Universities in South Korea
- Rankings & Reviews -

138 out of 248
  • Universities in South Korea
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
34
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in South Korea
  • (26 institution and 8 subject rankings)
28
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in South Korea
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in South Korea

Latest ranking updates related to universities in South Korea
  • 19 Jan, 2022: Publication of THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education. Sungkyunkwan University with highest ranking among universities in South Korea ranked #119.
  • 15 Dec, 2021: URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance updated with Seoul National University ranked highest among 32 listed universities in South Korea.
  • 24 Nov, 2021: Latest THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education from THE Times Higher Education, UK. 8 universities from South Korea appear in this ranking.
  • 11 Nov, 2021: Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only) updated with Calvin University ranked highest among 2 listed universities in South Korea.

Highest subject rankings of universities in South Korea

Physical Sciences
#13 
KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
Sports Related Subjects
#15 
Seoul National University
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic
#19 
KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
Modern Langugages
#19 
Seoul National University
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
#21 
Seoul National University
Library & Information Management
#29 
Sungkyunkwan University
Geography
#31 
Seoul National University
Communication & Media Studies
#34 
Seoul National University
Art & Design
#39 
Seoul National University
Agriculture & Forestry
#42 
Seoul National University

Rankings of universities in South Korea 2022

#1

Seoul National University

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  • #1 
  • #54 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #36 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #42 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (117 reviews)
  • #2 
  • #99 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #41 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #122 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Sungkyunkwan University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (263 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #122 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #97 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #138 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]



#4

Yonsei University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (564 reviews)
  • #4 
  • #151 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #79 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #115 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Korea University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (946 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #74 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #127 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

Pohang University of Science and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (19 reviews)
  • #6 
  • #185 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #81 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #222 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

Hanyang University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (670 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #156 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #185 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#8

Kyung Hee University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (152 reviews)
  • #8 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #264 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #226 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#9

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (197 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #178 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #212 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #244 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#10

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (124 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #305 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #22 
  • #367 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#11

Sejong University

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  • #9 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #25 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #24 
  • #381 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#12

Kyungpook National University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (446 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #541 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #281 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#13

Chung-Ang University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (577 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #414 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #345 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#14

Ewha Womens University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (851 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #362 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #342 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#15

University of Ulsan

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (73 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #541 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #300 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#16

Pusan National University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (449 reviews)
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  • #18 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #24 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #329 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#17

Konkuk University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (478 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #281 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#18

Ajou University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (336 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #531 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #350 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#19

Yeungnam University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (216 reviews)
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  • #19 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #30 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #26 
  • #390 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#20

Inha University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (423 reviews)
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  • #24 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #561 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #30 
  • #405 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#21

Jeonbuk National University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (242 reviews)
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  • #25 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #22 
  • #571 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #359 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#22

Chonnam National University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (45 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #26 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #317 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#23

Sogang University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (103 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #494 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #32 
  • #413 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#24

Chungnam National University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (72 reviews)
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  • #22 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #27 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #20 
  • #358 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#25

University of Seoul

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (232 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #47 
  • #484 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#26

Hallym University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (150 reviews)
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  • #32 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #20 
  • #561 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #33 
  • #423 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#27

The Catholic University of Korea

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (48 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #482 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #32 
  • #1018 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#28

Kangwon National University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (67 reviews)
  • #34 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #34 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #402 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#29

Dongguk University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (333 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #494 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #374 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #31 
  • #970 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#30

Chungbuk National University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #36 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #32 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #35 
  • #435 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#31

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (109 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #445 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #86 
  • #583 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #301 
QS Employability Rankings
[Published 23 September, 2021]


#32

Seoul National University of Science and Technology

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  • #28 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #37 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #58 
  • #524 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#33

Cheju National University of Education

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (158 reviews)
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  • #33 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #33 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #43 
  • #465 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#34

Kookmin University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (356 reviews)
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  • #35 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #35 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #44 
  • #470 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#35

Gyeongsang National University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (184 reviews)
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  • #31 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #31 
  • #406 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #28 
  • #883 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#36

Incheon National University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (230 reviews)
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  • #23 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #41 
  • #460 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #36 
  • #1111 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#37

Dankook University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (263 reviews)
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  • #28 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #28 
  • #402 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #47 
  • #1546 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#38

Soonchunhyang University

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (39 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #39 
  • #453 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #69 
  • #2299 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#39

Soongsil University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (379 reviews)
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  • #30 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #53 
  • #508 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #38 
  • #1209 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]