Top 300 universities in Russia: Rankings & Acceptance rate

University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1Moscow State UniversityMoscow
2National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscow
3St. Petersburg State UniversitySaint Petersburg
4Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityTomsk
5Tomsk State UniversityTomsk
6ITMO University15%Saint Petersburg
7Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityMoscow
8Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration5%Moscow
9Belgorod State UniversityBelgorod
10Ural Federal University45%Yekaterinburg
11Novosibirsk State University15%Novosibirsk
12Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic UniversitySaint Petersburg
13National Research Nuclear University MEPI25%Moscow
14Volgograd State UniversityVolgograd
15RUDN UniversityMoscow
16Southern Federal UniversityRostov-on-Don
17Kazan Federal UniversityKazan
18Moscow Aviation Institute15%Moscow
19Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian FederationMoscow
20Moscow State Institute of International RelationsMoscow
21Saratov State UniversitySaratov
22Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod65%Nizhny Novgorod
23Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology45%Moscow
24Siberian Federal University35%Krasnoyarsk
25Voronezh State University65%Voronezh
26Perm State UniversityPerm
27Altai State UniversityBarnaul
28Irkutsk State UniversityIrkutsk
29National University of Science and Technology "MISIS"35%Moscow
30Plekhanov Russian University of Economics35%Moscow
31Far Eastern Federal UniversityVladivostok
32South Ural State University25%Chelyabinsk
33Novosibirsk State Technical University75%Novosibirsk
34Samara National Research University65%Samara
35Kazan State Technological UniversityKazan
36Perm State Technical University25%Perm
37Moscow State University of Civil EngineeringMoscow
38Tomsk State University of Control Systems and RadioelectronicsTomsk
39Northern Arctic Federal University5%Arkhangelsk
40University of TyumenTyumen
41Chelyabinsk State UniversityChelyabinsk
42Irkutsk National Research Technical UniversityIrkutsk
43N.R.U. Moscow Power Engineering InstituteMoscow
44Kuban State University65%Krasnodar
45Petrozavodsk State University65%Petrozavodsk
46Moscow Technical University - MIREA35%Moscow
47Ogarev Mordovia State University75%Saransk
48Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia75%Saint Petersburg
49Orenburg State UniversityOrenburg
50Yaroslavl State UniversityYaroslavl
51Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal UniversityKaliningrad
52Kemerovo State UniversityKemerovo
53Tver State University65%Tver
54Russian State University for the HumanitiesMoscow
55Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University85%Volgograd
56Moscow State Regional UniversityMoscow
57Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and TechnologyIvanovo
58European University at St. Petersburg45%Saint Petersburg
59Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory35%Moscow
60Synergy UniversityMoscow
61Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy85%Moscow
62Russian National Research Medical University75%Moscow
63Tambov State Technical UniversityTambov
64Vladivostok State University of Economics and ServiceVladivostok
65Penza State UniversityPenza
66Volgograd State Technical UniversityVolgograd
67Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sport and TourismMoscow
68Syktyvkar State UniversitySyktyvkar
69Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev - KAIKazan
70Novgorod State UniversityVeliky Novgorod
71Russian State Social University75%Moscow
72Novosibirsk State Pedagogical UniversityNovosibirsk
73Ural State University of EconomicsYekaterinburg
74Ulyanovsk State Technical University85%Ulyanovsk
75Moscow State University of Psychology and Education25%Moscow
76Tula State UniversityTula
77Moscow Medical Academy55%Moscow
78Russian State University of Oil and GasMoscow
79New Economic School25%Moscow
80Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University15%Saint Petersburg
81Saint-Petersburg Mining UniversitySaint Petersburg
82Tomsk State Pedagogical University35%Tomsk
83Samara State Technical UniversitySamara
84North-Eastern Federal UniversityYakutsk
85Moscow State Mining UniversityMoscow
86Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical UniversityMoscow
87Ivanovo State Power UniversityIvanovo
88Vladimir State UniversityVladimir
89Togliatti State UniversityTogliatti
90Siberian State Aerospace University25%Krasnoyarsk
91Ural State Pedagogical UniversityYekaterinburg
92North Caucasus Federal UniversityStavropol
93Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia45%Moscow
94Omsk State Technical UniversityOmsk
95National Research University of Electronic Technology45%Moscow
96Moscow State Forest UniversityMytishchi
97Buryat State UniversityUlan-Ude
98Russian State Agricultural UniversityMoscow
99Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical UniversityIzhevsk
100Kuzbass State Technical UniversityKemerovo
101Udmurt State University65%Izhevsk
102Kuban State University of TechnologyKrasnodar
