100 Best universities for Mathematics in Japan

Below is the list of best universities in Japan ranked based on their research performance in Mathematics. A graph of 633K citations received by 51K academic papers made by 144 universities in Japan was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Mathematics

    University of Tokyo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    28,253
    Founded
    1877
  2. For Mathematics

    Kyoto University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    22,629
    Male:Female
    76:24
    Founded
    1897
  3. For Mathematics

    Osaka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    23,316
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1931
  4. For Mathematics

    Tokyo Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    10,357
    Founded
    1881
  5. For Mathematics

    University of Tsukuba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    16,525
    Male:Female
    61:39
    Founded
    1973
  6. For Mathematics

    Kyushu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    15,959
    Founded
    1911
  7. For Mathematics

    Tohoku University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,831
    Founded
    1907
  8. For Mathematics

    Waseda University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    50,221
    Founded
    1882
  9. For Mathematics

    Hiroshima University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    15,226
    Founded
    1949
  10. For Mathematics

    Kobe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    16,226
    Founded
    1902
  11. For Mathematics

    Keio University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    33,500
    Male:Female
    67:33
    Founded
    1858
  12. For Mathematics

    Nagoya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    16,376
    Founded
    1939
  13. For Mathematics

    Hokkaido University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    18,628
    Founded
    1918
  14. For Mathematics

    Hitotsubashi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    6,200
    Male:Female
    70:30
    Founded
    1875
  15. For Mathematics

    University of Electro-Communications logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment
    5,329
    Founded
    1949
  16. For Mathematics

    Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    891
    Male:Female
    83:17
    Founded
    1990
  17. For Mathematics

    Tokyo Metropolitan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    10,313
    Founded
    2005
  18. For Mathematics

    Yokohama National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Founded
    1949
  19. For Mathematics

    Nagoya Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    5,776
    Founded
    1905
  20. For Mathematics

    Okayama University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    13,012
    Founded
    1922
  21. For Mathematics

    Chuo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1885
  22. For Mathematics

    Tokyo University of Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1881
  23. For Mathematics

    National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    417
    Founded
    1997
  24. For Mathematics

    Kyushu Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    5,876
    Founded
    1907
  25. For Mathematics

    Niigata University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,289
    Founded
    1922
  26. For Mathematics

    Ritsumeikan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Founded
    1899
  27. For Mathematics

    Osaka Prefecture University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    8,051
    Founded
    1949
  28. For Mathematics

    University of Aizu logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1993
  29. For Mathematics

    Shizuoka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    10,090
    Founded
    1949
  30. For Mathematics

    Hosei University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Founded
    1880
  31. For Mathematics

    Nihon University logo
    Enrollment
    77,651
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1889
  32. For Mathematics

    University of Tokushima logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Founded
    1949
  33. For Mathematics

    Ibaraki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    8,249
    Founded
    1949
  34. For Mathematics

    Tokyo Denki University logo
    Founded
    1907
  35. For Mathematics

    Fukuoka Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    4,460
    Founded
    1963
  36. For Mathematics

    Chiba University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    13,983
    Founded
    1949
  37. For Mathematics

    Kansai University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    30,178
    Male:Female
    60:40
    Founded
    1922
  38. For Mathematics

    Shinshu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1949
  39. For Mathematics

    Tokai University logo
    Enrollment
    28,535
    Founded
    1946
  40. For Mathematics

    Nara Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Founded
    1991
  41. For Mathematics

    Kwansei Gakuin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    15,500
    Founded
    1912
  42. For Mathematics

    Seikei University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1949
  43. For Mathematics

    Kanazawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    10,432
    Male:Female
    64:36
    Founded
    1949
  44. For Mathematics

    Fukuoka University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    20,356
    Founded
    1934
  45. For Mathematics

    Kumamoto University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    7,757
    Founded
    1949
  46. For Mathematics

    Meiji University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    31,339
    Founded
    1881
  47. For Mathematics

