Central South University: Statistics

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#367 of 14,131 In the World
#49 of 5,830 In Asia
#25 of 960 In China
#1 of 16 In Changsha
#4 of 1,000 For Mining Engineering
Top100 For 17 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate77%
Admissions RequirementsGraduation from High School and National College Entrance Examination Foreign students: for further information see CUCAS
Academic CalendarAugust to July (August - January; February-July)

We've calculated the 77% acceptance rate for Central South University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Central South University is a world-class research university with 99,519 scientific papers published and 1,344,221 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Materials Science, Environmental Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Organic Chemistry, Computer Science, and Medicine.


Central South University majors

by publication & citation count

69,956 / 981,196
68,401 / 1,067,825
64,865 / 926,441
56,466 / 869,794
Materials Science
47,607 / 760,352
Environmental Science
46,172 / 579,847
Quantum and Particle physics
44,512 / 672,615
Organic Chemistry
42,209 / 718,513
Computer Science
36,749 / 409,523
31,781 / 452,972
Metallurgical Engineering
30,233 / 455,694
28,277 / 477,322
28,182 / 353,963
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
27,996 / 286,932
24,078 / 352,811
21,179 / 231,178
Geography and Cartography
20,455 / 219,592
Chemical Engineering
18,873 / 382,268
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
17,728 / 185,809
Physical chemistry
17,165 / 326,824
16,439 / 184,026
15,973 / 208,016
Optical Engineering
15,227 / 213,178
14,188 / 172,164
14,052 / 195,317
Electrical Engineering
13,820 / 197,518
13,637 / 126,351
13,632 / 119,252
13,500 / 304,269
13,204 / 176,706
Machine Learning
11,673 / 136,633
Mechanical Engineering
11,597 / 102,839
Political Science
10,776 / 97,427
10,679 / 97,246
10,129 / 97,552
9,939 / 96,746
Structural Engineering
9,582 / 92,278
8,428 / 135,965
8,287 / 76,419
Inorganic Chemistry
8,131 / 154,348

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 19 9
1991 26 30
1992 30 30
1993 26 47
1994 41 64
1995 44 53
1996 73 70
1997 58 79
1998 48 68
1999 69 74
2000 117 114
2001 244 174
2002 422 184
2003 741 387
2004 1410 635
2005 1963 1085
2006 2667 2108
2007 3489 3177
2008 3854 5195
2009 3908 7699
2010 3972 10094
2011 4142 13976
2012 3802 17446
2013 3836 22523
2014 3852 29587
2015 3861 38664
2016 3974 48788
2017 4778 65832
2018 5819 87305
2019 7454 126495
2020 8772 175695
2021 10827 256602
2022 11309 302036
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International studetns 16,000-40,000 per annum (CNY)

Central South University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Central South University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor - Xueshi Xuewei Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Law, Management, Mathematics
Master - Shuoshi Xuewei Accountancy, Administrative Law, African Languages, Agronomy, Analytical Chemistry, Anatomy, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Arabic, Archaeology, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Archiving, Automotive Engineering, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Botany, Business Administration, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Communication Arts, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Constitutional Law, Contemporary History, Criminal Law, Curriculum, Demography and Population, Dermatology, Developmental Psychology, Ecology, Econometrics, Economics, Educational Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Engineering Drawing and Design, English Studies, Environmental Engineering, Ethics, Eurasian and North Asian Languages, European Languages, Fine Arts, Folklore, Food Science, French Studies, Genetics, Geological Engineering, Geology, Germanic Studies, Gerontology, Higher Education, Hindi, Immunology, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Inorganic Chemistry, Insurance, International Business, International Economics, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Japanese, Landscape Architecture, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Marine Biology, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, Medicine, Metallurgical Engineering, Microbiology, Mining Engineering, Modern History, Neurosciences, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Operations Research, Ophthalmology, Optics, Organic Chemistry, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Physical Chemistry, Plant and Crop Protection, Political Sciences, Power Engineering, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Administration, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religious Studies, Russian, Social and Preventive Medicine, Sociology, Software Engineering, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Spanish, Statistics, Stomatology, Surgery, Surveying and Mapping, Taxation, Telecommunications Engineering, Traditional Eastern Medicine, Transport Engineering, Vegetable Production, Venereology, Zoology
PhD - Boshi Accountancy, Anaesthesiology, Analytical Chemistry, Automotive Engineering, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biophysics, Botany, Business Administration, Cell Biology, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Dermatology, Electronics and Automation, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Engineering Management, English Studies, Ethics, Genetics, Geology, Gerontology, Heating and Refrigeration, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanics, Metallurgical Engineering, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurology, Neurosciences, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pharmacy, Philosophical Schools, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Radiology, Social and Preventive Medicine, Statistics, Stomatology, Surgery, Thermal Physics, Tourism, Venereology

