Universitas Sumatera Utara

Universitas Sumatera Utara

country rank: 21
world rank: 1384

University Overview

Universitas Sumatera Utara (University of North Sumatra) was founded in 1952 as a non-profit public higher-education institution in the city of Medan (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 people), North Sumatra. Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) is a large (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational Indonesian higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Kementerian Riset dan Teknologi/Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional, Republik Indonesia (Ministry of Research and Technology/National Research and Innovation Agency of Republic Indonesia). In a variety of fields of study, Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 68-year-old Indonesian university has a rigorous admissions process based on entrance exams and candidates’ previous academic records and ratings. The entrance rate ranges from 10% to 20%, making this Indonesian higher education school very exclusive. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. Students at USU have access to a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Acronym USU
Founded 1952
Motto Toward Excellency as University for Industry
Colours Green and yellow

University Location

Address Jalan Dr. T. Mansur 9 Medan 20155 North Sumatra Indonesia
Tel +62 (61) 821 6575
Fax +62 (61) 821 9411

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro) Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office Central Administration Office, Jalan Dr. T. Mansur 9 Medan 20155 (61) 821 1633

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)

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