University of Tokyo: Statistics



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#20 of 14,131 In the World
#1 of 5,830 In Asia
#1 of 719 In Japan
#1 of 84 In Tokyo
#1 of 3,659 For Nuclear Physics
Top1-3 For 11 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate36%
Admissions RequirementsHigh school diploma or equivalent and entrance examination
Academic CalendarApril to March (April - September; October-March) / October-September (for some programmes)

We've calculated the 36% acceptance rate for University of Tokyo based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Tokyo is a world-class research university with 397,119 scientific papers published and 9,840,401 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering, Quantum and Particle physics, Environmental Science, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Computer Science, and Biochemistry.


University of Tokyo majors

by publication & citation count

259,484 / 7,402,407
238,780 / 6,909,365
236,230 / 5,678,401
231,938 / 5,296,837
Quantum and Particle physics
177,228 / 4,339,819
Environmental Science
146,704 / 3,360,538
Organic Chemistry
140,603 / 3,974,906
Materials Science
138,858 / 3,338,042
Computer Science
135,363 / 2,884,781
135,230 / 4,735,571
134,609 / 3,753,834
123,243 / 4,185,764
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
95,123 / 1,783,376
84,628 / 1,986,880
Optical Engineering
78,831 / 1,893,836
Geography and Cartography
63,752 / 1,273,682
58,507 / 1,428,669
Electrical Engineering
54,768 / 1,205,027
54,011 / 1,341,029
Metallurgical Engineering
53,991 / 1,389,764
53,779 / 1,560,102
50,062 / 999,238
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
48,963 / 726,460
48,784 / 1,256,273
Nuclear Physics
48,508 / 1,262,738
Astrophysics and Astronomy
47,371 / 1,278,428
46,113 / 777,153
Condensed Matter Physics
43,818 / 1,326,684
41,714 / 871,717
Mechanical Engineering
36,208 / 708,071
33,803 / 975,966
33,524 / 550,646
33,406 / 1,156,219
Physical chemistry
32,719 / 928,939
31,298 / 878,210
31,123 / 678,399
Chemical Engineering
30,429 / 946,822
Computer Vision
29,971 / 615,015
29,091 / 486,633
Political Science
28,790 / 454,491

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 4073 44209
1992 4233 52278
1993 4536 48543
1994 4676 53857
1995 4892 57886
1996 5694 64918
1997 6121 71233
1998 6333 82762
1999 6610 93587
2000 7097 103828
2001 7616 118179
2002 9823 133773
2003 9619 153361
2004 9506 166127
2005 10021 191032
2006 11130 209774
2007 11408 231704
2008 10581 249379
2009 11260 274980
2010 11680 299058
2011 11468 329617
2012 11860 358097
2013 12342 391442
2014 13389 414700
2015 12793 429389
2016 13101 447759
2017 13369 462945
2018 13822 505173
2019 14459 543029
2020 15660 618622
2021 15668 696713
2022 15062 697430
2023 14930 684684
Academic rankings


Local studetns Enrolment fee, 282,000; tuition, undergraduate and graduate (Master’s programmes and Professional programmes), 535,800, graduate (Doctorate programs) (excluding Law School), 535,800, Law School students, 804,000 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 University of Tokyo.

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 Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Economics, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Pharmacology, Veterinary Science
Shushi Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Nuclear Engineering, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Public Administration
Hakase Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, Economics, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Literature, Medicine, Nuclear Engineering, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology

University of Tokyo alumni

  1. Osamu Dazai

    Osamu Dazai
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1909-1948 (aged 39)

    Shūji Tsushima, known by his pen name Osamu Dazai (太宰 治, Dazai Osamu), was a Japanese novelist and author. A number of his most popular works, such as The Setting Sun (Shayō) and No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku), are considered modern-day classics.

  2. Teruyuki Kagawa

    Teruyuki Kagawa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1965-.. (age 59)
    kabuki actorcolor commentatoractortelevision presentertarento

    Teruyuki Kagawa is a Japanese actor, kabuki actor (as Ichikawa Chusha IX (九代目 市川中車, Kyūdaime Ichikawa Chūsha)), and boxing commentator.

  3. Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

    Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1892-1927 (aged 35)
    Enrolled in the University of Tokyo
    In 1913 studied English literature
    novelistwritershort story writerscreenwriterliterary critic

    Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, art name Chōkōdō Shujin (澄江堂主人), was a Japanese writer active in the Taishō period in Japan. He is regarded as the "father of the Japanese short story", and Japan's premier literary award, the Akutagawa Prize, is named after him. He took his own life at the age of 35 through an overdose of barbital.

