Bar-Ilan University: Statistics

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#451 of 14,131 In the World
#67 of 5,830 In Asia
#6 of 36 In Israel
#1 of 3 In Ramat Gan
#60 of 1,015 For Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Top50% For 195 other topics
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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 41,950 scientific papers published and 934,350 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Environmental Science, Psychology, and Quantum and Particle physics.


Bar-Ilan University majors

by publication & citation count

21,126 / 591,882
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
20,945 / 381,679
18,098 / 453,151
Computer Science
17,796 / 411,537
17,750 / 456,260
16,855 / 503,557
15,946 / 384,799
Environmental Science
13,828 / 312,173
13,126 / 335,152
Quantum and Particle physics
12,702 / 351,508
12,592 / 207,012
Political Science
10,861 / 179,651
10,239 / 172,212
9,649 / 283,732
9,490 / 194,916
9,413 / 170,735
9,320 / 281,475
Materials Science
8,131 / 251,921
Organic Chemistry
8,078 / 258,566
Geography and Cartography
7,843 / 136,907
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
7,135 / 136,141
6,694 / 141,912
6,626 / 118,367
6,619 / 95,153
6,368 / 163,191
6,235 / 110,667
6,046 / 169,396
5,623 / 91,269
5,570 / 88,848
5,394 / 118,437
Social Psychology
5,338 / 130,079
5,337 / 149,840
Optical Engineering
5,145 / 113,547
4,821 / 127,175
Art & Design
4,611 / 65,881
4,554 / 123,833
Electrical Engineering
3,974 / 106,307
Child Psychology
3,273 / 97,994
Machine Learning
3,083 / 71,934
2,937 / 60,927

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 313 2011
1991 313 2196
1992 351 2328
1993 369 2521
1994 415 2726
1995 466 3166
1996 498 3569
1997 532 3950
1998 547 4819
1999 598 5645
2000 671 5862
2001 708 7920
2002 723 9521
2003 789 10636
2004 791 11873
2005 838 13560
2006 970 15268
2007 1038 17846
2008 1180 19772
2009 1210 23270
2010 1287 25683
2011 1284 30268
2012 1450 34197
2013 1675 39322
2014 1727 45244
2015 1770 48372
2016 1917 50075
2017 2024 55106
2018 1981 56955
2019 2143 67464
2020 2409 78507
2021 2962 96889
2022 2273 85496
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 62)
    spymilitary officer

    Yosef "Yossi" Meir Cohen was the Director of Mossad, the national intelligence agency of Israel.

  2. Tzipi Livni

    Tzipi Livni
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    1958-.. (age 65)
    international forum participantadvocatediplomatlawyerspy

    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 of Israel, vice prime minister, minister of justice, and Leader of the Opposition. She is known for her efforts to resolve the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

  3. Shaul Mofaz

    Shaul Mofaz
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    1948-.. (age 75)
    politicianmilitary officer

    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. Gilad Erdan

    Gilad Erdan
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    1970-.. (age 53)

    Gilad Menashe Erdan is an Israeli politician and diplomat serving as Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations since 2020.

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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