Top 300 universities in Japan: Rankings & Acceptance rate

Rank
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University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1Kyoto University5%Kyoto
2The University of Tokyo5%Tokyo
3Osaka University5%Suita
4Tohoku University5%Sendai
5Keio University5%Tokyo
6Kyushu University5%Fukuoka
7Nagoya University5%Nagoya
8Tokyo Institute of Technology5%Tokyo
9Hokkaido University5%Sapporo
10University of Tsukuba15%Tsukuba
11Hiroshima University15%Higashihiroshima
12Waseda University5%Tokyo
13Kobe University15%Kobe
14Nihon UniversityTokyo
15Okayama University25%Okayama
16Ritsumeikan University15%Kyoto
17Kanazawa University15%Kanazawa
18Niigata University45%Niigata
19The University of Electro-Communications25%Chofu
20Tokyo University of Science15%Tokyo
21Kindai University45%Higashiosaka
22Shinshu University15%Matsumoto
23Kumamoto University15%Kumamoto
24Osaka City University15%Osaka
25Yamagata University25%Yamagata
26Osaka Prefecture University15%Sakai
27Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology15%Fuchu
28Nara Institute of Science and Technology25%Ikoma
29Nagasaki University15%Nagasaki
30Yokohama National University15%Yokohama
31Japan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyNomi
32Ehime University25%Matsuyama
33Gunma University15%Maebashi
34Nagoya Institute of Technology15%Nagoya
35Meiji UniversityTokyo
36The University of Tokushima25%Tokushima
37Tokyo Medical and Dental University25%Tokyo
38Yamaguchi University25%Yamaguchi
39Tokai UniversityTokyo
40Shizuoka University25%Shizuoka
41Doshisha University15%Kyoto
42Kyushu Institute of Technology25%Kitakyushu
43Gifu University15%Gifu
44Kagoshima University25%Kagoshima
45Mie UniversityTsu
46Chiba University15%Chiba
47Hosei University25%Tokyo
48Rikkyo University15%Tokyo
49Kansai University25%Suita
50Hitotsubashi University15%Kunitachi
51University of the Ryukyus25%Nishihara
52Chuo University15%Hachioji
53University of Toyama25%Toyama
54Kitasato UniversityTokyo
55Nagaoka University of Technology25%Nagaoka
56Juntendo UniversityTokyo
57Saga University25%Saga
58Ibaraki University25%Mito
59Saitama University15%Saitama
60Tokyo Metropolitan University15%Hachioji
61Toyohashi University of Technology25%Toyohashi
62Sophia University5%Tokyo
63Nippon Medical SchoolTokyo
64Toho UniversityTokyo
65Hirosaki University25%Hirosaki
66Shimane University25%Matsue
67Fukuoka UniversityFukuoka
68Tottori University25%Tottori
69Aoyama Gakuin University15%Tokyo
70Showa UniversityTokyo
71Yokohama City University15%Yokohama
72University of Yamanashi25%Kofu
73Tokyo Denki UniversityTokyo
74Kwansei Gakuin University15%Nishinomiya
75Tokyo Women's Medical UniversityTokyo
76Kyoto Institute of Technology25%Kyoto
77Kagawa University15%Takamatsu
78Jichi Medical UniversityTochigi
79University of Miyazaki15%Miyazaki
80Ryukoku University35%Kyoto
81Nagoya City University15%Nagoya
82University of Hyogo25%Kobe
83Kochi University25%Kochi
84Iwate University25%Morioka
85Shibaura Institute of Technology55%Tokyo
86Akita University15%Akita
87Jikei University School of MedicineTokyo
88Tokyo University of Foreign Studies5%Fuchu
89Ochanomizu University5%Tokyo
90University of Aizu25%Aizuwakamatsu
91Oita University25%Oita
92Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine25%Kyoto
93Tokyo Medical UniversityTokyo
94Utsunomiya University25%Utsunomiya
95University of Fukui35%Fukui
96Kanagawa UniversityYokohama
97Teikyo UniversityTokyo
98Toyo UniversityTokyo
99Tokyo University of the Arts25%Tokyo
100Kurume UniversityKurume
101Kyoto Sangyo UniversityKyoto
102Fujita Health UniversityToyoake
103Meijo UniversityNagoya
104Wakayama University25%Wakayama
105Chubu UniversityKasugai
106Shiga University of Medical Science25%Otsu
107Naruto University of Education25%Naruto
108Kogakuin University35%Tokyo
109Saitama Medical SchoolMoroyama
110University of Occupational and Environmental Health, JapanKitakyushu
