What is the importance of public or private universities? Which is more promising?

The number of public and private universities in Türkiye is 203. 130 of them are state universities.

Ministry of Economy (Ministry of Finance) of Türkiye, while those costs of private universities are covered by private Foundations (Commercial Institutions) or companies.


As in every country of the world, the most prestigious universities in Türkiye are considered to be private universities. The most important factor that differentiates private universities from public universities is that they have rich electronic library resources, have a wide circle of friends and work, easy job opportunities after graduation, systematic and better quality education, stronger academic staff and career opportunities.


The most preferred public universities by students are the following;

METU (Middle East Technical University)

Boğaziçi University

Istanbul Technical University

Marmara University

Yildiz Technical University

Ankara University

Hacettepe University

Gazi University

Mimar Sinan University

9 Eylul University

Izmir Aegean University

Bursa Uludag University

Galatasaray University

Katip Chelebi University

Euphrates University

Eskişehir Anatolian University

Osmangazi University

Mugla Sitki Kochman University

Mersin University

Kocaeli University

Karabuk University

Kastamonu University

Sakarya University

Selcuk University

Aksaray University

Caucasus University

Chanakkale University

Ondokuz Mayis University

Uşak University

Nigde University

Necmettin Erbakan University

Dumlupınar University

Çanakkale Onsekiz March University

Nevsehir University

Mehmet Akif Ersoy University

Adnan Menderes University

Sinop University

Artvin Choruh University

Kırıkkale University


Bandırma 17 Eylül University

Gaziantep University

Gaziosmanpaşa University

Adiyaman University

Ağrı Ibrahim Chechen University

Bart’s University

Army University

Pamukkale University

Atatürk University

Alaaddin Keykubat University


The most preferred private universities by students are;

Sabancı University

Koch University

Bilkent University

Yeditepe University

Ozyegin University

Bahçeşehir University

Istanbul City University

Atilim University

Yashar University

Okan University

Kadir Has University

Izmir University of Economics

Istanbul Bilgi University

Istinye University

Üsküdar University

Nisantashi University

Istanbul Aydın University

Altinbash University

Istanbul Culture University

Istanbul Ayvansaray University

Antalya University of Science

Maltepe University

Işık University

Dogus University

Istanbul University of Science

Biruni University

Beykent University

Başkent University

Biruni University

Haliç University

Hasan Kalyoncu University

Istanbul Medipol University