Peking University: Statistics



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#67 of 14,131 In the World
#4 of 5,830 In Asia
#2 of 960 In China
#2 of 59 In Beijing
#14 of 1,097 For Landscape Architecture
Top100 For 73 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* Peking University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsGraduation from high school and National College Entrance Examination (Gaokao) Foreign students: for further information see CUCAS
Academic CalendarSeptember to July (September - February; March-July)

Research profile

Peking University is a world-class research university with 160,461 scientific papers published and 3,524,601 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, Physics, Quantum and Particle physics, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, and Organic Chemistry.


Peking University majors

by publication & citation count

94,863 / 2,455,291
93,015 / 2,118,486
91,508 / 2,389,724
90,585 / 2,107,643
Quantum and Particle physics
66,855 / 1,572,249
Environmental Science
65,036 / 1,451,499
Computer Science
63,026 / 1,111,488
55,127 / 1,214,781
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
54,696 / 1,013,095
Organic Chemistry
53,859 / 1,532,680
Materials Science
52,031 / 1,398,245
47,137 / 1,333,699
40,147 / 999,230
Geography and Cartography
36,993 / 784,674
33,988 / 800,828
32,330 / 506,364
Optical Engineering
29,173 / 602,523
Political Science
27,925 / 481,083
27,522 / 472,681
27,291 / 555,453
26,272 / 422,336
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
25,990 / 419,299
25,338 / 650,690
24,970 / 550,149
24,831 / 371,784
23,581 / 492,365
22,786 / 485,860
Electrical Engineering
22,534 / 474,072
Metallurgical Engineering
19,939 / 584,411
19,643 / 731,931
19,249 / 288,908
18,628 / 417,512
18,436 / 302,451
Chemical Engineering
17,284 / 669,686
Machine Learning
15,831 / 279,745
15,466 / 240,454
14,553 / 211,254
Physical chemistry
14,324 / 473,851
14,169 / 220,038
Nuclear Physics
13,785 / 317,456

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 239 558
1991 321 696
1992 396 811
1993 412 865
1994 374 887
1995 455 1062
1996 496 1217
1997 700 1502
1998 792 1901
1999 807 2565
2000 1116 3193
2001 1519 4172
2002 1707 5566
2003 2057 7957
2004 2880 10880
2005 3250 16142
2006 3653 21357
2007 3946 27007
2008 4701 35025
2009 5372 45539
2010 5810 56536
2011 5937 72279
2012 6395 88070
2013 7142 110049
2014 7381 135534
2015 7735 162340
2016 8129 187697
2017 8689 218974
2018 9264 249303
2019 10674 309769
2020 12447 404992
2021 14899 549834
2022 14292 562434
Academic rankings


International studetns 26,000-95,000 per annum (CNY)

Peking University has financial aid programs.

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 Peking 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 Arts and Humanities, Economics, Engineering, Fine Arts, Management, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Master - Shuoshi Xuewei Accountancy, Administrative Law, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, African Studies, Ancient Languages, Applied Mathematics, Arabic, Archaeology, Architectural and Environmental Design, Archiving, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Comparative Literature, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Data Processing, Ecology, Economic History, Economics, Educational Administration, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering Drawing and Design, Engineering Management, English, English Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, Finance, Fine Arts, Foreigners Education, French, French Studies, Geography, Geography (Human), German, Higher Education, Hindi, History, History of Law, Industrial and Production Economics, Information Sciences, Insurance, International Business, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Japanese, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanics, Media Studies, Meteorology, Museum Studies, Music, Optics, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Regional Studies, Russian, Singing, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Spanish, Statistics, Systems Analysis, Taxation, Technology Education, Telecommunications Engineering, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation
PhD - Boshi Accountancy, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, African Studies, Arabic, Archaeology, Archiving, Art Criticism, Asian Studies, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Commercial Law, Comparative Literature, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Documentation Techniques, Ecology, Economic History, Economics, Educational Administration, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Foreigners Education, French, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, German, Higher Education, Hindi, History, History of Law, Industrial and Production Economics, Information Sciences, International Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy, Japanese, Journalism, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, Media Studies, Mining Engineering, Molecular Biology, Paleontology, Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Regional Studies, Russian, Sociology, Software Engineering, Spanish, Statistics, Technology Education

Peking University alumni

  1. Li Keqiang

    Li Keqiang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1955-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in Peking University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Laws
    economistinternational forum participantpolitician

    Li Keqiang is a Chinese economist and retired politician who served as the premier of the People's Republic of China from 2013 to 2023. He was also the second-ranked member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from 2012 to 2022. Li was a major part of the "fifth generation of Chinese leadership" along with Xi Jinping, the CCP general secretary.

  2. Liu Xiaobo

    Liu Xiaobo
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1955-2017 (aged 62)
    literary criticwriterhuman rights activistpoet

    Liu Xiaobo was a Chinese literary critic, human rights activist, philosopher and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who called for political reforms and was involved in campaigns to end communist one-party rule in China. He was arrested numerous times, and was described as China's most prominent dissident and the country's most famous political prisoner. On 26 June 2017, he was granted medical parole after being diagnosed with liver cancer; he died a few weeks later on 13 July 2017.

