List of 29 best universities in Norway

We ranked 29 best universities in Norway based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 8.58M citations received by 234K publications made by 29 universities in Norway, measured the popularity of 1,344 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Norway
#21 in Europe
#97 in the World
Enrollment
26,650
Founded
1811
#2 in Norway
#83 in Europe
#231 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1946
#3 in Norway
#99 in Europe
#267 in the World
Acceptance Rate
39%
Enrollment
42,031
Founded
1996
#4 in Norway
#246 in Europe
#621 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1968
#5 in Norway
#362 in Europe
#970 in the World
Enrollment
5,670
Founded
1859
#6 in Norway
#467 in Europe
#1330 in the World
Acceptance Rate
26%
Enrollment
12,000
Founded
1994
#7 in Norway
#478 in Europe
#1359 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
2018
#8 in Norway
#517 in Europe
#1473 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
3,453
Founded
1936
#9 in Norway
#528 in Europe
#1528 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1994
#10 in Norway
#556 in Europe
#1654 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1943
#11 in Norway
#625 in Europe
#1925 in the World
Enrollment
17,000
Founded
2017
#12 in Norway
#718 in Europe
#2288 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1968
#13 in Norway
#771 in Europe
#2551 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1994
#14 in Norway
#783 in Europe
#2602 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1994
#15 in Norway
#819 in Europe
#2763 in the World
Enrollment
12,000
Founded
2015
#16 in Norway
#825 in Europe
#2790 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
2016
#17 in Norway
#884 in Europe
#3045 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
1993
#18 in Norway
#1024 in Europe
#3785 in the World
Enrollment
2,400
Founded
1994
#19 in Norway
#1053 in Europe
#3903 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1894
#20 in Norway
#1133 in Europe
#4290 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1961
#21 in Norway
#1266 in Europe
#5001 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
770
Founded
1973
#22 in Norway
#1294 in Europe
#5172 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1907
#23 in Norway
#1457 in Europe
#6001 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
2016
#24 in Norway
#1495 in Europe
#6248 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
1989
#25 in Norway
#1547 in Europe
#6486 in the World
Enrollment
750
Founded
1996
#26 in Norway
#1926 in Europe
#8219 in the World
Founded
2016
#29 in Norway
#2454 in Europe
#10508 in the World
Enrollment
750
Founded
1994

The best cities to study in Norway based on the number of universities and their ranks are Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, and Tromso.

Average cost of living for students in Norway is $926 + $143-1025 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).