Universities in South Korea
- Rankings & Reviews -

136 out of 249
  • Universities in South Korea
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
30
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in South Korea
  • (24 institution and 6 subject rankings)
26
  • 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
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Publication of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. Seoul National University with highest ranking among universities in South Korea ranked #42.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Nature Index published most recent results of Nature Index - Top 200 Rising Institutions in Asia Pacific. Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology achieves position 91.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Nature Index published most recent results of Nature Index - Top 200 Institutions in Asia Pacific. Includes 13 universities from South Korea.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: Latest QS World University Rankings By Subject (Art & Design) from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. 224 universities from South Korea appear in this ranking.

Highest subject rankings of universities in South Korea

Engineering - Electrical & Electronic
#19 
KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
#21 
Seoul National University
Chemistry
#24 
KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
Geography
#31 
Seoul National University
Communication & Media Studies
#34 
Seoul National University
Statistics
#51 
Seoul National University
Art & Design
#51 
Hongik University
English Language & Literature
#74 
Seoul National University
Agricultural Sciences
#79 
Seoul National University

Rankings of universities in South Korea 2021

#1

Seoul National University

  • #1 
  • #60 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #37 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #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 
  • #96 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #39 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #122 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Sungkyunkwan University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (134 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #101 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #88 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #138 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#4

Yonsei University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #7 
  • #187 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #85 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #115 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Pohang University of Science and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (19 reviews)
  • #4 
  • #151 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #77 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #222 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

Korea University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (396 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #167 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #69 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #127 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

Hanyang University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (186 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #146 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #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 24 August, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #236 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #226 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#9

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (24 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #295 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #367 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#10

Ewha Womens University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (242 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #333 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #342 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#11

Sejong University

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  • #9 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #24 
  • #381 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#12

Chung-Ang University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (177 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #403 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #345 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#13

University of Ulsan

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (73 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #521 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #300 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#14

Kyungpook National University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (113 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #561 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #281 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#15

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 24 August, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #581 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #14 
  • #329 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#16

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (52 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #176 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #244 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #395 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#17

Konkuk University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (184 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #551 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #281 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#18

Ajou University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (71 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #551 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #350 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#19

Sogang University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (103 reviews)
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  • #19 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #490 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #32 
  • #413 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#20

Inha University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (130 reviews)
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  • #22 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #531 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #30 
  • #405 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#21

Chonnam National University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (45 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #24 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #317 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#22

Yeungnam University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #20 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #28 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #26 
  • #390 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#23

University of Seoul

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (107 reviews)
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  • #33 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #25 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #47 
  • #484 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#24

Hallym University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (35 reviews)
  • #25 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #551 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #33 
  • #423 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#25

Chungnam National University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (72 reviews)
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  • #32 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #26 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #358 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#26

Dongguk University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (94 reviews)
  • #13 
  • #456 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #374 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #26 
  • #1065 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#27

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (109 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #392 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #86 
  • #583 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #301 
QS Employability Rankings
[Published 19 September, 2019]


#28

The Catholic University of Korea

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #30 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #14 
  • #456 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #29 
  • #976 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#29

Kangwon National University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (67 reviews)
  • #28 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #29 
  • #402 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #984 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#30

Seoul National University of Science and Technology

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  • #34 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #29 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #58 
  • #524 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#31

Gyeongsang National University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (35 reviews)
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  • #24 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #31 
  • #406 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #25 
  • #1049 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#32

Chungbuk National University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #31 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #35 
  • #435 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #1182 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#33

Kookmin University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (83 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #44 
  • #470 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #37 
  • #1196 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#34

Cheju National University of Education

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (4 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #43 
  • #465 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #39 
  • #1462 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#35

Incheon National University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #41 
  • #460 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #36 
  • #1396 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#36

Soongsil University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (63 reviews)
  • #23 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #53 
  • #508 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #34 
  • #1141 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#37

Dankook University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (79 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #28 
  • #402 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #40 
  • #1470 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#38

Catholic University of Korea

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (19 reviews)
  • #16 
  • #343 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #27 
  • #1070 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #701 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 17 August, 2020]


#39

Pukyong National University

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  • #45 
  • #473 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #31 
  • #1202 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #36 
  • #1158 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#40

Jeonbuk National University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (46 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #359 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #767 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #501 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 17 August, 2020]


#41

Soonchunhyang University

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (39 reviews)
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  • #39 
  • #453 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #59 
  • #2104 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #34 
  • #1088 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#42

Sookmyung Women's University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (38 reviews)
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  • #34 
  • #432 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #33 
  • #1131 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #53 
  • #1725 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]

#43

Myongji University

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  • #36 
  • #444 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #40 
  • #1342 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #43 
  • #1445 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#44

Inje University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #42 
  • #461 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #34 
  • #1372 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #70 
  • #2662 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#45

Wonkwang University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (31 reviews)
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  • #37 
  • #451 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #54 
  • #1995 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #44 
  • #1538 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]

