List of 8 best universities in New Zealand

We ranked 8 best universities in New Zealand based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 7.14M citations received by 207K publications made by 8 universities in New Zealand, measured the popularity of 1,194 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in New Zealand
#7 in Oceania
#174 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1883
#2 in New Zealand
#12 in Oceania
#292 in the World
Enrollment
21,240
Founded
1869
#3 in New Zealand
#22 in Oceania
#451 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
17,299
Founded
1873
#4 in New Zealand
#23 in Oceania
#452 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1963
#5 in New Zealand
#26 in Oceania
#548 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1897
#6 in New Zealand
#29 in Oceania
#617 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1964
#7 in New Zealand
#35 in Oceania
#786 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
2000
#8 in New Zealand
#46 in Oceania
#1523 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1878

The best cities to study in New Zealand based on the number of universities and their ranks are Auckland, Dunedin, Christchurch, and Palmerston North.

Average cost of living for students in New Zealand is $754 + $133-952 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).