Sichuan University: Statistics



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#280 of 14,131 In the World
#32 of 5,830 In Asia
#15 of 960 In China
#1 of 21 In Chengdu
#5 of 1,048 For Firefighting and Fire Science
Top100 For 21 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* Sichuan 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 RequirementsHigh School diploma, National College Entrance Examination (Gaokao) Foreign students: for further information see
Full time employee5,808
Student:staff ratio8:1

Research profile

Sichuan University is a world-class research university with 114,943 scientific papers published and 1,590,992 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Physics, Organic Chemistry, Medicine, Materials Science, Biochemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, and Environmental Science.


Sichuan University majors

by publication & citation count

77,945 / 1,303,070
74,427 / 1,228,713
70,106 / 1,048,759
66,241 / 1,009,908
Organic Chemistry
48,128 / 891,826
47,476 / 708,622
Materials Science
45,758 / 815,519
44,963 / 821,905
Quantum and Particle physics
44,175 / 666,083
Environmental Science
44,093 / 555,118
Computer Science
38,721 / 445,224
37,582 / 618,204
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
32,098 / 323,248
22,764 / 307,959
22,348 / 324,950
22,030 / 230,909
Chemical Engineering
20,448 / 464,255
Metallurgical Engineering
20,314 / 367,137
Geography and Cartography
18,933 / 188,023
18,589 / 228,594
Optical Engineering
18,054 / 238,212
17,949 / 190,861
16,275 / 143,450
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
16,244 / 157,721
15,527 / 382,009
15,472 / 193,459
Political Science
15,195 / 125,603
15,018 / 125,187
Electrical Engineering
14,081 / 181,426
13,985 / 167,019
13,638 / 189,910
Physical chemistry
12,840 / 259,131
12,706 / 106,223
11,583 / 101,023
Oncology and Cancer research
11,231 / 202,824
10,969 / 99,960
10,902 / 175,895
Machine Learning
10,779 / 103,667
10,040 / 98,797
9,274 / 129,222

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 69 91
1991 95 113
1992 88 127
1993 104 165
1994 112 203
1995 87 203
1996 128 275
1997 121 304
1998 141 363
1999 219 442
2000 372 527
2001 487 656
2002 770 929
2003 1056 1537
2004 1757 1841
2005 2178 2570
2006 2633 3923
2007 3571 5758
2008 3711 8962
2009 4190 12408
2010 4369 16497
2011 4511 22634
2012 4419 29313
2013 4584 37159
2014 4994 47303
2015 5039 58334
2016 5007 70186
2017 5635 86898
2018 6490 106068
2019 8032 139369
2020 9761 191223
2021 12640 279321
2022 12888 326257
Academic rankings


International studetns 17,500-60,000 per annum (CNY)

Sichuan 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 Sichuan 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, Information Sciences, Management, Mathematics, Natural Sciences
Master - Shuoshi Xuewei Administrative Law, Anaesthesiology, Analytical Chemistry, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Applied Mathematics, Archaeology, Art Criticism, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Botany, Chinese, Civil Law, Classical Languages, Commercial Law, Communication Arts, Comparative Literature, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Dermatology, Design, Ecology, Economics, English, Ethnology, Finance, Fine Arts, Foreigners Education, Forestry, Genetics, Gerontology, Heritage Preservation, History, Hotel Management, Human Rights, Industrial and Production Economics, Industrial Design, Inorganic Chemistry, International Business, International Law, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medicine, Metallurgical Engineering, Museum Studies, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Operations Research, Ophthalmology, Optics, Organic Chemistry, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pharmacology, Physical Chemistry, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Administration, Publishing and Book Trade, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Russian, Sports Medicine, Statistics, Surgery, Taxation, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Traditional Eastern Medicine, Translation and Interpretation, Venereology
PhD - Boshi Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Archaeology, Art Criticism, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Coastal Studies, Communication Arts, Comparative Literature, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Demography and Population, Design, Ecology, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Engineering, Fine Arts, History, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Information Sciences, Inorganic Chemistry, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, Media Studies, Nuclear Engineering, Nutrition, Operations Research, Optical Technology, Organic Chemistry, Philosophy, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Religious Studies, Social and Preventive Medicine, Software Engineering, Statistics, Stomatology, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Water Science

