
#4228 in the World
Enrollment
12,000
Founded
1974
#59 in Iran
#1486 in Asia
#4316 in the World
Founded
1986
#60 in Iran
#1498 in Asia
#4346 in the World
Enrollment
3,820
Founded
1987
#61 in Iran
#1511 in Asia
#4373 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1986
#62 in Iran
#1533 in Asia
#4419 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
12,000
Founded
1975
#63 in Iran
#1546 in Asia
#4448 in the World
Enrollment
2,494
Founded
1986
#64 in Iran
#1609 in Asia
#4597 in the World
Enrollment
2,000
Founded
1983
#65 in Iran
#1619 in Asia
#4627 in the World
Enrollment
10,000
Founded
1971
#66 in Iran
#1637 in Asia
#4657 in the World
Enrollment
4,290
Male:Female
49:51
Founded
1957
#67 in Iran
#1650 in Asia
#4688 in the World
Enrollment
2,600
Founded
1946
#68 in Iran
#1656 in Asia
#4704 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1983
#69 in Iran
#1676 in Asia
#4756 in the World
Founded
2004
#70 in Iran
#1683 in Asia
#4772 in the World
Enrollment
3,300
Founded
1985
#71 in Iran
#1687 in Asia
#4783 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1985
#72 in Iran
#1728 in Asia
#4867 in the World
Enrollment
8,300
Founded
1927
#73 in Iran
#1732 in Asia
#4880 in the World
Enrollment
7,000
Founded
1985
#74 in Iran
#1789 in Asia
#4999 in the World
Enrollment
3,398
Founded
1993
#75 in Iran
#1799 in Asia
#5024 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1982
#76 in Iran
#1802 in Asia
#5034 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1989
#77 in Iran
#1814 in Asia
#5069 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2008
#78 in Iran
#1825 in Asia
#5092 in the World
Enrollment
2,929
Male:Female
35:65
Founded
1989
#79 in Iran
#1862 in Asia
#5165 in the World
Founded
1983
#80 in Iran
#1898 in Asia
#5245 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1991
#81 in Iran
#1943 in Asia
#5329 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1987
#82 in Iran
#1955 in Asia
#5357 in the World
Enrollment
2,000
Founded
1995
#83 in Iran
#1986 in Asia
#5438 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1982
#85 in Iran
#2001 in Asia
#5477 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2004
#86 in Iran
#2060 in Asia
#5617 in the World
Enrollment
8,955
Founded
1977
#88 in Iran
#2117 in Asia
#5761 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1985
#89 in Iran
#2136 in Asia
#5796 in the World
Founded
1986
#90 in Iran
#2145 in Asia
#5811 in the World
Enrollment
1,655
Founded
1964
#91 in Iran
#2159 in Asia
#5838 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1985
#92 in Iran
#2160 in Asia
#5840 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1984
#93 in Iran
#2167 in Asia
#5854 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
4,373
Founded
1989
#94 in Iran
#2192 in Asia
#5927 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2007
#95 in Iran
#2207 in Asia
#5956 in the World
Founded
1995
#96 in Iran
#2209 in Asia
#5965 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1974
#97 in Iran
#2230 in Asia
#6013 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
2,714
Founded
1977
#98 in Iran
#2348 in Asia
#6286 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1992
#99 in Iran
#2363 in Asia
#6319 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1990

The best cities to study in Iran based on the number of universities and their ranks are Tehran, Shirvan, Mashhad, and Isfahan.

Average cost of living for students in Iran is $363 + $49-347 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).