Bar-Ilan University: Statistics



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#459 of 14,131 In the World
#68 of 5,830 In Asia
#6 of 36 In Israel
#1 of 3 In Ramat Gan
#67 of 1,139 For Military science
Top50% For 194 other topics
Subject rankings

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Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* Bar-Ilan University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Teudat Bagrut) or equivalent, and entrance examination
Academic CalendarNovember to June (November - February; March-June)
Full time employee907
Student:staff ratio19:1

Research profile

Bar-Ilan University is a world-class research university with 46,791 scientific papers published and 1,057,717 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Medicine, Environmental Science, Psychology, and Quantum and Particle physics.


Bar-Ilan University majors

by publication & citation count

24,051 / 700,497
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
23,709 / 446,954
20,576 / 534,302
20,275 / 538,799
Computer Science
20,144 / 484,754
19,080 / 573,112
18,224 / 466,258
Environmental Science
15,875 / 396,557
14,834 / 385,600
Quantum and Particle physics
14,637 / 420,798
14,419 / 252,508
Political Science
12,449 / 219,778
11,778 / 212,460
10,942 / 320,704
10,720 / 238,090
10,695 / 211,106
10,621 / 332,058
Organic Chemistry
9,253 / 306,769
Materials Science
9,250 / 290,371
Geography and Cartography
8,987 / 162,339
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
8,017 / 166,842
7,679 / 176,540
7,662 / 116,764
7,457 / 206,072
7,417 / 137,452
7,177 / 133,499
6,945 / 202,272
6,454 / 106,395
6,347 / 146,491
6,283 / 115,002
Social Psychology
6,142 / 155,062
6,107 / 178,614
Optical Engineering
5,986 / 146,828
5,495 / 161,636
5,411 / 158,982
Art & Design
5,407 / 82,449
Electrical Engineering
4,656 / 145,999
Child Psychology
3,626 / 110,759
Machine Learning
3,489 / 89,063
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
3,354 / 30,226

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 335 2365
1992 385 2583
1993 400 2681
1994 446 2942
1995 503 3467
1996 529 3946
1997 565 4322
1998 593 5343
1999 639 6312
2000 725 6455
2001 760 8098
2002 800 9782
2003 882 11279
2004 841 12516
2005 936 14443
2006 1112 16484
2007 1151 19517
2008 1318 21621
2009 1314 25416
2010 1377 28769
2011 1370 33130
2012 1567 37625
2013 1831 42977
2014 1834 49154
2015 1856 51596
2016 2062 53953
2017 2059 57571
2018 2177 62861
2019 2291 72102
2020 2526 82490
2021 2835 92871
2022 2529 91718
2023 2448 88565
Academic rankings


Local studetns 3100 (USD)

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Bar-Ilan University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Arabic, Archaeology, Bible, Classical Languages, Comparative Literature, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, English, French, Hebrew, History, Information Sciences, Jewish Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Medicine, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Neurosciences, Philosophy, Translation and Interpretation
Diploma Anthropology, Art Therapy, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Criminology, Economics, Education, Geography (Human), Government, Hotel Management, Journalism, Library Science, Management, Mathematics, Music, Optometry, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation
Master's Degree Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Bible, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany, Business Administration, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Comparative Literature, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, French, French Studies, Gender Studies, Geography (Human), Hebrew, History, Holy Writings, Information Sciences, Jewish Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Microbiology, Microelectronics, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Technology, Telecommunications Engineering, Translation and Interpretation, Zoology
Doctorate Administrative Law, Ancient Languages, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Arabic, Archaeology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Law, Classical Languages, Commercial Law, Comparative Literature, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Constitutional Law, Contemporary History, Criminal Law, Criminology, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Fiscal Law, French, French Studies, Geography (Human), Grammar, Greek (Classical), History, Information Sciences, International Law, Jewish Studies, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Mathematics, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Metaphysics, Microbiology, Microelectronics, Modern History, Music, Neurosciences, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Telecommunications Engineering, Translation and Interpretation, Zoology

Bar-Ilan University alumni

  1. Yossi Cohen

    Yossi Cohen
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    1961-.. (age 63)
    military officerspy

    Yosef "Yossi" Meir Cohen is a former Director of Mossad, the national intelligence agency of Israel.

