Nihon University: Statistics

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#426 of 14,131 In the World
#59 of 5,830 In Asia
#14 of 719 In Japan
#5 of 84 In Tokyo
#51 of 2,109 For Dentistry
Top50% For 157 other topics
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Quick Review

Enrollment
77,651
Male:Female Ratio
68:32
Funding
Private
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Languages
Japanese
Acceptance rate
35%*

* Nihon University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete 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

Admissions RequirementsGraduation from high school or equivalent or foreign equivalent, and entrance examination
Academic CalendarApril to March (April - September; October-March)
Enrollment77,651
Full time employee2,887
Student:staff ratio27:1

Research profile

Nihon University is a world-class research university with 47,978 scientific papers published and 539,897 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Engineering, Physics, Environmental Science, Genetics, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Computer Science.

Publications
47,978
Citations
539,897

Nihon University majors

by publication & citation count

Biology
30,107 / 413,761
Chemistry
27,747 / 372,996
Medicine
25,468 / 339,222
Engineering
22,760 / 220,714
Physics
21,560 / 224,715
Environmental Science
16,837 / 171,046
Genetics
16,528 / 272,029
Biochemistry
16,053 / 269,663
Organic Chemistry
13,556 / 184,873
Computer Science
13,300 / 146,547
Quantum and Particle physics
13,136 / 132,869
Materials Science
12,690 / 125,232
Pathology
11,238 / 158,363
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
10,475 / 100,359
Geology
9,812 / 103,247
Psychology
9,719 / 124,151
Surgery
9,017 / 104,056
Immunology
6,860 / 109,955
Geography and Cartography
6,452 / 46,049
Paleontology
6,216 / 79,553
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
6,215 / 74,068
Optical Engineering
6,150 / 69,005
Psychiatry
6,018 / 78,382
Ecology
5,498 / 61,236
Anatomy and Physiology
5,224 / 61,568
Metallurgical Engineering
5,097 / 57,738
Philosophy
4,960 / 40,029
Neuroscience
4,952 / 73,979
Mathematics
4,834 / 53,159
Mechanical Engineering
4,128 / 25,053
Statistics
3,980 / 46,770
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
3,892 / 29,199
Electrical Engineering
3,859 / 32,267
Oncology and Cancer research
3,524 / 55,788
Business
3,428 / 19,757
Botany
3,399 / 51,974
Dentistry
3,192 / 39,693
Cardiology
3,163 / 35,304
History
3,080 / 24,056
Aerospace Engineering
3,039 / 21,419

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 575 1368
1991 550 1542
1992 541 1769
1993 594 1819
1994 659 2117
1995 691 2377
1996 667 2546
1997 779 3126
1998 839 3523
1999 833 3873
2000 985 4728
2001 935 5462
2002 1146 6188
2003 1232 7308
2004 1353 8208
2005 1353 10003
2006 1479 11589
2007 1430 12834
2008 1350 15131
2009 1349 16845
2010 1450 18234
2011 1587 20034
2012 1642 22573
2013 1639 24114
2014 1616 25076
2015 1784 26989
2016 1787 27422
2017 1901 28990
2018 1849 28826
2019 1907 32046
2020 1979 37587
2021 1922 47482
2022 1650 45797
Academic rankings

Tuition

Local studetns Undergraduate tuition, 760,000-1,220,000 per annum; Master's degree tuition, 710,000-1,110,000 per annum; Doctorate's degree tuition, 680,000-1,080,000 per annum (JPY)

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Nihon University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Gakushi Animal Husbandry, Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Business and Commerce, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Geography, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Modern Languages, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Veterinary Science
Shushi Architecture, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Law, Design, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Fine Arts, German, History, Information Sciences, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Japanese, Journalism, Literature, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Natural Resources, Performing Arts, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychology, Public Law, Real Estate, Sociology, Visual Arts
Hakase Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Applied Chemistry, Architecture, Biological and Life Sciences, Business and Commerce, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, English, Geography, Geography (Human), German, History, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Sciences, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Japanese, Journalism, Literature, Mathematics, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medical Technology, Medicine, Natural Resources, Naval Architecture, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychology, Public Law, Real Estate, Sociology, Structural Architecture, Transport Engineering, Veterinary Science

Nihon University alumni

  1. Hiroyuki Sanada

    Hiroyuki Sanada
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1960-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    film actorstage actortelevision actorsingeractor
    Biography

    Hiroyuki Sanada is a Japanese actor and martial artist. He is best known to international audiences for his roles as Genbu in Ninja in the Dragon's Den (1982), Ryuji Takayama in Ring (1998), Seibei Iguchi in The Twilight Samurai (2002), Ujio in The Last Samurai (2003), Kenji in Rush Hour 3 (2007), and Scorpion in Mortal Kombat (2021). His role as 'The Fool' in the Shakespeare play King Lear also gave him notable theatrical notice in the United Kingdom. In Japan, Sanada is also known for songs he recorded for movies he was in as well as songs he has performed for the public.

