100 Best universities for Physics in South Korea

Below is the list of best universities in South Korea ranked based on their research performance in Physics. A graph of 6.17M citations received by 280K academic papers made by 111 universities in South Korea 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 Physics

    Seoul National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    28,378
    Founded
    1946
  2. For Physics

    KAIST logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1971
  3. For Physics

    Yonsei University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    29,502
    Founded
    1957
  4. For Physics

    Hanyang University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    35,000
    Founded
    1939
  5. For Physics

    Pohang University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    3,425
    Founded
    1986
  6. For Physics

    Sungkyunkwan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1398
  7. For Physics

    Korea University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    37,493
    Founded
    1905
  8. For Physics

    Pusan National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    27,780
    Founded
    1946
  9. For Physics

    Inha University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    39%
    Enrollment
    20,613
    Founded
    1954
  10. For Physics

    Chonbuk National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    32,300
    Founded
    1947
  11. For Physics

    Kyung Hee University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    35,826
    Founded
    1949
  12. For Physics

    Kyungpook National University logo
    Enrollment
    38,616
    Founded
    1946
  13. For Physics

    Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    4,255
    Founded
    2009
  14. For Physics

    Chungnam National University logo
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1952
  15. For Physics

    Chonnam National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment
    33,195
    Founded
    1909
  16. For Physics

    Yeungnam University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    21,000
    Founded
    1947
  17. For Physics

    Chung-Ang University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Enrollment
    28,221
    Founded
    1918
  18. For Physics

    Konkuk University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    21,620
    Founded
    1946
  19. For Physics

    Sogang University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Enrollment
    9,227
    Male:Female
    55:45
    Founded
    1960
  20. For Physics

    University of Ulsan logo
    Enrollment
    15,000
    Founded
    1970
  21. For Physics

    Ajou University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    14,328
    Founded
    1973
  22. For Physics

    Sejong University logo
    Enrollment
    13,350
    Founded
    1940
  23. For Physics

    Ewha Womans University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    22,268
    Founded
    1886
  24. For Physics

    Gyeongsang National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Founded
    1948
  25. For Physics

    Dankook University logo
    Enrollment
    28,654
    Founded
    1947
  26. For Physics

    Pukyong National University logo
    Enrollment
    28,100
    Founded
    1924
  27. For Physics

    Dongguk University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    28,204
    Founded
    1906
  28. For Physics

    Kookmin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1946
  29. For Physics

    Kwangwoon University logo
    Enrollment
    9,807
    Founded
    1934
  30. For Physics

    Chungbuk National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    24,300
    Founded
    1951
  31. For Physics

    Chosun University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    23,000
    Founded
    1946
  32. For Physics

    Kangwon National University logo
    Enrollment
    38,064
    Founded
    1947
  33. For Physics

    Hongik University logo
    Enrollment
    22,000
    Founded
    1946
  34. For Physics

    Changwon National University logo
    Enrollment
    9,320
    Founded
    1969
  35. For Physics

    Kumoh National University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    10,463
    Founded
    1980
  36. For Physics

    Inje University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    15,641
    Founded
    1979
  37. For Physics

    Soongsil University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Enrollment
    16,000
    Founded
    1897
  38. For Physics

    Hanbat National University logo
    Enrollment
    14,290
    Founded
    1927
  39. For Physics

    Kongju National University logo
    Enrollment
    22,000
    Founded
    1948
  40. For Physics

    Myongji University logo
    Enrollment
    15,000
    Founded
    1948
  41. For Physics

    Enrollment
    13,822
    Founded
    1988
  42. For Physics

    Kyonggi University logo
    Enrollment
    16,400
    Founded
    1947
  43. For Physics

    Gachon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment
    18,995
    Founded
    1982
  44. For Physics

    Jeju National University logo
    Enrollment
    12,200
    Founded
    1952
  45. For Physics

    Dong-A University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    21,519
    Male:Female
    51:49
    Founded
    1946
  46. For Physics

    Seoul National University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1910
  47. For Physics

    Hannam University logo
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1956
  48. For Physics

    Catholic University of Korea logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    14,297
    Founded
    1855
  49. For Physics

    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    1,292
    Founded
    2003
  50. For Physics

