List of 64 best universities in North Rhine-Westphalia

We ranked 64 best universities in North Rhine-Westphalia based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 16.8M citations received by 513K publications made by 64 universities in North Rhine-Westphalia, measured the popularity of 1,631 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database to calculate the non-academic prominence.

#1 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#4 in Germany
#33 in Europe
Enrollment
38,043
Founded
1818
#2 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#11 in Germany
#49 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
44,517
Founded
1870
#3 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#13 in Germany
#61 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
49,382
Male:Female
39:61
Founded
1388
#4 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#14 in Germany
#62 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
44,692
Founded
1780
#5 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#20 in Germany
#81 in Europe
Enrollment
42,954
Founded
1962
#6 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#33 in Germany
#152 in Europe
Enrollment
37,473
Male:Female
42:58
Founded
1965
#7 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#34 in Germany
#155 in Europe
Enrollment
43,281
Founded
2003
#8 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#39 in Germany
#178 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
25,015
Founded
1969
#9 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#42 in Germany
#200 in Europe
Enrollment
34,616
Male:Female
54:46
Founded
1968
#10 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#54 in Germany
#306 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
20,316
Founded
1972
#11 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#57 in Germany
#317 in Europe
Enrollment
21,949
Founded
1972
#12 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#58 in Germany
#331 in Europe
Enrollment
19,785
Founded
1972
#13 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#72 in Germany
#484 in Europe
Enrollment
68,429
Founded
1974
#14 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#74 in Germany
#496 in Europe
Enrollment
1,506
Founded
1927
#15 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#75 in Germany
#499 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
2,326
Founded
1982
#16 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#77 in Germany
#510 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
6,000
Founded
1947
#17 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#88 in Germany
#679 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
27,000
Founded
1971
#18 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#90 in Germany
#693 in Europe
Enrollment
15,050
Founded
1971
#19 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#101 in Germany
#816 in Europe
Enrollment
8,000
Founded
1995
#20 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#103 in Germany
#823 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
13,671
Founded
1971
#21 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#110 in Germany
#854 in Europe
Enrollment
8,532
Founded
1971
#22 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#114 in Germany
#869 in Europe
Enrollment
8,633
Founded
1971
#23 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#120 in Germany
#901 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
13,559
Founded
1971
#24 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#125 in Germany
#923 in Europe
Enrollment
6,544
Founded
1971
#25 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#134 in Germany
#970 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
5,000
Founded
2009
#26 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#141 in Germany
#1027 in Europe
Enrollment
21,263
Founded
1993
#27 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#158 in Germany
#1169 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
328
Founded
1990
#28 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#161 in Germany
#1214 in Europe
Enrollment
4,030
Male:Female
26:74
Founded
1971
#29 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#173 in Germany
#1298 in Europe
Enrollment
8,357
Founded
1992
#30 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#195 in Germany
#1429 in Europe
Enrollment
608
Founded
1773
#31 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#197 in Germany
#1450 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
1,123
Founded
1993
#32 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#200 in Germany
#1477 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
1,568
Founded
1925
#33 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#201 in Germany
#1528 in Europe
Enrollment
2,000
Founded
1971
#34 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#204 in Germany
#1582 in Europe
Enrollment
2,906
Founded
2000
#35 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#207 in Germany
#1622 in Europe
Enrollment
268
Founded
2011
#36 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#217 in Germany
#1694 in Europe
Enrollment
559
Founded
2006
#37 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#219 in Germany
#1698 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
14,511
Founded
1971
#38 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#223 in Germany
#1714 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
4,742
Founded
1971
#39 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#226 in Germany
#1723 in Europe
Enrollment
11,448
Founded
2002
#40 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#234 in Germany
#1748 in Europe
Enrollment
6,047
Founded
1972
#41 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#242 in Germany
#1764 in Europe
Enrollment
914
Founded
1973
#42 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#243 in Germany
#1765 in Europe
Enrollment
890
Founded
1935
#43 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#246 in Germany
#1776 in Europe
Enrollment
646
Founded
1946
#44 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#247 in Germany
#1780 in Europe
Enrollment
5,671
Founded
1978
#45 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#267 in Germany
#1869 in Europe
Enrollment
62
Founded
1971
#46 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#280 in Germany
#1927 in Europe
Enrollment
938
Founded
2009
#47 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#282 in Germany
#1929 in Europe
Enrollment
1,584
Founded
2000
#48 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#283 in Germany
#1932 in Europe
Enrollment
685
Founded
1976
#49 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#286 in Germany
#1957 in Europe
Enrollment
2,178
Founded
1816
#50 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#287 in Germany
#1960 in Europe
Enrollment
2,190
Founded
1990
#51 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#293 in Germany
#1989 in Europe
Enrollment
6,881
Founded
1976
#52 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#294 in Germany
#1995 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
332
Founded
1972
#53 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#295 in Germany
#2000 in Europe
Enrollment
4,400
Founded
2009
#54 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#296 in Germany
#2001 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
2,102
Founded
1993
#55 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#297 in Germany
#2010 in Europe
Enrollment
919
Founded
2003
#56 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#301 in Germany
#2035 in Europe
Enrollment
1,134
Founded
2013
#57 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#304 in Germany
#2056 in Europe
Enrollment
1,464
Founded
1958
#58 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#307 in Germany
#2064 in Europe
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2009
#59 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#309 in Germany
#2080 in Europe
Enrollment
1,599
Founded
2001
#60 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#311 in Germany
#2107 in Europe
Enrollment
129
Founded
1935
#61 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#331 in Germany
#2228 in Europe
Enrollment
569
Founded
2008
#62 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#353 in Germany
#2413 in Europe
Enrollment
495
Founded
2005
#63 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#362 in Germany
#2520 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
38
Founded
1947
#64 in North Rhine-Westphalia
#366 in Germany
#2597 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
104
Founded
1925

Closest to North Rhine-Westphalia states

State
Universities
Unis
Best university country rank
Best uni Germany Flag rank
Hesse 22 26
Rhineland-Palatinate 18 19
Lower Saxony 26 5
Bremen 6 32
Saarland 4 30
Thuringia 12 24
Saxony-Anhalt 9 31
Hamburg 18 6
Baden-Wurttemberg 62 2
Schleswig-Holstein 12 22
Brandenburg 46 8
Saxony 19 15
Bavaria 45 1
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 6 37