University of Tehran: Statistics



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#346 of 14,131 In the World
#45 of 5,830 In Asia
#1 of 310 In Iran
#1 of 37 In Tehran
#5 of 1,031 For Agricultural Engineering
Top100 For 17 other topics
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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 92,167 scientific papers published and 1,250,863 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Organic Chemistry, and Medicine.


University of Tehran majors

by publication & citation count

57,660 / 910,430
55,074 / 836,690
51,542 / 864,366
Environmental Science
49,781 / 732,646
49,775 / 789,860
Computer Science
37,033 / 469,006
Quantum and Particle physics
34,574 / 558,262
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
32,094 / 359,462
Organic Chemistry
30,468 / 580,030
30,254 / 371,029
Materials Science
30,151 / 539,937
28,565 / 424,899
25,634 / 460,245
22,755 / 354,156
22,651 / 320,755
Geography and Cartography
22,084 / 297,355
21,303 / 325,950
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
18,038 / 259,726
17,991 / 264,416
17,040 / 202,225
16,321 / 232,360
16,162 / 172,793
15,567 / 165,331
Metallurgical Engineering
13,795 / 272,887
Political Science
13,361 / 123,154
Machine Learning
13,236 / 216,120
12,978 / 121,752
Electrical Engineering
12,702 / 191,645
Chemical Engineering
12,583 / 277,791
Optical Engineering
12,093 / 187,044
11,185 / 137,225
10,830 / 153,181
10,390 / 101,550
10,387 / 114,119
Mechanical Engineering
10,360 / 171,812
10,115 / 127,438
9,879 / 215,463
9,818 / 112,673
Physical chemistry
9,414 / 201,005
9,332 / 115,990

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 32 268
1992 38 206
1993 51 222
1994 67 235
1995 68 299
1996 85 331
1997 104 296
1998 107 324
1999 136 396
2000 205 529
2001 277 692
2002 399 1046
2003 548 1730
2004 730 1669
2005 978 2387
2006 1481 3776
2007 2054 5508
2008 2525 7962
2009 2630 11473
2010 2999 15677
2011 3779 21360
2012 3962 27328
2013 4377 34116
2014 4896 40713
2015 5320 48590
2016 5518 56381
2017 6091 66076
2018 6624 81031
2019 7025 102754
2020 7568 131445
2021 7643 167648
2022 6523 190087
2023 5863 198444
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 76)
    Enrolled in the University of Tehran
    1969-1972 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    writerlawyerinternational forum participantdiplomatpolitician

    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. Abbas Kiarostami

    Abbas Kiarostami
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    1940-2016 (aged 76)
    actordirectorgraphic designerfilm editorillustrator

    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.

  3. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

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

    Ali Akbar Hashemi Bahramani Rafsanjani was an Iranian politician and writer who served as the fourth president of Iran from 1989 to 1997. One of the founding fathers of the Islamic Republic, Rafsanjani 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.

  4. Asghar Farhadi

    Asghar Farhadi
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    1972-.. (age 52)

    Asghar Farhadi is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. He is considered one of the most prominent filmmakers of Iranian cinema as well as world cinema in the 21st century. His films have gained recognition for their focus on the human condition, and portrayals of intimate and challenging stories of internal family conflicts. In 2012, he was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. That same year, he also received the Legion of Honour from France.

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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