Universitas Sumatera Utara

country rank : 8

world rank     : 1068

University Overview


Established in 1952, Universitas Sumatera Utara (University of North Sumatra) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Medan (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), North Sumatra. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Kementerian Riset, Teknologi, dan Pendidikan Tinggi (Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia), Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 65 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Indonesian higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. USU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Identity


Name University of North Sumatra
Acronym USU
Founded 1952
Motto Toward Excellency as University for Industry
Colours Green and yellow

Yearly Tuition Range


uniRank Tuition Range Matrix

Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int’l student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Not reported


University Admissions


Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office Central Administration Office, Jalan Dr. T. Mansur 9
Medan 20155
+62 (61) 821 1633


Size and Profile


Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range
Control Type Control Type
Entity Type Entity Type


Facilities and Services 


Library University Library
Yes Go to Universitas Sumatera Utara's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities

Financial Aids University Financial Aids
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs
Distance Learning Not reported




Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Kementerian Riset, Teknologi, dan Pendidikan Tinggi

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Badan Akreditasi Nasional Perguruan Tinggi (BAN-PT) B Ranking




  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)


Academic Structure





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