List of 100 best universities in China

We ranked 100 best universities in China based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 83.1M citations received by 7.12M publications made by 960 universities in China, measured the popularity of 1,540 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in China
#3 in Asia
#54 in the World
Enrollment
48,739
Founded
1911
#2 in China
#4 in Asia
#61 in the World
Acceptance Rate
1%
Enrollment
35,915
Founded
1898
#3 in China
#7 in Asia
#109 in the World
Enrollment
54,000
Founded
1897
#4 in China
#8 in Asia
#112 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
47,000
Founded
1896
#5 in China
#11 in Asia
#122 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1911
#6 in China
#15 in Asia
#156 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1963
#7 in China
#16 in Asia
#167 in the World
Acceptance Rate
1%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1905
#8 in China
#22 in Asia
#207 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
56,068
Founded
1902
#9 in China
#23 in Asia
#213 in the World
Enrollment
60,000
Founded
1893
#10 in China
#25 in Asia
#224 in the World
Acceptance Rate
28%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1958
#11 in China
#26 in Asia
#226 in the World
Enrollment
51,300
Founded
1924
#12 in China
#27 in Asia
#227 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1953
#13 in China
#30 in Asia
#271 in the World
Acceptance Rate
2%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1937
#14 in China
#31 in Asia
#274 in the World
Enrollment
60,000
Founded
1901
#15 in China
#33 in Asia
#295 in the World
Enrollment
40,346
Founded
1896
#16 in China
#36 in Asia
#307 in the World
Enrollment
68,000
Founded
1946
#17 in China
#38 in Asia
#315 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1984
#18 in China
#39 in Asia
#316 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1920
#19 in China
#40 in Asia
#317 in the World
Enrollment
44,200
Founded
1896
#20 in China
#42 in Asia
#333 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
37,000
Founded
1907
#21 in China
#43 in Asia
#336 in the World
Enrollment
24,000
Founded
1902
#22 in China
#45 in Asia
#342 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1914
#23 in China
#46 in Asia
#350 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1991
#24 in China
#49 in Asia
#367 in the World
Enrollment
40,302
Male:Female
49:51
Founded
1921
#25 in China
#51 in Asia
#376 in the World
Enrollment
26,568
Founded
1919
#26 in China
#53 in Asia
#385 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Enrollment
30,664
Founded
1902
#27 in China
#54 in Asia
#387 in the World
Enrollment
35,370
Founded
1895
#28 in China
#56 in Asia
#410 in the World
Enrollment
41,000
Founded
1949
#29 in China
#57 in Asia
#413 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1952
#30 in China
#60 in Asia
#429 in the World
Enrollment
47,000
Founded
1929
#31 in China
#62 in Asia
#442 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
27,000
Founded
1940
#32 in China
#63 in Asia
#447 in the World
Enrollment
42,720
Founded
1952
#33 in China
#70 in Asia
#487 in the World
Enrollment
36,026
Founded
1951
#34 in China
#71 in Asia
#498 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1909
#35 in China
#73 in Asia
#500 in the World
Enrollment
43,000
Founded
1899
#36 in China
#77 in Asia
#507 in the World
Enrollment
36,000
Founded
1994
#37 in China
#80 in Asia
#531 in the World
Enrollment
25,000
Founded
1952
#38 in China
#81 in Asia
#539 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
29,000
Founded
1938
#39 in China
#82 in Asia
#540 in the World
Enrollment
20,000
Founded
1905
#40 in China
#85 in Asia
#549 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1956
#41 in China
#87 in Asia
#555 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
24,201
Founded
1937
#42 in China
#88 in Asia
#564 in the World
Enrollment
36,000
Founded
1926
#43 in China
#93 in Asia
#589 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
39,000
Founded
1956
#44 in China
#95 in Asia
#596 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1956
#45 in China
#106 in Asia
#638 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
32,000
Founded
1903
#46 in China
#110 in Asia
#651 in the World
Enrollment
46,000
Founded
1923
#47 in China
#111 in Asia
#653 in the World
Enrollment
540,000
Founded
1946
#48 in China
#112 in Asia
#654 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1896
#49 in China
#114 in Asia
#661 in the World
Enrollment
