Under present-day conditions the position of an educational establishment in the national and world international ranking of higher educational establishments can be considered as one of the most important indicators of the university progress and success. Each of the rankings uses its assessment system based on a number of the criteria starting with quantitative indicators (general numerical quantity of students/workers) to the academic reputation of a higher educational establishment (it is determined by means of surveying a group of experts and employers).

The consolidated ranking of higher educational establishments of Ukraine in 2015 developed by the educational information resource “Osvita.ua” includes 269 higher educational establishments of the III-IV level of accreditation. The most prestigious university rankings “Top-200 Ukraine”, “Scopus”, “Webometrics” published in 2015 were based on other criteria of assessing higher educational establishments and they were used as the source data to rank. The Ivan Franko National University of Lviv takes the fifth position among other Ukrainian higher educational establishments.

In the second quarter of 2017 a new publication of the rating “TOP 200 of the best universities of Ukraine” is expected. In 2015/2016, Lviv University ranked 9th among other Ukrainian universities.

The Ivan Franko National University of Lviv enters the top three of the higher educational establishments of Ukraine by “Scopus” ranking. The ranking results are based on the indexes of “Scopus” bibliographic database; it is an instrument of monitoring citations of scientific papers published by employees in scientific editions. For the period from 1996 to 2015 the university scientists published 4929 scientific works in the editions included in the “Scopus” database. The assessment of higher educational establishments was made by Hirsch index – the quantitative index based on the number of scientific publications and the number of citations.

According to the rating, the University ranked 4th among Ukrainian universities. Three of the leaders are Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Kharkiv National University named after V. Karazin, and Chernivtsi National University named after Fedkovich. As of April 2017, the number of publications of the scientists of Lviv University was 5 823, the number of citations of articles was 28 547, the Gorshcha index was 50.

The ranking of the world universities Webometrics (Webometrics Ranking of World’s Universities) comprises twelve thousand universities all over the world and it is published twice a year. The developers of Webometrics take into account the number of indexed site pages of a higher educational establishment by search systems, external references to it, the resource citation as well as the number of downloaded files on the site in the process of ranking the world universities. According to the webometric uniRank University Ranking, Lviv University ranked 9th among 146 Ukrainian higher education institutions. The rating is compiled by the Austrian company uniRank and covers more than 12,000 universities from 200 countries worldwide.

In 2015, Lviv University entered the top three universities in Ukraine according to the World  University Ranking by Academic Performance. The rating is compiled annually since 2010. The methodology is based on data obtained from the Institute of Scientific Information and takes into account the number of articles, quotes, and the overall impact of the citation. In 2017-2018 Lviv University remains in the top three Ukrainian universities according to this world ranking.

According to the Scopus science and technology base, the University became one of the leaders in the Institutions of Higher Education rating of Ukraine. Comparing to 2017, the University has risen to 1 position and ranked 3rd among 162 Institutions of higher education in Ukraine. As of April 2018, the number of publications of the scientists of Lviv University was 6,203, the number of articles quoted was 32,400, the Hirsch index was 55.

In 2018, the University entered one of the world’s most prestigious world rankings, THE World University Ranking 2018, with a mark of 1001+. The University of Lviv also provided information to one more authoritative world ranking – QS World University Ranking, the results of which should be announced in June 2018. QS World University Ranking is the ranking of the best institutions of higher education in the world in terms of their achievements in the field of education and science.

As for the uniRank University Ranking 2018, the University of Lviv rose from 9th to 4th among 171 Ukrainian NGOs. The rating takes into account the official web resources of the universities. In 2018, UniRank first published a rating of universities according to their presentation on the Facebook network. Lviv University took the 3rd place among Ukrainian universities.

According to the January publication of the Webometrics Ranking of World’s Universities rating, the University remains confidently on the fifth place among Ukrainian universities. In the process of improving positioning at Webometrics, many events were taken to register university teachers in Google Scholar, a free, accessible search engine that indexes the full text of scientific publications of all formats and disciplines.

According to the rating “TOP 200 of the best universities of Ukraine” in 2016-2017, the University of Lviv holds the 9th place among Ukrainian Institutions of higher education. The publication of the new rating is expected in the third quarter of 2018.