Notable alumni

  1. Li-Meng Yan

    Li-Meng Yan
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Enrolled in Central South University
    2002-2009 graduated with master's degree

    Li-Meng Yan or Yan Limeng is a Chinese virologist, known for her publications and interviews alleging that SARS-CoV-2 was made in a Chinese government laboratory. Her publications have been widely dismissed as flawed by the scientific community.

  2. Meng Hongwei

    Meng Hongwei
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1953-.. (age 70)
    politicianpolice officer

    Meng Hongwei is a former Chinese politician and police officer who was the president of Interpol from 2016 to 2018. He also served as vice-minister of Public Security in China from 2004 to 2018. Meng purportedly resigned in absentia in October 2018 via Chinese officials after he was secretly detained and accused of taking bribes by Chinese anti-corruption authorities. On 21 January 2020, Meng had been sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in jail by a Chinese court for bribery during his time at the Chinese coast guard and Ministry of Public Security.

  3. Zhao Zhengyong

    Zhao Zhengyong
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1951-.. (age 72)

    Zhao Zhengyong is a former politician of the People's Republic of China who served as Communist Party Secretary, Governor, and Congress Chairman of Shaanxi Province. After his retirement, he was placed under investigation for corruption.

  4. Tang Fei-fan

    Tang Fei-fan
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1897-1958 (aged 61)

    Tang Feifan was a Chinese medical microbiologist best known for culturing the Chlamydia trachomatis agent in the yolk sacs of eggs.

  5. Hsiao-Chien Chang

    Hsiao-Chien Chang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1897-1987 (aged 90)

    Zhang Xiaoqian, also known as Hsiao-ch'ien Chang, was a Chinese gastroenterologist who is considered the founder of gastroenterology in China. He served as President of Hsiang-Ya Medical College and Vice President of Peking Union Medical College, and was a founding member of both Academia Sinica and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  6. Wang Jian

    Wang Jian
    1954-.. (age 69)

    Wang Jian is a Chinese geneticist and businessman. He is Chairman and co-founder of the BGI Genomics (formerly Beijing Genomics Institute).

Central South University faculties and divisions

School : Art Fine Arts
School : Business Business Administration
School : Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering, Chemistry
School : Energy and Power Engineering Energy Engineering, Power Engineering
School : Foreign Languages Modern Languages
School : Fundamental Medicine Medicine
School : Law Law
School : Material Science and Engineering Engineering, Materials Engineering
School : Mathematical Sciences and Computer Technology Mathematics and Computer Science
School : Medical Technology Medical Technology
School : Metallurgical Science and Engineering Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering
School : Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmacy
School : Public Health Public Health
School : Resources Processing and Bioengineering Bioengineering
School : Traffic and Transport Transport and Communications

General information

Alternative names CSU
Founded 1914
Accreditation Ministry of Education

Location and contacts

Address 932 Lushan South Road
Changsha, Hunan, 410083
City population 10,048,000

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