Southeast University: Statistics



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#373 of 14,131 In the World
#51 of 5,830 In Asia
#27 of 960 In China
#2 of 22 In Nanjing
#8 of 1,493 For Transportation Engineering
Top100 For 26 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate43%
Academic CalendarSemesters
Full time employee2,899
Student:staff ratio11:1

We've calculated the 43% acceptance rate for Southeast 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

Southeast University is a world-class research university with 93,066 scientific papers published and 1,259,472 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Biology, Materials Science, Environmental Science, Electrical Engineering, and Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.


Southeast University majors

by publication & citation count

74,858 / 1,002,035
65,867 / 934,849
53,085 / 827,797
Computer Science
52,526 / 620,337
Quantum and Particle physics
50,109 / 720,907
40,395 / 663,637
Materials Science
39,714 / 631,880
Environmental Science
38,421 / 483,625
Electrical Engineering
30,316 / 365,387
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
29,705 / 345,237
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
27,761 / 352,538
26,832 / 314,286
Organic Chemistry
26,162 / 471,079
21,763 / 239,590
20,912 / 255,037
20,663 / 232,783
Optical Engineering
19,995 / 269,408
Geography and Cartography
19,854 / 218,726
19,367 / 254,827
18,847 / 266,809
18,332 / 348,735
Computer Networking
17,190 / 176,525
15,351 / 256,837
15,327 / 205,390
14,434 / 156,731
Machine Learning
13,663 / 192,603
13,530 / 176,759
Metallurgical Engineering
13,275 / 230,521
Mechanical Engineering
13,129 / 133,807
Electronic Engineering
13,002 / 122,414
12,360 / 157,083
Chemical Engineering
12,329 / 286,257
12,127 / 279,410
10,854 / 119,193
10,682 / 116,422
Structural Engineering
10,532 / 102,939
Political Science
10,441 / 103,241
Physical chemistry
10,377 / 190,098
10,375 / 102,745
Computer Vision
10,006 / 88,937

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 66 9
1991 107 33
1992 129 52
1993 134 103
1994 150 179
1995 150 192
1996 188 254
1997 201 311
1998 231 342
1999 227 408
2000 305 530
2001 414 597
2002 471 782
2003 681 1196
2004 1104 1570
2005 1660 2503
2006 2141 3395
2007 2499 4884
2008 2901 6934
2009 3649 9670
2010 3579 12028
2011 3495 16604
2012 3367 21221
2013 3281 27459
2014 3444 36644
2015 3833 44257
2016 4284 55002
2017 5136 71102
2018 5780 88758
2019 7141 120541
2020 8120 158520
2021 10471 224852
2022 10319 248047
Academic rankings


International studetns 16,000-50,000 per annum (CNY)

Southeast 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 Southeast 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 Architecture and Planning, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Economics, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law, Management, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Master - Shuoshi Xuewei Accountancy, Architecture, Archiving, Art Criticism, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Bridge Engineering, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Design, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering Management, English, English Studies, Environmental Engineering, Epidemiology, Finance, Fine Arts, Foreigners Education, Heating and Refrigeration, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial Design, International Business, Japanese, Labour Law, Landscape Architecture, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, Medicine, Mineralogy, Nursing, Nutrition, Optical Technology, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Power Engineering, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Road Engineering, Robotics, Rural Planning, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Statistics, Technology Education, Telecommunications Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Tourism, Town Planning, Toxicology, Traditional Eastern Medicine, Transport Management, Vocational Education
PhD - Boshi Architecture, Art Criticism, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Bridge Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Epidemiology, Finance, Heating and Refrigeration, Information Sciences, Labour Law, Landscape Architecture, Law, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, Medical Technology, Medicine, Microelectronics, Midwifery, Mineralogy, Nutrition, Optical Technology, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Physics, Power Engineering, Road Engineering, Rural Planning, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Thermal Physics, Town Planning, Toxicology, Transport Engineering

Southeast University alumni

  1. Li Zhi

    Li Zhi
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1978-.. (age 45)

    Li Zhi is a mainland Chinese music artist who was banned from People's Republic of China in April 2019. According to the China Daily newspaper published in 2015, Li was a music artist who sold out his concert tickets quickly. His 2014 New Year concert I/O sold out all 3,600 tickets in 13 minutes.

