Results of the Admissions Campaign: Applicants Chose Philology, Journalism, and Linguistics


The 2017 admissions campaign was wrapped up at South Ural State University; applicants showed big interest in the humanitarian specialties, the academic level of new students grew, and the average EGE score was around 90.

The competitive admissions process at South Ural State University completed at the highest level. According to results of admissions for state-funded education, the average EGE score significantly increased compared to last year.

The humanities became an extremely in-demand area among applicants to the largest university in the South Ural region. The highest average EGE score was shown by graduates enrolling in Philology – 86.7. Second and third place was split among Journalism and Fundamental and Applied Linguistics (average score – 86).

Applicants’ interest in such areas as Fundamental Computer Science and Information Technology (average score – 81), law (81.3), and Foreign Regional Studies (82) remained.

Economics, Management, International Relations, Forensic Inquiry, Design, Clinical Psychology, Law Enforcement Activity, Linguistics, and Legal Support for National Security also landed in the top 15 areas for average scores.

Today, more than 11,000 applicants put South Ural State University first by applying to the largest Russian university. The most popular faculties were those of the SUSU Institute of LawInstitute of Linguistics and International Communication, and the School of Economics and Management.  The competition in these institutes was 16-20 people for one state-funded spot. Lawyers and linguists, as well as philologists and journalists, required the highest entry points to apply to SUSU. To obtain a state-funded spot in these specialties, applicants had to obtain from 244 to 260 points, depending on their area. Among the engineering specialties, the most popular was Fundamental Informatics of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Design of Rocket Complexes of the Polytechnic Institute and Construction in the Institute of Architecture and Construction..

More than 900 people applied for the first year of master’s study, and 25% of them are students who graduated from other universities.


Dmitriy Rudenok
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