List of 52 best universities in Istanbul

We ranked 52 best universities in Istanbul based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 2.48M citations received by 129K publications made by 52 universities in Istanbul, measured the popularity of 466 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Istanbul
#1 in Turkey
#65 in Asia
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1933
#2 in Istanbul
#5 in Turkey
#109 in Asia
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1944
#3 in Istanbul
#6 in Turkey
#128 in Asia
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1971
#4 in Istanbul
#11 in Turkey
#205 in Asia
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1982
#5 in Istanbul
#14 in Turkey
#286 in Asia
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1992
#6 in Istanbul
#16 in Turkey
#306 in Asia
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1982
#7 in Istanbul
#17 in Turkey
#329 in Asia
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1996
#8 in Istanbul
#25 in Turkey
#436 in Asia
Enrollment
19,508
Founded
1996
#9 in Istanbul
#30 in Turkey
#529 in Asia
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1996
#10 in Istanbul
#40 in Turkey
#714 in Asia
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1997
#11 in Istanbul
#44 in Turkey
#762 in Asia
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2007
#12 in Istanbul
#51 in Turkey
#865 in Asia
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
2007
#13 in Istanbul
#53 in Turkey
#924 in Asia
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1997
#14 in Istanbul
#56 in Turkey
#1002 in Asia
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1994
#15 in Istanbul
#59 in Turkey
#1105 in Asia
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1997
#16 in Istanbul
#60 in Turkey
#1120 in Asia
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2009
#17 in Istanbul
#62 in Turkey
#1142 in Asia
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1997
#18 in Istanbul
#64 in Turkey
#1167 in Asia
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1997
#19 in Istanbul
#70 in Turkey
#1213 in Asia
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
2,730
Founded
2001
#20 in Istanbul
#72 in Turkey
#1255 in Asia
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1982
#21 in Istanbul
#73 in Turkey
#1331 in Asia
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
2011
#22 in Istanbul
#78 in Turkey
#1476 in Asia
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2010
#23 in Istanbul
#79 in Turkey
#1503 in Asia
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1998
#24 in Istanbul
#83 in Turkey
#1559 in Asia
Enrollment
12,908
Founded
1999
#25 in Istanbul
#85 in Turkey
#1569 in Asia
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2010
#26 in Istanbul
#89 in Turkey
#1614 in Asia
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1996
#27 in Istanbul
#90 in Turkey
#1649 in Asia
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2007
#28 in Istanbul
#99 in Turkey
#1794 in Asia
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2012
#29 in Istanbul
#116 in Turkey
#2113 in Asia
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
2007
#30 in Istanbul
#118 in Turkey
#2125 in Asia
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2008
#31 in Istanbul
#121 in Turkey
#2179 in Asia
Enrollment
20,445
Founded
2009
#32 in Istanbul
#124 in Turkey
#2203 in Asia
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2010
#33 in Istanbul
#127 in Turkey
#2293 in Asia
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
2008
#34 in Istanbul
#130 in Turkey
#2324 in Asia
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
2016
#35 in Istanbul
#131 in Turkey
#2329 in Asia
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2008
#36 in Istanbul
#135 in Turkey
#2522 in Asia
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2010
#37 in Istanbul
#137 in Turkey
#2535 in Asia
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2006
#38 in Istanbul
#145 in Turkey
#2845 in Asia
Founded
2015
#39 in Istanbul
#148 in Turkey
#3072 in Asia
Founded
2016
#40 in Istanbul
#149 in Turkey
#3199 in Asia
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1998
#41 in Istanbul
#150 in Turkey
#3237 in Asia
Founded
2015
#42 in Istanbul
#152 in Turkey
#3435 in Asia
Enrollment
23,368
Founded
2011
#43 in Istanbul
#153 in Turkey
#3513 in Asia
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
2010
#44 in Istanbul
#154 in Turkey
#3516 in Asia
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2016
#45 in Istanbul
#156 in Turkey
#3733 in Asia
Founded
2015
#46 in Istanbul
#158 in Turkey
#3809 in Asia
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2014
#47 in Istanbul
#162 in Turkey
#3869 in Asia
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2016
#48 in Istanbul
#163 in Turkey
#3879 in Asia
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2010
#49 in Istanbul
#167 in Turkey
#4046 in Asia
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2013
#50 in Istanbul
#169 in Turkey
#4095 in Asia
Founded
2016
#51 in Istanbul
#171 in Turkey
#4139 in Asia
Founded
2016
#52 in Istanbul
#172 in Turkey
#4269 in Asia
Founded
2015

Universities near Istanbul

Distance, km
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km
University
Country rank
🏆
City
40 Gebze University of Technology 33
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Gebze
47 University of Yalova 98
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Yalova
87 Kocaeli University 27
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Kocaeli
88 Uludag University 22
Turkey Flag
Bursa
92 Bursa Technical University 108
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Bursa
116 Tekirdag Namik Kemal University 71
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Tekirdag
119 Sakarya University 24
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Sakarya
129 Bilecik Sheikh Edebali University 104
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Bilecik
166 Kirklareli University 113
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Kirklareli
176 Balikesir University 42
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Balikesir