Seoul National University

Seoul National University Ranking

country rank: 1
world rank: 406

University Overview

Seoul National University ranking, founded in 1946, is a non-profit public higher-education institution situated in the major city of Seoul (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Suwon is home to a branch campus of this university. Seoul National University ranking (SNU) is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational South Korean higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Korea. Seoul University ranking provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees in a variety of fields, including pre-bachelor degrees (certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 74-year-old South Korean university has a rigorous admission process based on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and ratings. The admittance rate ranges from 10% to 20%, making this South Korean higher education school very exclusive. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. Seokyeong University ranking also offers a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services to students.

Seoul National University Ranking

University Identity

Name Seoul National University
Acronym SNU
Founded 1946
Motto Veritas Lux Mea The Truth is My Light
Colours Blue

University Location

Address 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu Seoul 151-742 Seoul South Korea
Tel +82 (2) 880 4447
Fax +82 (2) 880 4449
Other locations Suwon

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office Building 150, 599 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu Seoul (2) 880 6977

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)

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