Sapienza University of Rome: Statistics



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#124 of 14,131 In the World
#31 of 2,785 In Europe
#2 of 88 In Italy
#1 of 19 In Lazio
#1 of 17 In Rome
#4 of 1,022 For Neurosurgery
Top100 For 56 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* The Sapienza University of Rome 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 RequirementsSchool leaving certificate (Diploma di Scuola media di 2° Grado)
Academic CalendarNovember to October

Research profile

Sapienza University of Rome is a world-class research university with 177,868 scientific papers published and 3,708,335 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Genetics, and Quantum and Particle physics.


Sapienza University of Rome majors

by publication & citation count

107,460 / 2,599,043
91,910 / 2,176,843
82,664 / 2,051,761
78,130 / 1,628,986
76,451 / 1,572,811
Computer Science
69,431 / 1,485,284
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
62,879 / 1,168,666
Environmental Science
58,080 / 1,202,597
55,805 / 1,467,423
Quantum and Particle physics
53,236 / 1,119,798
49,343 / 1,383,782
46,807 / 1,157,176
46,672 / 1,097,096
Organic Chemistry
34,825 / 830,958
34,717 / 714,781
Materials Science
33,109 / 698,807
32,997 / 681,811
32,491 / 661,204
Geography and Cartography
31,041 / 596,117
30,693 / 779,023
30,577 / 484,486
28,309 / 613,474
Optical Engineering
23,991 / 499,858
Political Science
23,284 / 380,237
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
23,213 / 430,685
22,610 / 604,953
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
22,038 / 432,811
22,038 / 375,859
21,826 / 511,322
21,775 / 465,866
21,329 / 539,454
20,439 / 434,639
20,327 / 340,283
19,703 / 341,547
17,717 / 325,292
Electrical Engineering
16,489 / 297,646
Oncology and Cancer research
15,263 / 397,149
14,799 / 231,132
Astrophysics and Astronomy
14,656 / 323,097
14,191 / 254,071

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1602 5740
1992 1809 7289
1993 1804 7628
1994 1989 9147
1995 2110 10922
1996 2348 12857
1997 2385 14704
1998 2291 16984
1999 2340 19716
2000 2481 22806
2001 2577 26291
2002 3525 34095
2003 3259 36980
2004 3325 42621
2005 3390 48369
2006 3734 57284
2007 3989 64339
2008 4361 71160
2009 4396 80551
2010 4704 91365
2011 5371 105143
2012 6259 120781
2013 6769 138878
2014 7417 155148
2015 7738 168629
2016 7875 183398
2017 8087 195881
2018 8399 220788
2019 9199 250390
2020 11080 308123
2021 11408 357934
2022 10957 372384
2023 11084 373188
Academic rankings


Local studetns 336-1291 per annum (EUR)

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 Sapienza University of Rome.

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
Master Universitario di 1° Livello Architecture, Economics, Information Technology, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Psychology
Laurea Magistrale Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Dentistry, Design, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, History, History of Religion, Industrial Design, Information Sciences, Landscape Architecture, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Medicine, Midwifery, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Nursing, Performing Arts, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Publishing and Book Trade, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Robotics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Statistics, Translation and Interpretation
Dottorato di Ricerca Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, African Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architectural Restoration, Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Banking, Behavioural Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Canon Law, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Communication Studies, Comparative Law, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Developmental Psychology, Documentation Techniques, Earth Sciences, Economics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Endocrinology, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Haematology, Health Sciences, History, Hydraulic Engineering, Immunology, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, Information Technology, International Law, Labour Law, Law, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanics, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Music, Nanotechnology, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Oncology, Performing Arts, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Health, Public Law, Religion, Social Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Statistics, Surgery, Toxicology

Sapienza University of Rome alumni

  1. Terence Hill

    Terence Hill
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    1939-.. (age 85)
    screenwriterfilm actoractorfilm producerfilm screenwriter

    Terence Hill is an Italian actor, film director, screenwriter and producer. He began his career as a child actor and gained international fame for starring roles in action and comedy films, many with longtime film partner and friend Bud Spencer. During the height of his popularity, Hill was among Italy's highest-paid actors.

  2. Bud Spencer

    Bud Spencer
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    1929-2016 (aged 87)
    comedianactoraircraft pilotrugby union playerscreenwriter

    Carlo Pedersoli, known professionally as Bud Spencer, was an Italian actor, professional swimmer and water polo player. He was known for action-comedy and spaghetti Western roles with his long-time film partner and friend Terence Hill. The duo "garnered world acclaim and attracted millions to theater seats". Spencer and Hill appeared in 18 films together.

  3. Federico Fellini

    Federico Fellini
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    1920-1993 (aged 73)
    satiristwritercomics artistdirectorscreenwriter

    Federico Fellini was an Italian filmmaker. He is known for his distinctive style, which blends fantasy and baroque images with earthiness. He is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. His films have ranked highly in critical polls such as that of Cahiers du Cinéma and Sight & Sound, which lists his 1963 film 8+1⁄2 as the 10th-greatest film.

  4. Mario Draghi

    Mario Draghi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    1947-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in the Sapienza University of Rome
    Studied in 1970
    politicianuniversity teacherbankereconomistinternational forum participant

    Mario Draghi is an Italian economist, academic, banker, and civil servant who served as the prime minister of Italy from February 2021 to October 2022. Prior to his appointment as prime minister, he served as President of the European Central Bank (ECB) between 2011 and 2019. Draghi was also Chair of the Financial Stability Board between 2009 and 2011, and Governor of the Bank of Italy between 2006 and 2011.

All 100 notable alumni

Sapienza University of Rome faculties and divisions

Faculty : Architecture Architectural Restoration, Architecture, Environmental Studies, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, Parks and Recreation, Town Planning
Faculty : Architecture Architecture, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Studies
Faculty : Civil and Industrial Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Building Technologies, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Architecture, Telecommunications Engineering, Transport Engineering
Faculty : Economics Banking, Business Administration, Commercial Law, Economics, Finance, Insurance, International Economics, Political Sciences, Social Welfare, Tourism
Faculty : Law Comparative Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights, International Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Mathematics, Physics, and Natural Sciences Agricultural Business, Agrobiology, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Heritage Preservation, Industrial Chemistry, Information Technology, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics
Faculty : Medicine and Dentistry Dentistry, Medicine
Faculty : Medicine and Psychology Medicine, Psychology
Faculty : Pharmacy and Medicine Medicine, Pharmacy
Faculty : Philosophy, Letters, Humanities and Oriental Studies American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Art History, Cinema and Television, Classical Languages, Cultural Studies, Dance, Documentation Techniques, European Studies, History, Italian, Linguistics, Literature, Oriental Studies, Performing Arts, Philology, Philosophy, Religion, Theatre
Faculty : Political Science, Sociology and Communication Communication Studies, Development Studies, Economic and Finance Policy, Economics, Government, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Political Sciences, Sociology
Faculty : Psychology I Cognitive Sciences, Developmental Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Pathology, Psychology
Faculty : Psychology II Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology
Faculty : Sociology Communication Studies, Human Resources, Social Sciences, Sociology
Faculty : Statistics Business Computing, Demography and Population, Economics, Finance, Information Technology, Insurance, Sociology, Statistics
School : Aerospace Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
School : Archive and Library Sciences Archiving, Heritage Preservation, Library Science

General information

Alternative names UNIROMA1
Sapienza Università di Roma
Founded 1303
Accreditation Ministry of Education, University and Research
Motto Il futuro è passato qui

Location and contacts

Address Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
Roma, 00185
City population 2,873,000

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