清华大学被视为中国最著名和选拔人才最严格的大学之一。清华大学的校园位于北京西北部的海淀区，这是专为大学指定的区域。它坐落在清代皇家花园的旧址上，保留了一些中式的园林风格以及一些传统的建筑，但它的许多建筑物都是西式风格的，反应了美国对它的影响。它拥有中国最美丽校园之一，拥有中国最好的工程和应用科学 (applied science)课程，吸引了全国最有才华的学生，其地位和美国伯克利大学 (Berkeley)、麻省理工学院以及斯坦福大学相当。
Tsinghua University is regarded as one of the most renowned and most selective universities in China. The campus of Tsinghua University is situated in northwest Beijing, in Haidian District which is designated for universities. It is located on the former site of Qing Dynasty royal gardens and retains some Chinese-style landscapes as well as some traditional buildings, but many of its buildings are Western-style reflecting the American influence on its history. With one of the most beautiful campuses and the best engineering and applied science programs in China, it attracts the most talented students of the nation and occupies a position similar to Berkeley, MIT, and Stanford University in the US.