Yonsei University: Statistics



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#289 of 14,131 In the World
#35 of 5,830 In Asia
#2 of 193 In South Korea
#2 of 39 In Seoul
#24 of 1,004 For Sonography and Ultrasound
Top100 For 19 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate18%
Admissions RequirementsGraduation from high school, government qualifying examination and university entrance examination
Academic CalendarMarch to February (March - August; September-February)
Full time employee1,138
Student:staff ratio26:1

We've calculated the 18% acceptance rate for Yonsei 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

Yonsei University is a world-class research university with 136,687 scientific papers published and 2,562,631 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Genetics, Pathology, Biochemistry, and Environmental Science.


Yonsei University majors

by publication & citation count

89,487 / 1,889,947
80,686 / 1,458,108
72,747 / 1,608,340
67,600 / 1,301,880
61,597 / 1,226,989
Computer Science
51,644 / 914,834
48,877 / 1,089,806
43,151 / 837,055
42,574 / 1,021,556
Environmental Science
40,447 / 786,019
Quantum and Particle physics
40,091 / 870,759
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
36,707 / 605,610
Materials Science
36,328 / 796,144
35,967 / 608,746
Organic Chemistry
35,870 / 873,981
33,127 / 575,194
30,335 / 496,338
27,302 / 458,545
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
23,566 / 386,737
23,165 / 475,179
Optical Engineering
21,374 / 408,371
20,513 / 352,845
Oncology and Cancer research
19,039 / 428,927
Electrical Engineering
18,427 / 331,842
17,865 / 374,290
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
17,753 / 262,939
Geography and Cartography
16,470 / 296,724
16,464 / 242,294
14,772 / 408,034
14,772 / 296,253
Metallurgical Engineering
14,553 / 340,637
13,999 / 251,723
Chemical Engineering
13,519 / 374,645
13,494 / 219,349
Political Science
13,436 / 212,292
13,099 / 276,585
13,061 / 207,736
Machine Learning
12,985 / 217,848
12,815 / 239,261
Anatomy and Physiology
12,739 / 196,893

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 234 332
1992 289 326
1993 286 425
1994 382 589
1995 491 709
1996 620 1028
1997 896 1335
1998 1031 1986
1999 1126 2842
2000 1323 3990
2001 1567 5562
2002 2156 7752
2003 2141 10641
2004 2475 14118
2005 2817 18879
2006 3371 24144
2007 3755 30367
2008 4059 38133
2009 4517 46748
2010 5015 57038
2011 5184 70483
2012 5665 82536
2013 6075 95245
2014 6455 109270
2015 6981 121964
2016 6905 133213
2017 6913 143819
2018 7269 160978
2019 7797 185314
2020 8423 228104
2021 8990 278386
2022 9421 312088
2023 9397 331736
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Yonsei 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 Cost (KRW)
Undergraduate 4,320,000
Graduate 6,000,000
Law School 9,000,000
Business School 10,000,000

Yonsei University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

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 Yonsei 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
Bachelor's Degree Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, Home Economics, International Studies, Leadership, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Religion, Social Sciences
Master's Degree Architectural and Environmental Design, Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Clothing and Sewing, Cognitive Sciences, Comparative Literature, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, East Asian Studies, Economics, Education, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Ethics, Family Studies, French, Gender Studies, Genetics, German, Gerontology, History, Industrial Engineering, Information Management, Information Sciences, Interior Design, International Business, International Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Korean, Law, Leisure Studies, Library Science, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Meteorology, Modern Languages, Music, Nanotechnology, Nursing, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Regional Studies, Religion, Russian, Social Policy, Social Sciences, Social Welfare, Sociology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Sports, Statistics, Structural Architecture, Technology, Textile Technology, Theology, Town Planning
Doctor's Degree Astronomy and Space Science, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Chinese, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, East Asian Studies, Economics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering, English, Ethics, Family Studies, German, History, Home Economics, Information Sciences, International Business, International Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Laboratory Techniques, Law, Library Science, Literature, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medical Technology, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Packaging Technology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Public Health, Russian, Social Sciences, Statistics, Theology

Yonsei University alumni

  1. Bong Joon-ho

    Bong Joon-ho
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    1969-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in Yonsei University
    1988-1995 graduated with bachelor's degree in sociology
    film directorscreenwriterpoliticiantelevision producer

    Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean film director, producer and screenwriter. The recipient of three Academy Awards, his filmography is characterised by emphasis on social and class themes, genre-mixing, black humor, and sudden tone shifts.