  2. Yu Aoi

    Yu Aoi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1985-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    film actorfashion modelmodelstage actor
    Biography

    Yu Aoi is a Japanese actress and model. She made her film debut as Shiori Tsuda in Shunji Iwai's 2001 film All About Lily Chou-Chou. She subsequently portrayed Tetsuko Arisugawa in Hana and Alice (2004), also directed by Iwai, Kimiko Tanigawa in the hula dancing film Hula Girls and Hagumi Hanamoto in the 2006 live-action adaptation of the Honey and Clover manga series.

  3. Rio Uchida

    Rio Uchida
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1991-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    actortarentomodelfashion model
    Biography

    Rio Uchida is a Japanese actress and gravure idol who is affiliated with LesPros Entertainment. She is best known for her role as Kiriko Shijima, the main heroine of the Kamen Rider series Kamen Rider Drive.

  4. Shiori Kutsuna

    Shiori Kutsuna
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1992-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    modelactor
    Biography

    Shioli Kutsuna is an Australian-born Japanese actress, known for her role as Ran Mori in Shinichi Kudo's Written Challenge!, Minami Maho in Beck, Haru/Harumi in 125 Years Memory, and Yukio in Deadpool 2. She plays Mitsuki in the Apple TV+ series Invasion (2021). In 2014, she won the Japan Academy Film Prize for Newcomer of the Year.

All 100 notable alumni

Nihon University faculties and divisions

College : Art Cinema and Television, Design, Film, Fine Arts, Literature, Music, Photography, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Theatre
College : Bioresource Sciences Agricultural Business, Animal Husbandry, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Development Studies, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Forest Products, Forestry, Marine Science and Oceanography, Plant and Crop Protection, Veterinary Science
College : Commerce Accountancy, Business Administration, Business and Commerce
College : Economics Economic and Finance Policy, Economics, Finance, Industrial Management
College : Engineering Applied Chemistry, Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
College : Humanities and Sciences Asian Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Education, English, Geography, German, History, Information Technology, Japanese, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Social Welfare, Sociology, Systems Analysis
College : Industrial Technology Applied Chemistry, Architecture, Bridge Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering Drawing and Design, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Road Engineering, Structural Architecture
College : International Relations Arts and Humanities, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies
College : Law Commercial Law, Economics, Journalism, Law, Media Studies, Political Sciences, Private Law, Public Administration, Public Law
College : Science and Technology Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Marine Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Physics, Town Planning, Transport Engineering
Department/Division : Distance Learning Business and Commerce, Economics, English, History, Japanese, Law, Literature, Political Sciences
Graduate School : Art Design, Fine Arts, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
Graduate School : Bioresource Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Natural Resources
Graduate School : Business Health Administration, International Business, Management, Small Business
Graduate School : Business Administration Accountancy, Business Administration, Business and Commerce
Graduate School : Dentistry Dentistry
Graduate School : Dentistry (Matsudo) Dentistry
Graduate School : Economics Accountancy, Economic and Finance Policy, Economics, Finance, Fiscal Law, Small Business
Graduate School : Engineering Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Graduate School : Industrial Technology Applied Chemistry, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Architecture
Graduate School : Integrated Basic Sciences Chemistry, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics
Graduate School : Intellectual Property Civil Law
Graduate School : International Relations International Relations and Diplomacy
Graduate School : Journalism and Media Journalism, Media Studies
Graduate School : Law Political Sciences, Private Law, Public Law
Graduate School : Literature and Social Sciences Chinese, Education, English, German, History, Japanese, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
Graduate School : Medicine Medicine, Social and Preventive Medicine
Graduate School : Pharmacy Pharmacy
Graduate School : Science and Technology Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Geography, Information Sciences, Marine Engineering, Mathematics, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Naval Architecture, Physics, Real Estate, Structural Architecture, Transport Engineering
Graduate School : Social and Cultural Studies Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Foreign Languages Education, International Business, International Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy, Management, Political Sciences, Psychology, Statistics
Graduate School : Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Science
School : Dentistry Dentistry
School : Dentistry (Matsudo) Dentistry
School : Law Civil Law, Criminal Law, Fiscal Law, International Law, Labour Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law
School : Medicine Medicine
School : Pharmacy Pharmacy

General information

Alternative names 日本大学
Founded 1889
Accreditation Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)
Motto 自主創造
Colors pink

Location and contacts

Address 4-8-24 Kudan-Minami Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, 102-8275
Japan
City population 14,048,000

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