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 40.5M citations received by 1.77M academic papers made by 1,147 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 between 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 the university website.

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#1 in Europe
#2 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1096

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#2 in Europe
#5 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1209

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#3 in Europe
#16 in the World
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1826

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#4 in Europe
#23 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1583

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#5 in Europe
#30 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1824

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#6 in Europe
#32 in the World
Enrollment
170,000
Founded
1836

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#7 in Europe
#38 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1829

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#8 in Europe
#40 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
31,123
Founded
1632

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#9 in Europe
#44 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1895

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#10 in Europe
#54 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1948

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#11 in Europe
#56 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1900

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#12 in Europe
#1 in Denmark
#59 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1479

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#13 in Europe
#60 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1905

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#14 in Europe
#62 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1913

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#15 in Europe
#63 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
23,590
Founded
1909

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#16 in Europe
#67 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
27,278
Founded
1965

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#17 in Europe
#68 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1636

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#18 in Europe
#69 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1904

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#19 in Europe
#70 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1451

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#20 in Europe
#1 in Belgium
#72 in the World
Enrollment
62,693
Founded
1425

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#21 in Europe
#76 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1997

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#22 in Europe
#77 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
19,520
Founded
1832

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#23 in Europe
#1 in Finland
#78 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
31,312
Founded
1640

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#24 in Europe
#1 in Norway
#81 in the World
Enrollment
26,650
Founded
1811

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#25 in Europe
#82 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1964

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#26 in Europe
#1 in Sweden
#85 in the World
Enrollment
6,000
Founded
1861

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#27 in Europe
#88 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
17,565
Founded
1907

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#28 in Europe
#2 in Sweden
#96 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
40,000
Founded
1666

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#29 in Europe
#98 in the World
Enrollment
17,319
Male:Female
44:56
Founded
1961

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#30 in Europe
#2 in Denmark
#100 in the World
Enrollment
33,020
Founded
1928

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#31 in Europe
#103 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#32 in Europe
#106 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#33 in Europe
#109 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1955

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#34 in Europe
#3 in Sweden
#113 in the World
Acceptance Rate
24%
Enrollment
33,147
Founded
1878

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#35 in Europe
#114 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
28,693
Founded
1881

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#36 in Europe
#115 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
24,409
Male:Female
46:54
Founded
1957

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#37 in Europe
#4 in Sweden
#117 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1477

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#38 in Europe
#119 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Enrollment
27,713
Founded
1575

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#39 in Europe
#5 in Sweden
#121 in the World
Enrollment
49,150
Founded
1891

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#40 in Europe
#123 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1880

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#41 in Europe
#124 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1963

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#42 in Europe
#129 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
25,732

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#43 in Europe
#2 in Belgium
#139 in the World
Enrollment
41,669
Founded
1817

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#44 in Europe
#142 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1989

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#45 in Europe
#143 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1495

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#46 in Europe
#147 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#47 in Europe
#149 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1923

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#48 in Europe
#151 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1966

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#49 in Europe
#1 in Germany
#163 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
50,918
Founded
1472

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#50 in Europe
#1 in Spain
#172 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
64,236

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#51 in Europe
#173 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1892

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#52 in Europe
#2 in Spain
#176 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
30,926

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#53 in Europe
#1 in Italy
#177 in the World
Enrollment
65,234
Founded
1924

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#54 in Europe
#179 in the World
Enrollment
18,000
Founded
1976

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#55 in Europe
#182 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
34,000
Founded
1614

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#56 in Europe
#1 in Austria
#183 in the World
Enrollment
93,628
Founded
1365

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#57 in Europe
#2 in Norway
#186 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1946

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#58 in Europe
#3 in Spain
#187 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
71,806
Founded
1508

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#59 in Europe
#6 in Sweden
#188 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
34,237
Founded
1965

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#60 in Europe
#191 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1964

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#61 in Europe
#2 in Italy
#192 in the World
Enrollment
100,155
Founded
1303

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#62 in Europe
#3 in Belgium
#193 in the World
Enrollment
25,421
Founded
1817

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#63 in Europe
#195 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1413

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#64 in Europe
#196 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1965

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#65 in Europe
#1 in Ireland
#198 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
33,321
Founded
1854

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#66 in Europe
#3 in Italy
#203 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
79,999
Founded
1088

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#67 in Europe
#3 in Norway
#204 in the World
Acceptance Rate
39%
Enrollment
42,031
Founded
1996

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#68 in Europe
#1 in Greece
#205 in the World
Enrollment
59,370
Founded
2019

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#69 in Europe
#206 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1849

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#70 in Europe
#2 in Ireland
#211 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1592

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#71 in Europe
#4 in Spain
#220 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1531

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#72 in Europe
#221 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1967

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#73 in Europe
#227 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1962

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#74 in Europe
#232 in the World
Enrollment
12,819
Founded
1918

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#75 in Europe
#235 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1966

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#76 in Europe
#2 in Germany
#243 in the World
Enrollment
43,957
Founded
1919

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#77 in Europe
#3 in Germany
#244 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
28,413
Founded
1386

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#78 in Europe
#1 in France
#246 in the World
Enrollment
2,400
Founded
1794

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#79 in Europe
#4 in Italy
#247 in the World
Enrollment
62,876
Founded
1222

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#80 in Europe
#250 in the World
Enrollment
18,576

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#81 in Europe
#252 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
18,857
Male:Female
53:47
Founded
1966

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#82 in Europe
#4 in Germany
#253 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1948

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#83 in Europe
#254 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
17,378
Founded
1927

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#84 in Europe
#259 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
23,420

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#85 in Europe
#5 in Spain
#260 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
58,390

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#86 in Europe
#261 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1964

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#87 in Europe
#266 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1967

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#88 in Europe
#3 in Denmark
#270 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1966

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#89 in Europe
#5 in Italy
#274 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1404

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#90 in Europe
#275 in the World
Enrollment
16,919

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#91 in Europe
#2 in Finland
#277 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
20,800
Male:Female
38:62
Founded
1920

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#92 in Europe
#5 in Germany
#279 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
46,429
Founded
1914

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#93 in Europe
#282 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#94 in Europe
#283 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1849

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#95 in Europe
#285 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
17,744

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#96 in Europe
#288 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1954

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#97 in Europe
#289 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#98 in Europe
#4 in Belgium
#292 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2003

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#99 in Europe
#3 in Finland
#297 in the World
Enrollment
13,870
Male:Female
40:60
Founded
1934

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#100 in Europe
#7 in Sweden
#298 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
32,000
Founded
1975