USTC is regarded in China as the “Cradle of Scientific Elites”. Its educational principle emphasizes fundamental theories and provides students with a wide range of high-level training that incorporates newly emerging as well as interdisciplinary fields of study.
The faculty-to-student ratio is one of the best among Chinese universities.
Admission to USTC is extremely selective. Only the top 0.3-0.5 percent of high school graduates are admitted.
Over 70 percent of undergraduate students are involved in the Research Program for Undergraduate Students in CAS research institutes or national labs on campus.
USTC has the highest percentage of alumni, among Chinese universities, elected as members of CAS and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. 1‰ of the USTC undergraduate holders are elected Academician of the CAS or the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Doctoral dissertations at USTC are frequently awarded the Hundred Annual Outstanding Dissertations Prize, which honors the top dissertations from Chinese universities.