#46

Daegu University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (136 reviews)
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  • #67 
  • #542 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #33 
  • #1311 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #56 
  • #2042 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#47

Kwangwoon University

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (35 reviews)
  • #38 
  • #452 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #37 
  • #1423 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #835 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#48

Kunsan National University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (25 reviews)
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  • #80 
  • #563 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #42 
  • #1533 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #48 
  • #401 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]

#49

Kongju National University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (26 reviews)
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  • #75 
  • #555 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #53 
  • #1931 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #47 
  • #1574 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]

#50

Mokpo National University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (25 reviews)
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  • #61 
  • #526 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #41 
  • #1449 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #61 
  • #501 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]

#51

Kyonggi University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (44 reviews)
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  • #78 
  • #558 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #46 
  • #1646 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #83 
  • #2000 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]

#52

Chosun University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (43 reviews)
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  • #49 
  • #496 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #51 
  • #1786 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #38 
  • #1264 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#53

Sunchon National University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (26 reviews)
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  • #40 
  • #457 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #55 
  • #2011 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #56 
  • #1892 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]

#54

Sun Moon University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (30 reviews)
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  • #77 
  • #557 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #50 
  • #1778 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #64 
  • #501 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]

#55

Catholic University of Daegu

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (10 reviews)
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  • #46 
  • #481 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #68 
  • #2474 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #52 
  • #1691 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]

#56

Dong-A University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (50 reviews)
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  • #50 
  • #499 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #43 
  • #1545 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #36 
  • #1181 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#57

Gachon University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (59 reviews)
  • #19 
  • #353 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #32 
  • #1250 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #30 
  • #801 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 17 August, 2020]


#58

Hanbat National University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (33 reviews)
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  • #60 
  • #525 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #61 
  • #2163 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #55 
  • #1856 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]

#59

Changwon National University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (31 reviews)
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  • #82 
  • #567 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #69 
  • #2640 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #50 
  • #451 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]

#60

Hannam University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (39 reviews)
  • #71 
  • #553 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #57 
  • #2063 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #68 
  • #551 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]

#61

Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #72 
  • #553 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #48 
  • #1766 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #67 
  • #2595 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]

#62

Seoul Women's University

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  • #51 
  • #500 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #63 
  • #2263 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #63 
  • #501 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]

#63

Korea Polytechnic University

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  • #73 
  • #554 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #47 
  • #1760 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #72 
  • #2818 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]

#64

Kumoh National University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (32 reviews)
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  • #65 
  • #537 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #58 
  • #2096 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #70 
  • #551 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]

#65

Hongik University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (112 reviews)
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  • #56 
  • #516 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #44 
  • #1548 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #50 
  • #1676 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#66

Handong Global University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (422 reviews)
  • #91 
  • #602 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #65 
  • #2306 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #53 
  • #451 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]

#67

Gangneung-Wonju National University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (21 reviews)
  • #79 
  • #559 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #78 
  • #3124 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #49 
  • #1617 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]

#68

The University of Suwon

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (26 reviews)
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  • #90 
  • #596 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #66 
  • #2425 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #58 
  • #501 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]

#69

Sahmyook University

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  • #88 
  • #585 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #60 
  • #2133 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #85 
  • #601 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]

#70

Silla University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (50 reviews)
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  • #74 
  • #554 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #67 
  • #2437 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #72 
  • #551 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]

South Korea Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT +9

Telephone country code: +82

  • Largest cities in South Korea:
  • 1. Seoul: 10,300,000
  • 2. Busan: 3,700,000
  • 3. Incheon: 2,600,000
  • 4. Daegu: 2,600,000
  • 5. Daejeon: 1,500,000

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FAQ

Seoul National University ranks #1 in South Korea in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology is ranked best in South Korea for Engineering (Engineering - Electrical & Electronic). See all rankings for the KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology.

Seoul National University is ranked best in South Korea for Medicine & Health (Pharmacy & Pharmacology). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology is ranked best in South Korea for Natural Sciences (Chemistry). See all rankings for the KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology.

Seoul National University is ranked best in South Korea for Social Studies & Humanities (Geography). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in South Korea for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in South Korea for Mathematics (Statistics). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Hongik University is ranked best in South Korea for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the Hongik University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in South Korea for Languages & Literature (English Language & Literature). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in South Korea for Agriculture (Agricultural Sciences). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Asia:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per paper 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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MONEY

Criteria used in ranking -MONEY Best Colleges:
Quality of education 33.33%
Affordability 33.33%
Outcomes 33.33%

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Asia:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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Payscale

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Asia University Ranking:
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
Teaching 25%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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Criteria used in ranking -Most Innovative Universities Asia Pacific:
Patent volume 11.11%
Patent success 11.11%
Global patents 11.11%
Patent citations 11.11%
Percent of patents cited/Patent citation impact 11.11%
Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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