    Hiroshima City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    2,114
    Founded
    1994
  48. For Mathematics

    Tottori University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    6,195
    Founded
    1949
  49. For Mathematics

    Ehime University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    9,267
    Founded
    1949
  50. For Mathematics

    Shimane University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1949
  51. For Mathematics

    Doshisha University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    28,642
    Male:Female
    62:38
    Founded
    1920
  52. For Mathematics

    Yamaguchi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    26%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1949
  53. For Mathematics

    Osaka City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1928
  54. For Mathematics

    Aoyama Gakuin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    19,776
    Founded
    1874
  55. For Mathematics

    Kindai University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,145
    Founded
    1949
  56. For Mathematics

    Gifu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    7,323
    Male:Female
    65:35
    Founded
    1949
  57. For Mathematics

    Saitama University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    9,031
    Male:Female
    68:32
    Founded
    1949
  58. For Mathematics

    Gunma University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    6,556
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1949
  59. For Mathematics

    Otaru University of Commerce logo
    Acceptance Rate
    56%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1910
  60. For Mathematics

    Graduate University for Advanced Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1988
  61. For Mathematics

    Kanagawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    18,693
    Founded
    1949
  62. For Mathematics

    Toyohashi University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1976
  63. For Mathematics

    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Founded
    1949
  64. For Mathematics

    Toho University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1925
  65. For Mathematics

    Nagoya City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1950
  66. For Mathematics

    Muroran Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1949
  67. For Mathematics

    International Christian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    3,134
    Male:Female
    36:64
    Founded
    1953
  68. For Mathematics

    Meijo University logo
    Enrollment
    3,835
    Founded
    1926
  69. For Mathematics

    Kyoto Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1949
  70. For Mathematics

    Nagasaki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    9,150
    Founded
    1949
  71. For Mathematics

    Nagaoka University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1976
  72. For Mathematics

    Kagoshima University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    10,661
    Male:Female
    62:38
    Founded
    1949
  73. For Mathematics

    Yamagata University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1949
  74. For Mathematics

    Toyo University logo
    Enrollment
    29,300
    Male:Female
    59:41
    Founded
    1887
  75. For Mathematics

    Kagawa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    6,539
    Founded
    1949
  76. For Mathematics

    Sophia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    12,306
    Male:Female
    45:55
    Founded
    1913
  77. For Mathematics

    University of the Ryukyus logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1950
  78. For Mathematics

    Ochanomizu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    2,075
    Founded
    1874
  79. For Mathematics

    Kyoto Sangyo University logo
    Enrollment
    13,207
    Male:Female
    70:30
    Founded
    1965
  80. For Mathematics

    Ryukoku University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1639
  81. For Mathematics

    Future University Hakodate logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2000
  82. For Mathematics

    Wakayama University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1949
  83. For Mathematics

    Rikkyo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1922
  84. For Mathematics

    Okayama University of Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    6,050
    Founded
    1962
  85. For Mathematics

    University of Kitakyushu logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    6,496
    Founded
    1946
  86. For Mathematics

    Nanzan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1949
  87. For Mathematics

    Mie University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    8,455
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1949
  88. For Mathematics

    Aichi Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Founded
    1959
  89. For Mathematics

    University of Yamanashi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1949
  90. For Mathematics

    Tokyo Gakugei University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1949
  91. For Mathematics

    Rissho University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1924
  92. For Mathematics

    Chiba Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    9,853
    Founded
    1942
  93. For Mathematics

    University of Toyama logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1975
  94. For Mathematics

    Shibaura Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1949
  95. For Mathematics

    Saga University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1949
  96. For Mathematics

    Hirosaki University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1949
  97. For Mathematics

    Iwate Prefectural University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Founded
    1998
  98. For Mathematics

    Hiroshima Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Founded
    1963
  99. For Mathematics

    Tamagawa University logo
    Founded
    1929
  100. For Mathematics

    University of Hyogo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Enrollment
    6,695
    Founded
    2004

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