NNSU them. N.I. Lobachevsky was among the best world universities. In the ranking of leading universities in Russia, Nizhny Novgorod University was in 15th place, and among the world universities, Nizhny Novgorod State University took 1505th position.

According to the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), the Southern Federal University took 14th place among Russian universities and 1489th place in the international ranking, which allowed to enter 7.5% of the world's leading universities.