Top 193 universities in South Korea: Rankings & Acceptance rate

Rank
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University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1Seoul National University15%Seoul
2KAISTDaejeon
3Yonsei UniversitySeoul
4Korea UniversitySeoul
5Hanyang UniversitySeoul
6Pusan National UniversityBusan
7Kyungpook National UniversityDaegu
8Kyung Hee University45%Seoul
9Pohang University of Science and TechnologyPohang
10Chungnam National UniversityDaejeon
11Inha UniversityIncheon
12Ewha Womans UniversitySeoul
13Chung-Ang UniversitySeoul
14The Catholic University of KoreaSeoul
15Kangwon National UniversityChuncheon
16Ajou UniversitySuweon
17Pukyong National UniversityBusan
18Konkuk UniversitySeoul
19Chungbuk National UniversityCheongju
20Gyeongsang National UniversityJinju
21Chosun UniversityGwangju
22Sogang UniversitySeoul
23Dankook UniversityYongin
24Chonbuk National UniversityJeonju
25Sejong UniversitySeoul
26Soongsil UniversitySeoul
27Sungkyunkwan UniversitySeoul
28Yeungnam UniversityGyeongsan
29University of SeoulSeoul
30Kookmin University75%Seoul
31Kongju National UniversityGongju
32Chonnam National UniversityGwangju
33University of UlsanUlsan
34Kwangwoon UniversitySeoul
35Hongik UniversitySeoul
36Keimyung University25%Daegu
37Dongguk UniversitySeoul
38Catholic University of Daegu15%Gyeongsan
39Ulsan National Institute of Science and TechnologyEonyang
40Jeju National UniversityJeju
41Seoul National University of Science and TechnologySeoul
42Soonchunhyang UniversityAsan
43Hallym University15%Chuncheon
44Myongji UniversityYongin
45Inje University65%Gimhae
46Hankuk University of Foreign StudiesSeoul
47Daegu UniversityGyeongsan
48Changwon National UniversityChangwon
49Kunsan National UniversityGunsan
50Gachon UniversitySeongnam
51Dong-Eui UniversityBusan
52Hanbat National UniversityDaejeon
53Sangmyung UniversitySeoul
54Kumoh National University of TechnologyGumi
55Wonkwang UniversityIksan
56Sookmyung Women's UniversitySeoul
57Kyungnam University95%Masan
58University of IncheonIncheon
59Mokpo National UniversityMuan
60Dong-A UniversityBusan
61Kyonggi UniversitySuweon
62Andong National UniversityAndong
63Eulji UniversitySeongnam
64Korea National University of TransportationChungju
65Sun Moon University85%Asan
66The University of SuwonHwaseong
67Kyungsung UniversityBusan
68Gangneung-Wonju National UniversityGangneung
69Korea National University of Education5%Cheongju
70Hanseo UniversitySeosan
71Korea Maritime and Ocean UniversityBusan
72Korea Aerospace UniversityGoyang
73Dongseo University85%Busan
74Sungshin UniversitySeoul
75Silla UniversityBusan
76Seoul Women's UniversitySeoul
77Sahmyook UniversitySeoul
78Cheongju UniversityCheongju
79Pai Chai UniversityDaejeon
80Sangji UniversityWonju
81Hansung UniversitySeoul
82CHA UniversityPocheon
83Daejin University25%Pocheon
84Konyang UniversityNonsan
85Jeonju UniversityJeonju
86Mokpo National Maritime UniversityMokpo
87Semyung UniversityJecheon
88Korea University of Technology and EducationCheonan
89Hannam UniversityDaejeon
90Tongmyung UniversityBusan
91Honam UniversityGwangju
92Duksung Women's UniversitySeoul
93Daegu Haany UniversityGyeongsan
94Mokwon UniversityDaejeon
95Daejeon UniversityDaejeon
96Seokyeong UniversitySeoul
97Dongduk Women's UniversitySeoul
98Korea Polytechnic UniversitySiheung
99Hoseo UniversityAsan
100Woosuk UniversityWanju-gun
101Gyeongnam National University of Science and TechnologyJinju
102Joongbu UniversityGeumsan
103Handong Global University25%Pohang