  2. Lu Han

    Lu Han
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1990-.. (age 34)
    television actormodelsingeractorrecording artist

    Lu Han, also known mononymously as Luhan, is a Chinese singer, actor, and dancer. He was a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo and its sub-group Exo-M, before leaving the group in October 2014. That year, he was ranked the sixth most popular entertainment star in China by China National Radio. In 2017, Lu Han was listed as the second highest-paid celebrity in the Forbes China Celebrity 100, behind only Fan Bingbing.

  3. J.Y. Park

    J.Y. Park
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    1971-.. (age 53)
    television actoractorsinger-songwriterjazz musicianrecord producer

    Park Jin-young, also known by his stage names J. Y. Park and The Asiansoul or the initials JYP, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive, and reality television show judge. Park rose to stardom as a singer following the release of his 1994 debut album, Blue City. In 1997, he became the founder of JYP Entertainment, one of the most profitable entertainment agencies in South Korea. As the former head of JYP Entertainment (May 1997–Feb 2011), Park has developed and managed highly successful K-pop artists including Rain, Wonder Girls, 2PM, Miss A, Got7, Day6, Twice, Stray Kids, Itzy, Xdinary Heroes and Nmixx, as well as Mandopop group Boy Story and J-pop group (Nizi Project Season 1-2) NiziU and Nexz.

  4. Park Gyu-young

    Park Gyu-young
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    1993-.. (age 31)
    actorfilm actortelevision actor

    Park Gyu-young is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her roles in the dramas It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020), Sweet Home (2020), Dali & Cocky Prince (2021), Celebrity (2023) and A Good Day to Be a Dog (2023).

All 100 notable alumni

Yonsei University faculties and divisions

Centre : Mathematical Analysis and Computation Mathematics and Computer Science
Centre : Next-Generation Converged Energy Materials Research Energy Engineering
College : Business and Economics Economics, Statistics
College : Dentistry Dentistry
College : Engineering Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Management, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Architecture, Technology, Town Planning
College : Human Ecology Architectural and Environmental Design, Child Care and Development, Clothing and Sewing, Cooking and Catering, Family Studies, Home Economics, Interior Design, Nutrition, Textile Technology
College : Liberal Arts Arts and Humanities, Chinese, Cognitive Sciences, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, English, French, German, History, Information Sciences, Korean, Library Science, Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, Russian
College : Life Science and Biotechnology Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology
College : Medicine Medicine
College : Music Music, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Religious Music, Singing
College : Nursing Nursing
College : Pharmacy Pharmacy
College : Science Astronomy and Space Science, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Meteorology, Nanotechnology, Physics
College : Sciences in Education Education, Physical Education, Sports
College : Social Sciences Anthropology, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Regional Studies, Social Sciences, Social Welfare, Sociology
College : Theology Theology
College : Underwood International College (UIC) Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Social Sciences
College : University College Biology, Chemistry, Christian Religious Studies, English, Physics, Writing
Course/Programme : Global Leadership Division Leadership
Graduate School : Business Business Administration
Graduate School : Communication and Arts Communication Arts
Graduate School : Economics Economics
Graduate School : Education Education
Graduate School : Engineering Engineering
Graduate School : Graduate Studies Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, Home Economics, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Social Sciences, Theology
Graduate School : Human Environmental Sciences Home Economics
Graduate School : Information Information Sciences
Graduate School : International Studies International Studies
Graduate School : Journalism and Mass Communication Journalism, Mass Communication
Graduate School : Law Law
Graduate School : Law Public Health
Graduate School : Nursing Nursing
Graduate School : Public Administration Administration
Graduate School : Public Health Public Health
Graduate School : Social Welfare Social Welfare
Graduate School : Theology Christian Religious Studies, Theology
Institute : Communication Research Communication Studies
Institute : Economic Research Economics
Institute : Educational Research Educational Research
Institute : Engineering Research Engineering
Institute : Humanities Arts and Humanities
Institute : Information Technology Research Information Technology
Institute : Korean Studies Korean
Institute : Korean Unification Studies Korean
Institute : Legal Research Law
Institute : Life Science and Biotechnology Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology
Institute : Natural Sciences Natural Sciences
Institute : Social Development Studies Social Policy
Institute : Social Science Research Social Sciences
School : Business Business Administration

General information

Alternative names 연세대학교
Founded 1957
Accreditation Korean Council for University Education (KCUE)
Motto The Truth Shall Make You Free. (John 8:32)

Location and contacts

Address 50 Yonsei-ro Seodaemun-gu
Seoul, 03722
South Korea
City population 9,668,000

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