Universities in Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona
9 out of 8
  • Universities in Barcelona
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
24
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Barcelona
  • (18 institution and 6 subject rankings)
26
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Barcelona
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Barcelona, Spain

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Barcelona
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Publication of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. University of Barcelona with highest ranking among universities in Barcelona ranked #104.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK published most recent results of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Accounting & Finance). Includes 39 universities from Barcelona.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: New edition of UniRank 4icu - World Ranking. in position #108.
  • 28 Jan, 2021: New edition of THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education. in position #91.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Barcelona

Public Health
#19 
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Anthropology
#21 
University of Barcelona
Engineering - Civil & Structural
#29 
Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Library & Information Management
#37 
University of Barcelona
Molecular Biology & Genetics
#46 
University of Barcelona
Agricultural Sciences
#68 
University of Barcelona
Linguistics
#100 
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

Rankings of universities in Barcelona, Spain 2021

#1

University of Barcelona

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (825 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #198 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #183 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #104 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (341 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #152 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #287 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #278 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Polytechnic University of Catalonia

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (287 reviews)
  • #18 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #314 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #270 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#4

International University of Catalonia

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (167 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #55 
  • #535 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #53 
  • #7 
U-Ranking of Spanish Universities
[Published 14 July, 2020]


#5

University Ramon Llull

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (63 reviews)
  • #18 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #39 
  • #478 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #28 
  • #884 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#6

Open University of Catalunya

Student satisfaction: 2.8 / 5.0 (320 reviews)
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  • #19 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #37 
  • #473 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #54 
  • #7 
U-Ranking of Spanish Universities
[Published 14 July, 2020]

#7

Abat Oliba CEU University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (162 reviews)
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  • #63 
  • #11 
U-Ranking of Spanish Universities
[Published 14 July, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #171 
World University Ranking 2020 - Europe
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #72 
  • #6759 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#8

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (935 reviews)
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  • #53 
  • #2215 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #73 
  • #6790 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#9

Istituto Europeo di Design

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (201 reviews)
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  • #76 
  • #7628 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Barcelona Key Facts for International Students

Population: 1622000

Elevation: 15 m. above sea level

Time: GMT +1

District/province: Catalonia, Província de Barcelona

Living costs for students in Barcelona:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 75* (25% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 64* (36% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 62* (38% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 4.04 €
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type F
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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FAQ

University of Barcelona ranks #1 in Barcelona in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Barcelona University of Barcelona is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 27 rankings where University of Barcelona is listed.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is ranked best in Barcelona for Medicine & Health (Public Health). See all rankings for the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

University of Barcelona is ranked best in Barcelona for Social Studies & Humanities (Anthropology). See all rankings for the University of Barcelona.

Polytechnic University of Catalonia is ranked best in Barcelona for Engineering (Engineering - Civil & Structural). See all rankings for the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

University of Barcelona is ranked best in Barcelona for Computer Science (Library & Information Management). See all rankings for the University of Barcelona.

University of Barcelona is ranked best in Barcelona for Natural Sciences (Molecular Biology & Genetics). See all rankings for the University of Barcelona.

University of Barcelona is ranked best in Barcelona for Agriculture (Agricultural Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Barcelona.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is ranked best in Barcelona for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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U-Ranking

Criteria used in ranking -U-Ranking of Spanish Universities:
Teaching
Research
Innovation and Technological Development

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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