  4. Natsume Sōseki

    Natsume Sōseki
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1867-1916 (aged 49)
    novelistpoetwriteruniversity teacher

    Natsume Sōseki, pen name Sōseki, born Natsume Kin'nosuke (夏目 金之助), was a Japanese novelist. He is best known for his novels Kokoro, Botchan, I Am a Cat, Kusamakura and his unfinished work Light and Darkness. He was also a scholar of British literature and writer of haiku and kanshi poetry and fairy tales.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Tokyo faculties and divisions

Centre : Asian Natural Environmental Science Environmental Studies
Centre : Biotechnology Research Biotechnology
Centre : Cryogenic Research Applied Physics, Heating and Refrigeration
Centre : Elementary Particle Physics Nuclear Physics
Centre : Environmental Science Environmental Studies
Centre : Information Technology Information Technology
Centre : Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science Natural Sciences
Centre : Radioisotope Radiology
Centre : Research and Development of Higher Education Higher Education
Centre : Research into Artifacts Engineering
Centre : Spatial Information Science Astronomy and Space Science, Information Sciences
Centre : University Museum Museum Studies
Centre : Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Design and Education Design
College : Arts and Sciences Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Faculty : Agriculture Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Applied Chemistry, Aquaculture, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Ecology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Forest Biology, Forest Products, Landscape Architecture, Marine Biology, Natural Resources, Veterinary Science, Wood Technology, Zoology
Faculty : Economics Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management
Faculty : Education Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Health Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Physical Education
Faculty : Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics, Architecture, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Analysis, Telecommunications Engineering, Urban Studies
Faculty : Law Law, Political Sciences, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Letters Aesthetics, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Chinese, Cultural Studies, English, Ethics, French, German, Greek (Classical), Hindi, History, Islamic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Religious Studies, Slavic Languages, Social Psychology, Sociology, Spanish
Faculty : Medicine Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Cell Biology, Community Health, Economics, Epidemiology, Genetics, Gerontology, Health Sciences, Immunology, Medical Technology, Medicine, Microbiology, Midwifery, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Health, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Radiology, Social and Preventive Medicine, Speech Studies, Statistics, Surgery
Faculty : Pharmaceutical Sciences Analytical Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurology, Neurosciences, Oncology, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physical Chemistry, Physiology
Faculty : Science Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Information Sciences, Mathematics, Physics
Graduate School : Agricultural and Life Sciences Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Applied Chemistry, Aquaculture, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Ecology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Veterinary Science
Graduate School : Arts and Sciences American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Behavioural Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Comparative Literature, Comparative Politics, Cultural Studies, European Studies, Hispanic American Studies, Information Sciences, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Islamic Studies, Japanese, Korean, Linguistics, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Mediterranean Studies, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Pacific Area Studies, Social Sciences
Graduate School : Economics Economics, Finance, Management
Graduate School : Education Education, Educational Sciences
Graduate School : Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics, Architecture, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Information Sciences, Law, Materials Engineering, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Systems Analysis
Graduate School : Frontier Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Computer Science, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Marine Science and Oceanography, Materials Engineering, Natural Sciences
Graduate School : Humanities and Sociology American Studies, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, European Studies, Japanese, Korean, Sociology
Graduate School : Information Science and Technology Computer Science, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering
Graduate School : Interdisciplinary Information Studies Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Information Sciences, Social Studies
Graduate School : Law and Politics Law, Political Sciences
Graduate School : Mathematical Science Mathematics
Graduate School : Medicine Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Gerontology, Health Sciences, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Nursing, Pathology, Public Health, Radiology, Social and Preventive Medicine, Surgery
Graduate School : Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmacy
Graduate School : Public Policy Economic and Finance Policy, Government, Law, Public Administration
Graduate School : Science Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biophysics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics
Institute : Advanced Studies on Asia Archaeology, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Fine Arts, History, Literature, Political Sciences
Institute : Atmosphere and Ocean Research Marine Science and Oceanography, Meteorology
Institute : Cosmic Ray Research Astronomy and Space Science, Nuclear Physics, Physics
Institute : Earthquake Research Architecture, Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Information Sciences, Safety Engineering, Seismology
Institute : Historiographical Documentation Techniques, History
Institute : Industrial Science Architecture, Biological and Life Sciences, Civil Engineering, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Marine Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Safety Engineering, Software Engineering, Transport Engineering
Institute : Medical Science Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Health Sciences, Immunology, Medicine, Oncology
Institute : Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Cell Biology, Molecular Biology
Institute : Physics and Mathematics of the Universe Mathematics, Physics
Institute : Social Science Economics, Law, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology
Institute : Solid State Physics Applied Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Engineering, Physics, Solid State Physics
Research Division : Advanced Science and Technology Natural Sciences, Technology
Research Division : Medical Education Health Education, Medicine

General information

Alternative names TODAI
Founded 1877
Accreditation Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Motto 志ある卓越。
Colors light blue

Location and contacts

Address 7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo, 113-8654
City population 14,048,000

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