University of Tehran: Statistics

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#336 of 14,131 In the World
#42 of 5,830 In Asia
#1 of 310 In Iran
#1 of 37 In Tehran
#6 of 1,019 For Agricultural Engineering
Top100 For 16 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate12%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate and competitive entrance examination
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (First Semester: September - January; Second Semester: January-June)
Full time employee2,190
Student:staff ratio24:1

We've calculated the 12% acceptance rate for University of Tehran 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 Tehran is a world-class research university with 80,697 scientific papers published and 1,029,345 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Materials Science, and Organic Chemistry.


University of Tehran majors

by publication & citation count

50,330 / 725,806
47,045 / 661,495
44,590 / 690,322
43,139 / 622,927
Environmental Science
42,433 / 567,318
Computer Science
32,046 / 368,073
Quantum and Particle physics
29,301 / 418,657
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
27,387 / 283,273
Materials Science
26,051 / 428,060
Organic Chemistry
25,854 / 444,542
25,853 / 296,901
24,177 / 321,397
21,611 / 355,940
19,087 / 262,026
18,835 / 234,272
Geography and Cartography
18,636 / 223,303
18,079 / 256,433
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
15,602 / 198,701
14,705 / 161,663
14,649 / 186,059
14,015 / 136,948
13,659 / 177,915
13,371 / 127,491
Metallurgical Engineering
11,563 / 203,711
Political Science
11,309 / 93,194
Machine Learning
10,999 / 155,659
Electrical Engineering
10,965 / 142,350
10,960 / 91,598
Chemical Engineering
10,699 / 216,010
Optical Engineering
9,836 / 127,431
9,362 / 111,946
9,200 / 121,725
8,819 / 81,181
Mechanical Engineering
8,676 / 122,673
8,552 / 84,378
8,513 / 92,610
8,473 / 167,540
8,124 / 93,102
8,100 / 82,886
7,934 / 84,814

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 26 191
1991 34 238
1992 36 172
1993 48 189
1994 56 208
1995 62 262
1996 88 274
1997 110 270
1998 100 269
1999 118 360
2000 216 458
2001 273 620
2002 320 818
2003 528 1544
2004 660 1474
2005 885 2146
2006 1234 3347
2007 1826 4943
2008 2269 6993
2009 2395 9853
2010 2695 13422
2011 3298 18630
2012 3629 23939
2013 3958 29773
2014 4497 36285
2015 4956 43358
2016 5038 50629
2017 5627 61399
2018 6051 71993
2019 6511 93810
2020 7074 121040
2021 7864 173922
2022 5762 178513
Academic rankings


International studetns 1,800-4,600 per annum (USD)

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 Tehran.

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
Karshenasi (Bachelor's degree) Agriculture, Architecture and Planning, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Cinema and Television, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Home Economics, Information Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Music, Natural Sciences, Religion, Service Trades, Social Sciences, Technology, Theatre, Transport and Communications, Welfare and Protective Services
Professional Doctorate Veterinary Science
Karshenasi Arshad (Master's degree) Agriculture, Architecture and Planning, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Cinema and Television, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Home Economics, Information Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Music, Natural Sciences, Religion, Service Trades, Social Sciences, Technology, Theatre, Transport and Communications, Welfare and Protective Services
Doctorate Agriculture, Architecture and Planning, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Cinema and Television, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Home Economics, Information Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Music, Natural Sciences, Religion, Service Trades, Social Sciences, Technology, Theatre, Transport and Communications, Welfare and Protective Services

University of Tehran alumni

  1. Hassan Rouhani

    Hassan Rouhani
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    1948-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in the University of Tehran
    1969-1972 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    clericpoliticiandiplomatinternational forum participantlawyer

    Hassan Rouhani is an Iranian Islamist politician who served as the seventh president of Iran from 2013 to 2021. He is also a sharia lawyer ("Wakil"), academic, former diplomat and Islamic cleric. He has been a member of Iran's Assembly of Experts since 1999. He was a member of the Expediency Council from 1991 to 2021, and also was a member of the Supreme National Security Council from 1989 to 2021. Rouhani was deputy speaker of the fourth and fifth terms of the Parliament of Iran (Majlis) and Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council from 1989 to 2005. In the latter capacity, he was the country's top negotiator with the EU three, UK, France, and Germany, on nuclear technology in Iran, and has also served as a Shia mujtahid (a senior cleric), and economic trade negotiator.

