KAIST: Statistics

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#375 of 14,134 In the World
#51 of 5,830 In Asia
#4 of 193 In South Korea
#1 of 10 In Daejeon
#8 of 1,065 For Electrical Engineering
Top100 For 43 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
10,249
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Website
kaist.ac.kr
Acceptance rate
18%*

* KAIST is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Enrollment10,249

Publications & Citations

Publications
69,255
Citations
1,819,665

KAIST majors

by publication & citation count

Engineering
36,586 / 936,927
Physics
24,564 / 703,259
Chemistry
24,320 / 831,083
Materials Science
19,098 / 541,636
Computer Science
14,190 / 306,728
Biology
8,563 / 450,891
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,162 / 125,721
Optical Engineering
4,134 / 68,595
Electronic Engineering
3,533 / 60,780
Chemical Engineering
3,319 / 140,513
Nanotechnology
3,304 / 216,966
Computer Vision
2,955 / 53,132
Medicine
2,882 / 75,295
Automation and Control engineering
2,714 / 55,484
Mathematics
2,349 / 44,217
Electrical Engineering
2,236 / 46,876
Business
2,197 / 70,677
Computer Networking
2,161 / 38,003
Inorganic Chemistry
1,813 / 94,684
Art & Design
1,575 / 20,485
Biochemistry
1,446 / 77,225
Environmental Science
1,368 / 37,224
Metallurgical Engineering
1,362 / 36,212
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,192 / 43,021
Structural Engineering
1,129 / 25,886
Condensed Matter Physics
1,127 / 21,872
Blockchain and Cryptography
1,078 / 20,608
Organic Chemistry
1,023 / 57,396
Psychology
1,016 / 42,054
Economics
992 / 13,556
Machine Learning
955 / 20,132
Acoustical Engineering
945 / 11,794
Robotics
931 / 13,729
Molecular Biology
886 / 37,917
Computational Linguistics
882 / 12,210
Quantum and Particle physics
830 / 25,455
Human-Computer Interaction
796 / 9,868
Atomic and Molecular physics
779 / 14,243
Computer Engineering
685 / 8,211
Oncology and Cancer research
619 / 19,548

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 574 1914
1992 602 2355
1993 696 2947
1994 774 3351
1995 900 3992
1996 1110 4917
1997 1279 5723
1998 1260 7014
1999 1491 9228
2000 1609 10988
2001 1727 14231
2002 1645 17824
2003 1726 21398
2004 1920 26849
2005 1989 33579
2006 2262 40807
2007 2415 45881
2008 2643 53676
2009 3098 63021
2010 3440 72314
2011 3565 85982
2012 3629 98940
2013 3875 116837
2014 3971 130813
2015 4376 140730
2016 4206 145436
2017 4200 153246
2018 4286 155784
2019 4456 175606
2020 4698 202704
2021 4473 226879

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine
Engineering | IT +
Maths | Natural Sciences +

KAIST alumni

  1. Yoon So-hee

    Yoon So-hee
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    actormodelfilm actor
    Biography

    Yoon So-hee is a South Korean actress.

  2. Yi So-Yeon

    Yi So-Yeon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    astronautengineer
    Biography

    Yi So-yeon is a South Korean astronaut and biotechnologist who became the first Korean to fly in space. Upon return from her mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Yi continued as a KARI researcher attending the International Space University before retiring from the agency to pursue an MBA at the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.

  3. Kim Jung-ju

    Kim Jung-ju
    Years
    1968-2022 (aged 54)
    Enrolled in KAIST
    Graduated with Master of Science
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Kim Jung-ju, also known as Jay Kim, was a South Korean businessman, investor, and founder of Korea's largest gaming company, Nexon. He was the chairman and CEO of NXC Corporation, the holding company of Nexon, and a partner at Collaborative Fund, a New York-based venture capital firm. At the time of his death, he was the third wealthiest person in Korea.

  4. Oh Hyun-min

    Oh Hyun-min
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    celebrity
    Biography

    Oh Hyun-min is South Korean television personality. He is known for being a finalist for the reality show, The Genius: Black Garnet and formerly a cast member in The Genius: Grand Final.

General info

Founded 1971
Accreditation Ministry of Education of Korea
Motto Education for the World, Research for the Future

Location and Contacts

Address 373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu
Daejeon, Daejeon, 305-701
South Korea
City population 1,475,000
Phone +82 (42) 869 2114
Fax +82 (42) 869 2110

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