List of 100 best universities in Ukraine

We ranked 100 best universities in Ukraine based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 293K citations received by 75.2K publications made by 169 universities in Ukraine, measured the popularity of 1,675 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1834
  2. V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University logo
    Enrollment
    16,860
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1804
  3. Lviv Polytechnic National University logo
    Enrollment
    31,973
    Male:Female
    58:42
    Founded
    1844
  4. Ivan Franko National University of Lviv logo
    Enrollment
    19,770
    Founded
    1661
  5. National Technical University of Ukraine Kyiv Polytechnic Institute logo
    Enrollment
    22,278
    Male:Female
    69:31
    Founded
    1898
  6. Sumy State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    13,622
    Founded
    1993
  7. National Aviation University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    50,000
    Founded
    1933
  8. Vinnytsia National Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1960
  9. Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University logo
    Enrollment
    8,783
    Male:Female
    17:83
    Founded
    1919
  10. National Technical University Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    14,770
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1885
  11. National Pedagogical Dragomanov University logo
    Enrollment
    16,000
    Founded
    1920
  12. Lviv National Medical University logo
    Enrollment
    6,273
    Founded
    1784
  13. National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1615
  14. Dnipropetrovsk National University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1918
  15. Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University logo
    Enrollment
    11,000
    Founded
    1804
  16. Founded
    1930
  17. Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1875
  18. Odessa National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1865
  19. Donetsk National Technical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1924
  20. Uzhhorod National University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1945
  21. Ternopil National Economic University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1966
  22. Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1940
  23. National University of Pharmacy logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Enrollment
    15,995
    Founded
    1805
  24. Enrollment
    4,199
    Founded
    1923
  25. Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    5,720
    Founded
    1937
  26. National University of Cherkasy logo
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1921
  27. National Mining University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    12,000
    Founded
    1899
  28. Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1940
  29. Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1930
  30. National University Odesa Law Academy logo
    Enrollment
    11,001
    Male:Female
    46:54
    Founded
    1997
  31. Chernihiv National University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    4,559
    Male:Female
    60:40
    Founded
    1960
  32. Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1900
  33. Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics logo
    Enrollment
    7,512
    Male:Female
    77:23
    Founded
    1930
  34. Odessa National Polytechnic University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1918
  35. Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1968
  36. Uman State Pedagogical University logo
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    1930
  37. Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  38. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education logo
    Enrollment
    25,000
    Founded
    1918
  39. Berdyansk State Pedagogical University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1932
  40. Bukovinian State Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    5,600
    Founded
    1944
  41. Kyiv National Economic University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1906
  42. Odessa National Academy of Telecommunications logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1920
  43. National University of Ostroh Academy logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1576
  44. Mykolayiv National Agrarian University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1984
  45. Zaporizhzhya National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    1930
  46. Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1930
  47. National University of Water and Environmental Engineering logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1915
  48. KROK University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1992
  49. O.O. Bogomolets National Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1841
  50. Poltava State Pedagogical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1914
  51. Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1930
  52. Lesya Ukrainka East European National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1940
  53. National University of Food Technologies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1884
  54. Poltava State Agrarian Academy logo
    Enrollment
    3,898
    Male:Female
    61:39
    Founded
    1920
  55. Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1902
  56. Alfred Nobel University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1993
  57. Kherson State University logo
    Enrollment
    8,000
    Founded
    1917
  58. National University of Shipbuilding logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1920
  59. Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas logo
    Enrollment
    4,331
    Male:Female
    74:26
    Founded
    1967
  60. Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    9,000
    Founded
    1945
  61. National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine logo
    Enrollment
    20,000
    Founded
    1930
  62. Pryazovskyi State Technical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1930
  63. Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1930
  64. Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1918
  65. National University of State Tax Service of Ukraine logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1921
  66. Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1930
  67. Uman National University of Horticulture logo
    Enrollment
    4,782
    Founded
    1844
  68. Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy logo
    Enrollment
    4,756
    Founded
    1916
  69. Mykolayiv National University logo
    Founded
    1913
  70. Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    35,000
    Founded
    1946
  71. Zaporizhia State Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1959
  72. Zhytomyr National Agroecological University logo
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1922
  73. Kharkiv National Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1805
  74. Ternopil National Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1960
  75. Lviv State University of Physical Culture logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1946
  76. Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1804
  77. Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    8,000
    Founded
    1930
  78. Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1958
  79. Cherkasy State Technological University logo
    Enrollment
    3,897
    Male:Female
    65:35
    Founded
    1960
  80. Founded
    1944
  81. East Ukrainian National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    35,000
    Founded
    1920
  82. Kharkiv National Technical University of Agriculture logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    5,000
    Founded
    1930
  83. Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1930
  84. Nizhyn Gogol State University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1805
  85. V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    15,000
    Founded
    1918

The best cities to study in Ukraine based on the number of universities and their ranks are Kiev, Kharkiv, Lviv, and Sumy.

Average cost of living for students in Ukraine is $275 + $37-267 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).