Seoul National University: Statistics

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#159 of 14,134 In the World
#15 of 5,830 In Asia
#1 of 193 In South Korea
#1 of 39 In Seoul
#14 of 2,017 For Chemical Engineering
Top100 For 55 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
15%
Enrollment
28,378
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
snu.ac.kr
Languages
Korean;English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate15%
Admissions RequirementsGraduation from high school or teachers' college, or equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of Education in Korea, and entrance examination
Academic CalendarMarch to February (March - June; September-February)
Enrollment28,378
Full time employee5,315
Student:staff ratio5:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
123,239
Citations
3,675,409

Seoul National University majors

by publication & citation count

Engineering
40,594 / 1,119,315
Physics
33,865 / 1,138,583
Chemistry
33,670 / 1,165,853
Biology
27,979 / 1,207,595
Medicine
24,629 / 783,239
Materials Science
23,315 / 701,904
Computer Science
12,294 / 302,346
Environmental Science
7,547 / 191,582
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
5,753 / 184,771
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
4,326 / 89,572
Chemical Engineering
4,184 / 165,269
Oncology and Cancer research
4,087 / 159,231
Biochemistry
4,069 / 191,402
Nanotechnology
4,003 / 249,093
Mathematics
3,662 / 67,770
Business
3,408 / 94,242
Optical Engineering
3,262 / 60,783
Molecular Biology
3,217 / 125,369
Automation and Control engineering
3,097 / 79,965
Psychology
3,083 / 103,242
Demography
2,904 / 141,325
Genetics
2,585 / 160,300
Quantum and Particle physics
2,477 / 145,457
Electronic Engineering
2,423 / 59,049
Surgery
2,343 / 77,977
Economics
2,316 / 43,921
Condensed Matter Physics
2,289 / 66,447
Inorganic Chemistry
2,199 / 120,201
Pharmacology
1,977 / 77,252
Immunology
1,966 / 92,124
Geology
1,926 / 48,452
Pathology
1,845 / 84,507
Astrophysics and Astronomy
1,804 / 86,279
Microbiology
1,708 / 61,309
Computer Networking
1,690 / 36,076
Computer Vision
1,681 / 37,037
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
1,641 / 44,364
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
1,592 / 58,360
Electrical Engineering
1,484 / 30,864
Structural Engineering
1,430 / 21,755

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 308 1294
1992 389 1608
1993 520 2013
1994 676 2442
1995 865 3061
1996 1064 4219
1997 1381 5352
1998 1643 7173
1999 1949 10219
2000 2383 14498
2001 2652 19565
2002 3003 26875
2003 3338 35054
2004 3893 46551
2005 4274 61380
2006 4839 75954
2007 5287 90085
2008 5388 107696
2009 6035 126816
2010 6548 147523
2011 6811 177868
2012 7351 205222
2013 7557 238720
2014 7814 265489
2015 8012 287945
2016 7823 300626
2017 8057 318124
2018 8071 320970
2019 8651 364711
2020 8896 431096
2021 8655 486361

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $3,750$3,750
International students $3,750$3,750

Seoul National University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

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 +++
Master's Degree Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Aesthetics, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Applied Chemistry, Archaeology, Architecture, Archiving, Art Education, Art History, Art Management, Astronomy and Space Science, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Cognitive Sciences, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Consumer Studies, Crop Production, Dentistry, Design, Earth Sciences, Economic and Finance Policy, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering Drawing and Design, Engineering Management, English, Entomology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Family Studies, Fashion Design, Food Science, Foreign Languages Education, Forestry, French, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography (Human), German, Handicrafts, History, Home Economics Education, Horticulture, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Engineering, International Relations and Diplomacy, Korean, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Marine Engineering, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Meteorology, Microbiology, Music, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Native Language Education, Naval Architecture, Neurosciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Oncology, Painting and Drawing, Performing Arts, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Psychology, Religious Studies, Rural Planning, Russian, Science Education, Sculpture, Singing, Social Welfare, Sociology, Spanish, Special Education, Statistics, Teacher Training, Textile Design, Town Planning, Veterinary Science, Vocational Education, Zoology
Doctor's Degree Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Aesthetics, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Applied Chemistry, Archaeology, Architecture, Archiving, Art Education, Art History, Art Management, Astronomy and Space Science, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Cognitive Sciences, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Consumer Studies, Crop Production, Dentistry, Design, Earth Sciences, Economic and Finance Policy, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering Drawing and Design, Engineering Management, English, Entomology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Family Studies, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Food Science, Foreign Languages Education, Forestry, French, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography (Human), German, Handicrafts, History, Home Economics Education, Horticulture, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Engineering, International Relations and Diplomacy, Korean, Landscape Architecture, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Marine Engineering, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Meteorology, Microbiology, Music, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Native Language, Native Language Education, Naval Architecture, Neurosciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Oncology, Performing Arts, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Religious Studies, Rural Planning, Russian, Science Education, Singing, Social Welfare, Sociology, Spanish, Special Education, Statistics, Teacher Training, Textile Design, Town Planning, Veterinary Science, Vocational Education, Zoology

Seoul National University alumni

  1. Kim Tae-hee

    Kim Tae-hee
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actormodel
    Biography

    Kim Tae-hee is a South Korean actress. Considered one of South Korea's most beautiful women, she is best known for her roles in Korean dramas such as Stairway to Heaven (2003), Love Story in Harvard (2004), Iris (2009), My Princess (2011), Yong-pal (2015) and Hi Bye, Mama! (2020). Kim Tae-hee is referred to as one of "The Troika" along with Song Hye-kyo and Jun Ji-hyun, collectively known by the acronym "Tae-Hye-Ji".

  2. Ban Ki-moon

    Ban Ki-moon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatwriter
    Biography

    Ban Ki-moon is a South Korean politician and diplomat who served as the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations between 2007 and 2016. Prior becoming the secretary-general, Ban was a career diplomat in South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the United Nations. He entered diplomatic service the year he graduated from university, accepting his first post in New Delhi, India.

  3. Lee Sang-yoon

    Lee Sang-yoon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    film actoractortelevision actor
    Biography

    Lee Sang-yoon is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his starring roles in My Daughter Seo-young (2012), Angel Eyes (2014), Liar Game (2014), On the Way to the Airport (2016), Whisper (2017), About Time (2018), VIP (2019), and One the Woman (2021).

  4. Lee Ha-nee

    Lee Ha-nee
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    actormodelbeauty pageant contestantfilm actor
    Biography

    Lee Hanee, also known as Honey Lee, is a South Korean actress, model, classical musician and beauty pageant titleholder. She represented her country at the global Miss Universe 2007, and won 3rd runner-up. She has acted in several films and television series.

General info

Alternative names SNU
서울대학교
Founded 1946
Accreditation Korean Council for University Education (KCUE)
Motto Veritas Lux Mea
The Truth is My Light
Colors blue
Academic structure College of Humanities
College of Social Sciences
College of Natural Sciences
College of Nursing
College of Business Administration
College of Engineering
College of Agriculture and Life Science
College of Fine Arts
College of Law
College of Education
College of Human Ecology
College of Music
College of Medicine
College of Pharmacy
College of Veterinary Medicine
College of Liberal Studies
Graduate School of Public Health
Graduate School of Public Administration
Graduate School of Environmental Studies
Graduate School of International Studies
School of Dentistry
Graduate School of Business
Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology
School of Law
Affiliations and memberships Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)

Location and Contacts

Address 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul, Seoul, 151-742
South Korea
City population 9,668,000
Phone +82 (2) 880 4447
Fax +82 (2) 880 4449

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