  2. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    1934-2017 (aged 83)

    Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was an Iranian politician, writer, and one of the founding fathers of the Islamic Republic who was the fourth president of Iran from 1989 to 1997. He was the head of the Assembly of Experts from 2007 until 2011 when he decided not to nominate himself for the post. He was also the chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council.

  3. Abbas Kiarostami

    Abbas Kiarostami
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    1940-2016 (aged 76)
    illustratoractorfilm producerpoetscreenwriter

    Abbas Kiarostami was an Iranian film director, screenwriter, poet, photographer, and film producer. An active filmmaker from 1970, Kiarostami had been involved in the production of over forty films, including shorts and documentaries. Kiarostami attained critical acclaim for directing the Koker trilogy (1987–1994), Close-Up (1990), The Wind Will Carry Us (1999), and Taste of Cherry (1997), which was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival that year. In later works, Certified Copy (2010) and Like Someone in Love (2012), he filmed for the first time outside Iran: in Italy and Japan, respectively. His films Where Is the Friend's Home? (1987), Close-Up, and The Wind Will Carry Us were ranked among the 100 best foreign films in a 2018 critics' poll by BBC Culture. Close-Up was also ranked one of the 50 greatest movies of all time in the famous decennial Sight & Sound poll conducted in 2012.

  4. Asghar Farhadi

    Asghar Farhadi
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    1972-.. (age 51)
    screenwriterfilm directorfilm producer

    Asghar Farhadi is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. He has received critical acclaim for his international films which focus on the human condition as well as portray intimate and challenging stories of internal family conflicts. His films include the dramas About Elly (2009), A Separation (2011), The Past (2013), The Salesman (2016), Everybody Knows (2018), and A Hero (2021).

All 100 notable alumni

University of Tehran faculties and divisions

Campus : Aras International Campus Agriculture, Architecture and Planning, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Campus : Kish International Campus (KIC) Architecture and Planning, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Engineering, Welfare and Protective Services
Centre : Electrotechnology Electronic Engineering
Centre : International Studies International Studies
Centre : Law and Criminology Research Criminology, Law
Centre : Living with Desert Arid Land Studies
Centre : Persian Studies Linguistics, Literature, Persian
College : Aburaihan Agricultural Equipment, Agriculture, Agronomy, Food Science, Horticulture, Water Science
College : Agriculture and Natural Resources Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Equipment, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Biotechnology, Food Science, Food Technology, Horticulture, Irrigation, Plant and Crop Protection, Soil Science
College : Alborz Agriculture, Business Administration, Engineering, Information Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Technology
College : Engineering Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Surveying and Mapping
College : Farabi Architecture and Planning, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Religion, Service Trades, Social Sciences
College : Fine Arts Architecture, Cinema and Television, Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theatre, Urban Studies, Visual Arts
College : Science Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics
Faculty : Economics Economics
Faculty : Entrepreneurship Business and Commerce, Marketing
Faculty : Foreign Languages and Literatures English, French, German, Indic Languages, Italian, Japanese, Literature, Modern Languages, Russian, Translation and Interpretation, Urdu, Writing
Faculty : Geography Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Meteorology
Faculty : Knowledge and Islamic Thought History of Religion, Islamic Theology, Philosophy
Faculty : Law and Political Science Criminal Law, Criminology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Islamic Law, Law, Political Sciences, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Literature and Humanities Arabic, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Classical Languages, Education, History, Linguistics, Literature, Persian, Philosophy
Faculty : Management Accountancy, Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Information Management, Insurance, Library Science, Management
Faculty : New Sciences and Technologies Astronomy and Space Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Engineering
Faculty : Physical Education and Sport Sciences Physical Education, Sports
Faculty : Psychology and Education Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Psychology
Faculty : Social Sciences Anthropology, Communication Studies, Demography and Population, Social Sciences, Social Welfare
Faculty : Theology and Islamic Studies Cultural Studies, History of Religion, Islamic Studies, Islamic Theology, Religious Studies
Faculty : Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Science
Faculty : World Studies International Studies
Institute : Archaeology Archaeology
Institute : Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Biochemistry, Biophysics
Institute : Institute of Geophysics Geophysics, Meteorology, Seismology
Research Division : Arts and Culture Cultural Studies, Fine Arts
Research Division : History of Science History, Natural Sciences

General information

Alternative names UT
دانشگاه تهران
Founded 1934
Accreditation Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) (Iranian Parliament Law, 1934)
Motto میاسای ز آموختن یک زمان

Location and contacts

Address Enghelab Avenue
Tehran, Tehran, 14174
City population 8,694,000

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