List of 100 best universities in Taiwan

We ranked 100 best universities in Taiwan based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 13.4M citations received by 643K publications made by 144 universities in Taiwan, measured the popularity of 810 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. National Taiwan University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1945
  2. National Cheng Kung University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1931
  3. National Chiao Tung University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1958
  4. National Tsing Hua University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    12,448
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1911
  5. National Central University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1915
  6. National Taiwan Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    10,893
    Founded
    1922
  7. National Sun Yat-Sen University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1980
  8. National Chung Hsing University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1919
  9. National Yang-Ming University logo
    Enrollment
    4,579
    Founded
    1975
  10. Tamkang University logo
    Enrollment
    26,619
    Founded
    1950
  11. Chang Gung University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1987
  12. National Chung Cheng University logo
    Enrollment
    12,000
    Founded
    1989
  13. Taipei Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    6,112
    Founded
    1960
  14. National Chengchi University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1927
  15. Fu Jen Catholic University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1925
  16. National Taipei University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    9,200
    Founded
    1911
  17. China Medical University, Taiwan logo
    Enrollment
    7,940
    Founded
    1958
  18. Feng Chia University logo
    Enrollment
    20,214
    Founded
    1961
  19. National Taiwan Ocean University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1953
  20. Yuan Ze University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1989
  21. Chung Yuan Christian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    16,263
    Male:Female
    60:40
    Founded
    1955
  22. Kaohsiung Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    7,001
    Founded
    1953
  23. Tunghai University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1955
  24. Chinese Culture University logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1962
  25. I-Shou University logo
    Enrollment
    15,614
    Founded
    1986
  26. National Dong Hwa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    10,482
    Male:Female
    59:41
    Founded
    1994
  27. National Yunlin University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    9,710
    Founded
    1991
  28. National Changhua University of Education logo
    Enrollment
    7,702
    Founded
    1971
  29. Ming Chuan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    20,000
    Founded
    1957
  30. National Chi Nan University logo
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1995
  31. Soochow University, Taiwan logo
    Enrollment
    15,024
    Founded
    1899
  32. National Taipei University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1949
  33. Chaoyang University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    1,732
    Founded
    1994
  34. National Pingtung University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1924
  35. National Chiayi University logo
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    2000
  36. Da-Yeh University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    1990
  37. Chung Hua University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1990
  38. Nanhua University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1996
  39. National University of Kaohsiung logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2000
  40. Tzu Chi University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1994
  41. National Kaohsiung Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1967
  42. National University of Tainan logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1898
  43. Chung Shan Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1960
  44. National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1963
  45. Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1956
  46. Kun Shan University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1965
  47. Shu-Te University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1997
  48. Shih Hsin University logo
    Founded
    1955
  49. Asia University, Taiwan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2001
  50. Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  51. National Formosa University logo
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    1980
  52. National United University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    89%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1972
  53. Shih Chien University logo
    Enrollment
    15,000
    Founded
    1958
  54. Providence University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    49%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1956
  55. National Ilan University logo
    Enrollment
    5,000
    Founded
    1926
  56. National Chin-Yi University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1971
  57. China University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1965
  58. Chang Jung Christian University logo
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    1966
  59. Aletheia University logo
    Founded
    1882
  60. National Taichung University of Education logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1923
  61. Cheng Shiu University logo
    Founded
    1965
  62. Hungkuang University logo
    Enrollment
    12,704
    Founded
    1967
  63. Minghsin University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  64. Lunghwa University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1969
  65. Huafan University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1990
  66. Fo Guang University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2000
  67. Kainan University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1917
  68. Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1948
  69. University of Taipei logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2013
  70. Chienkuo Technology University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1965
  71. National Taiwan University of Arts logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    5,400
    Founded
    1955
  72. Hsuan Chuang University logo
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1997
  73. Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1969
  74. National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1947
  75. National Pingtung University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1940
  76. MingDao University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2001
  77. China University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    28%
    Founded
    1968
  78. Taipei National University of the Arts logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1982
  79. Fooyin University logo
    Founded
    1958
  80. National Taiwan Sport University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    2,300
    Founded
    1987
  81. Kao Yuan University logo
    Enrollment
    9,000
    Founded
    1986
  82. Tainan University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1964
  83. Founded
    2001
  84. Takming University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1965
  85. Ling Tung University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1964
  86. Far East University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Founded
    1968
  87. Tungnan University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1970
  88. National Kaohsiung Marine University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1946
  89. National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2018

The best cities to study in Taiwan based on the number of universities and their ranks are Taipei City, Tainan City, Hsinchu, and Taoyuan City.

Average cost of living for students in Taiwan is $666 + $55-391 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).