Best Universities for Philosophy in the World

Below is the list of best universities in the World ranked based on their research performance in Philosophy. A graph of 1.47M citations received by 319K academic papers made by 1,127 universities in the World 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 Philosophy

    University of Oxford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1096
  2. For Philosophy

    University of Cambridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1209
  3. For Philosophy

    Harvard University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,030
  4. For Philosophy

    University of Edinburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1583
  5. For Philosophy

    University of Toronto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    84,556
    Founded
    1827
  6. For Philosophy

    Princeton University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,712
  7. For Philosophy

    University of Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1535
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $34,719
  8. For Philosophy

    McGill University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    40,036
    Founded
    1821
  9. For Philosophy

    University of California - Berkeley logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1430
    Average ACT
    33
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  10. For Philosophy

    Rutgers University - New Brunswick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Average SAT
    1320
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    71%
  11. For Philosophy

    University of California - Los Angeles logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Average SAT
    1415
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    61%
  12. For Philosophy

    New York University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1440
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $37,739
  13. For Philosophy

    University of Notre Dame logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1475
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $30,536
  14. For Philosophy

    University of Sao Paulo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    96,364
    Founded
    1827
  15. For Philosophy

    University of Manchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1824
  16. For Philosophy

    University of Texas at Austin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    67%
  17. For Philosophy

    University of Sydney logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    52,789
    Founded
    1850
  18. For Philosophy

    Stanford University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $16,779
  19. For Philosophy

    King's College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1829
  20. For Philosophy

    University of Pittsburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1350
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    77%
  21. For Philosophy

    University College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1826
  22. For Philosophy

    Yale University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,073
  23. For Philosophy

    Cornell University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1480
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $28,921
  24. For Philosophy

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Average SAT
    1435
    Average ACT
    33
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  25. For Philosophy

    University of Wisconsin - Madison logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Average SAT
    1390
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    61%
  26. For Philosophy

    Durham University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,707
    Founded
    1832
  27. For Philosophy

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Average SAT
    1540
    Average ACT
    35
    Net Price
    $20,465
  28. For Philosophy

    University of St Andrews logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1413
  29. For Philosophy

    Brown University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $27,218
  30. For Philosophy

    National Autonomous University of Mexico logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    360,883
    Founded
    1551
  31. For Philosophy

    University of Leeds logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1904
  32. For Philosophy

    Columbia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $21,828
  33. For Philosophy

    Australian National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1946
  34. For Philosophy

    Indiana University - Bloomington logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Average SAT
    1255
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    84%
  35. For Philosophy

    Catholic University of Leuven logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1425
  36. For Philosophy

    Ohio State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    79%
  37. For Philosophy

    University of Pennsylvania logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $24,771
  38. For Philosophy

    State University of Campinas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1966
  39. For Philosophy

    University of Arizona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Average SAT
    1235
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    91%
  40. For Philosophy

    University of Massachusetts - Amherst logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Average SAT
    1290
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    90%
  41. For Philosophy

    University of Birmingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1900
  42. For Philosophy

    University of Washington - Seattle logo
    Acceptance Rate
    52%
    Average SAT
    1345
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    57%
  43. For Philosophy

    University of Sheffield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1905
  44. For Philosophy

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Average SAT
    1405
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  45. For Philosophy

    Purdue University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Average SAT
    1315
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  46. For Philosophy

    University of Nottingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  47. For Philosophy

    Boston University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Average SAT
    1425
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $29,479
  48. For Philosophy

    Duke University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Average SAT
    1525
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $24,386
  49. For Philosophy

    University of Pretoria logo
    Enrollment
    56,483
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1908
  50. For Philosophy

    University of British Columbia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Enrollment
    59,659
    Founded
    1908
  51. For Philosophy

    University of Bristol logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    23,590
    Founded
    1909
  52. For Philosophy

    Utrecht University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1636
  53. For Philosophy

    University of California-San Diego logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Average SAT
    1370
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  54. For Philosophy

    University of Warwick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    27,000
    Founded
    1965
  55. For Philosophy

    University of Liege logo
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1817
  56. For Philosophy

    University of Minnesota - Twin Cities logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1370
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    81%
  57. For Philosophy

    University of Virginia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Average SAT
    1430
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    57%
  58. For Philosophy

    Federal University of Minas Gerais logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1927
  59. For Philosophy

    University of Amsterdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    31,123
    Founded
    1632
  60. For Philosophy

    University of Copenhagen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1479
  61. For Philosophy

    London School of Economics and Political Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1895
  62. For Philosophy

    University of Colorado Boulder logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Average SAT
    1250
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    66%
  63. For Philosophy

    University of Glasgow logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1451
  64. For Philosophy

    Pennsylvania State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Average SAT
    1190
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    73%
  65. For Philosophy

    University of Helsinki logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    31,312
    Founded
    1640
  66. For Philosophy

    University of Alberta logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1908
  67. For Philosophy

    Washington University in St Louis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Average SAT
    1520
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $27,108
  68. For Philosophy

    Hebrew University of Jerusalem logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1918
  69. For Philosophy

    Tufts University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Average SAT
    1465
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $26,280
  70. For Philosophy

    Northwestern University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1495
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $26,196
  71. For Philosophy

    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    67,329
    Founded
    1920
  72. For Philosophy

    Normal Superior School logo
    Enrollment
    2,400
    Founded
    1794
  73. For Philosophy

    University of Sussex logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Enrollment
    17,319
    Founded
    1961
  74. For Philosophy

    University of Iowa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Average SAT
    1235
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    85%
  75. For Philosophy

    University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Average SAT
    1340
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    64%
  76. For Philosophy

    Georgetown University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Average SAT
    1465
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $28,442
  77. For Philosophy

    University of Exeter logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  78. For Philosophy

    Federal University of Santa Catarina logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1960
  79. For Philosophy

    Johns Hopkins University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1510
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $28,999
  80. For Philosophy

    University of Southern California logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1445
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $37,521
  81. For Philosophy

    University of Connecticut logo
    Acceptance Rate
    49%
    Average SAT
    1305
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    75%
  82. For Philosophy

    University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    50,918
    Founded
    1472
  83. For Philosophy

    University of Buenos Aires logo
    Enrollment
    262,932
    Founded
    1821
  84. For Philosophy

    University of Calgary logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1966
  85. For Philosophy

    Florida State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Average SAT
    1270
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    97%
  86. For Philosophy

    University of California - Santa Barbara logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  87. For Philosophy

    University of York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  88. For Philosophy

    University of Oslo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    27,505
    Founded
    1811
  89. For Philosophy

    University of Aberdeen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1495
  90. For Philosophy

    St John's University - New York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Average SAT
    1195
    Average ACT
    26
    Net Price
    $26,993
  91. For Philosophy

    University of Melbourne logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    49,000
    Founded
    1853
  92. For Philosophy

    Emory University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1445
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $25,942
  93. For Philosophy

    Aarhus University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1928
  94. For Philosophy

    University of Reading logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1892
  95. For Philosophy

    University of Bergen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1946
  96. For Philosophy

    Western University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    27,300
    Founded
    1878
  97. For Philosophy

    Keele University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1962
  98. For Philosophy

    Syracuse University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1280
    Average ACT
    28
    Net Price
    $43,111
  99. For Philosophy

    Sao Paulo State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1976
  100. For Philosophy

    Fordham University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Average SAT
    1345
    Average ACT
    30
    Net Price
    $39,558