首尔国立大学

1 Gwanak-ro, Seoul

  • #37 QS全球排名
  • Public高校性质
  • Very High研究成果
  • 28,192学生人数
  • 4,261教员人数
  • 2,198国际学生人数

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Founded in 1946 by the merger of ten higher education institutions, Seoul National University enjoys a prestige unlike any other Korean university. It endured a tumultuous time during the mid-20th century, becoming one of Japan’s Imperial Universities during its occupation of Korea, and it was taken over by North Korea during the Korean War of the 1950s. 

It’s experiencing happier times now though, with some 28,000 students enrolled on undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs. There are also partnerships and exchange programs operated with over 700 academic institutions in 40 countries, including a general academic exchange program with the University of Pennsylvania, and double-degrees with the MIT Sloan School of Management and Yale School of Management. 

Sixteen colleges of the university offer 83 undergraduate degree programs, while for master’s and doctoral programs there is a graduate school with 99 programs across five fields of studies. A recent study found that Seoul National University spends more on its students than any other large university in Korea. 

The university has three campuses: the main Gwanak campus is located in southern Seoul, the medical campus is situated in the north-east of the city, while another campus lies 126km away in the city of Pyeongchang, the host city of the Winter Olympics. 

There are dormitory rooms on campus, most of which are doubles with en-suite bathrooms and facilities, as well as studio apartments. Students live, work and socialize on campus, which contains all the facilities needed for a healthy and happy student life. There are plenty of cafeterias and snack bars on campus (though vegetarians may find the Korean diet a challenge), and a wide range of clubs, societies and activities designed to fill students’ social calendars and immerse foreign students in Korean culture. 

Sporting activities, whether competitive or recreational, keep students in good shape mentally and physically, while arts and culture also rank highly on the list of what to do on campus, with students able to visit a world-class art gallery as well as attend concerts and recitals by anyone from the top K-pop sensation of the day to classically trained musicians. 


About

Founded in 1946 by the merger of ten higher education institutions, Seoul National University enjoys a prestige unlike any other Korean university. It endured a tumultuous time during the mid-20th century, becoming one of Japan’s Imperial Universities during its occupation of Korea, and it was taken over by North Korea during the Korean War of the 1950s. 

It’s experiencing happier times now though, with some 28,000 students enrolled on undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs. There are also partnerships and exchange programs operated with over 700 academic institutions in 40 countries, including a general academic exchange program with the University of Pennsylvania, and double-degrees with the MIT Sloan School of Management and Yale School of Management. 

Sixteen colleges of the university offer 83 undergraduate degree programs, while for master’s and doctoral programs there is a graduate school with 99 programs across five fields of studies. A recent study found that Seoul National University spends more on its students than any other large university in Korea. 

The university has three campuses: the main Gwanak campus is located in southern Seoul, the medical campus is situated in the north-east of the city, while another campus lies 126km away in the city of Pyeongchang, the host city of the Winter Olympics. 

There are dormitory rooms on campus, most of which are doubles with en-suite bathrooms and facilities, as well as studio apartments. Students live, work and socialize on campus, which contains all the facilities needed for a healthy and happy student life. There are plenty of cafeterias and snack bars on campus (though vegetarians may find the Korean diet a challenge), and a wide range of clubs, societies and activities designed to fill students’ social calendars and immerse foreign students in Korean culture. 

Sporting activities, whether competitive or recreational, keep students in good shape mentally and physically, while arts and culture also rank highly on the list of what to do on campus, with students able to visit a world-class art gallery as well as attend concerts and recitals by anyone from the top K-pop sensation of the day to classically trained musicians. 


University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #37
  • 2014
    #=35
  • 2015
    #36
  • 2015
    #=31
  • 2016
    #35
  • 2018
    #=36
  • 2019
    #36
  • 2020
    #37
  • 2021
    #37

Ranking criteria

79
综合得分
97.9
学术声誉
95.9
雇主声誉
87.9
师生比
53.7
每位教员引用率
18.6
国际教师比例
11.6
国际学生占比

Student & Staff

Total students
28,192

40%
60%

International students
2,198

48%
52%

Total faculty staff
4,261

405
3856

Total students
28,192

40%
60%

International students
2,198

48%
52%

Total faculty staff
4,261

3856
405
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Campus locations

Gwanak Campus,

1 Gwanak-ro , Seoul , Gwanak , South Korea , 08826

Yeongeon Campus,

103 Daehak-ro , Yeongeon , Seoul , South Korea , 03080

Pyeongchang Campus,

1447, Pyeongchang-daero , Pyeongchang-gun , Gangwon-do , South Korea , 25354

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