    Kunsan National University logo
    Enrollment
    7,715
    Founded
    1979
  51. For Physics

    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1935
  52. For Physics

    Korea National University of Transportation logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Enrollment
    13,400
    Founded
    1962
  53. For Physics

    Mokpo National University logo
    Enrollment
    12,942
    Founded
    1946
  54. For Physics

    Sun Moon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    10,058
    Founded
    1989
  55. For Physics

    Korea Aerospace University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    6,465
    Founded
    1952
  56. For Physics

    Korea Maritime and Ocean University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    8,831
    Male:Female
    78:22
    Founded
    1945
  57. For Physics

    Enrollment
    10,619
    Founded
    1978
  58. For Physics

    Andong National University logo
    Enrollment
    11,600
    Founded
    1947
  59. For Physics

    Hoseo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    14,500
    Founded
    1978
  60. For Physics

    Hankuk University of Foreign Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    21,240
    Founded
    1954
  61. For Physics

    University of Suwon logo
    Enrollment
    12,415
    Founded
    1977
  62. For Physics

    Wonkwang University logo
    Enrollment
    25,360
    Founded
    1946
  63. For Physics

    Hanseo University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1992
  64. For Physics

    Hallym University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    8,747
    Founded
    1982
  65. For Physics

    Keimyung University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    22,700
    Founded
    1954
  66. For Physics

    Daegu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    19,593
    Founded
    1956
  67. For Physics

    Dong-Eui University logo
    Enrollment
    24,200
    Founded
    1976
  68. For Physics

    Korea University of Technology and Education logo
    Founded
    1991
  69. For Physics

    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    1946
  70. For Physics

    Catholic University of Daegu logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1914
  71. For Physics

    Korea Polytechnic University logo
    Enrollment
    7,896
    Founded
    1998
  72. For Physics

    Sookmyung Women's University logo
    Enrollment
    12,869
    Founded
    1948
  73. For Physics

    Gangneung-Wonju National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    8,700
    Founded
    1946
  74. For Physics

    Cheongju University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Founded
    1946
  75. For Physics

    Sangmyung University logo
    Enrollment
    6,604
    Founded
    1937
  76. For Physics

    Daejin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    7,832
    Founded
    1992
  77. For Physics

    Kyungsung University logo
    Enrollment
    13,000
    Founded
    1955
  78. For Physics

    Hankyong National University logo
    Enrollment
    6,830
    Founded
    1939
  79. For Physics

    Dongseo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Enrollment
    11,000
    Founded
    1992
  80. For Physics

    Jeonju University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1964
  81. For Physics

    Enrollment
    11,500
    Founded
    1979
  82. For Physics

    Konyang University logo
    Enrollment
    8,210
    Founded
    1991
  83. For Physics

    Dongshin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1987
  84. For Physics

    Sungshin University logo
    Enrollment
    13,000
    Founded
    1936
  85. For Physics

    Catholic Kwandong University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    9,993
    Founded
    1954
  86. For Physics

    Seoul Women's University logo
    Enrollment
    8,000
    Founded
    1961
  87. For Physics

    Pai Chai University logo
    Enrollment
    13,000
    Founded
    1885
  88. For Physics

    Korea National University of Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    6,530
    Founded
    1984
  89. For Physics

    Anyang University - South Korea logo
    Enrollment
    7,540
    Founded
    1948
  90. For Physics

    Daejeon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    12,000
    Founded
    1980
  91. For Physics

    Dongduk Women's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    7,093
    Founded
    1950
  92. For Physics

    Honam University logo
    Enrollment
    8,530
    Founded
    1978
  93. For Physics

    Mokpo National Maritime University logo
    Enrollment
    743
    Male:Female
    84:16
    Founded
    1950
  94. For Physics

    Sangji University logo
    Enrollment
    8,600
    Founded
    1962
  95. For Physics

    Eulji University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    5,700
    Founded
    1967
  96. For Physics

    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Founded
    1947
  97. For Physics

    Handong Global University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    4,120
    Founded
    1994
  98. For Physics

    Hansung University logo
    Enrollment
    6,686
    Founded
    1945
  99. For Physics

    Kosin University logo
    Enrollment
    4,949
    Founded
    1946

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