Top 300 universities in Iran

  1. University of Tehran logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    52,588
    Founded
    1934
  2. Tehran University of Medical Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    14,440
    Male:Female
    39:61
    Founded
    1934
  3. Sharif University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    8,935
    Male:Female
    66:34
    Founded
    1965
  4. Tarbiat Modares University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    8,549
    Male:Female
    54:46
    Founded
    1982
  5. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    20,000
    Founded
    1949
  6. Amirkabir University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    12,468
    Founded
    1958
  7. Iran University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    9,000
    Founded
    1929
  8. Shahid Beheshti University logo
    Enrollment
    11,500
    Founded
    1959
  9. Isfahan University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    10,064
    Male:Female
    56:44
    Founded
    1977
  10. Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    13,366
    Founded
    1960
  11. Mashhad University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1949
  12. Shiraz University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    19,000
    Founded
    1946
  13. University of Isfahan logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1946
  14. University of Tabriz logo
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1947
  15. Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1928
  16. Shiraz University of Medical Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    1946
  17. Tabriz University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1947
  18. Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1919
  19. Allameh Tabataba'i University logo
    Enrollment
    13,637
    Male:Female
    47:53
    Founded
    1984
  20. Isfahan University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1946
  21. Islamic Azad University, Shirvan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    1,702,231
    Founded
    1984
  22. The University of Guilan logo
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1974
  23. Alzahra University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1964
  24. Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman logo
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    1972
  25. Urmia University logo
    Enrollment
    13,831
    Male:Female
    50:50
    Founded
    1965
  26. Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz logo
    Enrollment
    15,860
    Founded
    1955
  27. Hamadan University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1986
  28. Yazd University logo
    Enrollment
    14,372
    Founded
    1988
  29. Imam Khomeini International University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    9,547
    Male:Female
    45:55
    Founded
    1983
  30. Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1982
  31. Imam Sadiq University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1982
  32. Razi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    12,347
    Founded
    1972
  33. University of Mazandaran logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1979
  34. Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1980
  35. University of Mohaghegh Ardabili logo
    Enrollment
    11,000
    Founded
    1978
  36. University of Applied Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    780,067
    Founded
    1992
  37. Zanjan University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1975
  38. Semnan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    15,000
    Founded
    1988
  39. Islamic Azad University of Mashhad logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1982
  40. University of Kashan logo
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1974
  41. Islamic Azad University, Tabriz logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1982
  42. Islamic Azad University Isfahan, Khorasgan Branch logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1987
  43. University of Qom logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1980
  44. University of Sistan and Baluchestan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    20,000
    Founded
    1974
  45. Bu-Ali Sina University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1973
  46. Babol Noshirvani University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    5,744
    Male:Female
    67:33
    Founded
    1970
  47. Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    9,273
    Founded
    1988
  48. University of Art logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    4,590
    Founded
    1980
  49. Gilan University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1985
  50. University of Birjand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    12,000
    Founded
    1975
  51. Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1991
  52. Shahed University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1990
  53. Imam Hossein University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1986
  54. Zanjan University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    3,820
    Founded
    1987
  55. Al Mustafa International University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1979
  56. Shahrood University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    12,000
    Founded
    1974
  57. Urmia University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1986
  58. University of Kurdistan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    11,000
    Founded
    1991
  59. Petroleum University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1939
  60. Kashan University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    3,039
    Founded
    1986
  61. Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources logo
    Enrollment
    4,290
    Male:Female
    49:51
    Founded
    1957
  62. Arak University logo
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    1971
  63. Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1965
  64. Islamic Azad University, Qazvin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1992
  65. Shahrekord University logo
    Enrollment
    8,300
    Founded
    1927
  66. Medical University of Ilam logo
    Founded
    1995
  67. Islamic Azad University, South Tehran logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1982
  68. Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute logo
    Enrollment
    87
    Founded
    1986
  69. Bushehr University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1983
  70. Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University logo
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1985
  71. Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1984
  72. Ardabil University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    3,398
    Founded
    1993
  73. Baqiyatallah Medical Sciences University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1994
  74. Sahand University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1989
  75. Enrollment
    2,600
    Founded
    1946
  76. Qazvin University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    2,000
    Founded
    1983
  77. Founded
    2004
  78. Enrollment
    2,494
    Founded
    1986
  79. Birjand University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    3,300
    Founded
    1985
  80. Islamic Azad University, Rasht logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1982
  81. Fasa University of Medical Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Founded
    1986
  82. Enrollment
    9,631
  83. Technical and Vocational University logo
    Enrollment
    156,953
    Founded
    1995
  84. Yasuj University logo
    Enrollment
    6,099
    Male:Female
    49:51
    Founded
    1983
  85. Yasuj University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    2,000
    Founded
    1995
  86. Shiraz University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2004
  87. Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1987
  88. Lorestan University logo
    Enrollment
    8,955
    Founded
    1977
  89. Persian Gulf University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1991
  90. Mofid University logo
    Enrollment
    1,950
    Male:Female
    55:45
    Founded
    1989
  91. Babol University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1985
  92. Ilam University logo
    Founded
    1976
  93. Lorestan University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    2,929
    Male:Female
    35:65
    Founded
    1989
  94. Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical logo