  2. Tzipi Livni

    Tzipi Livni
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    1958-.. (age 66)
    international forum participantchief executive officerpoliticianspylawyer

    Tziporah Malka "Tzipi" Livni is an Israeli politician, diplomat, and lawyer. A former member of the Knesset and leader in the center-left political camp, Livni is a former foreign minister, vice prime minister, minister of justice, and leader of the opposition. She is known by some for her efforts to resolve the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

  3. Shaul Mofaz

    Shaul Mofaz
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    1948-.. (age 76)
    military officerpolitician

    Shaul Mofaz is a retired Israeli military officer and politician. He joined the Israel Defense Forces in 1966 and served in the Paratroopers Brigade. He fought in the Six-Day War, Yom Kippur War, 1982 Lebanon War, and Operation Entebbe with the paratroopers and Sayeret Matkal, an elite special forces unit. In 1998 he became the IDF's sixteenth Chief of staff, serving until 2002. He is of Iranian Jewish ancestry.

  4. Miki Zohar

    Miki Zohar
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    1980-.. (age 44)

    Makhlouf "Miki" Zohar is an Israeli politician. He currently serves as the Minister of Culture and Sports in the thirty-seventh government. Zohar previously served as a member of the Knesset for Likud and chairman of Global Likud.

All 100 notable alumni

Bar-Ilan University faculties and divisions

Centre : Land of Israel Studies Middle Eastern Studies
Course/Programme : American Literature American Studies
Course/Programme : Public Communications Communication Studies
Faculty : Engineering Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering
Faculty : Exact Sciences Chemistry, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Optometry, Physics
Faculty : Humanities Arabic, Classical Languages, Comparative Literature, English, French Studies, Information Sciences, Music, Philosophy, Translation and Interpretation, Writing
Faculty : Jewish Studies Bible, Hebrew, History, Jewish Studies, Judaic Religious Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Life Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedicine, Botany, Cell Biology, Optometry, Physiology
Faculty : Social Sciences Anthropology, Business Administration, Criminology, Economics, Education, Geography, Government, Journalism, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology
Research Division : Advanced Technology Technology
Research Division : Advanced Torah Studies Holy Writings
Research Division : Advancement of Religious Education Religious Art
Research Division : Alzheimer's Disease Medicine
Research Division : Assyriology Ancient Civilizations
Research Division : Cancer, AIDS and Immunology Oncology
Research Division : Cell Scan for the Early Detection of Cancer Oncology
Research Division : Commercial Law Commercial Law
Research Division : Comparative Law Comparative Law
Research Division : Computerized Data in Jewish Studies Jewish Studies
Research Division : Defence and Peace Economics Peace and Disarmament
Research Division : Dyslexia and Reading Disorders Education of the Handicapped
Research Division : Economic Structures of Jewish Communities Jewish Studies
Research Division : Economics Economics
Research Division : Economy of Israel Economics
Research Division : European Community European Studies
Research Division : Family Family Studies
Research Division : History of Jewish Bible Bible
Research Division : History of Oriental Jewry Jewish Studies, Oriental Studies
Research Division : History of the Land of Israel and its Settlements History, Jewish Studies
Research Division : Holocaust Literature Jewish Studies
Research Division : International Policy and Communications International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies
Research Division : Israel-Diaspora Relations International Relations and Diplomacy
Research Division : Israeli Economy and Society Economics, Jewish Studies
Research Division : Jerusalem Studies Jewish Studies
Research Division : Jewish Education in the Diaspora Jewish Studies
Research Division : Jewish Thought Jewish Studies
Research Division : Latin American Development Latin American Studies
Research Division : Lexicography Terminology
Research Division : Life Sciences Applied Research Biological and Life Sciences
Research Division : Literature of the People of Israel Jewish Studies, Literature
Research Division : Mathematical Sciences Mathematics
Research Division : Medical Diagnostics Medicine
Research Division : Midrasha for Women Jewish Studies
Research Division : Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Nuclear Physics
Research Division : Post-Talmudic Halakhic Judaic Religious Studies
Research Division : Religious Anthropology Anthropology
Research Division : Religious Zionism Judaic Religious Studies
Research Division : Shoah Jewish Studies
Research Division : Sociology of Ethnic Groups Sociology
Research Division : Strategic Studies Military Science, Peace and Disarmament
Research Division : Study and Dissemination of Oral Law Law
Research Division : Study of Developmental Disorders in Infants and Young Children Developmental Psychology
Research Division : Study of Mountainous Areas in Judea and the Etzion Bloc Mountain Studies
Research Division : Study of Women in Judaism Women's Studies
Research Division : Teaching of Sciences Science Education
Research Division : Yiddish Culture Jewish Studies

General information

Alternative names BIU
אוניברסיטת בר-אילן
Founded 1955
Accreditation Council for Higher Education (CHE)
Motto Tradition of Excellence

Location and contacts

Address Max and Anna Webb St.
Ramat-Gan, 5290002
City population 159,000

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