111Gakushuin University15%Tokyo
112Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology25%Tokyo
113Kanazawa Institute of TechnologyNonoichi
114Tokyo University of Agriculture35%Tokyo
115Tokyo Gakugei University15%Koganei
116Dokkyo Medical UniversityTochigi
117Fukushima Medical University25%Fukushima
118National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies25%Tokyo
119Nanzan University25%Nagoya
120Okayama University of ScienceOkayama
121University of Shizuoka25%Shizuoka
122Osaka Institute of TechnologyOsaka
123Kawasaki University of Medical WelfareKurashiki
124Osaka Kyoiku University15%Kashiwara
125Hyogo College of MedicineNishinomiya
126St. Marianna University School of MedicineKawasaki
127Hamamatsu University School of Medicine25%Hamamatsu
128Nara Medical University25%Kashihara
129Chiba Institute of TechnologyNarashino
130Fukuoka Institute of TechnologyFukuoka
131Hiroshima City University25%Hiroshima
132Kochi University of Technology25%Kami
133Tokyo Dental CollegeChiba
134Osaka Medical CollegeTakatsuki
135Tokyo University of TechnologyHachioji
136Iwate Medical UniversityMorioka
137Nara Women's University15%Nara
138Kyorin UniversityMitaka
139Kansai Medical UniversityMoriguchi
140Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine25%Obihiro
141Seikei University35%Musashino
142Konan University35%Kobe
143Tokyo City UniversityTokyo
144Osaka Sangyo UniversityDaito
145Kitami Institute of Technology25%Kitami
146Ishinomaki Senshu UniversityIshinomaki
147Muroran Institute of Technology25%Muroran
148Asahikawa Medical University25%Asahikawa
149International University of Health and WelfareOtawara
150Aichi UniversityNagoya
151Musashino Art University5%Kodaira
152International Christian University5%Mitaka
153Kanazawa Medical UniversityKahoku
154Osaka Electro-Communication UniversityNeyagawa
155Soka University35%Hachioji
156Iwate Prefectural University25%Iwate
157Future University Hakodate25%Hakodate
158Kokugakuin UniversityTokyo
159Chukyo UniversityNagoya
160Aichi Medical UniversityNagakute
161Azabu UniversitySagamihara
162Akita Prefectural University25%Akita
163Tama Art UniversityTokyo
164St. Luke's International University25%Tokyo
165Sapporo Medical University25%Sapporo
166Meiji Gakuin University25%Tokyo
167The Nippon Dental UniversityTokyo
168Wakayama Medical University25%Wakayama
169Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life ScienceHachioji
170Komazawa University35%Tokyo
171Fukushima University25%Fukushima
172Tokyo Polytechnic UniversityTokyo
173Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific UniversityBeppu
174Tsurumi UniversityYokohama
175Tohoku Gakuin UniversitySendai
176Kyushu Sangyo UniversityFukuoka
177Japan Women's University25%Tokyo
178Shiga University15%Hikone
179The University of Kitakyushu15%Kitakyushu
180Mukogawa Women's University35%Nishinomiya
181Toyama Prefectural University25%Imizu
182The University of Shiga Prefecture25%Hikone
183Aichi University of Education15%Kariya
184Tamagawa UniversityMachida
185Toyota Technological InstituteNagoya
186Taisho UniversityTokyo
187Kanto Gakuin UniversityYokohama
188Hokkaido University of Education25%Sapporo
189Rissho UniversityTokyo
190Meisei UniversityHino
191Kobe Gakuin UniversityKobe
192Joetsu University of Education25%Joetsu
193J. F. Oberlin UniversityMachida
194Meikai UniversityUrayasu
195Otaru University of Commerce25%Otaru
196Health Sciences University of HokkaidoIshikari
197Kyoto Prefectural University15%Kyoto
198Nippon Institute of TechnologyMiyashiro
199Rakuno Gakuen UniversityEbetsu
200Kokushikan UniversityTokyo
201Sugiyama Jogakuen UniversityNagoya
202Okayama Prefectural University25%Soja
203Tohoku University of Art and DesignYamagata
204Otani UniversityKyoto
205Kyoto Seika UniversityKyoto
206Kyoto Women's University25%Kyoto
207Digital Hollywood University65%Tokyo
208Dokkyo University35%Soka
209Miyagi University of Education25%Sendai
