Hunan University: Statistics



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#502 of 14,131 In the World
#82 of 5,830 In Asia
#39 of 960 In China
#2 of 16 In Changsha
#28 of 2,545 For Radiochemistry
Top100 For 9 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate40%
Admissions RequirementsGraduation from High School, National College Entrance Examination (Gaokao)
Academic CalendarSeptember to July
Full time employee2,045
Student:staff ratio18:1

We've calculated the 40% acceptance rate for Hunan 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

Hunan University is a world-class research university with 60,686 scientific papers published and 1,054,654 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Biology, Materials Science, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Organic Chemistry, and Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.


Hunan University majors

by publication & citation count

47,241 / 914,827
43,425 / 867,386
37,268 / 848,805
Quantum and Particle physics
32,786 / 670,445
29,843 / 698,995
Materials Science
28,389 / 690,612
Computer Science
27,620 / 340,208
Environmental Science
27,044 / 451,496
Organic Chemistry
22,734 / 634,130
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
18,871 / 201,238
15,774 / 211,571
15,683 / 434,907
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
15,165 / 164,502
Electrical Engineering
13,989 / 209,966
13,343 / 232,377
Geography and Cartography
12,885 / 157,103
12,754 / 109,989
Metallurgical Engineering
11,991 / 290,132
11,368 / 168,084
Optical Engineering
11,354 / 254,934
Chemical Engineering
10,687 / 380,273
10,621 / 382,835
10,613 / 179,150
10,296 / 99,260
10,172 / 224,404
9,668 / 182,627
Physical chemistry
9,481 / 303,362
Mechanical Engineering
8,815 / 108,441
Political Science
8,506 / 69,508
8,378 / 69,092
Machine Learning
8,224 / 101,423
8,178 / 114,560
7,935 / 73,841
7,708 / 107,646
7,139 / 71,050
6,948 / 55,553
Structural Engineering
6,940 / 81,556
6,903 / 70,807
Computer Networking
6,503 / 58,818
6,226 / 112,300

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 18 30
1991 34 41
1992 34 45
1993 52 92
1994 53 101
1995 59 107
1996 87 182
1997 66 194
1998 88 276
1999 88 349
2000 138 373
2001 182 522
2002 264 562
2003 423 809
2004 858 1160
2005 1296 1648
2006 1875 2816
2007 2261 4066
2008 2468 5678
2009 2582 8123
2010 2635 9935
2011 2618 13602
2012 2324 16347
2013 2491 20791
2014 2575 26458
2015 2610 34091
2016 2655 40412
2017 2910 53297
2018 3520 72359
2019 4372 102236
2020 4914 134687
2021 6100 192954
2022 5919 218120
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The tuition table for Hunan University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition (CNY)
Bachelor's Degree 20,000 - 25,000
Master's Degree 25,000 - 30,000
Doctoral Degree 30,000 - 35,000

Hunan 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 Hunan 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 No No No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor - Xueshi Xuewei Arts and Humanities, Design, Economics, Engineering, Information Sciences, Law, Management, Mathematics, Natural Sciences
Master - Shuoshi Xuewei Accountancy, Architecture, Automotive Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Design, Educational Administration, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, Foreigners Education, Heritage Preservation, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Insurance, International Business, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Law, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, Modern Languages, Museum Studies, Native Language Education, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Physics, Power Engineering, Private Administration, Public Administration, Rural Planning, Software Engineering, Statistics, Taxation, Telecommunications Engineering, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation, Transport Engineering, Transport Management
PhD - Boshi Architecture, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Design, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, History, Law, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Physics, Power Engineering, Railway Engineering, Road Engineering, Rural Planning, Statistics, Town Planning

Notable alumni

  1. Ling Jihua

    Ling Jihua
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1956-.. (age 67)

    Ling Jihua is a former Chinese politician and one of the principal political advisers of former leader Hu Jintao. Ling was best known for his tenure as chief of the General Office of the Chinese Communist Party between 2007 and 2012. Ling was charged with corruption, bribery, and other misconduct and was sentenced to life imprisonment as part of a larger anti-corruption campaign carried out by Xi Jinping.

