So why do Chinese like to talk about the two universities?
1. The 2 universities get highest rankings in China
There are so many different rankings, China's universities have titles of top 42, top 10, top 3 and top 2.
If we talk about top2 universities in China, it can only be Tsinghua University and Peking University.
Currently, there are 3 recognized university-rankings in the world: ARWU, QS, THE
According to ARWU 2020, Tsinghua University ranks 29 globally, and 49 of Peking University
According to QS ranking 2021, Tsinghua University ranks 15 globally, and 23 of Peking University.
According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, Tsinghua University ranks 15 globally, and 23 of Peking University.
We can find that, the 2 universities rank top2 among all China universities on all the 3 rankings, and they have better ranking than other China universities.
2. The whole society's respect for famous schoolsIn China's environment, there are still very few people who can enter Tsinghua University and Peking University.
Those students either have the highest score or they are very strong in the competition (on some areas).
If you heard that someone graduated from Tsinghua University or Peking University, whether they are employers or passers-by, at least, oh, this guy is good at studying and taking exams!
3. the successful applicants of the 2 universities get rewards vary widely.
Many senior high schools, local communities, villages and towns provide rewards to students who are admitted to top universities in China.
Those who get admission of Tsinghua University or Peking University can get highest rewards, some students can even get cash rewards of 500,000 to 1 million rmb.
While admission from other universities may get rewards of tens of thousands of rmb.
And admissions from ordinary universities may not get any rewards.
4. The rendering from high schools and parents
It is a strong point of publicity if several students admitted to Tsinghua University or Peking University every year.
5. The cases of elder students around
You can always hear some successful stories of graduates of Tsinghua University or Beijing University around you.
6. Tsinghua University and Peking University change the fate of students
Tsinghua University and Peking University have more resources than ordinary universities.
There are more outstanding and hard-working people at the 2 universities,
People hope to join Tsinghua University or Peking University to become more excellent.
7. Graduates from Tsinghua University and Peking University are more likely to succeed in society.
If you don't have a good life after graduation, it is more likely to cause social attention.
In fact, any university, it’s good or bad only after personally experience.
When we look forward to it, we may only magnify the positive side of the university and completely unaware the negative side.
As a friend of mine said, the joy of getting admission of Cambridge University is worn out after just one semester. There is so much more to face in the future.
If you don’t consider to go to other countries for further studies, and you don't know what you really like. It is a good choice to take Tsinghua or Peking as the goal. It is very cool to join the best universities and become the best guy!
Even if you don't get admissions of Tsinghua University or Peking University finally, there's nothing to regret.
At least you have a rich high school life and endless life to open in your future.
Welcome to study in China, welcome to join the top 2 universities in China.