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Seoul National University

Seoul, South Korea

Public -1946


International Student Rate

Spring, Fall



Acceptance Rate


Student: Teacher Ratio

50 : 50

Male: Female Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings 

Seoul National University was founded in 1946 and its origin can be traced back to the late nineteenth century. It was when Korean Emperor Gojong established modern higher education institutions which later on went on to become a part of SNU. In 1895 Imperial Order 49 was issued by Emperor Gojong which established the Legal Training School as the first modern higher education institution in Korea. The university is affiliated with the Association of East Asian Research Universities, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. The university is ranked #36 in QS World University Rankings 2022 and #41 as per Times Higher Education 2022. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses 

The university has 3 campuses with the main campus being located in Gwanak-gu and two other campuses in Daehangno and Pyeongchang. The university has 16 colleges, 1 Graduate school and 9 professional schools. The university offers 83 undergraduate degree programs and for Master's and Doctoral programs, there is 1 Graduate school with 99 programs from 5 fields of study. In addition to these factors, the university is also known for its infrastructural facilities This university also provides international students with the option of on-campus employment opportunities. 

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Seoul National University has developed a global reputation since its founding in 1946 as the unquestioned leader of Korean higher education. Its alumni have a long history of serving as leaders in Korean society and the international world. Seoul National University also has an exceptionally notable alumni network. It encourages cultural diversity by offering courses to students from across the globe. Students who graduate from this university create a strong image for themselves in whichever related field they wish to work in. Some of the notable names include Kim Tae - hee, Bank ki-Moon.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies 

Currently, the university caters to the academic demands of around 10,000 students. Encouraging international admissions it promotes a rich cultural diversity. This university is renowned across the globe for offering students the opportunity to explore various careers. SNU has a Career Development Center (CDC) Project Mentoring Program. Through this program, students are given the opportunity to be interviewed by alumni mentors working in their respective interest fields and work on actual projects related to the job.

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