103Novosibirsk State Medical UniversityNovosibirsk
104North State Medical UniversityArkhangelsk
105Bashkir State UniversityUfa
106Saratov State Technical UniversitySaratov
107Moscow State Technological University "Stankin"Moscow
108Ulyanovsk State University75%Ulyanovsk
109Kabardino-Balkarian State UniversityNalchik
110St. Petersburg State ConservatorySaint Petersburg
111Moscow City Teachers' Training University65%Moscow
112Moscow State Pedagogical UniversityMoscow
113Yaroslavl State Pedagogical UniversityYaroslavl
114St. Petersburg State University of Economics95%Saint Petersburg
115The Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications25%Saint Petersburg
116Pyatigorsk State University75%Pyatigorsk
117Pacific National University75%Khabarovsk
118Modern University for the HumanitiesMoscow
119Far Eastern State Medical UniversityKhabarovsk
120Komsomolsk-on-Amur State Technical UniversityKomsomolsk-on-Amur
121Siberian State Industrial University55%Novokuznetsk
122The State University of ManagementMoscow
123Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University35%Chelyabinsk
124Novosibirsk State University of Economics and ManagementNovosibirsk
125Adyghe State UniversityMaykop
126Perm State Pedagogical UniversityPerm
127Orel State Agrarian UniversityOrel
128Mari State UniversityYoshkar-Ola
129Polzunov Altai State Technical University95%Barnaul
130Pushkin State Russian Language Institute65%Moscow
131Saint Tikhon's Orthodox UniversityMoscow
132Kozma Minin Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University55%Nizhny Novgorod
133Volga State University of TechnologyYoshkar-Ola
134Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical UniversityKrasnoyarsk
135North-Western State Medical UniversitySaint Petersburg
136Don State Technical UniversityRostov-on-Don
137Omsk State Agrarian University n.a. P. A. StolypinOmsk
138Dubna State UniversityDubna
139Tyumen Industrial UniversityTyumen
140Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building25%Tomsk
141Moscow State Linguistic UniversityMoscow
142Samara State University35%Samara
143Ufa State Petroleum Technological UniversityUfa
144Chuvash State UniversityCheboksary
145Magnitogorsk State Technical UniversityMagnitogorsk
146Kaliningrad State Technical UniversityKaliningrad
147Russian State Hydrometeorological University55%Saint Petersburg
148Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland ShippingSaint Petersburg
149Moscow State University of Geodesy and CartographyMoscow
150Moscow University for the HumanitiesMoscow
151Moscow Technical University of Communications and InformaticsMoscow
152Murmansk State Technical UniversityMurmansk
153Ryazan State University85%Ryazan
154St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil EngineeringSaint Petersburg
155Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation55%Moscow
156Belgorod State Technological UniversityBelgorod
157Moscow State University of Railway EngineeringMoscow
158Krasnoyarsk State Medical UniversityKrasnoyarsk
159Omsk State UniversityOmsk
160Siberian State Transport University75%Novosibirsk
161Kazan State University of Architecture and EngineeringKazan
162Russian New UniversityMoscow
163Siberian State Medical UniversityTomsk
164Tambov State UniversityTambov
165Volgograd State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering75%Volgograd
166Sergei Witte University of Moscow75%Moscow
167Ryazan State Medical University95%Ryazan
168Ugra State UniversityKhanty-Mansiysk
169Omsk State Medical AcademyOmsk
170Astrakhan State Technical University15%Astrakhan
171Astrakhan State UniversityAstrakhan
172Ryazan State Radio Engineering UniversityRyazan
173Ufa State Aviation Technical UniversityUfa
174Moscow Metropolitan Governance UniversityMoscow
175Vyatka State UniversityKirov
176Kursk State University45%Kursk
177Gorno-Altaisk State UniversityGorno-Altaisk
178Ural State Mining UniversityYekaterinburg
179Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil EngineeringNizhny Novgorod
180South-Russian State Technical University35%Novocherkassk
181Nizhny Novgorod State Technical UniversityNizhny Novgorod
182Ural State Law AcademyYekaterinburg
183Dagestan State UniversityMakhachkala
184Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical UniversitySaint Petersburg
185Volgograd State Medical AcademyVolgograd
186Omsk State Pedagogical UniversityOmsk
187Ural State University of Physical CultureChelyabinsk
188Ukhta State Technical University75%Ukhta
189South-Western State University45%Kursk
190Ural State Forestry UniversityYekaterinburg
191Ural State University of Railway Transport35%Yekaterinburg
192Ivanovo State UniversityIvanovo
193Samara State Economic UniversitySamara
194South-Russian State University of Economics and ServiceShakhty
195Krasnoyarsk State Agricultural UniversityKrasnoyarsk
196St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace InstrumentationSaint Petersburg
197Kuban State Agricultural University95%Krasnodar
198Moscow International Higher Business School65%Moscow
199Voronezh State Pedagogical University85%Voronezh
200Far Eastern State Transport UniversityKhabarovsk
201Maritime State UniversityVladivostok