    Enrollment
    12,000
    Founded
    1983
  95. Islamic Azad University of Arak logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1985
  96. Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    3,320
    Founded
    1983
  97. Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1974
  98. Hakim Sabzevari University logo
    Founded
    1986
  99. Islamic Azad University, Yazd logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
  100. Hormozgan University logo
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1992
  101. Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz logo
    Founded
    1983
  102. Islamic Azad University, Shiraz logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1987
  103. Damghan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    4,373
    Founded
    1989
  104. Golestan University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2008
  105. University of Zabol logo
    Enrollment
    15,000
    Founded
    1979
  106. Enrollment
    1,655
    Founded
    1964
  107. Islamic Azad University of Roudehen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1983
  108. Enrollment
    6,400
    Founded
    1991
  109. Art University of Isfahan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    2,714
    Founded
    1977
  110. Islamic Azad University of Lahijan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1988
  111. Imam Reza University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    5,530
    Male:Female
    48:52
    Founded
    2005
  112. Islamic Azad University, Kerman logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1983
  113. Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2007
  114. Zahedan University of Medical Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    4,600
    Founded
    1986
  115. Tabriz Islamic Art University logo
    Enrollment
    1,743
    Founded
    1999
  116. Islamic Azad University, Qom logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1985
  117. Urmia University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    2007
  118. Islamic Azad University, Khomeinishahr logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1988
  119. Islamic Azad University, Semnan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1984
  120. Islamic Azad University, Ardabil logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2009
  121. Islamic Azad University, Sari logo
    Founded
    1992
  122. Islamic Azad University, Zahedan logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1982
  123. Graduate University of Advanced Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1990
  124. Islamic Azad University of Urmia logo
    Founded
    2008
  125. Chabahar Maritime University logo
    Founded
    1936
  126. Enrollment
    4,022
    Founded
    2005
  127. Islamic Azad University, Ahar logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1993
  128. Baqir al-olum University logo
    Founded
    1985
  129. Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2015
  130. Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj Branch logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1983
  131. Islamic Azad University, Dezful logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1987
  132. Islamic Azad University, Shahr Rey logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Founded
    1982
  133. Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1983
  134. Islamic Azad University, Saveh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1985
  135. Islamic Azad University, Shahr-e-Qods logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2001
  136. Islamic Azad University of Bojnourd logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1987
  137. Islamic Azad University, Gorgan logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1988
  138. Islamic Azad University, Garmsar logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1988
  139. University of Quran and Hadith logo
    Founded
    1999
  140. Enrollment
    4,000
    Founded
    1989
  141. Ayatollah Borujerdi University logo
    Enrollment
    5,000
    Founded
    2008
  142. Islamic Azad University, Sabzevar logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1985
  143. Islamic Azad University, Majlesi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1991
  144. Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2009
  145. Enrollment
    2,000
    Founded
    2008
  146. Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2005
  147. Arak University of Technology logo
    Founded
    1948
  148. Islamic Azad University, Shabestar logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1989
  149. Islamic Azad University, West Tehran logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2006
  150. University of Bonab logo
    Enrollment
    2,089
    Founded
    2004
  151. Islamic Azad University, Parand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2003
  152. Shomal University logo
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1995
  153. Islamic Azad University, Zanjan logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1985
  154. Islamic Azad University, Babol logo
    Founded
    1946
  155. Mazandaran University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1992
  156. Birjand University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2007
  157. Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1989
  158. Tafresh University logo
    Enrollment
    1,834
    Founded
    1987
  159. Islamic Azad University, Abhar logo
    Founded
    1989
  160. Quchan University of Advanced Technology logo
    Enrollment
    3,000
    Founded
    2006
  161. Sirjan University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1992
  162. Islamic Azad University, Khomain logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
  163. Meybod University logo
    Enrollment
    2,000
    Founded
    1995
  164. Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1984
  165. Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1986
  166. Enrollment
    2,400
  167. Islamic Azad University, Damavand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2000
  168. Enrollment
    1,000
  169. Behbahan Khatam Alanbia University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    1,480
    Founded
    2003
  170. Islamic Azad University, Kashan logo
    Founded
    1984
  171. Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    2013
  172. Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh logo
    Founded
    1953
  173. Founded
    1994
  174. Islamic Azad University, Astara logo
    Founded
    1947
  175. Founded
    1966
  176. Islamic Azad University, Bandar Gaz logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2004
  177. Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2000
  178. Enrollment
    104
    Male:Female
    76:24
    Founded
    2014
  179. Jahrom university logo
    Founded
    2006
  180. Islamic Azad University, Tafresh logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1982
  181. Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2006
  182. Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1985
  183. Islamic Azad University, Maybod logo
    Founded
    1987
  184. Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1956
  185. Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2000
  186. Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1987
  187. Bam University logo
  188. Islamic Azad University, Abarkouh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1993
  189. Islamic Azad University, Ashtian logo
    Founded
    1990
  190. Islamic Azad University, Masjed Soleyman logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1986
  191. Islamic Azad University, Ferdows logo
    Founded
    1966
  192. Founded
    2010
  193. Enrollment
    2,100
  194. Islamic Azad University, Darab logo
    Founded
    1990
  195. Allameh Mohaddes Nouri University logo
    Enrollment
    3,600
    Founded
    1996
  196. Islamic Azad University, Gonabad logo
    Founded
    1945
  197. Islamic Azad university Kashmar Branch logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1991
  198. Islamic Azad University, Bandar-e Anzali logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1999
  199. Enrollment
    2,000
  200. Islamic Azad University - Sarab Branch logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1984
  201. Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2001
  202. Islamic Azad University, Anar logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2000

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

Average cost of living for students in Iran is $266 + $38-269 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).