List of 88 best universities in Italy

We ranked 88 best universities in Italy based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 41M citations received by 1.41M publications made by 88 universities in Italy, measured the popularity of 4,353 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Italy
#22 in Europe
#98 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
79,999
Founded
1088
#2 in Italy
#25 in Europe
#104 in the World
Enrollment
100,155
Founded
1303
#3 in Italy
#32 in Europe
#124 in the World
Enrollment
65,234
Founded
1924
#4 in Italy
#44 in Europe
#150 in the World
Enrollment
59,279
Founded
1222
#5 in Italy
#85 in Europe
#233 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1404
#6 in Italy
#87 in Europe
#238 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
49,108
Founded
1343
#7 in Italy
#93 in Europe
#251 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1321
#8 in Italy
#101 in Europe
#272 in the World
Enrollment
43,965
Male:Female
66:34
Founded
1863
#9 in Italy
#105 in Europe
#280 in the World
Enrollment
78,324
Founded
1224
#10 in Italy
#136 in Europe
#350 in the World
Enrollment
36,728
Founded
1481
#11 in Italy
#164 in Europe
#404 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1361
#12 in Italy
#173 in Europe
#426 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1982
#13 in Italy
#174 in Europe
#428 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1859
#14 in Italy
#180 in Europe
#440 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1921
#15 in Italy
#194 in Europe
#492 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1962
#16 in Italy
#196 in Europe
#497 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1924
#17 in Italy
#201 in Europe
#509 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
26,732
Founded
1308
#18 in Italy
#202 in Europe
#510 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1806
#19 in Italy
#204 in Europe
#512 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1434
#20 in Italy
#214 in Europe
#545 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1240
#21 in Italy
#225 in Europe
#573 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1117
#22 in Italy
#228 in Europe
#580 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1877
#23 in Italy
#251 in Europe
#628 in the World
Enrollment
22,800
Founded
1391
#24 in Italy
#259 in Europe
#649 in the World
Acceptance Rate
83%
Enrollment
23,000
Founded
1959
#25 in Italy
#266 in Europe
#667 in the World
Enrollment
35,537
Founded
1944
#26 in Italy
#272 in Europe
#678 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
26,069
Founded
1620
#27 in Italy
#278 in Europe
#701 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1175
#28 in Italy
#286 in Europe
#721 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992
#29 in Italy
#289 in Europe
#736 in the World
Enrollment
33,741
Founded
1998
#30 in Italy
#294 in Europe
#757 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1978
#31 in Italy
#295 in Europe
#758 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1548
#32 in Italy
#315 in Europe
#790 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1972
#33 in Italy
#318 in Europe
#821 in the World
Acceptance Rate
48%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1982
#34 in Italy
#319 in Europe
#825 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1868
#35 in Italy
#335 in Europe
#879 in the World
Acceptance Rate
38%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1902
#36 in Italy
#352 in Europe
#934 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
375
Founded
1978
#37 in Italy
#353 in Europe
#943 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1969
#38 in Italy
#371 in Europe
#992 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1558
#39 in Italy
#387 in Europe
#1053 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1596
#40 in Italy
#410 in Europe
#1137 in the World
Enrollment
22,000
Founded
1506
#41 in Italy
#425 in Europe
#1177 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1987
#42 in Italy
#426 in Europe
#1181 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1991
#43 in Italy
#440 in Europe
#1229 in the World
Enrollment
19,401
Male:Female
35:65
Founded
1966
#44 in Italy
#444 in Europe
#1255 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1998
#45 in Italy
#452 in Europe
#1289 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Enrollment
24,716
Founded
1965
#46 in Italy
#470 in Europe
#1336 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1727
#47 in Italy
#476 in Europe
#1352 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1996
#48 in Italy
#521 in Europe
#1512 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
3,886
Founded
1997
#49 in Italy
#523 in Europe
#1515 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1998
#50 in Italy
#524 in Europe
#1517 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
125
Founded
1810
#51 in Italy
#536 in Europe
#1566 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1968
#52 in Italy
#547 in Europe
#1617 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
9,080
Founded
1974
#53 in Italy
#591 in Europe
#1764 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1979
#54 in Italy
#595 in Europe
#1791 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1979
#55 in Italy
#608 in Europe
#1844 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1999
#56 in Italy
#630 in Europe
#1946 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1982
#57 in Italy
#684 in Europe
#2159 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1998
#58 in Italy
#687 in Europe
#2164 in the World
Enrollment
10,526
Founded
1290
#59 in Italy
#715 in Europe
#2277 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1926
#60 in Italy
#731 in Europe
#2345 in the World
Enrollment
5,525
Founded
1993
#61 in Italy
#733 in Europe
#2351 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1990
#63 in Italy
#774 in Europe
#2565 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1998
#64 in Italy
#791 in Europe
#2641 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1895
#65 in Italy
#798 in Europe
#2659 in the World
Enrollment
5,741
Founded
1968
#66 in Italy
#841 in Europe
#2866 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1939
#67 in Italy
#855 in Europe
#2918 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1993
#68 in Italy
#856 in Europe
#2919 in the World
Enrollment
6,631
Founded
1982
#69 in Italy
#972 in Europe
#3499 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1551
#70 in Italy
#978 in Europe
#3517 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1991
#71 in Italy
#996 in Europe
#3607 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1984
#72 in Italy
#1003 in Europe
#3657 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
2004
#74 in Italy
#1063 in Europe
#3953 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2005
#75 in Italy
#1113 in Europe
#4219 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1732
#76 in Italy
#1210 in Europe
#4703 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
375
Founded
2004
#77 in Italy
#1276 in Europe
#5050 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1998
#79 in Italy
#1481 in Europe
#6131 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Enrollment
1,719
Founded
1917
#80 in Italy
#1585 in Europe
#6673 in the World
Enrollment
1,873
Male:Female
51:49
Founded
1933
#81 in Italy
#1862 in Europe
#8014 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
1,306
Founded
1996
#82 in Italy
#1949 in Europe
#8283 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
1,104
Founded
1577
#83 in Italy
#1978 in Europe
#8399 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2000
#84 in Italy
#2071 in Europe
#8678 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1627
#85 in Italy
#2184 in Europe
#9162 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2005
#86 in Italy
#2227 in Europe
#9404 in the World
Enrollment
125
Founded
1925
#87 in Italy
#2232 in Europe
#9435 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1995
#88 in Italy
#2443 in Europe
#10422 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
1954

The best cities to study in Italy based on the number of universities and their ranks are Bologna, Rome, Milan, and Padua.

Average cost of living for students in Italy is $637 + $85-604 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).