  2. Chen Pokong

    Chen Pokong
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1963-.. (age 60)
    journalistpolitical activistwriterhuman rights activist

    Chen Pokong, also known as Jinsong Chen (Chinese: 陳勁松), is a Chinese-American columnist, political commentator, author, television pundit and YouTuber. Chen played a key role in organizing the democracy movement during the 1989 democracy protest in China, for which he was imprisoned and subsequently exiled to the United States.

  3. Jiang Chaoliang

    Jiang Chaoliang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1957-.. (age 66)

    Jiang Chaoliang is a Chinese politician and investor. In the past, he has served as the governor of Jilin province in Northeast China, and an executive at China Development Bank and the Agricultural Bank of China. Jiang is also an member of the 19th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. In February 2020, he was dismissed as the Communist Party Secretary of Hubei.

  4. Li Da

    Li Da
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1890-1966 (aged 76)

    Li Da was a Chinese Marxist philosopher. He led the Publicity Department of the Chinese Communist Party after the foundation of the party. Li left the Chinese Communist Party in the 1920s due to what he viewed as its turn to reformism. However, he maintained close ties with the party and its underground apparatus. Li translated many European Marxist works into Chinese. Li's most important work was Elements of Sociology, which had a great influence on Mao Zedong. Li helped popularize the New Philosophy that gained dominance in the Soviet Union in the 1930s. After the People's Republic of China was established in 1949, Li rejoined the Chinese Communist Party. He was heavily criticized and beaten at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, and died in 1966. He was posthumously rehabilitated after Mao's death.

  5. Zhou Xiaozhou

    Zhou Xiaozhou
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1912-1966 (aged 54)

    Zhou Xiaozhou was a Chinese politician and communist revolutionary, who served as Communist Party Secretary of Hunan from 1953 to 1957. He committed suicide during the Cultural Revolution.

  6. Geng Tan

    Geng Tan
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1963-.. (age 60)

    Geng Tan is a Canadian engineer and former politician who served as the member of Parliament (MP) for Don Valley North from 2015 to 2019. A member of the Liberal Party, Tan is the first Mandarin-speaker to be elected to the House of Commons.

  7. Xuedong D. Huang

    Xuedong D. Huang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1962-.. (age 61)
    computer scientistengineer

    Xuedong David Huang is a Chinese American computer scientist and technology executive who has made contributions to spoken language processing and Azure AI, including Azure OpenAI Services. He is Microsoft's Technical Fellow and Azure AI Chief Technology Officer. Huang is a strong advocate of AI for Good, AI for Accessibility, and AI for Cultural Heritage.

  8. Jiang Jianguo

    Jiang Jianguo
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1956-.. (age 67)

    Jiang Jianguo is a politician of the People's Republic of China. He has been Director of the State Council Information Office and Deputy Director of the Publicity Department of the Chinese Communist Party from January 2015 to August 2018. He formerly served as Deputy Director of State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television. Prior to his positions in the national government, he served as Communist Party Secretary of Shaoyang city, and Mayor of Xiangtan city in his native Hunan province.

Hunan University faculties and divisions

College : Architecture Architecture
College : Chinese Language and Literature Chinese, Literature
College : Civil Engineering Civil Engineering
College : Electrical and Information Engineering Electrical Engineering, Information Technology
College : Environmental Science and Engineering Environmental Engineering
College : Finance and Statistics Finance, Statistics
College : Foreign Languages English, Literature
College : Information Science and Engineering Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering
College : Journalism and Communication Communication Studies, Film, Journalism, Radio and Television Broadcasting
College : Law Law
College : Marxist Studies Political Sciences
College : Material Science and Engineering Materials Engineering
College : Mathematics and Econometrics Applied Mathematics, Econometrics
College : Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
College : Physical Education Physical Education
Institute : Educational Sciences Education, Educational Sciences
School : Biology Biological and Life Sciences, Biology
School : Business Administration Accountancy, Business Administration, International Business
School : Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering, Chemistry
School : Design Design
School : Economics and Trade Business and Commerce, Economics
School : Physics and Microelectronics Microelectronics, Physical Therapy

General information

Alternative names HU
Founded 1926
Accreditation Ministry of Education
Motto Seeking Truth from Facts and Daring to be Pioneers

Location and contacts

Address Lushan South Road, Lushan Gate, Yuelu District
Changsha, Hunan, 410082
City population 10,048,000

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