Universities in Japan
- Rankings & Reviews -

Japan
510 out of 708
  • Universities in Japan
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
34
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Japan
  • (25 institution and 9 subject rankings)
31
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Japan
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Japan

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Japan
  • 19 Jan, 2022: Publication of THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education. University of Tokyo with highest ranking among universities in Japan ranked #144.
  • 15 Dec, 2021: New edition of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. 29 universities in Japan ranked.
  • 24 Nov, 2021: THE Times Higher Education, UK published most recent results of THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education. Includes 8 universities from Japan.
  • 02 Nov, 2021: Publication of QS University Rankings: Asia. University of Tokyo with highest ranking among universities in Japan ranked #11.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Japan

Physical Sciences
#2 
University of Tokyo
Dentistry
#5 
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Modern Langugages
#9 
University of Tokyo
Engineering - Chemical
#13 
University of Tokyo
Geography
#13 
University of Tokyo
Agriculture & Forestry
#22 
University of Tokyo
Mathematics
#23 
Kyoto University
Computer Science & Information Systems
#27 
University of Tokyo
Education
#35 
University of Tokyo
Art & Design
#38 
University of Tokyo

Rankings of universities in Japan 2022

#1

University of Tokyo

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (1264 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #35 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #23 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #29 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Kyoto University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (801 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #61 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #33 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #78 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (543 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #56 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #255 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]



#4

Osaka University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (423 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #75 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #106 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Nagoya University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (299 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #118 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #186 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

Tohoku University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (264 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #82 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #152 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

Hokkaido University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (973 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #145 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #207 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#8

Kyushu University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (119 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #137 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #189 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#9

Keio University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (612 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #248 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#10

University of Tsukuba

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (430 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #285 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #271 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#11

Waseda University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (1914 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #203 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #378 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#12

Kobe University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (61 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #386 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #333 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#13

Hiroshima University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (186 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #343 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #341 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#14

Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (427 reviews)
  • #11 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #381 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #345 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#15

Yokohama City University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (130 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #487 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #401 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#16

Chiba University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (190 reviews)
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  • #28 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #477 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #367 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#17

Tokyo Metropolitan University

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  • #13 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #30 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #39 
  • #464 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#18

Okayama University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (180 reviews)
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  • #35 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #581 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #373 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#19

Niigata University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (150 reviews)
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  • #25 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #541 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #48 
  • #471 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#20

Kanazawa University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (146 reviews)
  • #31 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #24 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #404 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#21

Tokyo University of Science

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (72 reviews)
  • #66 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #36 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #35 
  • #451 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#22

Kumamoto University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (124 reviews)
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  • #32 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #22 
  • #591 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #389 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#23

Nagasaki University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (85 reviews)
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  • #34 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #531 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #30 
  • #433 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#24

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (30 reviews)
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  • #40 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #25 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #31 
  • #435 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#25

Osaka City University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (124 reviews)
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  • #107 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #20 
  • #571 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #65 
  • #489 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#26

Shinshu University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (50 reviews)
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  • #48 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #34 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #428 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#27

Osaka Prefecture University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (181 reviews)
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  • #110 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #58 
  • #482 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#28

Ritsumeikan University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (344 reviews)
  • #111 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #31 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #81 
  • #510 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#29

Gifu University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (183 reviews)
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  • #65 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #54 
  • #478 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#30

University of Tokushima

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (38 reviews)
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  • #59 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #27 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #26 
  • #423 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#31

Yokohama National University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (256 reviews)
  • #80 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #38 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #90 
  • #519 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#32

Kagoshima University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (109 reviews)
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  • #82 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #26 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #37 
  • #461 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#33

Gunma University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (48 reviews)
  • #71 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #28 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #36 
  • #455 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#34

University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan

Student satisfaction: 3.4 / 5.0 (129 reviews)
  • #7 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #42 
  • #465 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #126 
  • #121 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]


#35

Juntendo University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (280 reviews)
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  • #22 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #405 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #74 
  • #74 
THE Japan University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 25 March, 2021]


#36

Kyushu Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (79 reviews)
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  • #93 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #33 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #108 
  • #538 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#37

Rikkyo University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (641 reviews)
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  • #36 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #43 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #147 
  • #587 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#38

Yamaguchi University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (138 reviews)
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  • #77 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #37 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #49 
  • #473 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#39

Kyoto Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (192 reviews)
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  • #92 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #32 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #113 
  • #542 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#40

Hitotsubashi University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (227 reviews)
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  • #17 
  • #531 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]