202Saint-Petersburg State Institute of Film and TelevisionSaint Petersburg
203Stavropol State Agrarian UniversityStavropol
204Bashkir State Medical UniversityUfa
205Penza State University of Architecture and ConstructionPenza
206Voronezh State Agricultural UniversityVoronezh
207Yaroslavl State Technical UniversityYaroslavl
208Pskov State Pedagogical UniversityPskov
209Kostroma State UniversityKostroma
210Moscow PolytechMoscow
211Saratov State Medical UniversitySaratov
212Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod65%Nizhny Novgorod
213Rostov State University of EconomicsRostov-on-Don
214Saratov State Agrarian UniversitySaratov
215Amur State UniversityBlagoveshchensk
216Kurgan State UniversityKurgan
217Lipetsk State Technical UniversityLipetsk
218Voronezh State University of Engineering TechnologyVoronezh
219Saratov State Socio-Economic UniversitySaratov
220Baikal State University95%Irkutsk
221Samara State Medical UniversitySamara
222Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities95%Samara
223Kuban State Medical UniversityKrasnodar
224Moscow State University of Printing ArtsMoscow
225Surgut State UniversitySurgut
226Moscow State Humanitarian UniversityMoscow
227Stavropol State Medical University15%Stavropol
228Bratsk State UniversityBratsk
229Bryansk State Technical UniversityBrjansk
230Moscow State University of Technology and ManagementMoscow
231Altai State Pedagogical AcademyBarnaul
232Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology85%Saint Petersburg
233Siberian State University of Telecommunications and InformaticsNovosibirsk
234M. Akmullah Bashkir State Pedagogical UniversityUfa
235Orenburg State Medical UniversityOrenburg
236Tula State Pedagogical UniversityTula
237Chelyabinsk State Medical AcademyChelyabinsk
238St. Petersburg State Agrarian UniversitySaint Petersburg
239Omsk State Transport UniversityOmsk
240Kemerovo State University of Culture and the ArtsKemerovo
241Khakas State UniversityAbakan
242Orel State UniversityOrel
243Michurinsk State Agrarian UniversityMichurinsk
244Novosibirsk State Agricultural UniversityNovosibirsk
245East Siberia State University of Technology and ManagementUlan-Ude
246State University of Land ManagementMoscow
247Kirov State Medical UniversityKirov
248St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design25%Saint Petersburg
249Cherepovets State UniversityCherepovets
250Sakhalin State UniversityYuzhno-Sakhalinsk
251St. Petersburg State Marine Technical UniversitySaint Petersburg
252Moscow State University of Food ProductionMoscow
253Rostov State Medical University65%Rostov-on-Don
254Russian State Geological Prospecting UniversityMoscow
255Altai State Medical UniversityBarnaul
256Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy65%Saint Petersburg
257Perm State Academy of MedicinePerm
258Smolensk University for HumanitiesSmolensk
259Voronezh State Technical UniversityVoronezh
260Novosibirsk State Architectural UniversityNovosibirsk
261Chechen State UniversityGrozny
262North Ossetian State UniversityVladikavkaz
263Moscow International UniversityMoscow
264Kazan State Power Engineering University65%Kazan
265Kalmyk State UniversityElista
266St. Petersburg State University for Culture and ArtsSaint Petersburg
267St. Petersburg State University of Physical EducationSaint Petersburg
268Volga State University of Telecommunications and InformaticsSamara
269Orenburg State Agrarian UniversityOrenburg
270Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical UniversityBlagoveshchensk
271Moscow State Institute of CultureKhimki
272Yelets State UniversityYelets
273Voronezh State Medical Academy45%Voronezh
274Bryansk State Agrarian UniversityBrjansk
275St. Petersburg University of Management Technologies and EconomicsSaint Petersburg
276Khabarovsk State University of Economics and LawKhabarovsk
277Vologda State Dairy Farming AcademyVologda
278Russian State University A.N. KosyginMoscow
279Leningrad State UniversitySaint Petersburg
280Tver State Technical University25%Tver
281Vologda State UniversityVologda
282Kursk State Medical University75%Kursk
283Baltic State Technical University "Voenmeh"Saint Petersburg
284Kazan State Medical University45%Kazan
285Moscow State Industrial Art UniversityMoscow
286Bashkir State Agricultural UniversityUfa
287Chuvash State Pedagogical UniversityCheboksary
288Bryansk State UniversityBrjansk
289International Independent Ecological-Political UniversityMoscow
290Belgorod State Agricultural UniversityBelgorod
291Altai State University of AgricultureBarnaul
292North Caucasian Institute of Mining and MetallurgyVladikavkaz
293Altai State Academy of EducationBiisk
294Smolensk State UniversitySmolensk
295Maikop State Technological UniversityMaykop
296Pyatigorsk State Pharmaceutical AcademyPyatigorsk
297Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical UniversityUlyanovsk
298Ivanovo State Polytechnic UniversityIvanovo
299Dagestan State Technical UniversityMakhachkala
300Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and TourismKazan

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

Average cost of living for students in Russia is $319 + $44-316 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).