St. Petersburg State University: Statistics



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#450 of 14,131 In the World
#183 of 2,785 In Europe
#2 of 385 In Russia
#1 of 32 In Saint Petersburg
#97 of 1,184 For Urban and Regional planning
Top50% For 146 other topics
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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 50,822 scientific papers published and 471,145 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

32,741 / 326,750
29,945 / 333,546
28,369 / 274,659
Quantum and Particle physics
26,475 / 264,561
25,704 / 275,933
Environmental Science
19,765 / 187,525
Organic Chemistry
18,945 / 208,420
Materials Science
17,354 / 186,566
Computer Science
15,724 / 137,186
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
15,191 / 87,182
12,744 / 164,835
11,753 / 122,549
11,664 / 98,567
Optical Engineering
10,074 / 100,203
9,915 / 113,009
Geography and Cartography
9,156 / 75,847
8,470 / 39,904
7,592 / 55,343
Metallurgical Engineering
7,574 / 83,880
7,489 / 77,965
Nuclear Physics
7,260 / 88,219
7,098 / 72,510
Astrophysics and Astronomy
6,743 / 74,011
Political Science
6,573 / 27,650
6,248 / 46,285
6,213 / 46,106
6,085 / 27,103
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,035 / 40,931
Physical chemistry
5,592 / 58,573
5,193 / 42,452
5,113 / 28,106
Electrical Engineering
5,084 / 48,909
5,001 / 26,034
Chemical Engineering
4,973 / 61,415
4,797 / 21,057
Condensed Matter Physics
4,592 / 56,752
Atomic and Molecular physics
4,499 / 48,783
4,436 / 29,026
4,323 / 58,496
4,187 / 24,297

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 9 41
1991 10 54
1992 150 71
1993 229 141
1994 285 288
1995 335 441
1996 406 681
1997 446 955
1998 404 1314
1999 562 1656
2000 753 2184
2001 863 3007
2002 895 3346
2003 869 4195
2004 895 4723
2005 883 5375
2006 988 6490
2007 1084 7285
2008 1031 8252
2009 1162 9920
2010 1189 9809
2011 1258 11496
2012 1452 13294
2013 1730 15759
2014 2069 17258
2015 2811 21409
2016 3003 25127
2017 3254 29999
2018 3374 33689
2019 3930 39503
2020 4480 48771
2021 4643 60666
2022 4085 59914
Academic rankings

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 71)
    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, serving as the current president of Russia. Putin has served continuously 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 and since 2012.

  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 development of the ideology is known as Leninism.

  3. Dmitry Medvedev

    Dmitry Medvedev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    1965-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    Studied in 1982-1987
    juristbusinesspersonpoliticianinternational forum participant

    Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev is a Russian politician who has been serving as the deputy chairman of the Security Council of Russia since 2020. Medvedev also served as the president of Russia between 2008 and 2012 and as the prime minister of Russia between 2012 and 2020.

  4. Ayn Rand

    Ayn Rand
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    1905-1982 (aged 77)
    writerphilosopheressayistplaywrightliterary critic

    Alice O'Connor, better known by her pen name Ayn Rand, was a Russian-born American writer 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, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel, The Fountainhead. In 1957, Rand 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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