These Turkish universities have been numerically ranked based on their positions in the overall Best Global Universities rankings. Schools were evaluated based on their research performance and their ratings by members of the academic community in the region and around the world. These are the top global universities in Turkey.
1. Boğaziçi University
Boğaziçi University is a major research university located on the European side of the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, Turkey. It has four faculties and two schools offering undergraduate degrees, and six institutes offering graduate degrees. The language of instruction is English. Founded in 1863, as Robert College, it is the first American higher education institution founded outside the United States. Though under entirely Turkish administration today, the university still maintains strong ties to the American educational system.
Boğaziçi University consistently ranks highest in Turkey, having the greatest number of applicants via the YGS-LYS Turkish university entrance examinations. This allows Boğaziçi University to attract many of the highest-scoring students; as well as having the most preferred applied science, education, engineering, and social science programs in Turkey. Boğaziçi University also provides a liberal educational atmosphere and a program of extracurricular activities and sports.
2. Middle East Technical University
Middle East Technical University (commonly referred to as METU; in Turkish, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi ODTÜ) is a public technical university located in Ankara, Turkey. The university puts special emphasis on research and education in engineering and natural sciences, offering about 40 undergraduate programs within 5 faculties, and 97 masters and 62 doctorate programs within 5 graduate schools. The main campus of METU spans an area of 11,100 acres (4,500 ha), comprising, in addition to academic and auxiliary facilities, a forest area of 7,500 acres (3,000 ha), and the natural lake Eymir. METU has more than 120,000 alumni worldwide. The official language of instruction at METU is English.
3. Istanbul Technical University
Istanbul Technical University (Turkish İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, commonly referred to as ITU or Technical University) is an international technical university located in Istanbul, Turkey. It is the world’s third-oldest  technical university dedicated to engineering sciences as well as social sciences recently and is one of the most prominent educational institutions in Turkey. ITU is ranked 173rd worldwide (1st nationwide) in the field of Engineering & Technology and 307th worldwide (1st nationwide) in the field of Natural Sciences by the QS World University Rankings in 2016.
Graduates of Istanbul Technical University have received many TUBITAK science and TUBA awards. Numerous graduates have also become members of the academy of sciences in the U.S.A, Britain, and Russia. The university’s basketball team, ITUSpor, is in the Turkish Basketball Second League. The university has 39 undergraduate, 144 graduate programs, 13 colleges, 346 labs, and 12 research centers. Its student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1.
4. Hacettepe University
Hacettepe University is a major state university in Ankara, Turkey. Based on academic performance, it ranks 1st among Turkish universities. The University has two main campuses. The first campus is located in the old town of Ankara and hosts the Medical Centre, and the second one, Beytepe Campus is 13 km (8 mi) from the city center.
The Beytepe Campus covers 6,000,000 m2 (600 ha; 1,483 acres) of green land and woodland and hosts the faculties of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Law, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Letters, and Science. In addition to these two main campuses, the School of Social Work is located at Keçiören, and the Turkish State Conservatory in Ankara, affiliated with the University as of 1982, is located at the Beşevler Campus.
5. Bilkent University
Bilkent University (in Turkish, Bilkent Üniversitesi) is a private university located in Ankara, Turkey. It was founded by Prof. İhsan Doğramacı in 1984, with the aim of creating a center of excellence in higher education and research. It was the first non-profit private university established in the country. The name Bilkent is an abbreviation of Bilim kenti: Turkish for “city of science”. It is constantly ranked among the top Turkish universities since its establishment. In 2011, it is listed as the top 112th university in the world by THE World University Rankings.
Posted By, Shubham Sharma