  3. Han Kuo-yu

    Han Kuo-yu
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    1957-.. (age 66)

    Han Kuo-yu is a Taiwanese politician. He was a member of the Legislative Yuan from 1993 to 2002, representing a portion of Taipei County for three terms. He later became general manager of Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Corporation. In 2017, Han contested the Kuomintang chairmanship, losing to Wu Den-yih. Han was elected Mayor of Kaohsiung in November 2018, and became the first Kuomintang politician since Wu in 1998 to hold the office. He was the KMT candidate for the 2020 Taiwanese presidential election, but lost to Tsai Ing-wen. On 6 June 2020, Han was successfully recalled from his position as mayor and officially stepped down on 12 June.

  4. Renhō

    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1967-.. (age 56)
    journalisttarentoactornews presenterpolitician

    Renhō Saitō, commonly known by her given name, Renhō (蓮舫), is a Japanese politician and former journalist who is a current member of House of Councillors. She was the leader of the now-defunct major Japanese opposition party, the Democratic Party.

All 100 notable alumni

Peking University faculties and divisions

Academy : Opera Music, Music Theory and Composition, Singing
Centre : Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research Mathematics
Centre : Economic Research Economics
Centre : Software Engineering CN Software Engineering
College : Architecture and Landscape Architecture Architecture, Landscape Architecture
College : Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, Materials Engineering, Mechanics
College : Environmental Science and Engineering Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies
College : Urban and Environmental Sciences Ecology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geography (Human), Regional Planning, Urban Studies
Department/Division : Chinese Language and Literature Chinese, Linguistics, Literature
Department/Division : History Ancient Civilizations, History
Department/Division : Information Management Information Management, Information Sciences, Library Science
Department/Division : Philosophy and Religious Studies Aesthetics, Ethics, Logic, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Department/Division : Physical Education Physical Education
Department/Division : Sociology Administration, Anthropology, Demography and Population, Environmental Studies, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Regional Studies, Rural Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Studies
Graduate School : Education Education, Educational Administration, Educational Technology
Graduate School : Shenzhen Arts and Humanities, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Design, Economics, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Studies, International Law, Mechanics, Social Sciences, Town Planning
Institute : Advanced Technology Technology
Institute : Astronomy and Astrophysics Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics
Institute : Computer Science and Technology Computer Science, Microelectronics, Technology
Institute : Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics
Institute : Molecular Medicine Medicine, Molecular Biology
Institute : Nuclear Sciences & Technology Atomic and Molecular Physics, Radiophysics
Institute : Ocean Research CN Marine Science and Oceanography, Maritime Law
Institute : Population Research Demography and Population
Institute : Social Science Survey Social Sciences
School : Advanced Agricultural Sciences Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Equipment, Food Science, Plant and Crop Protection
School : Archaeology and Museology Archaeology, Museum Studies
School : Arts Arts and Humanities, Film, Fine Arts, Musicology, Radio and Television Broadcasting
School : Basic Medical Sciences Biochemistry, Cardiology, Cell Biology, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Genetics, Histology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Traditional and Complementary Medicine and Therapy
School : Business Business Administration
School : Chemistry and Molecular Engineering Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymer and Plastics Technology
School : Chinese as a Second Language Chinese, Foreigners Education
School : Development Econometrics, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics
School : Earth and Space Sciences Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Earth Sciences, Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy, Natural Resources
School : Economics Economics, Finance, Insurance, International Business, International Economics
School : Electronics Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science, Electronic Engineering
School : Foreign Languages Arabic, English Studies, French Studies, Germanic Studies, Oriental Languages, Russian, South and Southeast Asian Languages
School : Government Economics, Government, Political Sciences, Public Administration
School : Health Humanities Biomedicine
School : International Studies International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Political Sciences
School : Journalism and Communication Advertising and Publicity, Communication Studies, Information Technology, Journalism
School : Law Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, History of Law, International Law, Law
School : Life Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Ecology
School : Management Accountancy, Business Administration, Finance, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Transport Management
School : Marxism Political Sciences
School : Mathematical Sciences Actuarial Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics
School : New Media CN Computer Science, Management, Media Studies, Psychology, Sociology
School : Nursing Nursing, Social Sciences
School : Pharmaceutical Sciences Chemistry, Pharmacology
School : Physics Atomic and Molecular Physics, Nuclear Physics, Optics, Physics, Radiophysics, Solid State Physics, Sound Engineering (Acoustics)
School : Psychological and Cognitive Sciences Psychology
School : Software and Microelectronics Microelectronics, Software Engineering
School : Transnational Law Law

General information

Alternative names PKU
Founded 1898
Accreditation Ministry of Education
Motto Diligence, Rigorousness, Pragmatism, Innovation

Location and contacts

Address 5 Yiheyyuan Road Haidan District
Beijing, 100871
City population 21,893,000

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