List of 100 best universities in Turkey

We ranked 100 best universities in Turkey based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 8.66M citations received by 491K publications made by 175 universities in Turkey, measured the popularity of 774 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Turkey
#65 in Asia
#463 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1933
#2 in Turkey
#88 in Asia
#558 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
44,937
Male:Female
44:56
Founded
1967
#3 in Turkey
#95 in Asia
#581 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1946
#4 in Turkey
#96 in Asia
#582 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1956
#5 in Turkey
#109 in Asia
#640 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1944
#6 in Turkey
#128 in Asia
#714 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1971
#7 in Turkey
#177 in Asia
#842 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1982
#8 in Turkey
#181 in Asia
#861 in the World
Enrollment
65,082
Founded
1955
#9 in Turkey
#186 in Asia
#883 in the World
Enrollment
11,701
Founded
1984
#10 in Turkey
#201 in Asia
#921 in the World
Enrollment
65,020
Founded
1982
#11 in Turkey
#205 in Asia
#928 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1982
#12 in Turkey
#253 in Asia
#1064 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
4,678
Founded
1982
#13 in Turkey
#272 in Asia
#1116 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1957
#14 in Turkey
#286 in Asia
#1153 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1992
#15 in Turkey
#294 in Asia
#1180 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1975
#16 in Turkey
#306 in Asia
#1200 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1982
#17 in Turkey
#329 in Asia
#1263 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1996
#18 in Turkey
#340 in Asia
#1287 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1982
#19 in Turkey
#345 in Asia
#1295 in the World
Enrollment
52,200
Founded
1978
#20 in Turkey
#358 in Asia
#1321 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1973
#21 in Turkey
#359 in Asia
#1328 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1955
#22 in Turkey
#363 in Asia
#1342 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1975
#23 in Turkey
#408 in Asia
#1474 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1994
#24 in Turkey
#419 in Asia
#1500 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1992
#25 in Turkey
#436 in Asia
#1568 in the World
Enrollment
19,508
Founded
1996
#26 in Turkey
#441 in Asia
#1573 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1975
#27 in Turkey
#489 in Asia
#1735 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1992
#28 in Turkey
#499 in Asia
#1769 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1992
#29 in Turkey
#508 in Asia
#1786 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1975
#30 in Turkey
#529 in Asia
#1845 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1996
#31 in Turkey
#534 in Asia
#1856 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1982
#32 in Turkey
#547 in Asia
#1881 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
41,647
Male:Female
49:51
Founded
1992
#33 in Turkey
#568 in Asia
#1937 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1992
#34 in Turkey
#601 in Asia
#2043 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1992
#35 in Turkey
#644 in Asia
#2174 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1992
#36 in Turkey
#647 in Asia
#2182 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992
#37 in Turkey
#661 in Asia
#2228 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992
#38 in Turkey
#683 in Asia
#2314 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1973
#39 in Turkey
#713 in Asia
#2387 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1992
#40 in Turkey
#714 in Asia
#2389 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1997
#41 in Turkey
#720 in Asia
#2403 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
30,000
Founded
1975
#42 in Turkey
#747 in Asia
#2484 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1992
#43 in Turkey
#756 in Asia
#2519 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1987
#44 in Turkey
#762 in Asia
#2533 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2007
#45 in Turkey
#766 in Asia
#2541 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1982
#46 in Turkey
#772 in Asia
#2550 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1992
#47 in Turkey
#788 in Asia
#2600 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992
#48 in Turkey
#817 in Asia
#2689 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992
#49 in Turkey
#846 in Asia
#2744 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992
#50 in Turkey
#849 in Asia
#2750 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1993
#51 in Turkey
#865 in Asia
#2786 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
2007
#52 in Turkey
#922 in Asia
#2936 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1997
#53 in Turkey
#924 in Asia
#2938 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1997
#54 in Turkey
#950 in Asia
#3003 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
2010
#55 in Turkey
#956 in Asia
#3019 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1974
#56 in Turkey
#1002 in Asia
#3145 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1994
#57 in Turkey
#1080 in Asia
#3339 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1992
#58 in Turkey
#1095 in Asia
#3381 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
2006
#59 in Turkey
#1105 in Asia
#3406 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1997
#60 in Turkey
#1120 in Asia
#3451 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2009
#61 in Turkey
#1134 in Asia
#3482 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2003
#62 in Turkey
#1142 in Asia
#3509 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1997
#63 in Turkey
#1143 in Asia
#3510 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
43,000
Founded
1992
#64 in Turkey
#1167 in Asia
#3561 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1997
#65 in Turkey
#1168 in Asia
#3562 in the World
Enrollment
32,820
Male:Female
52:48
Founded
1992
#66 in Turkey
#1174 in Asia
#3572 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992
#67 in Turkey
#1194 in Asia
#3629 in the World
Enrollment
30,513
Male:Female
49:51
Founded
2006
#68 in Turkey
#1202 in Asia
#3646 in the World
Enrollment
9,000
Founded
1997
#69 in Turkey
#1203 in Asia
#3648 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
2006
#70 in Turkey
#1213 in Asia
#3673 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
2,730
Founded
2001
#71 in Turkey
#1249 in Asia
#3759 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
2006
#72 in Turkey
#1255 in Asia
#3771 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1982
#73 in Turkey
#1331 in Asia
#3954 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
2011
#74 in Turkey
#1347 in Asia
#3987 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
2007
#75 in Turkey
#1351 in Asia
#3995 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
9,322
Male:Female
49:51
Founded
2001
#76 in Turkey
#1389 in Asia
#4084 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2007
#77 in Turkey
#1395 in Asia
#4097 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
10,423
Founded
2001
#78 in Turkey
#1476 in Asia
#4301 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2010
#79 in Turkey
#1503 in Asia
#4359 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1998
#80 in Turkey
#1507 in Asia
#4365 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2008
#81 in Turkey
#1537 in Asia
#4426 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
2013
#82 in Turkey
#1545 in Asia
#4446 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
2006
#83 in Turkey
#1559 in Asia
#4484 in the World
Enrollment
12,908
Founded
1999
#84 in Turkey
#1568 in Asia
#4503 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
2006
#85 in Turkey
#1569 in Asia
#4504 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2010
#86 in Turkey
#1603 in Asia
#4584 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
2006
#87 in Turkey
#1611 in Asia
#4611 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992
#88 in Turkey
#1613 in Asia
#4613 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2007
#89 in Turkey
#1614 in Asia
#4615 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1996
#90 in Turkey
#1649 in Asia
#4685 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2007
#91 in Turkey
#1697 in Asia
#4808 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2007
#92 in Turkey
#1702 in Asia
#4820 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
2006
#93 in Turkey
#1710 in Asia
#4835 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2010
#94 in Turkey
#1723 in Asia
#4859 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
2006
#95 in Turkey
#1731 in Asia
#4874 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2008
#96 in Turkey
#1755 in Asia
#4931 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
2006
#97 in Turkey
#1775 in Asia
#4974 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
22,500
#98 in Turkey
#1791 in Asia
#5004 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2008
#99 in Turkey
#1794 in Asia
#5009 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2012
#100 in Turkey
#1795 in Asia
#5010 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2007

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

Average cost of living for students in Turkey is $263 + $25-177 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).