104Kyungil UniversityGyeongsan
105Woosong UniversityDaejeon
106Catholic Kwandong University85%Gangneung
107Seoul National University of EducationSeoul
108Catholic University of PusanBusan
109Seowon UniversityCheongju
110Baekseok UniversityCheonan
111Kangnam UniversityYongin
112Kosin UniversityBusan
113Anyang University - South KoreaAnyang
114Dongshin UniversityNaju
115Yong-In UniversityYongin
116Chungwoon UniversityHongseong
117Gyeongin National University of EducationIncheon
118Korea National Sport UniversitySeoul
119Hanshin UniversityOsan
120Korea Nazarene UniversityCheonan
121Youngsan UniversityYangsan
122Korean National University of ArtsSeoul
123Sunchon National UniversitySuncheon
124Howon UniversityGunsan
125Gwangju UniversityGwangju
126Dongyang UniversityPunggi
127Busan University of Foreign StudiesBusan
128Nambu UniversityGwangju
129Kwangju Women's UniversityGwangju
130Jungwon UniversityGoesan
131Kyungwoon UniversityGumi
132Halla UniversityWonju
133Uiduk UniversityGyeongju
134Hansei UniversityGunpo
135University of Science and Technology Korea25%Daejeon
136Sungkyul UniversityAnyang
137Pyeongtaek UniversityPyeongtaek
138Busan National University of EducationYeonje
139Chuncheon National University of EducationChuncheon
140Sungkonghoe UniversitySeoul
141Chongshin UniversitySeoul
142Far East University, KoreaGamgok
143Kyungdong UniversityGoseong-gun
144Chinju National University of EducationJinju
145Busan Women's CollegeBusan
146Sehan UniversityYeongam-gun
147Daegu National University of EducationDaegu
148Jeju International UniversitySeogwipo
149Seonam UniversityNamwon
150Chodang UniversityMuan
151Presbyterian University and Theological SeminarySeoul
152Korean Bible UniversitySeoul
153Seoul Theological UniversityBucheon
154Cheongju National University of EducationCheongju
155Hyupsung UniversityHwaseong
156Gwangju National University of EducationGwangju
157Kaya UniversityGoryeong-gun
158Korea Baptist Theological UniversityDaejeon
159Gongju National University of EducationGongju
160Seoul Christian UniversitySeoul
161Hankyong National UniversityAnseong
162Gimcheon UniversityGimcheon
163International University of KoreaJinju
164Korea Christian UniversitySeoul
165Jeonju National University of EducationJeonju
166Calvin UniversityYongin
167Catholic University of DaejeonYeongi-gun
168Gyeongju UniversityGyeongju
169U1 UniversityYeongdong-gun
170Geumgang UniversityNonsan
171Luther UniversityYongin
172Kkottongnae UniversityCheongwon
173Hanzhong UniversityDonghae
174Chugye University for the ArtsSeoul
175Namseoul UniversityCheonan
176Mokpo Catholic UniversityMokpo
177Daegu Arts UniversityChilgok-gun
178Shingyeong UniversityHwaseong
179Yewon Arts UniversityImsil-gun
180Hanlyo UniversityGwangyang
181Kwangshin UniversityGwangju
182Jesus UniversityJeonju
183Incheon Catholic UniversityGanghwa
184Seoul Jangsin UniversityGwangju
185Daegu University of Foreign StudiesGyeongsan
186Youngsan University of Son StudiesYeonggwang-gun
187Daeshin UniversityGyeongsan
188Busan Presbyterian UniversityGimhae
189Youngnam Theological University and SeminaryGyeongsan
190Joongang Sangha UniversityGunpo
191Suwon Catholic UniversityHwaseong
192Gwangju Catholic UniversityNaju
193Holy City UniversityCheonan

The best cities to study in South Korea based on the number of universities and their ranks are Seoul, Daejeon, Busan, and Daegu.

Average cost of living for students in South Korea is $642 + $65-462 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).