Currently, SZU has about 34,000 fulltime students including 28,000 undergraduates, over 5,500 postgraduates, and about 1,000 international students. SZU maintains a high-caliber teaching staff with high qualifications and diverse academic background. The total staff number is 2580, which includes nearly 1,500 teaching staff, about 500 technical supportives, and 581 administrative staff. Among the teaching staff, 78% percent are professors or associate professors and 55% are PhD holders.

SZU implements the concepts of “equal opportunities, aptitude teaching, solid founded knowledge, and serving to the society” in teaching, and optimizes teaching and quality control in order to cultivate innovation and entrepreneurship among students.

SZU strongly advocates international exchange and cooperation. SZU, as one of the 54 MOE accredited Chinese universities for international education and the HSK testing institution, began to enroll international students in 1987. Up till now, the university has established cooperative relationships with over 100 overseas universities. With the increasing popularity, SZU attracts over 1,000 international students every year pursuing their study here.