Leiden University: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#165 of 14,131 In the World
#51 of 2,785 In Europe
#5 of 58 In the Netherlands
#1 of 2 In Leiden
#27 of 1,000 For International Law
Top100 For 25 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
63%
Enrollment
27,713
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Languages
Dutch;English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate63%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate in subjects appropriate to faculty requirements or equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to August
Enrollment27,713
Full time employee5,000
Student:staff ratio6:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
65,006
Citations
3,240,637

Leiden University majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
15,456 / 1,021,791
Biology
14,412 / 1,033,563
Physics
13,189 / 705,725
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
11,454 / 351,045
Chemistry
6,708 / 336,836
Psychology
6,519 / 417,128
Astrophysics and Astronomy
6,364 / 377,754
Computer Science
5,145 / 249,400
Engineering
4,443 / 209,977
Demography
2,926 / 178,936
Environmental Science
2,873 / 135,515
Political Science
2,778 / 31,295
Genetics
2,230 / 218,866
Business
2,221 / 91,481
Materials Science
2,123 / 97,098
Biochemistry
2,120 / 130,079
Molecular Biology
1,916 / 149,407
Economics
1,876 / 67,254
Immunology
1,812 / 150,945
Condensed Matter Physics
1,708 / 98,013
Child Psychology
1,639 / 131,215
Mathematics
1,600 / 111,449
Oncology and Cancer research
1,565 / 132,416
Surgery
1,528 / 144,634
Sociology
1,440 / 40,154
Social Psychology
1,306 / 80,113
Law
1,244 / 13,779
Art & Design
1,230 / 16,276
Health Science
1,226 / 156,996
Ecology
1,147 / 77,114
History
1,135 / 7,075
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,126 / 28,543
Pathology
1,107 / 97,542
Clinical Psychology
1,102 / 56,816
Quantum and Particle physics
1,063 / 65,057
Cognitive Science
988 / 51,530
Atomic and Molecular physics
949 / 34,880
Psychiatry
946 / 70,370
Linguistics
901 / 17,219
Geography and Cartography
857 / 21,746

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 944 16712
1992 1005 18644
1993 1068 20126
1994 1186 22637
1995 1256 25492
1996 1472 28955
1997 1550 33529
1998 1431 38248
1999 1240 42453
2000 1201 44775
2001 1252 49194
2002 1264 52743
2003 1333 57279
2004 1452 63706
2005 1447 71136
2006 1610 80087
2007 1903 88342
2008 2177 100925
2009 2491 116671
2010 3034 132099
2011 2757 154568
2012 3030 178080
2013 3174 200539
2014 3153 216553
2015 3319 229210
2016 3732 235093
2017 3924 254557
2018 4161 256784
2019 4268 284454
2020 4491 343014
2021 4469 369350

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $3,750$3,750
International students $13,750$18,750

Leiden University has financial aid programs.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +++
Engineering | IT
Maths | Natural Sciences +++
WO Bachelor (BA/BSc) African Languages, African Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Astronomy and Space Science, Behavioural Sciences, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Languages, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Criminology, Dutch, Education, Educational Sciences, English, Film, French, German, Hebrew, Hispanic American Studies, History, Indic Languages, Indonesian, Islamic Theology, Italian, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Korean, Latin American Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Mediterranean Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Nursing, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Law, Religion, Russian, Slavic Languages, Social Sciences, South and Southeast Asian Languages, Spanish, Teacher Trainers Education, Theology, Tibetan, Women's Studies
WO Master (MA/MSc) African Languages, African Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Astronomy and Space Science, Behavioural Sciences, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Languages, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Criminology, Dutch, Education, Educational Sciences, English, Film, French, German, Hebrew, Hispanic American Studies, History, Indic Languages, Indonesian, International Relations and Diplomacy, Islamic Theology, Italian, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Korean, Latin American Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Mediterranean Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Nursing, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Law, Religion, Russian, Slavic Languages, Social Sciences, South and Southeast Asian Languages, Spanish, Teacher Trainers Education, Theology, Tibetan, Women's Studies
Doctor's Graad Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Law, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Political Sciences, Social Sciences

Leiden University alumni

  1. René Descartes

    René Descartes
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1596-1650 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    philosophermathematicianmusicologistphysicistastronomer
    Biography

    René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, scientist and lay Catholic who invented analytic geometry, linking the previously separate fields of geometry and algebra. He spent a large portion of his working life in the Dutch Republic, initially serving the Dutch States Army of Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange and the Stadtholder of the United Provinces. One of the most notable intellectual figures of the Dutch Golden Age, Descartes is also widely regarded as one of the founders of modern philosophy and algebraic geometry.

  2. Rembrandt

    Rembrandt
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1606-1669 (aged 63)
    Enrolled in Leiden University
    1620-1621 studied arts
    Occupations
    painterdrawerprintmakerart collectoretcher
    Biography

    Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, usually simply known as Rembrandt, was a Dutch Golden Age painter, printmaker and draughtsman.

  3. William III of England

    William III of England
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1650-1702 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    William III, also widely known as William of Orange, was the sovereign Prince of Orange from birth, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel in the Dutch Republic from the 1670s, and King of England, Ireland, and Scotland from 1689 until his death in 1702. As King of Scotland, he is known as William II. He is sometimes informally known as "King Billy" in Ireland and Scotland. His victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 is commemorated by Unionists, who display orange colours in his honour. He ruled Britain alongside his wife and cousin Queen Mary II, and popular histories usually refer to their reign as that of "William and Mary".

  4. John Quincy Adams

    John Quincy Adams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1767-1848 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerdiplomatstatespersondiarist
    Biography

    John Quincy Adams was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, and diarist who served as the 6th president of the United States, from 1825 to 1829. He previously served as the 8th United States Secretary of State from 1817 to 1825. During his long diplomatic and political career, Adams also served as an ambassador, and as a member of the United States Senate and House of Representatives representing Massachusetts. He was the eldest son of John Adams, who served as the second U.S. president from 1797 to 1801, and First Lady Abigail Adams. Initially a Federalist like his father, he won election to the presidency as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party, and in the mid-1830s became affiliated with the Whig Party.

General info

Alternative names LEI
Universiteit Leiden
Founded 1575
Accreditation Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland
Motto Praesidium Libertatis
Stronghold of Liberty
Colors blue, white
Academic structure Leiden Law School
Faculty of Medicine/Leiden University Medical Center
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Faculty of Archaeology
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs
Affiliations and memberships European University Association (EUA)
League of European Research Universities (LERU)
Coimbra Group
Europaeum
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
Council of International Schools (CIS)
National Association of College and Admissions Counselors (NACAC)
International Association of College and Admissions Counselors (IACAC)

Location and Contacts

Address Rapenburg 73
Leiden, South Holland, 2311 EZ
Netherlands
City population 125,000
Phone +31 (71) 527 8011
Fax +31 (71) 527 3118

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