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Universities in Iran

Higher Education in Iran

2021 Ranking of Iran Universities

What are Iran’s most well-known universities? Topuniversitieslist has published the 2021 Iranian University Ranking, which includes 310 Iranian higher-education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

being chartered, registered, or certified by the relevant Iranian higher education-related institution, and providing at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education style.

The Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Ranking of 310 Universities in Iran can be found here.

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

Iran is split into 31 districts by the Islamic Republic of Iran (Persian: Ostanha). The province of Tehran, which includes the capital and largest city of Tehran, has the highest concentration of higher education institutions that follow the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion. Both provinces with at least two Iranian higher education institutions matching the Topuniversitieslist placement criterion are included in the following Topuniversitieslist league tables or sub-rankings.


Zanjan (6)
Yazd (10)
West Azerbaijan (6)
Tehran (44)
South Khorasan (5)
Sistan and Baluchestan (9)
Semnan (12)
Razavi Khorasan (20)
Qom (8)
Qazvin (5)
North Khorasan (7)
Mazandaran (17)
Markazi (10)
Lorestan (5)
Kurdistan (28)
Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad (4)
Khuzestan (18)
Kerman (15)
Isfahan (22)
Kermanshah (4)
Hamadan (7)
Hormozgan (4)
Ilam (4)
Fars (25)
Gilan (6)
Golestan (7)
East Azerbaijan (15)
Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari (2)
Bushehr (3)
Ardabil (4)