Universities in Iran

Higher Education in Iran

2021 Ranking of Iranian Universities

What are the most popular Universities in Iran? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 Iranian University Ranking of 310 Iranian higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Iranian higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format

Explore the uniRank League Table and University Ranking of 310 Universities in Iran

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces

The Islamic Republic of Iran is divided into 31 provinces (Persian: Ostanha). The greater number of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the most populated province of Tehran, which hosts the capital and largest city of Tehran. The following uniRank league tables or sub-rankings take into consideration all provinces which include at least 2 Iranian higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.


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

Iranian University lists

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