University of Geneva: Statistics

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#170 of 14,131 In the World
#53 of 2,785 In Europe
#5 of 23 In Switzerland
#1 of 2 In Geneva
#46 of 1,027 For Animation
Top100 For 17 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate21%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Maturité/ baccalauréat) or equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - December; February - June)
Full time employee4,565
Student:staff ratio4:1

We've calculated the 21% acceptance rate for University of Geneva 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

University of Geneva is a world-class research university with 77,854 scientific papers published and 2,585,921 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Environmental Science, and Biochemistry.


University of Geneva majors

by publication & citation count

44,581 / 1,875,879
39,555 / 1,665,678
35,360 / 1,165,007
32,986 / 1,056,660
32,409 / 1,234,900
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
31,407 / 773,935
Computer Science
30,227 / 1,053,273
Quantum and Particle physics
24,807 / 816,520
Environmental Science
23,725 / 735,666
23,681 / 1,225,417
23,324 / 1,195,009
18,508 / 626,050
Organic Chemistry
17,964 / 661,664
16,925 / 350,727
Materials Science
15,797 / 481,749
13,463 / 547,578
13,273 / 431,679
Political Science
12,186 / 230,728
Geography and Cartography
12,124 / 320,128
11,681 / 351,871
10,610 / 222,143
10,483 / 376,058
10,356 / 280,338
10,226 / 406,980
9,853 / 332,507
Optical Engineering
9,723 / 348,804
9,517 / 300,569
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
8,917 / 243,712
8,681 / 208,402
Astrophysics and Astronomy
8,458 / 287,909
8,162 / 190,630
8,067 / 188,022
7,813 / 258,367
7,661 / 171,774
7,183 / 336,646
7,117 / 172,571
6,852 / 241,930
Metallurgical Engineering
5,978 / 206,276
Computer Vision
5,664 / 175,173
Nuclear Physics
5,611 / 195,084

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 649 9284
1991 582 9980
1992 561 10483
1993 628 10667
1994 712 11526
1995 711 11929
1996 823 13633
1997 918 15802
1998 939 19049
1999 918 21105
2000 1056 23022
2001 1002 25213
2002 1075 28282
2003 1148 30725
2004 1232 34690
2005 1351 39980
2006 3379 43479
2007 1609 49119
2008 1766 55129
2009 2048 62750
2010 2186 69828
2011 2382 79840
2012 2947 93603
2013 2891 103395
2014 3087 112487
2015 3183 121524
2016 3459 130578
2017 3651 141982
2018 3723 151580
2019 3902 171002
2020 4588 203626
2021 5460 251183
2022 4506 233580
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 University of Geneva.

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 Arts and Humanities, Computer Science, Economics, Educational Sciences, Law, Management, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Theology, Translation and Interpretation
Master Adult Education, African Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Central European Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Law, Classical Languages, Commercial Law, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Dentistry, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Eastern European Studies, Economic History, Economics, Education, Educational Psychology, English, Environmental Studies, Ethnology, European Studies, European Union Law, French, Gender Studies, Geography (Human), German, Germanic Studies, Greek (Classical), Health Sciences, Hispanic American Studies, History, Human Rights, International Law, International Studies, Italian, Japanese, Journalism, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Media Studies, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Musicology, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Russian, Social Sciences, Spanish, Special Education, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Teacher Training, Technology, Technology Education, Theology, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation
Doktorat/ Doctorat/ Dottorato Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Demography and Population, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, Econometrics, Economic History, Economics, Educational Sciences, Environmental Studies, European Union Law, Finance, Fiscal Law, Gender Studies, Geography, Health Sciences, Home Economics, Human Rights, Journalism, Law, Management, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Medicine, Neurosciences, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Science Education, Social Sciences, Sociology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Theology, Translation and Interpretation

University of Geneva alumni

  1. Ian Fleming

    Ian Fleming
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1908-1964 (aged 56)

    Ian Lancaster Fleming was a British writer, best known for his postwar James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming came from a wealthy family connected to the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co., and his father was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Henley from 1910 until his death on the Western Front in 1917. Educated at Eton, Sandhurst, and, briefly, the universities of Munich and Geneva, Fleming moved through several jobs before he started writing.

  2. Kofi Annan

    Kofi Annan
    Born in
    Ghana Flag Ghana
    1938-2018 (aged 80)
    diplomatpoliticianinternational forum participanteconomist

    Kofi Atta Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh secretary-general of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organisation founded by Nelson Mandela.

  3. Queen Rania of Jordan

    Queen Rania of Jordan
    Born in
    Kuwait Flag Kuwait
    1970-.. (age 53)
    international forum participanthuman rights activist

    Rania Al-Abdullah is Queen of Jordan as the wife of King Abdullah II.

  4. Ferdinand de Saussure

    Ferdinand de Saussure
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    1857-1913 (aged 56)
    Enrolled in the University of Geneva
    Studied in 1875-1876

    Ferdinand de Saussure was a Swiss linguist, semiotician and philosopher. His ideas laid a foundation for many significant developments in both linguistics and semiotics in the 20th century. He is widely considered one of the founders of 20th-century linguistics and one of two major founders (together with Charles Sanders Peirce) of semiotics, or semiology, as Saussure called it.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Geneva faculties and divisions

Centre : Affective Sciences Psychology
Centre : Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine Arts and Humanities, Ethics
Centre : Bioinformatics Biological and Life Sciences, Computer Science
Centre : Computer Science Computer Science, Information Technology
Centre : Gerontology and Vulnerability Gerontology
Centre : History History
Centre : Neurosciences Neurosciences
Faculty : Humanities Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Chinese, Classical Languages, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Contemporary History, Cultural Studies, East Asian Studies, English, French, German, Greek, Greek (Classical), History, International Relations and Diplomacy, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Medieval Studies, Modern History, Music, Musicology, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Portuguese, Prehistory, Russian, Slavic Languages, Spanish
Faculty : Law Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, History of Law, International Law, Labour Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Biology, Cell Biology, Community Health, Dentistry, Dermatology, Genetics, Gerontology, Immunology, Medical Technology, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Radiology, Surgery
Faculty : Psychology and Educational Sciences Adult Education, Behavioural Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Development Studies, Education, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Psychology, Special Education
Faculty : Sciences Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Physics
Faculty : Social Science and Economics Business and Commerce, Economic History, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography (Human), International Relations and Diplomacy, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology
Faculty : Theology Protestant Theology, Religious Studies, Theology
Faculty : Translation and Interpretation Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Translation and Interpretation
Graduate School : International and Development Studies Development Studies, International Studies
Institute : Ecumenical Studies Bible, Theology
Institute : Environmental Sciences Environmental Studies
Institute : Genetics and Genomics Genetics
Institute : Global Studies European Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy
Institute : History of the Reformation History
Institute : Movement Sciences and Sports Medicine Sports Medicine
Institute : University Teacher Training Teacher Training
Research Division : Geneva Finance Finance
School : Economics and Management Economics, Management
School : French language and Civilization French, French Studies
School : Social Sciences Social Sciences

General information

Alternative names UNIGE
Université de Genève
Universität Genf

Location and contacts

Address 24 rue du Général-Dufour
Genève, 1211
City population 202,000

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