75 Best universities for Sociology in Germany

Below is the list of best universities in Germany ranked based on their research performance in Sociology. A graph of 396K citations received by 20.1K academic papers made by 75 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 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.

1. University of Hamburg

For Sociology

#95 in Europe
#272 in the World
Enrollment
43,957
Founded
1919

2. Free University of Berlin

For Sociology

#108 in Europe
#302 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1948

3. Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main

For Sociology

#113 in Europe
#316 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
46,429
Founded
1914

4. University of Munich

For Sociology

#127 in Europe
#343 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
50,918
Founded
1472

5. University of Bremen

For Sociology

#141 in Europe
#379 in the World
Enrollment
19,234
Founded
1971

6. Humboldt University of Berlin

For Sociology

#144 in Europe
#384 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
35,587
Founded
1809

7. University of Cologne

For Sociology

#168 in Europe
#454 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
49,382
Male:Female
39:61
Founded
1388

8. University of Bielefeld

For Sociology

#188 in Europe
#506 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
25,015
Founded
1969

9. University of Munster

For Sociology

#189 in Europe
#513 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
44,692
Founded
1780

10. University of Bonn

For Sociology

#191 in Europe
#517 in the World
Enrollment
38,043
Founded
1818

11. University of Konstanz

For Sociology

#195 in Europe
#523 in the World
Enrollment
11,268
Male:Female
43:57
Founded
1966

12. Heidelberg University - Germany

For Sociology

#201 in Europe
#538 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
28,413
Founded
1386

13. University of Mannheim

For Sociology

#202 in Europe
#540 in the World
Enrollment
11,800
Founded
1907

14. Technical University of Berlin

For Sociology

#210 in Europe
#563 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
33,577
Founded
1946

15. University of Gottingen

For Sociology

#211 in Europe
#565 in the World
Enrollment
31,619
Founded
1734

16. University of Tubingen

For Sociology

#214 in Europe
#570 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
28,515
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1477

17. University of Leipzig

For Sociology

#221 in Europe
#588 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
31,088
Founded
1409

18. University of Freiburg

For Sociology

#222 in Europe
#589 in the World
Acceptance Rate
33%
Enrollment
24,391
Founded
1457

19. Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

For Sociology

#226 in Europe
#600 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
33,132
Founded
1946

20. University of Kassel

For Sociology

#228 in Europe
#611 in the World
Enrollment
25,043
Male:Female
50:50
Founded
1971

21. University of Giessen

For Sociology

#244 in Europe
#668 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
27,727
Founded
1607

22. Kiel University

For Sociology

#246 in Europe
#671 in the World
Enrollment
25,277
Founded
1665

23. Ruhr University Bochum

For Sociology

#252 in Europe
#683 in the World
Enrollment
42,954
Founded
1962

24. University of Bamberg

For Sociology

#256 in Europe
#696 in the World
Acceptance Rate
61%
Enrollment
12,161
Male:Female
37:63
Founded
1972

25. University of Erlangen Nuremberg

For Sociology

#268 in Europe
#731 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
38,878
Founded
1743

26. University of Duisburg - Essen

For Sociology

#272 in Europe
#743 in the World
Enrollment
43,281
Founded
2003

27. University of Bayreuth

For Sociology

#275 in Europe
#755 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
13,300
Founded
1972

28. Leuphana University of Luneburg

For Sociology

#278 in Europe
#763 in the World
Enrollment
9,076
Founded
1946

29. Darmstadt University of Technology

For Sociology

#279 in Europe
#768 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
25,840
Founded
1877

30. Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf

For Sociology

#285 in Europe
#787 in the World
Enrollment
37,473
Male:Female
42:58
Founded
1965

31. University of Marburg

For Sociology

#287 in Europe
#798 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
24,758
Founded
1527

32. Leibniz University of Hanover

For Sociology

#292 in Europe
#807 in the World
Enrollment
23,900
Founded
1831

33. University of Siegen

For Sociology

#294 in Europe
#814 in the World
Enrollment
19,785
Founded
1972

34. Technical University of Munich

For Sociology

#295 in Europe
#816 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
44,000
Male:Female
63:37
Founded
1868

35. Dresden University of Technology

For Sociology

#297 in Europe
#828 in the World
Enrollment
31,517
Founded
1828

36. Osnabruck University

For Sociology

#320 in Europe
#895 in the World
Enrollment
14,106
Founded
1974

37. Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

For Sociology

#327 in Europe
#914 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
18,219
Founded
1558

