Top 193 universities in South Korea

  1. Seoul National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    28,378
    Founded
    1946
  2. KAIST logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1971
  3. Yonsei University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    29,502
    Founded
    1957
  4. Korea University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    37,493
    Founded
    1905
  5. Hanyang University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    35,000
    Founded
    1939
  6. Sungkyunkwan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1398
  7. Kyung Hee University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    35,826
    Founded
    1949
  8. Ewha Womans University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    22,268
    Founded
    1886
  9. Chung-Ang University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Enrollment
    28,221
    Founded
    1918
  10. Pusan National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    27,780
    Founded
    1946
  11. Kyungpook National University logo
    Enrollment
    38,616
    Founded
    1946
  12. Inha University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    39%
    Enrollment
    20,613
    Founded
    1954
  13. Chungnam National University logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1952
  14. Pohang University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    3,425
    Founded
    1986
  15. Konkuk University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    21,620
    Founded
    1946
  16. Ajou University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    14,328
    Founded
    1973
  17. Sogang University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    9,227
    Male:Female
    55:45
    Founded
    1960
  18. Sejong University logo
    Enrollment
    13,350
    Founded
    1940
  19. Soongsil University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Enrollment
    16,000
    Founded
    1897
  20. Dankook University logo
    Enrollment
    28,654
    Founded
    1947
  21. Dongguk University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    28,204
    Founded
    1906
  22. Chungbuk National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    24,300
    Founded
    1951
  23. Kookmin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1946
  24. Kangwon National University logo
    Enrollment
    38,064
    Founded
    1947
  25. Pukyong National University logo
    Enrollment
    28,100
    Founded
    1924
  26. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    21,240
    Founded
    1954
  27. Chosun University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    23,000
    Founded
    1946
  28. Hongik University logo
    Enrollment
    22,000
    Founded
    1946
  29. Chonnam National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment
    33,195
    Founded
    1909
  30. Yeungnam University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    21,000
    Founded
    1947
  31. University of Seoul logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    15,967
    Founded
    1918
  32. Chonbuk National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    32,300
    Founded
    1947
  33. Gyeongsang National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Founded
    1948
  34. The Catholic University of Korea logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    14,297
    Founded
    1855
  35. Wonkwang University logo
    Enrollment
    25,360
    Founded
    1946
  36. Kwangwoon University logo
    Enrollment
    9,807
    Founded
    1934
  37. Sookmyung Women's University logo
    Enrollment
    12,869
    Founded
    1948
  38. Myongji University logo
    Enrollment
    15,000
    Founded
    1948
  39. Enrollment
    10,619
    Founded
    1978
  40. Keimyung University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    22,700
    Founded
    1954
  41. Hallym University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    8,747
    Founded
    1982
  42. Jeju National University logo
    Enrollment
    12,200
    Founded
    1952
  43. Kongju National University logo
    Enrollment
    22,000
    Founded
    1948
  44. University of Ulsan logo
    Enrollment
    15,000
    Founded
    1970
  45. Gachon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment
    18,995
    Founded
    1982
  46. Sangmyung University logo
    Enrollment
    6,604
    Founded
    1937
  47. Kunsan National University logo
    Enrollment
    7,715
    Founded
    1979
  48. Sungshin University logo
    Enrollment
    13,000
    Founded
    1936
  49. Kyonggi University logo
    Enrollment
    16,400
    Founded
    1947
  50. Seoul National University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1910
  51. Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    4,255
    Founded
    2009
  52. Daegu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    19,593
    Founded
    1956
  53. Inje University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    15,641
    Founded
    1979
  54. Kyungsung University logo
    Enrollment
    13,000
    Founded
    1955
  55. Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    1946
  56. Dongseo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Enrollment
    11,000
    Founded
    1992
  57. Catholic University of Daegu logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1914
