Top 175 universities in Turkey

  1. Middle East Technical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1956
  2. Istanbul University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1933
  3. Istanbul Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1944
  4. Hacettepe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    44,937
    Male:Female
    44:56
    Founded
    1967
  5. Ankara University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1946
  6. Bogazici University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1971
  7. Anadolu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    4,678
    Founded
    1982
  8. Gazi University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1982
  9. Ege University logo
    Enrollment
    65,082
    Founded
    1955
  10. Dokuz Eylul University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1982
  11. Bilkent University logo
    Enrollment
    11,701
    Founded
    1984
  12. Marmara University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1982
  13. Yildiz Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1982
  14. Ataturk University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1957
  15. Selcuk University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1975
  16. Sakarya University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1992
  17. Akdeniz University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1982
  18. Uludag University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1975
  19. Erciyes University logo
    Enrollment
    52,200
    Founded
    1978
  20. Koc University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1992
  21. Sabanci University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1996
  22. Cukurova University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1973
  23. Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1992
  24. Ondokuz Mayis University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1975
  25. Suleyman Demirel University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    41,647
    Male:Female
    49:51
    Founded
    1992
  26. Karadeniz Technical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1955
  27. Istanbul Bilgi University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1996
  28. Yeditepe University logo
    Enrollment
    19,508
    Founded
    1996
  29. Baskent University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1994
  30. Kocaeli University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1992
  31. Firat University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1975
  32. Trakya University logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1982
  33. Mersin University logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1992
  34. Kadir Has University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1997
  35. Balikesir University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1992
  36. Adnan Menderes University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1992
  37. Mugla University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1992
  38. Abant Izzet Baysal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1992
  39. Pamukkale University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1992
  40. Harran University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  41. Dicle University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1973
  42. Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  43. Van Yuzuncu Yil University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1982
  44. Ozyegin University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2007
  45. Istanbul Aydin University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    2007
  46. Istanbul Kultur University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1997
  47. Inonu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1975
  48. University of Gaziantep logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1987
  49. Eskisehir Osmangazi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1993
  50. Mustafa Kemal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  51. Cumhuriyet University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1974
  52. Kirikkale University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  53. Bahcesehir University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1998
  54. Galatasaray University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1994
  55. Cankaya University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1997
  56. Afyon Kocatepe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    43,000
    Founded
    1992
  57. Duzce University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2006
  58. Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1982
  59. Beykent University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1997
  60. Istanbul Commerce University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    2,730
    Founded
    2001
  61. Celal Bayar University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  62. Karabuk University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    2007
  63. Izmir Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1992
  64. Aksaray University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2006
  65. Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2007
  66. TOBB Economics and Technology University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2003
  67. Tekirdag Namik Kemal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    2006
  68. Gebze University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1992
  69. Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University logo
    Enrollment
    32,820
    Male:Female
    52:48
    Founded
    1992
  70. Maltepe University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1997
  71. Isik University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1996
  72. Bulent Ecevit University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1992
  73. Omer Halisdemir University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1992
  74. Yasar University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    10,423
    Founded
    2001
  75. Atilim University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1997
  76. Istanbul Medipol University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2009
  77. Usak University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2006
  78. Uskudar University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    2011
  79. Nevsehir University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2013
  80. Kastamonu University logo
    Enrollment
    30,513
    Male:Female
    49:51
    Founded
    2006
  81. Izmir University of Economics logo
    Enrollment
    9,322
    Male:Female
    49:51
    Founded
    2001
  82. Dogus University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1997
  83. Necmettin Erbakan University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2010
  84. Halic University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1998
  85. Agri Ibrahim Cecen University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2007
  86. Mehmet Akif Ersoy University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2006
  87. Okan University logo
    Enrollment
    12,908
    Founded
    1999
  88. Hitit University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2006
  89. Cankiri Karatekin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2007
  90. Kafkas University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1992
  91. Bozok University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2006
  92. Kirklareli University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2007
  93. Erzincan Binali Yildirim University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    22,500
  94. Recep Tayyip Erdogan University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2006
  95. Istanbul Developmental University logo
    Enrollment
    23,368
    Founded
    2011
  96. Bilecik Sheikh Edebali University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    2007
  97. Hasan Kalyoncu University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2008
  98. Adiyaman University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2006
  99. Bartin University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2008
  100. Artvin Coruh University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2007
  101. Bingol University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2007
  102. Ahi Evran University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2006
  103. University of Yalova logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2008
  104. Amasya University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2006
  105. Istanbul Sehir University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2008
  106. Giresun University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2006
  107. Yildirim Beyazit University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2010
  108. Dumlupinar University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1992
  109. Istanbul Arel University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2007
  110. Bayburt University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2008
  111. Istanbul Medeniyet University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2010
  112. Ordu University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2006
  113. Izmir Katip Celebi University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2010
  114. Batman University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2007
  115. Abdullah Gul University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    1,078
    Founded
    2010
  116. Osmaniye Korkut Ata University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2007
  117. Bursa Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2010
  118. Ted University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2009
  119. Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    2010
  120. Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2010
  121. Ardahan University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2008
  122. Gumushane University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2008
  123. Erzurum Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2010
  124. Istanbul Gedik University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2016
  125. Igdir University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2008
  126. Acibadem University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2007
  127. Bezmialem Foundation University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2010
  128. Health Sciences University logo
    Founded
    2015
  129. Sinop University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2007
  130. Nisantasi University logo
    Enrollment
    20,445
    Founded
    2009
  131. Kilis 7 Aralik University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2007
  132. Mus Alparslan University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    2007
  133. Siirt University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    2007
  134. Social Sciences University of Ankara logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2013
  135. Iskenderun Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2015
  136. Mardin Artuklu University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2007
  137. Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University logo
    Enrollment
    13,500
    Founded
    2015
  138. Turkish-German University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2010
  139. KTO Karatay University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2009
  140. Antalya Bilim University logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2010
  141. Cag University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1997
  142. Piri Reis University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2008
  143. Istanbul New Century University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2016
  144. Altinbas University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    2008
  145. Istinye University logo
    Founded
    2015
  146. Biruni University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2014
  147. Turkish Aeronautical Association University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2011
  148. Mef University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2012
  149. Adana Science and Technology University logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2011
  150. Beykoz University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2016
  151. Ufuk University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1999
  152. Izmir Democracy University logo
    Founded
    2016
  153. Ibn Haldun University logo
    Founded
    2015
  154. Hakkari University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2008
  155. Konya Gida and Tarim University logo
    Founded
    2013
  156. Munzur University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2016
  157. Sirnak University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2008
  158. Nuh Naci Yazgan University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2009
  159. Istanbul 29 May University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2010
  160. Toros University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2009
  161. Istanbul Ayvansaray University logo
    Founded
    2016
  162. Eurasian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    1,095
    Founded
    2010
  163. Bakircay University logo
    Founded
    2016
  164. Istanbul Esenyurt University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2013
  165. Istanbul Science University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2006
  166. Sanko University logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2013
  167. Founded
    2016
  168. Istanbul Kent University logo
    Founded
    2016
  169. Istanbul Rumeli University logo
    Founded
    2015
  170. Alanya Hamd Emin Pasa University logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2011
  171. Bitlis Eren University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2007
  172. Antalya Akev University logo
    Founded
    2015
  173. Higher Specialization University logo
    Founded
    2013
  174. Founded
    2013

The best cities to study in Turkey based on the number of universities and their ranks are Ankara, Istanbul, Eskisehir, and Izmir.

Average cost of living for students in Turkey is $275 + $26-186 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).