Southwest University: Statistics



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#679 of 14,131 In the World
#123 of 5,830 In Asia
#55 of 960 In China
#2 of 18 In Chongqing
#91 of 3,373 For Horticulture
Top50% For 169 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate40%
Admissions RequirementsHigh School Diploma, National College Entrance Examination (Gaokao) Foreign students: for further information see CUCAS
Full time employee3,000
Student:staff ratio13:1

We've calculated the 40% acceptance rate for Southwest 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

Southwest University is a world-class research university with 52,308 scientific papers published and 652,903 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Organic Chemistry, and Quantum and Particle physics.


Southwest University majors

by publication & citation count

35,097 / 521,198
31,273 / 503,106
28,192 / 416,089
26,764 / 401,034
Environmental Science
25,705 / 296,779
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
20,569 / 150,195
20,261 / 347,763
Computer Science
19,747 / 206,969
Organic Chemistry
19,487 / 350,616
Quantum and Particle physics
19,298 / 312,422
17,369 / 239,836
16,090 / 252,263
Materials Science
15,513 / 295,683
12,674 / 147,066
12,518 / 156,922
11,927 / 155,044
11,553 / 68,107
Geography and Cartography
11,182 / 83,704
11,037 / 100,913
Political Science
10,760 / 55,159
10,568 / 54,781
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
8,927 / 86,644
8,867 / 133,174
8,524 / 51,419
8,189 / 48,078
8,104 / 100,399
7,911 / 50,475
7,787 / 102,340
7,554 / 60,136
Optical Engineering
7,030 / 124,892
Chemical Engineering
6,901 / 173,447
Metallurgical Engineering
6,763 / 129,079
6,731 / 179,192
6,204 / 36,220
Physical chemistry
6,091 / 143,008
6,082 / 38,132
5,827 / 85,212
Machine Learning
5,749 / 62,643
Agricultural Science
5,728 / 62,725
Electrical Engineering
5,161 / 83,940

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 14 9
1992 18 14
1993 16 16
1994 9 19
1995 7 21
1996 9 27
1997 19 30
1998 10 33
1999 23 34
2000 48 55
2001 72 63
2002 151 112
2003 205 131
2004 383 153
2005 629 254
2006 1262 485
2007 1758 941
2008 1955 1741
2009 2276 2487
2010 2314 3814
2011 2638 5559
2012 2368 7597
2013 2290 11270
2014 2511 15388
2015 2675 20238
2016 2245 25448
2017 2417 31731
2018 2813 41886
2019 3345 56421
2020 3595 71631
2021 4114 92466
2022 4513 117557
2023 4974 130337
Academic rankings


International studetns 15,000-35,000 per annum (CNY)

Southwest 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 Southwest 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 Agriculture, Architecture and Planning, Arts and Humanities, Economics, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law, Management, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, Social Sciences
Master - Shuoshi Xuewei Accountancy, Adult Education, Agricultural Equipment, Applied Chemistry, Applied Linguistics, Aquaculture, Archiving, Art Criticism, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Botany, Brewing, Cell Biology, Chinese, Cinema and Television, Civil Law, Classical Languages, Commercial Law, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Curriculum, Design, Developmental Psychology, Ecology, Economics, Education, Educational Psychology, English, Environmental Engineering, Ethics, Ethnology, Finance, Fine Arts, Food Science, Forestry, Fruit Production, Genetics, Geography, Geography (Human), German, Higher Education, History, Horticulture, Industrial and Production Economics, Inorganic Chemistry, International and Comparative Education, Japanese, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Marine Biology, Materials Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Microbiology, Musicology, Natural Resources, Neurosciences, Optics, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacy, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Physical Chemistry, Physical Education, Physics, Plant and Crop Protection, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Private Administration, Psychology, Public Relations, Regional Studies, Religion, Russian, Sociology, Software Engineering, Soil Science, Special Education, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Technology Education, Theatre, Tourism, Vegetable Production, Veterinary Science, Vocational Education, Zoology
PhD - Boshi Adult Education, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Management, Agriculture, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Linguistics, Applied Mathematics, Aquaculture, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Botany, Brewing, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Curriculum, Ecology, Economics, Educational Administration, Energy Engineering, English Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Food Science, Forest Management, Forestry, Fruit Production, Genetics, Geography, Geography (Human), Government, Higher Education, History, Horticulture, Industrial and Production Economics, International and Comparative Education, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Natural Resources, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacy, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Physical Chemistry, Plant and Crop Protection, Plant Pathology, Preschool Education, Psychology, Regional Studies, Soil Science, Solid State Physics, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Technology Education, Vegetable Production, Veterinary Science, Vocational Education, Zoology

