Education is very important in one's life, when considering a higher educate, it can be tricky to find out which institution is the best option. The following is a brief listing of the most widely known universities in China, which you can have a good knowledge of these Chinese universities if you plan to go China to study.
No. 1 Tsinghua University
Located in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing, Tsinghua University was established in 1911 on the site of "Qing Hua Yuan (Tsinghua Garden)"—a former royal garden of the Qing Dynasty. Tsinghua is China's highest academic standards with its strength in Engineering, science, economics, management, law, medicine, literature (including the Arts) and history, etc. The motto of Tsinghua University is Self-Discipline and Social Commitment.
No. 2 Peking University
Peking University, a comprehensive and National key university, was established in 1898. It is regarded as one of the best and the most selective universities in China. The campus, known as "Yan Yuan" - the gardens of Yan, is situated at the northeast of the Haidian District at the western suburbs of Beijing, which stands near the Yuan Ming Gardens and the Summer Palace. The entrance criterion of Peking University is extremely selective, every year only the top students of each province across China can be admitted, which makes Peking University one of the most prestigious places for students all over China.
No. 3 Renmin University of China
Renmin University of China is a comprehensive research-orientated university, established in 1937 and located in the Haidian District, Beijing. Renmin University is one of the most prestigious universities in China, with its strengths emphasize the humanities and social sciences, however, the university also embraces disciplines in the area of natural sciences. The entrance criterion of Renmin University of China is also extremely selective, only the excellent students can study there.
No. 4 Fudan University
Fudan University, initially known as "Fudan Public School", is a comprehensive research university, was established in 1905 and located in Shanghai, China. It is regarded as one of the best and the most selective universities in China, with its strengths emphasize the mathematical sciences, computer, finance, international trade, business administration, foreign languages institute, translation, biological science and biological technology. Fudan is now composed of four campuses, including Handan, Fenglin, Zhangjiang, and Jiangwan.
No. 5 Nanjing University
Nanjing University, or Nanking University, is a national comprehensive university under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education. It was established in 1902 and located in Nanjing (Nanking), an ancient capital of China. Nanjing University was regarded as one of the best and most selective universities in China and also it is a member of the C9 League. Nanjing University is now composed of three beautiful campuses, including Gulou ,Pukou, and Xianlin.
No. 6 Zhejiang University
Zhejiang University is a comprehensive national university in China, located in the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, approximately 112 miles (180 km) southwest of Shanghai. Founded in 1897, Zhejiang University was initially known as "Qiushi Shuyuan" (Qiushi Academy), one of the earliest modern academies of higher education established in China. Zhejiang University is now composed of five beautiful campuses, including Yuquan, Xixi, Huajiachi, Zhijiang and Zijingang.
No. 7 Xi'an Jiaotong University
Xi'an Jiaotong University is a leading university with a strong emphasis on engineering and technology, located in Xi'an, Shaanxi, and China. Founded in 1896 as Nanyang Public School and renamed Jiaotong University in 1921, it is directly administered by the Chinese Education Ministry and also it is one of the country's oldest institutions of higher learning. Xi'an Jiaotong University is now composed of three beautiful campuses, including Xingqing, Yanta, Qujiang.
No. 8 Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University is a public research university directly subordinate to the Ministry of Education. Founded in 1896 and located in Shanghai, China, it is known as one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China and also is a member of the C9 League in China. Shanghai Jiao Tong University is the alma mater of the former President Jiang Zemin and the father of Chinese missiles Qian Xuesen. Shanghai Jiao Tong University is now composed of four beautiful campuses, including Minxing, Xuhui, Qibao and Luwan.
No. 9 Wuhan University
Wuhan University is a prestigious university in China, located in Wuhan City of Hubei Province, China. It is regarded as one of the best and most selective universities in China which is administered by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. Founded in 1893 as a Self-improvement School by Zhang Zhidong, who is the Governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in the late Qing Dynasty. And later it was denominated as National Wuhan University in 1928, making it one of the oldest national comprehensive universities in modern China. Wuhan University is widely known as one of the most beautiful universities in the world for its special architectural styles and picturesque landscape.
No. 10 Harbin Institute of Technology
The Harbin Institute of Technology is a research university specializing in science, technology, and engineering. Founded in 1920 and located in northern ice city Harbin of Heilongjiang Province, China. It is regarded as one of the best and most selective universities in China and consistently ranked among the best science and engineering university. Harbin Institute of Technology made the greatest contribution to the success of Shenzhou series Spacecraft and Kuaizhou series spacecraft. Harbin Institute of Technology consisting of three campuses, including Harbin campus in Heilongjiang Province, Weihai campus in Shandong Province and Shenzhen graduate school in Guangdong Province.