Today social exclusion is the process of displacement of a person to the periphery of public life and deprivation to participate in life as a result of poverty, lack of basic competences or discrimination. Traditionally representatives of the LGBT community, people with HIA, extremists, former prisoners, people with mental illnesses and migrants are considered to be subject to exclusion. However, social exclusion is a difficult phenomenon to measure and interpret. This article intends to perform an empirical study and measurement of the exclusion degree by using a questionnaire survey in relation to the above-mentioned groups based on three components of exclusion - moral, economic and political. As a result, we describe proprietary methodology of social exclusion measurement and present the results of Russian student social image regarding the exclusion from social life of each of the studied groups. According to the results, former prisoners are the most excluded group and elderly people the less excluded group and extremists are the most morally excluded group including drug addicts, the politically excluded, former prisoners and the economically excluded. It was found that there are several features of the manifestations of exclusion for each group and these are also described in the article. The results of the study will be of interest to sociologists working in the field of methodology, as well as specialists in the humanities who are concerned about the problem of social exclusion. © 2019, Primrose Hall Publishing Group.