Universities in Shanghai, China
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Shanghai
29 out of 31
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  • (40 institution and 8 subject rankings)
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For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Shanghai, China

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Shanghai
  • 15 Aug, 2022: ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking updated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked highest among 12 listed universities in Shanghai.
  • 22 Jun, 2022: Latest CWTS Leiden Ranking from Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands. 14 universities from Shanghai appear in this ranking.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Nature Index published most recent results of Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions. Includes 8 universities from Shanghai.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Publication of Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions by Subject (Earth & Environmental Science). Fudan University with highest ranking among universities in Shanghai ranked #6.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Shanghai

Civil Engineering
#1 
Tongji University
Chemistry
#6 
Fudan University
Computer Science
#9 
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Art & Design
#12 
Tongji University
Mathematics
#25 
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Modern Langugages
#35 
Fudan University
Classics & Ancient History
#35 
Fudan University
Education
#37 
East China Normal University
Clinical Medicine
#39 
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Communication & Media Studies
#51 
Fudan University

Rankings of universities in Shanghai, China 2022

#1

Fudan University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (146 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #60 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #34 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #10 
  • #45 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#2

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (116 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #84 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #46 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #4 
  • #9 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#3

Tongji University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #212 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #22 
  • #76 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]



#4

East China Normal University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (70 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #30 
  • #541 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #65 
  • #266 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#5

Shanghai University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #47 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #22 
  • #422 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #76 
  • #282 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#6

East China University of Science and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #55 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #37 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #56 
  • #242 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#7

Donghua University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (32 reviews)
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  • #54 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #53 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #100 
  • #360 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#8

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (43 reviews)
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  • #67 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #68 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #406 
  • #557 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#9

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (37 reviews)
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  • #95 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #132 
  • #408 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #93 
  • #938 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#10

Shanghai Maritime University

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (28 reviews)
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  • #83 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #230 
  • #487 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #133 
  • #1225 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#11

Shanghai Normal University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (8 reviews)
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  • #67 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #200 
  • #469 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #126 
  • #1175 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#12

Shanghai International Studies University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (30 reviews)
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  • #63 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #479 
  • #590 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #79 
  • #301 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 02 November, 2021]


#13

Second Military Medical University

  • #74 
  • #281 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #157 
  • #1385 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #106 
  • #601 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 August, 2022]


#14

Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (6 reviews)
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  • #115 
  • #384 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #160 
  • #1390 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #167 
  • #1221 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]

#15

Shanghai University of Electric Power

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (7 reviews)
  • #229 
  • #487 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #110 
  • #1050 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #220 
  • #1615 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]


#16

Shanghai Ocean University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (37 reviews)
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  • #228 
  • #484 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #183 
  • #1501 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #190 
  • #1399 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]


#17

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (18 reviews)
  • #507 
  • #602 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #93 
  • #351 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 02 November, 2021]
  • #481 
  • #4487 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#18

Shanghai University of Engineering Science

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  • #263 
  • #504 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #238 
  • #1718 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #241 
  • #1751 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]


#19

Shanghai Dianji University

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  • #456 
  • #579 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #320 
  • #335 
BCUR Best Chinese Universities Ranking - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 19 April, 2022]
  • #445 
  • #4180 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#20

Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce

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  • #492 
  • #593 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #392 
  • #3734 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]


#21

Shanghai Polytechnic University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (15 reviews)
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  • #373 
  • #546 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #378 
  • #2421 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]
  • #316 
  • #329 
BCUR Best Chinese Universities Ranking - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 19 April, 2022]

#22

Shanghai University of Sport

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  • #369 
  • #545 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #356 
  • #2268 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]
  • #339 
  • #3310 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#23

Shanghai Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (18 reviews)
  • #250 
  • #1782 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]
  • #226 
  • #1463 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]
  • #257 
  • #264 
BCUR Best Chinese Universities Ranking - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 19 April, 2022]

#24

Shanghai University of Political Science and Law

  • #523 
  • #5156 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#25

Shanghai Conservatory of Music

  • #557 
  • #7004 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#26

East China University of Political Science and Law

  • #559 
  • #7028 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#27

Shanghai Theatre Academy

  • #561 
  • #7268 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#28

Sanda University

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  • #593 
  • #8521 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#29

Shanghai Institute of Visual Art

  • #609 
  • #9246 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]


#30

Shanghai Finance University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#31

NYU Stern - NYU Shanghai, NYU Shanghai


Shanghai Key Facts for International Students

Population: 22316000

Time: GMT +8

District/province: Shanghai Shi,

Living costs for students in Shanghai:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 77* (23% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 68* (32% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 91* (9% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 21.70 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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Fudan University ranks #1 in Shanghai in our meta ranking composed of 130 university rankings.

Among all universities in Shanghai Fudan University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 52 rankings where Fudan University is listed.

Tongji University is ranked best in Shanghai for Engineering (Civil Engineering). See all rankings for the Tongji University.

Fudan University is ranked best in Shanghai for Natural Sciences (Chemistry). See all rankings for the Fudan University.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University is ranked best in Shanghai for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Tongji University is ranked best in Shanghai for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the Tongji University.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University is ranked best in Shanghai for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Fudan University is ranked best in Shanghai for Languages & Literature (Modern Langugages). See all rankings for the Fudan University.

Fudan University is ranked best in Shanghai for Social Studies & Humanities (Classics & Ancient History). See all rankings for the Fudan University.

East China Normal University is ranked best in Shanghai for Education (Education). See all rankings for the East China Normal University.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University is ranked best in Shanghai for Medicine & Health (Clinical Medicine). See all rankings for the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Fudan University is ranked best in Shanghai for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the Fudan University.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University is ranked best in Shanghai for Agriculture (Agricultural Sciences). See all rankings for the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University is ranked best in Shanghai for Law (Law). See all rankings for the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Ranking publishers

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 BRICS:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 20%
Staff with a PhD 10%
Papers per faculty 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

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 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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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

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

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

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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 Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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

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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 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 -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 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 -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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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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