List of 100 best universities in Russia

We ranked 100 best universities in Russia based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 5.05M citations received by 487K publications made by 385 universities in Russia, measured the popularity of 4,118 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database to calculate the non-academic prominence.

#1 in Russia
#55 in Europe
#169 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1755
#2 in Russia
#124 in Europe
#330 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1724
#3 in Russia
#218 in Europe
#559 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992
#4 in Russia
#334 in Europe
#875 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
7,131
Founded
1959
#5 in Russia
#340 in Europe
#893 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1946
#6 in Russia
#349 in Europe
#922 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1942
#7 in Russia
#363 in Europe
#975 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1878
#8 in Russia
#378 in Europe
#1017 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1899
#9 in Russia
#399 in Europe
#1087 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1804
#10 in Russia
#423 in Europe
#1169 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1920
#11 in Russia
#460 in Europe
#1310 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1896
#12 in Russia
#463 in Europe
#1322 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1960
#13 in Russia
#468 in Europe
#1334 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1900
#14 in Russia
#504 in Europe
#1431 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1830
#15 in Russia
#514 in Europe
#1461 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1915
#16 in Russia
#557 in Europe
#1657 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1758
#17 in Russia
#564 in Europe
#1685 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
32,145
Founded
2006
#18 in Russia
#586 in Europe
#1751 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
41,000
Founded
1899
#19 in Russia
#587 in Europe
#1754 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1943
#20 in Russia
#592 in Europe
#1772 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1909
#21 in Russia
#599 in Europe
#1813 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1977
#22 in Russia
#603 in Europe
#1822 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1918
#23 in Russia
#617 in Europe
#1888 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1930
#24 in Russia
#662 in Europe
#2066 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
16,401
Founded
1907
#26 in Russia
#685 in Europe
#2161 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1906
#27 in Russia
#688 in Europe
#2175 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
14,069
Founded
1930
#28 in Russia
#708 in Europe
#2250 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1950
#29 in Russia
#719 in Europe
#2290 in the World
Enrollment
12,370
Founded
1916
#30 in Russia
#724 in Europe
#2305 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1918
#31 in Russia
#728 in Europe
#2320 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1872
#32 in Russia
#735 in Europe
#2355 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1930
#33 in Russia
#744 in Europe
#2416 in the World
Enrollment
19,077
Founded
1956
#34 in Russia
#745 in Europe
#2424 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1916
#35 in Russia
#757 in Europe
#2479 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1886
#36 in Russia
#761 in Europe
#2497 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1944
#37 in Russia
#775 in Europe
#2566 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1942
#38 in Russia
#776 in Europe
#2573 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1930
#39 in Russia
#789 in Europe
#2635 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1947
#40 in Russia
#801 in Europe
#2672 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1797
#41 in Russia
#814 in Europe
#2747 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1920
#42 in Russia
#827 in Europe
#2794 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1876
#43 in Russia
#828 in Europe
#2804 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1973
#44 in Russia
#830 in Europe
#2818 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1991
#45 in Russia
#842 in Europe
#2870 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1898
#46 in Russia
#859 in Europe
#2929 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1940
#48 in Russia
#883 in Europe
#3039 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1980
#49 in Russia
#890 in Europe
#3059 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1976
#51 in Russia
#902 in Europe
#3125 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1967
#52 in Russia
#909 in Europe
#3158 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1909
#53 in Russia
#913 in Europe
#3178 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1932
#54 in Russia
#921 in Europe
#3222 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
8,000
Founded
1931
#55 in Russia
#922 in Europe
#3225 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1953
#57 in Russia
#933 in Europe
#3292 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1930
#58 in Russia
#934 in Europe
#3296 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1902
#59 in Russia
#936 in Europe
#3310 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1929
#60 in Russia
#938 in Europe
#3319 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1965
#61 in Russia
#941 in Europe
#3326 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1914
#62 in Russia
#943 in Europe
#3333 in the World
Enrollment
35,700
Founded
1930
#63 in Russia
#951 in Europe
#3373 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1930
#64 in Russia
#967 in Europe
#3477 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
375
Founded
1992
#65 in Russia
#971 in Europe
#3497 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1974
#66 in Russia
#976 in Europe
#3506 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1930
#67 in Russia
#979 in Europe
#3520 in the World
Enrollment
8,630
Male:Female
32:68
Founded
1972
#68 in Russia
#984 in Europe
#3542 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1992
#69 in Russia
#985 in Europe
#3546 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1931
#70 in Russia
#986 in Europe
#3550 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1870
#71 in Russia
#998 in Europe
#3615 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1958
#73 in Russia
#1015 in Europe
#3725 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1971
#74 in Russia
#1019 in Europe
#3753 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1918
#75 in Russia
#1025 in Europe
#3791 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
2001
#76 in Russia
#1028 in Europe
#3799 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1888
#77 in Russia
#1033 in Europe
#3814 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1943
#78 in Russia
#1042 in Europe
#3843 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1974
#79 in Russia
#1047 in Europe
#3867 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1974
#80 in Russia
#1048 in Europe
#3872 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1991
#81 in Russia
#1052 in Europe
#3893 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1896
#82 in Russia
#1061 in Europe
#3948 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1958
#83 in Russia
#1063 in Europe
#3951 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1919
#84 in Russia
#1065 in Europe
#3956 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1917
#85 in Russia
#1066 in Europe
#3970 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1988
#86 in Russia
#1067 in Europe
#3977 in the World
Enrollment
21,601
Founded
1958
#87 in Russia
#1071 in Europe
#3993 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1942
#88 in Russia
#1075 in Europe
#4015 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1948
#90 in Russia
#1081 in Europe
#4045 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1930
#92 in Russia
#1085 in Europe
#4056 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1934
#93 in Russia
#1088 in Europe
#4070 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1995
#94 in Russia
#1096 in Europe
#4132 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1890
#95 in Russia
#1097 in Europe
#4139 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1866
#96 in Russia
#1114 in Europe
#4227 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1954
#97 in Russia
#1120 in Europe
#4242 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1952
#98 in Russia
#1124 in Europe
#4254 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1967
#99 in Russia
#1131 in Europe
#4286 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1930
#100 in Russia
#1132 in Europe
#4288 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1994

The best cities to study in Russia based on the number of universities and their ranks are Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, and Tomsk.

Average cost of living for students in Russia is $452 + $58-416 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).