Best Universities for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Europe

Below is the list of best universities in Europe ranked based on their research performance in Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. A graph of 44.4M citations received by 1.98M academic papers made by 1,158 universities in Europe 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 Oxford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1096
  2. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Cambridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1209
  3. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1826
  4. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Edinburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1583
  5. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Manchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1824
  6. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    170,000
    Founded
    1836
  7. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    London School of Economics and Political Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1895
  8. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Amsterdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    31,123
    Founded
    1632
  9. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    King's College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1829
  10. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Nottingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  11. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Birmingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1900
  12. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Sheffield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1905
  13. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Copenhagen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1479
  14. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Bristol logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    23,590
    Founded
    1909
  15. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Warwick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    27,000
    Founded
    1965
  16. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Erasmus University Rotterdam logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1913
  17. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Leeds logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1904
  18. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Utrecht University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1636
  19. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Glasgow logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1451
  20. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Catholic University of Leuven logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1425
  21. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Cardiff University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1997
  22. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Lancaster University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1964
  23. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Durham University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,707
    Founded
    1832
  24. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Helsinki logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    31,312
    Founded
    1640
  25. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Oslo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    27,505
    Founded
    1811
  26. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Karolinska Institute logo
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1861
  27. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Imperial College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,565
    Founded
    1907
  28. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Lund University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1666
  29. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Sussex logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Enrollment
    17,319
    Founded
    1961
  30. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Aarhus University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1928
  31. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  32. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Southampton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    21,335
    Founded
    1952
  33. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Exeter logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  34. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Leicester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1957
  35. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Liverpool logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    28,693
    Founded
    1881
  36. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Stockholm University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    33,147
    Founded
    1878
  37. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Leiden University logo
    Enrollment
    27,713
    Founded
    1575
  38. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Uppsala University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1477
  39. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Newcastle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1963
  40. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Gothenburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Enrollment
    49,150
    Founded
    1891
  41. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Free University Amsterdam logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1880
  42. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    25,732
  43. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Aberdeen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1495
  44. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of East Anglia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  45. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Loughborough University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  46. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Radboud University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1923
  47. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Ghent University logo
    Enrollment
    41,669
    Founded
    1817
  48. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Queen Mary University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1989
  49. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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

    University of Reading logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1892
  51. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    63,617
  52. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Essex logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1964
  53. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Maastricht University logo
    Enrollment
    18,000
    Founded
    1976
  54. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Kent logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1965
  55. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Autonomous University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    26,467
  56. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Groningen logo
    Enrollment
    32,700
    Founded
    1614
  57. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Milan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1924
  58. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Liege logo
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1817
  59. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Bergen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1946
  60. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Umea University logo
    Enrollment
    34,237
    Founded
    1965
  61. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of St Andrews logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1413
  62. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Vienna logo
    Enrollment
    93,628
    Founded
    1365
  63. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University College Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1854
  64. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Queen's University Belfast logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1849
  65. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Sapienza University of Rome logo
    Enrollment
    100,155
    Founded
    1303
  66. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Complutense University of Madrid logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Enrollment
    71,806
    Founded
    1508
  67. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    42,031
    Founded
    1996
  68. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Keele University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1962
  69. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Bologna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    79,999
    Founded
    1088
  70. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1592
  71. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Stirling logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    1967
  72. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Bern logo
    Enrollment
    18,576
  73. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    National Research University Higher School of Economics logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  74. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Surrey logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1966
  75. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Wageningen University logo
    Enrollment
    11,278
    Founded
    1918
  76. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Granada logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1531
  77. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Bath logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  78. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Lausanne logo
    Enrollment
    15,868
  79. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Strathclyde logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1964
  80. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Dundee logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1967
  81. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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

    Normal Superior School logo
    Enrollment
    2,400
    Founded
    1794
  83. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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

    University of Padua logo
    Enrollment
    59,279
    Founded
    1222
  85. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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

    Tilburg University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    17,378
    Founded
    1927
  87. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Brunel University London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  88. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Hull logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1954
  89. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Turku logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    20,323
    Male:Female
    38:62
    Founded
    1920
  90. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Geneva logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    17,744
  91. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Royal Holloway, University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1849
  92. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Enrollment
    19,233
  93. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Valencia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    58,390
  94. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Ulster University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1968
  95. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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

    University of Southern Denmark logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  97. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Birkbeck, University of London logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1823
  98. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Antwerp logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2003
  99. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Turin logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1404
  100. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Jyvaskyla logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    13,870
    Male:Female
    40:60
    Founded
    1934