Directly under the Ministry of Education, XDU is a national key university featuring electronic and information science. XDU has 26 colleges, more than 37,000 students, and around 2600 faculty. XDU has two campuses, covering an area of 270 hectares (2700000m²). The south campus is known as the new campus. North campus is located downtown and is 13 kilometers away from the south one. There are many world-renowned high-tech companies, such as Samsung, Micron Technology, etc. around the south campus and the location of the XDU south campus is named Electronic Valley by the Xi’an Municipal Government.

XDU is characterized by its electronic and information science disciplines. According to the latest report of ESI, the disciplines of Information and Communication Engineering and Computer Science and Technology are listed among top 1 ‰ in the world. In the Fourth National Assessment of First-level disciplines, 3 disciplines at Xidian University have been rated A. Electronic Science and Technology is rated A+, ranking #1 nationwide, Information and Communication Engineering A, and Computer Science and Technology A-. XDU also focuses on comprehensive development of disciplines like economics, management, humanities and sciences. It has established the School of Economics and Management, School of Foreign Languages, School of Humanities and School of Life Sciences, Physics and Mathematics.

XDU has established cooperative relationships with 166 universities and institutions in more than 35 countries and regions. About 67 joint laboratories have been founded with multinational corporations, including Microsoft, IBM, Intel, SAP, etc.

Since its establishment in 1931, XDU has cultivated more than 320,000 graduates.