Waseda University: Statistics



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#298 of 14,131 In the World
#38 of 5,830 In Asia
#11 of 719 In Japan
#4 of 84 In Tokyo
#27 of 1,498 For Robotics
Top50% For 198 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate10%
Admissions RequirementsGraduation from high school or equivalent or foreign equivalent, and entrance examination
Academic CalendarApril to March (April - July; September-March)

We've calculated the 10% acceptance rate for Waseda University 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

Waseda University is a world-class research university with 67,666 scientific papers published and 831,762 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Biology, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Materials Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, and Organic Chemistry.


Waseda University majors

by publication & citation count

45,360 / 578,982
42,329 / 594,927
35,271 / 570,513
Quantum and Particle physics
31,353 / 464,568
31,154 / 508,161
Computer Science
30,956 / 307,278
Environmental Science
25,851 / 303,414
Materials Science
24,182 / 378,410
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
23,539 / 204,218
Organic Chemistry
20,460 / 381,729
17,404 / 240,211
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
15,507 / 120,134
14,537 / 306,063
13,773 / 123,129
13,420 / 112,871
13,125 / 172,580
Electrical Engineering
12,975 / 153,189
12,006 / 147,291
Geography and Cartography
11,964 / 110,209
11,892 / 96,611
Optical Engineering
11,838 / 166,293
10,876 / 205,612
10,155 / 94,837
Political Science
9,053 / 66,537
8,890 / 112,868
Metallurgical Engineering
8,884 / 163,089
8,575 / 65,301
Mechanical Engineering
8,399 / 73,322
7,673 / 66,939
7,398 / 61,038
7,376 / 103,623
6,977 / 155,259
Computer Vision
6,801 / 68,498
6,759 / 54,327
Physical chemistry
6,669 / 140,229
6,656 / 51,528
Chemical Engineering
6,521 / 155,675
6,497 / 53,547
6,436 / 54,928
Machine Learning
6,282 / 60,514

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 427 2061
1992 495 2463
1993 596 2627
1994 562 2835
1995 508 2997
1996 647 3397
1997 674 4026
1998 715 4440
1999 815 5345
2000 922 5717
2001 942 6582
2002 1588 8694
2003 1452 9550
2004 1535 10223
2005 1736 13156
2006 2159 15163
2007 2027 16843
2008 2101 18964
2009 2301 21472
2010 2323 23683
2011 2338 27569
2012 2468 29376
2013 2513 32494
2014 2631 35359
2015 2761 37214
2016 2786 40338
2017 2877 42744
2018 3010 48412
2019 3095 52364
2020 3400 60550
2021 3334 69612
2022 3280 73366
2023 3022 73234
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Waseda University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition (per year) Admission Fee Other Fees Currency
Undergraduate ¥1,200,000 ¥200,000 ¥282,000 JPY
Graduate ¥1,500,000 ¥300,000 ¥282,000 JPY
Law School ¥1,800,000 ¥300,000 ¥282,000 JPY
Business School ¥2,200,000 ¥300,000 ¥282,000 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 Waseda 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 No No No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Shushi Arts and Humanities, Business and Commerce, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Information Sciences, International Relations and Diplomacy, Japanese, Law, Political Sciences, Sociology, Sports Medicine
Hakase Arts and Humanities, Business and Commerce, Cognitive Sciences, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Information Sciences, International Relations and Diplomacy, Japanese, Law, Political Sciences, Sociology, Sports Medicine

Waseda University alumni

  1. Haruki Murakami

    Haruki Murakami
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1949-.. (age 75)
    athletics competitoressayisttranslatorscience fiction writerwriter

    Haruki Murakami is a Japanese writer. His novels, essays, and short stories have been bestsellers in Japan and internationally, with his work translated into 50 languages and having sold millions of copies outside Japan. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Gunzo Prize for New Writers, the World Fantasy Award, the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Jerusalem Prize and the Princess of Asturias Awards.