210Miyazaki Prefectural Nursing University25%Miyazaki
211Bukkyo University35%Kyoto
212Asahi UniversityGifu
213Hoshi UniversityTokyo
214Gifu Pharmaceutical University25%Gifu
215Kyoto University of Art and DesignKyoto
216Saitama Institute of TechnologyFukaya
217Daito Bunka UniversityTokyo
218Seinan Gakuin University25%Fukuoka
219Hiroshima Institute of TechnologyHiroshima
220Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences25%Ogaki
221Matsuyama UniversityMatsuyama
222Musashino University35%Nishitokyo
223Nagoya University of Commerce and Business AdministrationNisshin
224Chiba University of CommerceIchikawa
225Prefectural University of Hiroshima25%Hiroshima
226Aichi Prefectural University15%Nagakute
227Tohoku Fukushi UniversitySendai
228Kyoto Pharmaceutical University25%Kyoto
229Josai UniversitySakado
230Setsunan UniversityNeyagawa
231Shonan Institute of TechnologyFujisawa
232Kobe Design UniversityKobe
233Sojo UniversityKumamoto
234Kagawa Nutrition University35%Sakado
235Tokushima Bunri UniversityTokushima
236Showa Women's University45%Tokyo
237Kanda University of International Studies35%Chiba
238Sanno UniversityIsehara
239Aichi Gakuin UniversityNisshin
240Bunkyo UniversityKoshigaya
241Maebashi Institute of Technology25%Maebashi
242Kyoto City University of Arts25%Kyoto
243Takushoku University35%Tokyo
244Tsukuba University of Technology25%Tsukuba
245Osaka Dental UniversityHirakata
246Nara University of Education25%Nara
247Nippon Veterinary and Life Science UniversityMusashino
248Osaka University of ArtsKanan
249Tokyo Woman's Christian University25%Tokyo
250Tokyo International UniversityKawagoe
251Fukui Prefectural University25%Eiheiji
252Ferris University35%Yokohama
253Daido UniversityNagoya
254International University of Japan75%Minamiuonuma
255Meiji Pharmaceutical UniversityKiyose
256Kyushu Dental College25%Kitakyushu
257Tokyo University of Information SciencesChiba
258Niigata University of Health and WelfareNiigata
259Ashikaga Institute of TechnologyAshikaga
260Toin University of YokohamaYokohama
261The Graduate University for Advanced Studies25%Miura
262Nihon Fukushi UniversityChita
263National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya25%Kanoya
264Tohoku Institute of TechnologySendai
265Shizuoka Institute of Science and TechnologyFukuroi
266Nippon Sport Science UniversityTokyo
267Fukuoka Dental CollegeFukuoka
268Fukuoka University of Education25%Munakata
269Osaka University of Pharmaceutical SciencesTakatsuki
270Sapporo UniversitySapporo
271Hiroshima International UniversityHiroshima
272Gifu Shotoku Gakuen UniversityGifu
273Otsuma Women's UniversityTokyo
274Aichi Shukutoku UniversityNagoya
275Kobe Pharmaceutical UniversityKobe
276Akita International University15%Akita
277Tokyo Keizai UniversityTokyo
278Hyogo University of Teacher Education25%Kato
279Siebold University of Nagasaki25%Nagayo
280Hannan UniversityMatsubara
281Chiba Institute of ScienceChoshi
282Teikyo Heisei UniversityIchihara
283Osaka Gakuin University85%Suita
284Kinjo Gakuin UniversityNagoya
285Kansai Gaidai University35%Hirakata
286Kyoto University of Education15%Kyoto
287Kobe College35%Nishinomiya
288Hokkaido University of ScienceSapporo
289Hiroshima Shudo UniversityHiroshima
290Miyagi University25%Sendai
291Asia UniversityMusashino
292Prefectural University of Kumamoto25%Kumamoto
293Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology25%Tokyo
294Matsumoto Dental UniversityShiojiri
295Teikyo University of Science and TechnologyUenohara
296Kanagawa Dental UniversityYokosuka
297Osaka University of EconomicsOsaka
298Nara UniversityNara
299Tsuda University15%Kodaira
300Jissen Women's UniversityHino

The best cities to study in Japan based on the number of universities and their ranks are Kyoto, Tokyo, Suita, and Sendai.

Average cost of living for students in Japan is $763 + $90-640 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).