Notable alumni

  1. Zhao Shuai

    Zhao Shuai
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1995-.. (age 29)
    taekwondo athlete

    Zhao Shuai is a Chinese taekwondo practitioner. He won gold medals at the 2016 Olympics and 2017 World Championships, placing third earlier in 2015. He served as the flag bearer for China at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games, where he later won a silver medal.

  2. Liao Qiuyun

    Liao Qiuyun
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1995-.. (age 29)

    Liao Qiuyun is a Chinese weightlifter. She is the silver medalist at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and World and Asian Champion. She competes in the women's 55 kg division.

Southwest University faculties and divisions

Academy : Fine Arts Design, Fine Arts, Sculpture
Academy : Music Dance, Music, Musicology, Performing Arts
College : Agronomy and Biotechnology Agronomy, Biotechnology, Development Studies, Floriculture, Rural Studies
College : Animal Science and Technology Animal Husbandry, Aquaculture, Veterinary Science
College : Applied Technology Technology
College : Chinese Language and Literature Chinese, Film, Foreign Languages Education, Literature, Modern Languages, Theatre
College : Culture and Social Development Cultural Studies, Social Studies, Social Welfare, Social Work
College : Engineering Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Equipment, Automotive Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Design, Machine Building
College : Food Science Food Science, Food Technology, Packaging Technology, Safety Engineering
College : Foreign Languages English, Japanese, Modern Languages
College : Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Town Planning
College : Liberal Arts Chinese, Literature
College : Material Science and Engineering Materials Engineering, Physics
College : Physics and Technology/ Electronic Information Engineering Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, Physics, Science Education, Telecommunications Engineering
College : Resources and Environment Arid Land Studies, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Natural Resources, Soil Conservation, Soil Science, Water Management, Water Science
Faculty : Education Adult Education, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Leadership, Pedagogy, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Science Education, Special Education, Vocational Education
Institute : Biotechnology Biotechnology, Sericulture
Institute : Geographical Sciences Environmental Studies, Geography, Natural Resources, Rural Planning, Surveying and Mapping, Town Planning
Institute : History and Culture Cultural Studies, Ethnology, History
Institute : News and Media Journalism, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Radio and Television Broadcasting
Institute : Physical Education Physical Education, Sports
Institute : Plant Protection Chemistry, Plant and Crop Protection
Institute : Political Science and Public Administration Administration, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Public Administration
School : Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Analytical Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry
School : Computer Science and Information Sciences Computer Networks, Computer Science, E-Business/Commerce, Electronics and Automation, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Software Engineering
School : Economics and Management Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Farm Management, Finance, Forest Management, Human Resources, International Business, International Economics, Management, Marketing, Tourism
School : Law Law
School : Life Sciences Aquaculture, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology
School : Marxism Political Sciences
School : Mathematics and Statistics Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
School : Pharmacy and Chinese Medicine Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Traditional Eastern Medicine
School : Textile and Garment Clothing and Sewing, Textile Design, Textile Technology

General information

Alternative names SWU
Founded 2005
Accreditation Ministry of Education

Location and contacts

Address 2 Tiansheng Road, Beibei District
Chongqing, 400715
City population 32,054,000

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