List of 45 best universities in Malaysia

We ranked 45 best universities in Malaysia based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 3.77M citations received by 277K publications made by 45 universities in Malaysia, measured the popularity of 154 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database to calculate the non-academic prominence.

#1 in Malaysia
#73 in Asia
#486 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1905
#2 in Malaysia
#121 in Asia
#693 in the World
Enrollment
29,000
Founded
1969
#3 in Malaysia
#125 in Asia
#705 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1970
#4 in Malaysia
#137 in Asia
#734 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1973
#5 in Malaysia
#161 in Asia
#805 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1904
#6 in Malaysia
#204 in Asia
#927 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1956
#7 in Malaysia
#337 in Asia
#1281 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
21,607
Founded
1983
#8 in Malaysia
#557 in Asia
#1912 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1984
#9 in Malaysia
#608 in Asia
#2071 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1994
#10 in Malaysia
#667 in Asia
#2249 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1996
#11 in Malaysia
#730 in Asia
#2435 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
2002
#12 in Malaysia
#749 in Asia
#2486 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1997
#13 in Malaysia
#763 in Asia
#2535 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1992
#14 in Malaysia
#768 in Asia
#2543 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1969
#15 in Malaysia
#810 in Asia
#2669 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1922
#16 in Malaysia
#949 in Asia
#3002 in the World
Founded
1987
#17 in Malaysia
#952 in Asia
#3007 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2002
#18 in Malaysia
#958 in Asia
#3028 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1998
#19 in Malaysia
#962 in Asia
#3033 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1992
#20 in Malaysia
#989 in Asia
#3101 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1997
#21 in Malaysia
#1047 in Asia
#3261 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2000
#22 in Malaysia
#1266 in Asia
#3810 in the World
Enrollment
12,077
Founded
2000
#23 in Malaysia
#1289 in Asia
#3863 in the World
Enrollment
11,216
Male:Female
56:44
Founded
2001
#24 in Malaysia
#1294 in Asia
#3871 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
2002
#25 in Malaysia
#1335 in Asia
#3961 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1979
#26 in Malaysia
#1583 in Asia
#4537 in the World
Founded
1986
#27 in Malaysia
#1709 in Asia
#4833 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
30,000
Founded
1991
#28 in Malaysia
#1726 in Asia
#4864 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1986
#29 in Malaysia
#1776 in Asia
#4975 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2006
#30 in Malaysia
#1854 in Asia
#5150 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
2005
#31 in Malaysia
#1924 in Asia
#5274 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2001
#32 in Malaysia
#1930 in Asia
#5294 in the World
Founded
2010
#34 in Malaysia
#2216 in Asia
#5972 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1997
#35 in Malaysia
#2332 in Asia
#6248 in the World
Enrollment
5,312
Founded
1999
#36 in Malaysia
#2920 in Asia
#7488 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2006
#38 in Malaysia
#3017 in Asia
#7692 in the World
Enrollment
2,436
Founded
2001
#39 in Malaysia
#3399 in Asia
#8710 in the World
Founded
2006
#40 in Malaysia
#3615 in Asia
#9183 in the World
Founded
1997
#41 in Malaysia
#4277 in Asia
#10596 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1997
#42 in Malaysia
#4372 in Asia
#10803 in the World
Founded
2011
#43 in Malaysia
#4420 in Asia
#10901 in the World
Enrollment
1,794
Founded
2008
#44 in Malaysia
#4447 in Asia
#10945 in the World
Founded
2010
#45 in Malaysia
#4612 in Asia
#11301 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2011

The best cities to study in Malaysia based on the number of universities and their ranks are Kuala Lumpur, George Town, Bangi, and Serdang.

Average cost of living for students in Malaysia is $317 + $36-257 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).