  58. Korea Maritime and Ocean University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    8,831
    Male:Female
    78:22
    Founded
    1945
  59. Andong National University logo
    Enrollment
    11,600
    Founded
    1947
  60. Dong-A University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    21,519
    Male:Female
    51:49
    Founded
    1946
  61. Dongduk Women's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    7,093
    Founded
    1950
  62. Hansung University logo
    Enrollment
    6,686
    Founded
    1945
  63. The University of Suwon logo
    Enrollment
    12,415
    Founded
    1977
  64. Mokpo National University logo
    Enrollment
    12,942
    Founded
    1946
  65. Sun Moon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    10,058
    Founded
    1989
  66. Pai Chai University logo
    Enrollment
    13,000
    Founded
    1885
  67. Hanbat National University logo
    Enrollment
    14,290
    Founded
    1927
  68. Daejin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    7,832
    Founded
    1992
  69. Dong-Eui University logo
    Enrollment
    24,200
    Founded
    1976
  70. Seoul Women's University logo
    Enrollment
    8,000
    Founded
    1961
  71. Changwon National University logo
    Enrollment
    9,320
    Founded
    1969
  72. Hoseo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    14,500
    Founded
    1978
  73. Handong Global University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    4,120
    Founded
    1994
  74. Hannam University logo
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1956
  75. Cheongju University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Founded
    1946
  76. Sahmyook University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    5,900
    Founded
    1906
  77. Silla University logo
    Enrollment
    10,543
    Founded
    1969
  78. Honam University logo
    Enrollment
    8,530
    Founded
    1978
  79. Duksung Women's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    600
    Founded
    1950
  80. Korea Aerospace University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    6,465
    Founded
    1952
  81. Hanseo University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1992
  82. Namseoul University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1993
  83. Enrollment
    13,822
    Founded
    1988
  84. Jeonju University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1964
  85. Korea National University of Transportation logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Enrollment
    13,400
    Founded
    1962
  86. Baekseok University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    1994
  87. Woosong University logo
    Enrollment
    15,000
    Founded
    1994
  88. Kumoh National University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    10,463
    Founded
    1980
  89. Mokwon University logo
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    1954
  90. Semyung University logo
    Enrollment
    7,383
    Founded
    1991
  91. Enrollment
    11,500
    Founded
    1979
  92. Catholic Kwandong University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    9,993
    Founded
    1954
  93. Enrollment
    9,000
    Founded
    1996
  94. Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1947
  95. Hankyong National University logo
    Enrollment
    6,830
    Founded
    1939
  96. Joongbu University logo
    Founded
    1984
  97. Sangji University logo
    Enrollment
    8,600
    Founded
    1962
  98. Daegu Haany University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1981
  99. Konyang University logo
    Enrollment
    8,210
    Founded
    1991
  100. Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1935
  101. Korean National University of Arts logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1993
  102. Daejeon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    12,000
    Founded
    1980
  103. Gangneung-Wonju National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    8,700
    Founded
    1946
  104. Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,292
    Founded
    2003
  105. Kangnam University logo
    Enrollment
    9,870
    Founded
    1946
  106. Busan University of Foreign Studies logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1982
  107. Howon University logo
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1977
  108. Yong-In University logo
    Enrollment
    7,160
    Founded
    1953
  109. Enrollment
    5,800
    Founded
    1995
  110. CHA University logo
    Founded
    1996
  111. Dongshin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1987
  112. Gwangju University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    9,930
    Founded
    1980
  113. Seoul National University of Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    3,420
    Founded
    1946
  114. Anyang University - South Korea logo
    Enrollment
    7,540
    Founded
    1948
  115. Youngsan University logo
    Enrollment
    13,800
    Founded
    1997
  116. Hanshin University logo
    Enrollment
    5,900
    Founded
    1940
  117. Founded
    1976
  118. Eulji University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    5,700
    Founded
    1967
  119. Korea Polytechnic University logo
    Enrollment
    7,896
    Founded
    1998
  120. Seowon University logo
    Enrollment
    9,600
    Founded
    1968
  121. Dongyang University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    4,310
