St. Petersburg State University: Statistics



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#416 of 14,131 In the World
#171 of 2,785 In Europe
#2 of 385 In Russia
#1 of 32 In Saint Petersburg
#36 of 1,321 For Urban and Regional planning
Top50% For 148 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate14%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Attestat o srednem obrazovanii) and entrance examination
Academic CalendarSeptember to July (September - January; February-July)

We've calculated the 14% acceptance rate for St. Petersburg State 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

St. Petersburg State University is a world-class research university with 58,052 scientific papers published and 555,055 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Quantum and Particle physics, Biology, Environmental Science, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Computer Science, and Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.


St. Petersburg State University majors

by publication & citation count

37,964 / 393,040
34,670 / 401,292
33,164 / 334,082
Quantum and Particle physics
31,195 / 324,394
30,016 / 335,308
Environmental Science
23,449 / 234,621
Organic Chemistry
22,093 / 251,797
Materials Science
20,184 / 220,815
Computer Science
18,393 / 173,424
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
18,033 / 110,914
15,126 / 203,206
13,863 / 154,247
13,657 / 125,648
Optical Engineering
12,149 / 128,521
11,733 / 140,297
Geography and Cartography
11,136 / 98,233
10,181 / 51,566
8,894 / 73,047
Metallurgical Engineering
8,835 / 102,551
8,829 / 97,194
Nuclear Physics
8,595 / 107,900
8,394 / 91,756
Astrophysics and Astronomy
8,042 / 92,494
Political Science
7,613 / 35,676
7,284 / 58,002
7,220 / 53,841
7,114 / 34,864
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
7,096 / 55,528
Physical chemistry
6,813 / 79,746
6,197 / 34,548
6,154 / 56,421
Electrical Engineering
6,154 / 62,573
6,095 / 37,078
5,894 / 27,719
Chemical Engineering
5,806 / 76,312
Atomic and Molecular physics
5,440 / 62,936
5,304 / 32,774
Condensed Matter Physics
5,300 / 66,907
5,255 / 68,775
5,170 / 33,292

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 12 51
1992 165 63
1993 274 148
1994 308 322
1995 410 527
1996 460 809
1997 480 1148
1998 454 1515
1999 590 1922
2000 805 2481
2001 890 3401
2002 1039 3912
2003 945 4675
2004 998 5268
2005 947 5960
2006 1069 7257
2007 1174 8070
2008 1096 9010
2009 1273 10833
2010 1234 10854
2011 1381 12425
2012 1533 14408
2013 1781 16830
2014 2279 18625
2015 3000 23425
2016 3481 27146
2017 3430 31380
2018 3802 37535
2019 4299 42839
2020 4868 52683
2021 4893 60413
2022 4568 65227
2023 3800 66884
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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 St. Petersburg State 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
Bakalavr Advertising and Publicity, Anthropology, Biology, Business Computing, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design, Ecology, Economics, Ethics, Fine Arts, Geography, Geology, History, Human Resources, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics, Meteorology, Museum Studies, Music, Oriental Studies, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Philology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Radiophysics, Regional Studies, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Soil Science, Surveying and Mapping, Tourism
Diplom Spetsialista Acting, Astronomy and Space Science, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Dentistry, Economics, Graphic Design, Mathematics, Medicine, Painting and Drawing
Magistr Advertising and Publicity, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Art History, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Computing, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Cultural Studies, Design, Economics, Environmental Management, Ethics, Finance, Geography, Geology, History, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics, Meteorology, Museum Studies, Nanotechnology, Oriental Studies, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Regional Studies, Religious Studies, Restoration of Works of Art, Social Work, Sociology, Soil Science, Surveying and Mapping, Tourism
Kandidat Nauk Anaesthesiology, Art History, Astronomy and Space Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Cardiology, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Dermatology, Earth Sciences, Economics, Epidemiology, Fine Arts, History, Law, Linguistics, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthodontics, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Health, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social and Preventive Medicine, Sociology, Surgery, Urology

St. Petersburg State University alumni

  1. Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    1952-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    1970-1975 graduated with Candidate of Economic Sciences in international law

    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who has been President of Russia since 2012. Putin has held continuous positions as president or prime minister since 1999: as prime minister from 1999 to 2000 and from 2008 to 2012, and as president from 2000 to 2008. He is the longest-serving Russian or Soviet leader since Joseph Stalin.

