Among its faculty members, there are 3 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 13 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 458 doctoral supervisors, more than 1007 full professors and more than 2152 associate professors. At present, the total number of full-time students at CSU has reached more than 40,000, including more than 13,000 graduates working for master and doctoral degrees, about 33,000 undergraduates, more than 81 overseas students and more than 15,000 students taking courses in degree and non-degree programs of adult education.

CSU is among the 32 universities first acceded to the "211 Project". CSU covers an area of 1,990,394 square meters and has a total floor space of 1,627,769 square meters. It also uses advanced teaching and research equipment with a total value of 1.4 billion yuan (RMB). The university libraries have a collection of 2,930,000 volumes. Information digitalization and automatic management are applied in these libraries. The university has 3 top affiliated hospitals which enjoy good reputation.