    Founded
    1994
  122. Kyungil University logo
    Enrollment
    8,700
    Founded
    1963
  123. Gyeongin National University of Education logo
    Enrollment
    4,220
    Founded
    1946
  124. Korea National University of Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    6,530
    Founded
    1984
  125. Hansei University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    4,180
    Founded
    1953
  126. Chongshin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    22%
    Enrollment
    3,623
    Founded
    1901
  127. Kosin University logo
    Enrollment
    4,949
    Founded
    1946
  128. Korea Nazarene University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    33%
    Enrollment
    6,070
    Founded
    1954
  129. Chodang University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Founded
    1994
  130. Acceptance Rate
    26%
    Founded
    1994
  131. Enrollment
    5,727
    Founded
    1962
  132. Kyungwoon University logo
    Founded
    1997
  133. Kwangju Women's University logo
    Enrollment
    4,650
    Founded
    1997
  134. Sungkonghoe University logo
    Enrollment
    2,260
    Founded
    1914
  135. Pyeongtaek University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1912
  136. Enrollment
    170
    Founded
    1903
  137. Uiduk University logo
    Founded
    1996
  138. Jungwon University logo
    Founded
    2009
  139. Mokpo National Maritime University logo
    Enrollment
    743
    Male:Female
    84:16
    Founded
    1950
  140. Nambu University logo
    Enrollment
    3,430
    Founded
    1998
  141. Halla University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    4,830
    Founded
    1995
  142. Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    1,924
    Founded
    1939
  143. Founded
    1935
  144. Daegu National University of Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    1,696
    Founded
    1950
  145. Kyungdong University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1996
  146. Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1964
  147. Busan National University of Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    1,424
    Founded
    1946
  148. Gwangju National University of Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Enrollment
    2,204
    Founded
    1993
  149. Gyeongju University logo
    Enrollment
    4,333
    Founded
    1989
  150. Kaya University logo
    Founded
    1993
  151. Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    2,157
    Founded
    1923
  152. Gongju National University of Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    2,657
    Founded
    1938
  153. Busan Women's College logo
    Founded
    1969
  154. Enrollment
    2,440
    Founded
    1953
  155. Far East University, Korea logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Enrollment
    1,897
    Founded
    1991
  156. Jeju International University logo
    Founded
    1997
  157. Cheongju National University of Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Founded
    1941
  158. Seonam University logo
    Founded
    1991
  159. Korea Christian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Founded
    1958
  160. Gimcheon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    26%
    Founded
    2016
  161. Enrollment
    1,290
    Founded
    1952
  162. U1 University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Founded
    1992
  163. Hyupsung University logo
    Enrollment
    5,610
    Founded
    1977
  164. International University of Korea logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    5,000
    Founded
    2002
  165. Jeonju National University of Education logo
    Founded
    1923
  166. Chugye University for the Arts logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1973
  167. Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2002
  168. Luther University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    490
    Founded
    1966
  169. Enrollment
    950
    Founded
    1995
  170. Founded
    1992
  171. Enrollment
    570
    Founded
    1999
  172. Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    1,170
    Founded
    1937
  173. Yewon Arts University logo
    Enrollment
    1,000
    Founded
    2000
  174. Daegu Arts University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    1,800
    Founded
    1997
  175. Enrollment
    840
    Founded
    1996
  176. Shingyeong University logo
    Founded
    2005
  177. Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    790
    Founded
    1954
  178. Enrollment
    570
    Founded
    1966
  179. Jesus University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    660
    Founded
    1950
  180. Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Founded
    1992
  181. Daegu University of Foreign Studies logo
    Founded
    1997
  182. Calvin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    340
    Founded
    1997
  183. Gwangju Catholic University logo
    Founded
    1962
  184. Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Founded
    1953
  185. Enrollment
    1,034
    Founded
    1954
  186. Daeshin University logo
    Founded
    1950
  187. Enrollment
    250
    Founded
    1979
  188. Founded
    1984
  189. Youngsan University of Son Studies logo
    Founded
    1997
  190. Holy City University logo
    Founded
    2003

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).