Universities in Guangzhou, China
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19 out of 21
  • Universities in Guangzhou
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
29
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Guangzhou
  • (23 institution and 6 subject rankings)
18
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Guangzhou
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Guangzhou, China

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Guangzhou
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Scimago Institutions published most recent results of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. Includes 14 universities from Guangzhou.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: New edition of Nature Index - Top 200 Rising Institutions in Asia Pacific. 9 universities in Guangzhou ranked.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Publication of Nature Index - Top 200 Institutions in Asia Pacific. Sun Yat-Sen University with highest ranking among universities in Guangzhou ranked #12.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: QS World University Rankings By Subject (Philosophy) updated with South China Agricultural University ranked highest among 23 listed universities in Guangzhou.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Guangzhou

Chemical Engineering
#3 
South China University of Technology
Agricultural Sciences
#8 
South China University of Technology
Veterinary Science
#27 
South China Agricultural University
Civil Engineering
#28 
Sun Yat-Sen University
Philosophy
#49 
Sun Yat-Sen University
Linguistics
#201 
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Rankings of universities in Guangzhou, China 2021

#1

Sun Yat-Sen University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (80 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #263 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #68 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

South China University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (46 reviews)
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  • #19 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #24 
  • #462 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #66 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Jinan University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (51 reviews)
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  • #40 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #35 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #54 
  • #279 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#4

Guangdong University of Technology

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  • #37 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #67 
  • #310 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #84 
  • #933 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#5

South China Normal University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (23 reviews)
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  • #60 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #97 
  • #391 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #101 
  • #1106 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#6

Southern Medical University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (10 reviews)
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  • #47 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #53 
  • #277 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #84 
  • #446 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#7

South China Agricultural University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (26 reviews)
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  • #84 
  • #351 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #66 
  • #774 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #114 
  • #629 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#8

Guangzhou University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (20 reviews)
  • #172 
  • #485 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #57 
  • #706 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #95 
  • #493 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#9

Guangdong Pharmaceutical University

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  • #105 
  • #417 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #194 
  • #1101 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #223 
  • #1884 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#10

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #461 
  • #644 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #104 
  • #451 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]
  • #316 
  • #2319 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]


#11

Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (12 reviews)
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  • #313 
  • #565 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #392 
  • #2826 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #322 
  • #2414 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]

#12

Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (4 reviews)
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  • #153 
  • #472 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #152 
  • #832 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #182 
  • #1586 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]

#13

Guangdong University of Finance and Economics

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #459 
  • #643 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #394 
  • #2855 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #355 
  • #391 
BCUR Best Chinese Universities Ranking - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 May, 2020]

#14

Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #256 
  • #539 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #457 
  • #3745 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #362 
  • #2751 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]

#15

Guangdong University of Finance

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (21 reviews)
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  • #287 
  • #305 
BCUR Best Chinese Universities Ranking - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 May, 2020]
  • #447 
  • #4073 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#16

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

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  • #518 
  • #6308 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#17

Guangdong Baiyun University

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  • #536 
  • #6982 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#18

Guangzhou Sport University

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  • #538 
  • #7004 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#19

Guangzhou College of Commerce

  • #634 
  • #11078 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#20

Guangdong University of Business Studies

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#21

Guangzhou Medical University


Guangzhou Key Facts for International Students

Population: 11072000

Time: GMT +8

District/province: Guangdong,

Living costs for students in Guangzhou:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 52* (48% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 41* (59% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 49* (51% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 19.36 CNY
  • Plug Type A
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type I
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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FAQ

Sun Yat-Sen University ranks #1 in Guangzhou in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Guangzhou Sun Yat-Sen University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 38 rankings where Sun Yat-Sen University is listed.

South China University of Technology is ranked best in Guangzhou for Engineering (Chemical Engineering). See all rankings for the South China University of Technology.

South China University of Technology is ranked best in Guangzhou for Agriculture (Agricultural Sciences). See all rankings for the South China University of Technology.

South China Agricultural University is ranked best in Guangzhou for Medicine & Health (Veterinary Science). See all rankings for the South China Agricultural University.

Sun Yat-Sen University is ranked best in Guangzhou for Natural Sciences (Civil Engineering). See all rankings for the Sun Yat-Sen University.

Sun Yat-Sen University is ranked best in Guangzhou for Social Studies & Humanities (Philosophy). See all rankings for the Sun Yat-Sen University.

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies is ranked best in Guangzhou for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Asia:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per paper 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings BRICS:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 20%
Staff with a PhD 10%
Papers per faculty 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Asia:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

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Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 10%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Asia University Ranking:
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
Teaching 25%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Most Innovative Universities Asia Pacific:
Patent volume 11.11%
Patent success 11.11%
Global patents 11.11%
Patent citations 11.11%
Percent of patents cited/Patent citation impact 11.11%
Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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