100 Best universities for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Germany

Below is the list of best universities in Germany ranked based on their research performance in Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. A graph of 4.49M citations received by 186K academic papers made by 124 universities in Germany was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    50,918
    Founded
    1472
  2. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Free University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    33,000
    Founded
    1948
  3. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Heidelberg University - Germany logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    28,413
    Founded
    1386
  4. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Hamburg logo
    Enrollment
    42,023
    Founded
    1919
  5. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main logo
    Enrollment
    46,429
    Founded
    1914
  6. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Humboldt University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    35,587
    Founded
    1809
  7. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Tubingen logo
    Enrollment
    28,515
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1477
  8. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Gottingen logo
    Enrollment
    31,619
    Founded
    1734
  9. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Cologne logo
    Enrollment
    49,382
    Founded
    1388
  10. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Bonn logo
    Enrollment
    38,043
    Founded
    1818
  11. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Technical University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    42,705
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1868
  12. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Munster logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    44,692
    Founded
    1780
  13. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Freiburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    33%
    Enrollment
    24,391
    Founded
    1457
  14. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Leipzig logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    30,226
    Founded
    1409
  15. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz logo
    Enrollment
    33,132
    Founded
    1946
  16. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Kiel University logo
    Enrollment
    25,277
    Founded
    1665
  17. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Konstanz logo
    Enrollment
    11,268
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1966
  18. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Erlangen Nuremberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    39,868
    Founded
    1743
  19. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Bremen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    19,234
    Founded
    1971
  20. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Ruhr University Bochum logo
    Enrollment
    42,425
    Founded
    1962
  21. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Charite - Medical University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    8,077
    Founded
    1710
  22. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf logo
    Enrollment
    33,715
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1965
  23. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Mannheim logo
    Enrollment
    11,800
    Founded
    1907
  24. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Dresden University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    36,962
    Founded
    1828
  25. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Giessen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    27,727
    Founded
    1607
  26. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    RWTH Aachen University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    44,517
    Founded
    1870
  27. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Bielefeld logo
    Enrollment
    24,875
    Founded
    1969
  28. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Duisburg - Essen logo
    Enrollment
    43,281
    Founded
    2003
  29. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Stuttgart logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Enrollment
    26,457
    Founded
    1829
  30. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Potsdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    20,878
    Founded
    1991
  31. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Marburg logo
    Enrollment
    24,758
    Founded
    1527
  32. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Technical University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    33,577
    Founded
    1946
  33. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Wurzburg logo
    Enrollment
    28,878
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1402
  34. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Ulm logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    10,747
    Founded
    1967
  35. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Friedrich Schiller University of Jena logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    18,219
    Founded
    1558
  36. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Kassel logo
    Enrollment
    25,043
    Male:Female
    50:50
    Founded
    1971
  37. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Saarland University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    16,837
    Founded
    1948
  38. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Regensburg logo
    Enrollment
    21,558
    Founded
    1962
  39. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    20,390
    Founded
    1817
  40. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Leibniz University of Hanover logo
    Enrollment
    23,900
    Founded
    1831
  41. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    25,892
    Founded
    2009
  42. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Darmstadt University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    25,840
    Founded
    1877
  43. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    TU Dortmund University logo
    Enrollment
    34,616
    Founded
    1968
  44. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Hohenheim logo
    Enrollment
    9,283
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1818
  45. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Bayreuth logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    13,300
    Founded
    1972
  46. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg logo
    Enrollment
    14,427
    Founded
    1993
  47. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Greifswald logo
    Enrollment
    11,736
    Founded
    1456
  48. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Trier logo
    Enrollment
    15,260
    Founded
    1970
  49. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Osnabruck University logo
    Enrollment
    14,106
    Founded
    1974
  50. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Leuphana University of Luneburg logo