  2. Yuzuru Hanyū

    Yuzuru Hanyū
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1994-.. (age 30)
    figure skater

    Yuzuru Hanyu is a Japanese figure skater and ice show producer. He is a two-time Olympic champion (2014, 2018), a two-time World champion (2014, 2017), a four-time Grand Prix Final champion (2013–2016), the 2020 Four Continents champion, the 2010 World Junior champion, the 2009–10 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a six-time Japanese national champion (2012–2015, 2020–2021). He has also medaled at five other World Championships, taking bronze in 2012 and 2021, and silver in 2015, 2016 and 2019, making him the only male single skater along with Jan Hoffmann to win seven world championship medals in the post-World War II era.

  3. Saori Hayami

    Saori Hayami
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1991-.. (age 33)
    singerradio personalityactortelevision producerseiyū

    Saori Hayami is a Japanese voice actress and singer affiliated with I'm Enterprise. As a singer, she is signed to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Hayami won the 10th Seiyu Awards for Best Supporting Actress. Her most notable roles include Miyuki Shiba in The Irregular at Magic High School, Yukino Yukinoshita in My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Leona in Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, Himawari Uzumaki in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Shinobu Kochō in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Ryuu Lion in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Yor Forger in Spy × Family, Yamato in One Piece, Yumeko Jabami in Kakegurui, Ruby Rose in RWBY: Ice Queendom, Pramanix in Arknights and Kamisato Ayaka in Genshin Impact.

  4. Fumio Kishida

    Fumio Kishida
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1957-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in Waseda University
    In 1982 studied jurisprudence

    Fumio Kishida is a Japanese politician who has served as Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) since 2021. A member of the House of Representatives, he previously served as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2017 and as acting Minister of Defense in 2017. From 2017 to 2020, he also chaired the LDP Policy Research Council.

All 100 notable alumni

Waseda University faculties and divisions

Faculty : Commerce Business and Commerce
Faculty : Education Cultural Studies, Education, English, Japanese, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Faculty : Letters, Arts and Sciences II Arts and Humanities, Folklore, History, Linguistics, Literature, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religion, Social Sciences
Faculty : Political Science and Economics Economics, International Economics, Political Sciences
Graduate School : Accountancy Accountancy, Business Administration
Graduate School : Advanced Science and Engineering Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Physics
Graduate School : Creative Science and Engineering Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Management Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Resources
Graduate School : Economics Economics
Graduate School : Education Curriculum, Education, Educational Sciences, English, Humanities and Social Science Education, Japanese, Mathematics Education
Graduate School : Fundamental Science and Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Multimedia
Graduate School : Information, Production and Systems Computer Engineering, Information Sciences, Information Technology
Graduate School : Japanese Applied Linguistics Applied Linguistics, Japanese
Graduate School : Law Civil Law, Law, Public Law
Graduate School : Letters, Arts and Sciences Arts and Humanities, Chinese, Cultural Studies, Education, English, Fine Arts, French, German, History, Japanese, Literature, Natural Sciences, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Psychology, Russian, Sociology
Graduate School : Political Science Political Sciences
Graduate School : Science and Engineering Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences
Graduate School : Social Sciences International Studies, Management, Political Sciences, Regional Studies, Social Sciences
Graduate School : Sport Sciences Sports
Graduate School : Teacher Education Education, Teacher Training
Research Division : Asia-Pacific Studies Asian Studies, Pacific Area Studies
Research Division : Environment Environmental Studies
Research Division : Human Sciences Social Sciences
Research Division : Science and Engineering Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences
School : Human Sciences Behavioural Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Welfare
School : Humanities and Social Sciences Archaeology, Art History, Chinese, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Film, French, German, Health Sciences, History, Japanese, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Psychology, Russian, Social Sciences, Social Welfare, Sociology, Theatre
School : International Liberal Studies Arts and Humanities, International Studies
School : Law Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, International Law, Law, Mass Communication, Public Administration, Public Law, Taxation
School : Letters, Arts and Sciences I Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Chinese, English, Film, French, German, History, Japanese, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Psychology, Russian, Sociology, Theatre, Writing
School : Science and Engineering Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics, Architecture, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Information Management, Management Systems, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Natural Resources, Physics
School : Sport Sciences Sports

General information

Alternative names 早稲田大学
Founded 1882
Accreditation Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)
Motto 学問の独立
Colors maroon

Location and contacts

Address 1-104 Totsuka-machi Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo, 169-8050
City population 14,048,000

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