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The Sapienza University of Rome, also called simply Sapienza or the "University of Rome", is a collegiate research university located in Rome, Italy. It is the largest European university by enrolments and one of the oldest in history, founded in 1303.

La Sapienza educated numerous notable alumni, including many Nobel laureates, presidents of the European Parliament, heads of several nations, notable religious figures, scientists and astronauts.

Sapienza University has many campuses in Rome but its main campus is the Città Universitaria (University city), which covers 439,000 m2 near Termini Station. The university has some satellite campuses outside Rome.

According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Arwu), Sapienza is regularly ranked first among Southern European universities. Sapienza is positioned within the 151-200 group of universities and among the top 3% of universities in the world.


Quick Facts:

Location: Rome, Italy
City Population: 2.7 million
University Population: 112,564 students
Climate: Rome enjoys a Mediterranean climate with cool, humid winters and hot, dry summers.
Nearest airport: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport


Why choose Sapienza – Università di Roma?

  1. Most prestigious Italian university as well as being ranked the best in Southern Europe
  2. Notable alumni include the 12th and current president of Italy, Sergio Mattarella
  3. Throughout the course of the year, Sapienza organises a myriad of cultural, social and sporting activities to encourage students to enjoy life on campus