  2. Wang Shu

    Wang Shu
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in Southeast University
    In 1985 graduated with bachelor's degree in architecture
    In 1988 graduated with master's degree in architecture
    pedagoguearchitectuniversity teacher

    Wang Shu is a Chinese architect based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. He is the dean of the School of Architecture of the China Academy of Art. With his practice partner and wife Lu Wenyu, he founded the firm Amateur Architecture Studio. In 2012, Wang became the first Chinese citizen to win the Pritzker Prize, the world's top prize in architecture. The award was the subject of some controversy since the Pritzker committee did not also award Lu Wenyu, his wife and architectural partner, despite their years of collaboration.

  3. Yang Weize

    Yang Weize
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1962-.. (age 61)

    Yang Weize is a former Chinese politician. He was the Communist Party Secretary of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province, from 2011 to 2015. Prior to that, he served as the party secretary in the neighbouring city of Wuxi for seven years, and before that the Mayor of Suzhou. In 2015, Yang was put under investigation for corruption by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. He was tried and convicted on corruption charges and sentenced to twelve years and six months in prison in December 2016.

  4. Xia Peisu

    Xia Peisu
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1923-2014 (aged 91)
    engineeruniversity teachercomputer scientist

    Xia Peisu or Pei-su Hsia was a Chinese computer scientist and educator known for her pioneering research in computer science and technology. The leading developer of Model 107, the nation's first domestically designed general-purpose electronic computer, she has been called the "Mother of Computer Science in China". She and her husband Yang Liming were both elected academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1991. In 2010, she was honoured with the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the China Computer Federation.

All 15 notable alumni

Southeast University faculties and divisions

College : Continuing Education Continuing Education
College : Integrated Circuits Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering
College : International Students International Studies
College : Software Engineering Software Engineering
Research Division : Preventive Medicine Social and Preventive Medicine
Research Division : Railway Station and Occupational Health Hygiene, Occupational Health, Railway Engineering
Research Division : Systems Engineering Engineering, Systems Analysis
School : Architecture Architecture
School : Arts Design, Fine Arts, Industrial Design
School : Automation Electronics and Automation
School : Basic Medical Sciences Medicine
School : Biological Science and Medical Engineering Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering
School : Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry
School : Civil Engineering Bridge Engineering, Building Technologies, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Real Estate, Structural Architecture
School : Communication and Transportation Telecommunications Engineering, Transport Economics
School : Computer Science and Engineering Computer Engineering, Computer Science
School : Economic and Management Accountancy, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, Engineering, Finance, International Business, International Economics, Management, Vocational Education
School : Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation
School : Electronic Science and Engineering Electronic Engineering
School : Energy and Environment Energy Engineering, Power Engineering, Thermal Engineering
School : Foreign Languages English, Literature, Modern Languages
School : Humanities Arts and Humanities, Chinese, Economics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Tourism
School : Information Science and Engineering Electronic Engineering, Information Sciences, Information Technology
School : Instrument Science and Engineering Instrument Making, Measurement and Precision Engineering
School : Law Commercial Law, Law
School : Material Science and Engineering Materials Engineering
School : Mechanical Engineering Electronics and Automation, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
School : Medicine Medicine
School : Preclinic Medical Studies Laboratory Techniques, Medical Technology, Medicine, Nursing, Social and Preventive Medicine
School : Public Health Epidemiology, Food Science, Health Sciences, Hygiene, Insurance, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Public Health, Statistics
School : Science Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics

General information

Alternative names SEU
Founded 1902
Accreditation Ministry of Education
Motto Strive for Perfection

Location and contacts

Address 2 Sipailou Street, Xuanwu District
Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210096
City population 9,315,000

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