    Enrollment
    9,076
    Founded
    1946
  51. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Hannover Medical School logo
    Enrollment
    3,256
    Founded
    1965
  52. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg logo
    Enrollment
    15,220
    Founded
    1973
  53. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Bamberg logo
    Enrollment
    13,119
    Male:Female
    37:63
    Founded
    1972
  54. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Rostock logo
    Enrollment
    12,996
    Male:Female
    50:50
    Founded
    1419
  55. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Hannover University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    10,040
    Founded
    1971
  56. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Wuppertal logo
    Enrollment
    21,949
    Founded
    1972
  57. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Siegen logo
    Enrollment
    19,785
    Founded
    1972
  58. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Braunschweig University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    20,037
    Founded
    1745
  59. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Erfurt logo
    Enrollment
    5,785
    Founded
    1994
  60. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Chemnitz University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    11,904
    Founded
    1836
  61. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Koblenz-Landau logo
    Enrollment
    15,757
    Founded
    1990
  62. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    German Sport University Cologne logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1947
  63. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Lubeck logo
    Enrollment
    3,345
    Founded
    1964
  64. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Paderborn logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    20,316
    Founded
    1972
  65. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Hertie School of Governance logo
    Enrollment
    586
    Founded
    2003
  66. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    European University Viadrina logo
    Enrollment
    6,716
    Founded
    1991
  67. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Witten/Herdecke University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,326
    Founded
    1982
  68. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Jacobs University Bremen logo
    Enrollment
    1,253
    Founded
    2001
  69. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Technical University of Kaiserslautern logo
    Enrollment
    14,493
    Male:Female
    60:40
    Founded
    1970
  70. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg logo
    Enrollment
    2,587
    Founded
    1972
  71. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Passau logo
    Enrollment
    12,581
    Founded
    1973
  72. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Augsburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Enrollment
    20,467
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1970
  73. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management logo
    Enrollment
    1,669
    Founded
    1984
  74. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Hildesheim logo
    Enrollment
    6,048
    Founded
    1978
  75. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Zeppelin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    805
    Founded
    2003
  76. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Hamburg University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    7,832
    Founded
    1978
  77. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Hagen logo
    Enrollment
    68,429
    Founded
    1974
  78. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Folkwang University of the Arts logo
    Enrollment
    1,506
    Founded
    1927
  79. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    16,136
    Founded
    1971
  80. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Munich University of the Federal Armed Forces logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    2,944
    Founded
    1973
  81. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    ESMT Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    233
    Founded
    2002
  82. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Ilmenau University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    6,612
    Founded
    1953
  83. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Catholic University of Eichstatt-Ingolstadt logo
    Enrollment
    4,910
    Founded
    1980
  84. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Hamburg University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    16,581
    Founded
    1970
  85. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Bauhaus - University Weimar logo
    Enrollment
    4,072
    Founded
    1860
  86. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    7,280
    Founded
    2013
  87. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Vechta logo
    Enrollment
    5,286
    Founded
    1830
  88. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Banking of Frankfurt logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    1,278
    Founded
    1957
  89. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer logo
    Enrollment
    382
    Founded
    1947
  90. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Flensburg logo
    Enrollment
    5,333
    Male:Female
    29:71
    Founded
    1946
  91. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Freiberg University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    4,927
    Founded
    1765
  92. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    HafenCity University Hamburg logo
    Enrollment
    2,304
    Founded
    2006
  93. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Fulda University of Applied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    6,514
    Founded
    1974
  94. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    2,459
    Founded
    1778
  95. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Cologne University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    26
    Founded
    1971
  96. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Berlin University of Applied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    13,922
    Founded
    1994
  97. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    8,371
    Founded
    1878
  98. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Berlin School of Economics and Law logo
    Enrollment
    10,271
    Founded
    1971
  99. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Munster University of Applied Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    11,686
    Founded
    1971
  100. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Pforzheim University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    6,200
    Founded
    1877

The best cities to study Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Germany based on the number of universities and their ranks are Munchen, Berlin, Heidelberg, and Hamburg.