  2. Vladimir Lenin

    Vladimir Lenin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    1870-1924 (aged 54)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    In 1890 graduated with law degree in jurisprudence

    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Vladimir Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the first and founding head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his administration, Russia, and later the Soviet Union, became a one-party socialist state governed by the Communist Party. Ideologically a Marxist, his developments to the ideology are called Leninism.

  3. Dmitry Medvedev

    Dmitry Medvedev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    1965-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    Studied in 1982-1987
    juristinternational forum participantpoliticianbusinessperson

    Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev is a Russian politician who became deputy chairman of the Security Council of Russia in 2020. Medvedev was also president of Russia between 2008 and 2012 and prime minister of Russia between 2012 and 2020.

  4. Ayn Rand

    Ayn Rand
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    1905-1982 (aged 77)
    writerscience fiction writernovelistjournalistscreenwriter

    Alice O'Connor, better known by her pen name Ayn Rand, was a Russian-born American author and philosopher. She is known for her fiction and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, she moved to the United States in 1926. After two early novels that were initially unsuccessful and two Broadway plays, Rand achieved fame with her 1943 novel The Fountainhead. In 1957, she published her best-selling work, the novel Atlas Shrugged. Afterward, until her death in 1982, she turned to non-fiction to promote her philosophy, publishing her own periodicals and releasing several collections of essays.

All 100 notable alumni

St. Petersburg State University faculties and divisions

Department/Division : Physical Education and Sports Physical Education, Sports
Faculty : Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics, Computer Science
Faculty : Arts Architectural and Environmental Design, Cinema and Television, Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Music, Musical Instruments, Painting and Drawing, Performing Arts, Restoration of Works of Art, Sculpture, Theatre
Faculty : Biology Biology, Soil Science
Faculty : Chemistry Chemistry
Faculty : Economics Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Insurance, Statistics
Faculty : Geography and Geo-ecology Ecology, Geography, Geology, Meteorology
Faculty : Geology Earth Sciences, Geology
Faculty : History Archaeology, Art History, History, Modern History
Faculty : International Relations International Relations and Diplomacy, Political Sciences, Regional Studies
Faculty : Journalism Journalism
Faculty : Law Administrative Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Criminology, International Law, Labour Law, Law
Faculty : Liberal Arts and Sciences Anthropology, Art History, Cultural Studies, Economics, Film, History, Human Rights, International Relations and Diplomacy, Islamic Studies, Literature, Modern Languages, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Sociology, Theatre, Video
Faculty : Mathematics and Mechanics Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering
Faculty : Medicine Dentistry, Medicine
Faculty : Oriental Studies African Studies, Asian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Oriental Languages
Faculty : Philology and Arts Arts and Humanities, Classical Languages, Philology
Faculty : Philosophy and Political Science Aesthetics, Cultural Studies, Ethics, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology
Faculty : Physics Physics
Faculty : Political Sciences Political Sciences
Faculty : Psychology Psychology
Faculty : Sociology Sociology, Urban Studies
Graduate School : Management Management
Institute : Linguistic Studies Linguistics, Terminology
Institute : Management Management
Research Division : Astronomy Astronomy and Space Science
Research Division : Biology Biology
Research Division : Chemistry Chemistry
Research Division : Complex Social Research Social Studies
Research Division : Computational Mathematics and Control Process Applied Mathematics
Research Division : Earth's Crust Earth Sciences, Geology
Research Division : Geography Geography
Research Division : Information Technologies Information Technology, Software Engineering
Research Division : Mathematics and Mechanics Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering
Research Division : Physics Physics
Research Division : Physiology Physiology
Research Division : Radiophysics Physics, Radiophysics

General information

Alternative names SPSU
Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет
Founded 1724
Accreditation Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science (Rosobrnadzor)
Motto Здесь в безопасности пребывает

Location and contacts

Address Universitetskaja nab., 7/9
Sankt-Peterburg, 199034
City population 5,384,000

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