Top 88 universities in Italy

  1. University of Bologna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    79,999
    Founded
    1088
  2. Sapienza University of Rome logo
    Enrollment
    100,155
    Founded
    1303
  3. University of Padua logo
    Enrollment
    59,279
    Founded
    1222
  4. University of Milan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1924
  5. Polytechnic University of Milan logo
    Enrollment
    43,965
    Male:Female
    66:34
    Founded
    1863
  6. University of Pisa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    49,108
    Founded
    1343
  7. University of Florence logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1321
  8. Federico II University of Naples logo
    Enrollment
    78,324
    Founded
    1224
  9. University of Turin logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1404
  10. Polytechnic University of Turin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1859
  11. University of Genoa logo
    Enrollment
    36,728
    Founded
    1481
  12. University of Trento logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1962
  13. University of Rome Tor Vergata logo
    Enrollment
    32,985
    Founded
    1982
  14. Catholic University of the Sacred Heart logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1921
  15. University of Pavia logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1361
  16. Roma Tre University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  17. University of Palermo logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1806
  18. University of Catania logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1434
  19. University of Siena logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Enrollment
    19,769
    Founded
    1240
  20. University of Perugia logo
    Enrollment
    26,732
    Founded
    1308
  21. University of Bari logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1924
  22. Ca' Foscari University of Venice logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1868
  23. University of Parma logo
    Enrollment
    28,791
    Founded
    1117
  24. University of Ferrara logo
    Enrollment
    22,800
    Founded
    1391
  25. International School for Advanced Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1978
  26. University of Salerno logo
    Enrollment
    35,537
    Founded
    1944
  27. University of Udine logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1978
  28. University of Milano-Bicocca logo
    Enrollment
    33,741
    Male:Female
    38:62
    Founded
    1998
  29. University of Modena and Reggio Emilia logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1175
  30. University of Verona logo
    Enrollment
    20,726
    Founded
    1959
  31. University of Cagliari logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    26,069
    Founded
    1620
  32. University of Messina logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1548
  33. Bocconi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1902
  34. University of Calabria logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1972
  35. Polytechnical University of Marche logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1969
  36. University of Brescia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    39%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1982
  37. Carlo Bo University of Urbino logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1506
  38. University of Sassari logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1558
  39. LUISS University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    9,080
    Founded
    1974
  40. University of Aquila logo
    Enrollment
    26,266
    Founded
    1596
  41. University of Salento logo
    Enrollment
    19,401
    Male:Female
    35:65
    Founded
    1966
  42. G. d'Annunzio University of Chieti logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1965
  43. Normal School of Pisa logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1810
  44. Free University of Bozen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    3,886
    Founded
    1997
  45. Polytechnic University of Bari logo
    Enrollment
    11,340
    Founded
    1990
  46. University of Camerino logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1727
  47. University of Insubria logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1998
  48. University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1991
  49. IUAV University of Venice logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1926
  50. University of Bergamo logo
    Enrollment
    15,415
    Founded
    1968
  51. University of Macerata logo
    Enrollment
    10,526
    Founded
    1290
  52. University of Tuscia logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1979
  53. University of Teramo logo
    Enrollment
    5,564
    Founded
    1993
  54. University of Cassino and Southern Lazio logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1979
  55. Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1987
  56. University of Molise logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1982
  57. Parthenope University of Naples logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1895
  58. University of Foggia logo
    Enrollment
    11,000
    Founded
    1999
  59. University of Sannio logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1998
  60. Carlo Cattaneo University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1991
  61. University of Naples "L'Orientale" logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1732
  62. IULM University logo
    Enrollment
    5,741
    Founded
    1968
  63. University of Eastern Piedmont logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1998
  64. Pontifical Gregorian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1551
  65. Maria Santissima Assunta Free University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1939
  66. Basilicata University logo
    Enrollment
    6,631
    Founded
    1982
  67. University of Catanzaro logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1998
  68. Kore University of Enna logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2005
  69. Vita-Salute San Raffaele University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1996
  70. Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1993
  71. Pontifical University of the Holy Cross logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1984
  72. Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    2004
  73. Foro Italico University of Rome logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1998
  74. University of Gastronomic Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2004
  75. LUM Jean Monnet University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1995
  76. University of International Studies of Rome logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    1,306
    Founded
    1996
  77. University of Aosta Valley logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2000
  78. University of Trieste logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1877
  79. Pontifical Urbaniana University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1627
  80. Pontifical University Antonianum logo
    Enrollment
    1,873
    Male:Female
    51:49
    Founded
    1933
  81. European University of Rome logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2005
  82. Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1925
  83. Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    1,104
    Founded
    1577
  84. Pontifical Faculty of Education Sciences Auxilium logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1954

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

Average cost of living for students in Italy is $668 + $88-628 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).