38. University of Potsdam

For Sociology

#334 in Europe
#927 in the World
Enrollment
20,878
Founded
1991

39. University of Wuppertal

For Sociology

#337 in Europe
#939 in the World
Enrollment
21,949
Founded
1972

40. TU Dortmund University

For Sociology

#342 in Europe
#959 in the World
Enrollment
34,616
Male:Female
54:46
Founded
1968

41. University of Erfurt

For Sociology

#350 in Europe
#998 in the World
Enrollment
5,785
Founded
1994

42. Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg

For Sociology

#353 in Europe
#1003 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
20,390
Founded
1817

43. Chemnitz University of Technology

For Sociology

#355 in Europe
#1006 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
9,873
Founded
1836

44. University of Stuttgart

For Sociology

#361 in Europe
#1024 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
26,457
Founded
1829

45. RWTH Aachen University

For Sociology

#362 in Europe
#1027 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
44,517
Founded
1870

47. European University Viadrina

For Sociology

#381 in Europe
#1084 in the World
Enrollment
6,716
Founded
1991

48. University of Trier

For Sociology

#391 in Europe
#1128 in the World
Enrollment
15,260
Founded
1970

49. University of Regensburg

For Sociology

#396 in Europe
#1165 in the World
Enrollment
21,558
Founded
1962

50. Saarland University

For Sociology

#405 in Europe
#1192 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
16,680
Founded
1948

51. Jacobs University Bremen

For Sociology

#411 in Europe
#1231 in the World
Enrollment
1,253
Founded
2001

53. University of Hohenheim

For Sociology

#419 in Europe
#1254 in the World
Enrollment
9,283
Male:Female
43:57
Founded
1818

54. Witten/Herdecke University

For Sociology

#420 in Europe
#1255 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
2,326
Founded
1982

55. University of Koblenz-Landau

For Sociology

#433 in Europe
#1330 in the World
Enrollment
15,757
Founded
1990

57. Zeppelin University

For Sociology

#449 in Europe
#1417 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
805
Founded
2003

58. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

For Sociology

#450 in Europe
#1422 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
23,321
Founded
2009

59. University of Augsburg

For Sociology

#456 in Europe
#1448 in the World
Acceptance Rate
74%
Enrollment
20,467
Male:Female
43:57
Founded
1970

60. Hertie School of Governance

For Sociology

#465 in Europe
#1478 in the World
Enrollment
586
Founded
2003

61. Braunschweig University of Technology

For Sociology

#470 in Europe
#1493 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
20,037
Founded
1745

62. University of Greifswald

For Sociology

#479 in Europe
#1516 in the World
Enrollment
11,736
Founded
1456

64. University of Passau

For Sociology

#483 in Europe
#1536 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,581
Founded
1973

65. University of Hildesheim

For Sociology

#498 in Europe
#1580 in the World
Enrollment
6,048
Founded
1978

66. University of Paderborn

For Sociology

#506 in Europe
#1617 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
20,316
Founded
1972

67. University of Wurzburg

For Sociology

#516 in Europe
#1645 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
28,878
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1402

68. University of Rostock

For Sociology

#518 in Europe
#1658 in the World
Enrollment
12,996
Male:Female
50:50
Founded
1419

69. Charite - Medical University of Berlin

For Sociology

#530 in Europe
#1710 in the World
Enrollment
8,077
Founded
1710

70. Catholic University of Eichstatt-Ingolstadt

For Sociology

#552 in Europe
#1814 in the World
Enrollment
4,910
Founded
1980

71. Munich University of the Federal Armed Forces

For Sociology

#570 in Europe
#1890 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
2,944
Founded
1973

72. University of Hagen

For Sociology

#573 in Europe
#1899 in the World
Enrollment
68,429
Founded
1974

73. Folkwang University of the Arts

For Sociology

#591 in Europe
#1997 in the World
Enrollment
1,506
Founded
1927

74. University of Ulm

For Sociology

#615 in Europe
#2152 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
10,747
Founded
1967

75. University of Flensburg

For Sociology

#625 in Europe
#2211 in the World
Enrollment
5,333
Male:Female
29:71
Founded
1946

The best cities to study Sociology in Germany based on the number of universities and their ranks are Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich.