Central South University: Statistics



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#318 of 14,131 In the World
#40 of 5,830 In Asia
#21 of 960 In China
#1 of 16 In Changsha
#3 of 1,031 For Mining Engineering
Top100 For 24 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 161,632 scientific papers published and 2,275,534 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Physics, Medicine, Environmental Science, Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Organic Chemistry, and Computer Science.


Central South University majors

by publication & citation count

110,113 / 1,783,626
104,092 / 1,669,259
99,508 / 1,433,901
91,363 / 1,347,644
70,231 / 1,043,289
Environmental Science
69,380 / 939,096
Materials Science
64,266 / 1,059,688
Quantum and Particle physics
62,366 / 1,005,818
Organic Chemistry
60,666 / 1,074,594
Computer Science
59,195 / 724,129
56,779 / 1,009,777
53,207 / 826,545
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
43,112 / 484,757
42,608 / 573,034
Metallurgical Engineering
40,534 / 652,756
34,212 / 412,605
33,613 / 476,821
30,962 / 432,669
Geography and Cartography
30,437 / 368,468
28,081 / 349,381
Chemical Engineering
26,047 / 568,087
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
25,086 / 282,316
Optical Engineering
24,246 / 369,460
Physical chemistry
24,118 / 508,971
22,562 / 290,771
22,166 / 237,916
22,111 / 332,566
19,840 / 199,350
Oncology and Cancer research
19,402 / 338,912
19,321 / 290,109
Electrical Engineering
19,290 / 318,948
18,859 / 299,250
18,708 / 455,031
18,462 / 183,115
Machine Learning
18,399 / 233,770
Mechanical Engineering
16,955 / 168,823
Political Science
15,990 / 171,676
15,868 / 171,367
15,258 / 174,091
14,968 / 172,059

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 42 30
1992 48 36
1993 39 50
1994 50 80
1995 57 68
1996 88 83
1997 77 89
1998 76 92
1999 108 91
2000 210 142
2001 485 191
2002 667 247
2003 1095 533
2004 1930 940
2005 2595 1533
2006 3488 3028
2007 4515 4747
2008 5097 7501
2009 5374 11115
2010 5567 14757
2011 6004 20606
2012 5556 26680
2013 5850 35519
2014 5869 46707
2015 6017 60118
2016 6246 74177
2017 7260 95549
2018 9083 130595
2019 11328 182294
2020 13720 255783
2021 14828 335219
2022 17895 427923
2023 18300 484583
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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 71)
    police officerpolitician

    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. Wang Chuanfu

    Wang Chuanfu
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1966-.. (age 58)

    Wang Chuanfu is a Chinese chemist, billionaire entrepreneur, and the founder, chairman and CEO of BYD Company.

  4. Zhao Zhengyong

    Zhao Zhengyong
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1951-.. (age 73)

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Wang Jian

    Wang Jian
    1954-.. (age 70)

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

  8. Yi Fuxian

    Yi Fuxian

    Yi Fuxian is a demographer and obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of the 2007 book Big Country with an Empty Nest, which criticised China's birth policies. The book was banned in mainland China from the time of publication until 2013, when a Chinese government press published a new edition and promoted the book.

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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