Seoul National University

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world rank  189

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University Overview

Established in 1946, Seoul National University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Seoul (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Suwon. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Korea, Seoul National University (SNU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Seoul National University (SNU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 73 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this South Korean higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul (population range: over 5,000,000)
151-742 Seoul
Korea
T +82 (2) 880 4447
F +82 (2) 880 4449
Other locations Suwon

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 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 Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office Building 150, 599 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul
+82 (2) 880 6977

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Seoul National University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministry of Education, Korea


Year of first Accreditation

1946


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Korean Council for University Education (KCUE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019