Soochow University , also known as Suzhou University, is a public university in Suzhou (Soochow), China. Its root can be traced to the original Soochow University founded by Methodists in 1900, which was later split and merged with a couple of institutions. It is part of the Double First Class University Plan held by the Ministry of Education for developing world-class universities. It only admits those who score at top 5% in the National College Entrance Examination of China, thus is regarded as a relatively selective university. The School of Humanities, School of Textile and Clothing Engineering, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and School of Medicine are the university’s most distinguished schools.
Soochow University (Suzhou)