37,918
Founded
1906
#50 in China
#119 in Asia
#684 in the World
Enrollment
35,277
Founded
1931
#51 in China
#120 in Asia
#692 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Enrollment
40,000
Founded
2005
#52 in China
#123 in Asia
#703 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1917
#53 in China
#126 in Asia
#706 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
26,000
Founded
1952
#54 in China
#129 in Asia
#718 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
29,000
Founded
1952
#55 in China
#130 in Asia
#719 in the World
Enrollment
34,156
Founded
1983
#56 in China
#134 in Asia
#731 in the World
Enrollment
26,000
Founded
1924
#57 in China
#137 in Asia
#741 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1952
#58 in China
#141 in Asia
#748 in the World
Enrollment
30,000
Founded
1952
#59 in China
#142 in Asia
#751 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1958
#60 in China
#143 in Asia
#752 in the World
Enrollment
28,024
Founded
1946
#61 in China
#144 in Asia
#756 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
37,000
Founded
1933
#62 in China
#151 in Asia
#771 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1955
#63 in China
#152 in Asia
#774 in the World
Enrollment
52,000
Founded
1958
#64 in China
#156 in Asia
#784 in the World
Enrollment
37,000
Founded
1909
#65 in China
#157 in Asia
#787 in the World
Enrollment
44,000
Founded
1896
#66 in China
#160 in Asia
#800 in the World
Enrollment
30,000
Founded
1951
#67 in China
#162 in Asia
#802 in the World
Enrollment
30,000
Founded
1953
#68 in China
#165 in Asia
#818 in the World
Enrollment
28,000
Founded
2001
#69 in China
#166 in Asia
#820 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1945
#70 in China
#167 in Asia
#821 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1953
#71 in China
#169 in Asia
#832 in the World
Enrollment
26,196
Founded
1898
#72 in China
#171 in Asia
#835 in the World
Enrollment
50,000
Founded
1912
#73 in China
#176 in Asia
#849 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
24,442
Founded
1960
#74 in China
#177 in Asia
#852 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
30,000
Founded
1934
#75 in China
#178 in Asia
#856 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1958
#76 in China
#181 in Asia
#864 in the World
Founded
1915
#77 in China
#188 in Asia
#889 in the World
Enrollment
38,000
Founded
1944
#78 in China
#193 in Asia
#907 in the World
Enrollment
28,278
Founded
1953
#79 in China
#194 in Asia
#908 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1928
#80 in China
#199 in Asia
#917 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1902
#81 in China
#201 in Asia
#922 in the World
Enrollment
37,600
Founded
1902
#82 in China
#205 in Asia
#929 in the World
Enrollment
35,000
Founded
1958
#83 in China
#209 in Asia
#935 in the World
Enrollment
25,000
Founded
1912
#84 in China
#212 in Asia
#945 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1928
#85 in China
#213 in Asia
#946 in the World
Enrollment
60,588
Founded
1909
#86 in China
#217 in Asia
#957 in the World
Enrollment
40,000
Founded
1902
#87 in China
#227 in Asia
#979 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
#88 in China
#228 in Asia
#981 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1938
#89 in China
#231 in Asia
#984 in the World
Enrollment
17,000
Founded
1934
#90 in China
#234 in Asia
#988 in the World
Enrollment
15,445
Founded
1953
#91 in China
#235 in Asia
#991 in the World
Enrollment
16,366
Founded
1931
#92 in China
#243 in Asia
#1024 in the World
Enrollment
25,347
Founded
1952
#93 in China
#244 in Asia
#1025 in the World
Enrollment
30,000
Founded
1953
#94 in China
#245 in Asia
#1026 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1923
#95 in China
#248 in Asia
#1034 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1956
#96 in China
#249 in Asia
#1036 in the World
Enrollment
26,000
Founded
1931
#97 in China
#251 in Asia
#1047 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1950
#98 in China
#253 in Asia
#1062 in the World
Enrollment
31,559
Founded
1954
#99 in China
#254 in Asia
#1064 in the World
Enrollment
34,241
Founded
1927
#100 in China
#255 in Asia
#1071 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
13,380
Founded
1951

The best cities to study in China based on the number of universities and their ranks are Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.

Average cost of living for students in China is $418 + $47-335 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).