Sichuan University alumni

  1. Jane Zhang

    Jane Zhang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1984-.. (age 39)
    recording artistsinger-songwritersinger

    Jane Zhang is a Chinese singer-songwriter. She is known for her signature whistle register and has been dubbed the "Dolphin Princess" (海豚公主). Zhang began performing as a teenager by singing in pubs to help earn money for her family. After signing with Huayi Brothers Media Corporation in 2005, Zhang released her first studio album, The One (2006). Her second album, Update, was released in 2007. Zhang's third studio album, Jane@Music, was released in 2009. Her fourth studio album, Believe in Jane, was released in 2010. In 2011, Zhang released her fifth studio album, Reform, which was certified double platinum by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

  2. Zhu De

    Zhu De
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1886-1976 (aged 90)

    Zhu De was a Chinese general, military strategist, politician and revolutionary in the Chinese Communist Party. Born into poverty in 1886 in Sichuan, he was adopted by a wealthy uncle at age nine. His uncle provided him with a superior early education that led to his admission into a military academy. After graduating, he joined a rebel army and became a warlord. It was after this period that he adopted communism. Joining the Chinese Communist Party, he ascended through the ranks of the Chinese Red Army as it closed in on securing the nation in the Chinese Civil War. By the time China was under Mao's control, Zhu was a high-ranking official within the party. He served as commander-in-chief of the Eighth Route Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War and commander-in-chief of the Eighth Route Army during the Chinese Communist Revolution, and the People's Liberation Army after liberation. In 1955, he ranked first among the ten founding marshals of the People's Republic of China, of which he is regarded as one of the principal founders. Zhu remained a prominent political figure until his death in 1976. As the chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress from 1975 to 1976, Zhu was the head of state of the People's Republic of China.

  3. Guo Moruo

    Guo Moruo
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1892-1978 (aged 86)

    Guo Moruo, courtesy name Dingtang (鼎堂), was a Chinese author, poet, historian, archaeologist, and government official.

  4. Jung Chang

    Jung Chang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1952-.. (age 71)

    Jung Chang is a Chinese-British writer now living in London, best known for her family autobiography Wild Swans, selling over 10 million copies worldwide but banned in the People's Republic of China.

All 12 notable alumni

Sichuan University faculties and divisions

College : Architecture and Environment Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mechanical Engineering
College : Arts Fine Arts
College : Business Business Administration
College : Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering
College : Chemistry Applied Chemistry, Chemistry
College : Computer Science Computer Science
College : Economics Economics, Finance, Taxation
College : Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Electrical Engineering, Information Technology
College : Electronics and Information Engineering Electronic Engineering, Information Sciences
College : Foreign Languages English, French, German, Modern Languages, Russian, Spanish
College : History and Culture Cultural Studies, History, Tourism
College : Hydraulic Engineering Hydraulic Engineering
College : Law Law
College : Life Sciences Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology
College : Light Industry, Textile and Food Engineering Engineering, Food Science, Textile Technology
College : Literature and Journalism Journalism, Literature
College : Manufacturing Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering
College : Material Science and Engineering Materials Engineering, Polymer and Plastics Technology
College : Mathematics Applied Mathematics, Mathematics
College : Medicine Medicine
College : Pharmacy Pharmacy
College : Physical Education Physical Education
College : Physics and Technology Applied Physics, Physics, Technology
College : Political Sciences Political Sciences
College : Polymer Science and Engineering Polymer and Plastics Technology
College : Preclinical and Forensic Medicine Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Medicine
College : Public Administration Public Administration
College : Public Health Public Health
College : Software Engineering Software Engineering
College : Stomatology Stomatology

General information

Alternative names SCU
Founded 1896
Accreditation Ministry of Education
Motto Sea encompasses hundreds of rivers, willingness to accept all is virtuous

Location and contacts

Address 24 Yihuan Road, South Section 1
Chengdu, Sichuan, 610065
City population 20,938,000

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