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Top Universities and Colleges in Spain

As if Spain wasn't already on your destination list for its food, siestas, and fiestas, it should definitely climb another step for its highly-ranked universities. Based on The Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Spain has 29 top-ranked universities. And we don't have to tell you: that's a lot!

Best Universities in Spain according to International Rankings

Universities Times Higher Education Ranking (2021) Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2020) TopUniversities Ranking (2021) U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2021)
152 301 287 180
182 201 213 154
198 151 183 90
251 501 252 451
301 301 200 188
401 - - -
401 201 591 226
501 201 206 336
601 601 - 856
601 701 314 534
601 501 751 557
601 - - -
601 601 - -
601 - - -
601 - - -
601 801 - 689
601 201 501 295
601 601 - 801
601 701 - 1012
601 501 - -
801 901 311 756
801 801 - 1031
801 301 326 525
801 401 801 543
801 701 - 888
801 501 451 587
801 801 499 898
801 701 - -
801 801 - -
801 701 601 672
801 401 701 523
801 401 581 516
801 301 751 453
801 501 - 822
801 401 501 618
- 601 801 994
- 701 - 997
- 701 - 864
- 801 - 941
- 801 - 480
- 801 - 1065
- 901 - 1089
- 901 - -
- - 327 -
- - 601 -
- - 601 -
- - 601 -
- - 601 884
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University Rankings Explained

World University Rankings created by Times Higher Education takes into account the reputation of research done by universities and how often papers produced by universities were quoted around the world.

Academic Ranking of World Universities created by Shanghai Jiao Tong University focuses on the number of award-winning scientists, most cited researchers from the listed universities, and their contribution to the scientific community.

QS World University Rankings created by TopUniversities surveys a large number of academic experts about the reputation of universities and also measures the quality of teaching.

Best Global Universities Rankings created by U.S. News & World Report analyses university graduation rates and how many students remain enrolled in their second year of studies. It also surveys university representatives on the performance of universities.

Study in Spain

Study abroad in Spain to experience a friendly and laid-back atmosphere full of international students coming from all over the world. Although lectures at universities and colleges in Spain are formal, seminars and lab work are more relaxed, allowing students to freely discuss with professors and ask them questions regarding their course materials.

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