Yonsei University: Statistics



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#293 of 14,131 In the World
#36 of 5,830 In Asia
#2 of 193 In South Korea
#2 of 39 In Seoul
#17 of 1,018 For Neurosurgery
Top100 For 27 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 121,961 scientific papers published and 2,197,857 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

78,987 / 1,598,283
71,776 / 1,244,420
64,237 / 1,373,696
59,494 / 1,099,706
53,988 / 1,029,508
Computer Science
45,161 / 760,455
43,558 / 934,731
37,911 / 708,597
37,374 / 860,032
Environmental Science
34,994 / 628,799
Quantum and Particle physics
34,538 / 707,782
32,091 / 519,900
Materials Science
31,748 / 666,419
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
31,741 / 494,241
Organic Chemistry
31,193 / 725,235
29,239 / 480,391
25,754 / 402,287
23,112 / 371,437
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
21,120 / 329,092
20,009 / 380,113
Optical Engineering
18,404 / 326,048
18,105 / 297,329
Oncology and Cancer research
16,873 / 376,568
15,950 / 321,577
Electrical Engineering
15,787 / 263,168
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
15,318 / 211,630
14,427 / 198,266
Geography and Cartography
14,206 / 228,849
12,862 / 239,258
12,602 / 333,478
Metallurgical Engineering
12,273 / 270,417
11,910 / 202,843
11,531 / 177,743
Anatomy and Physiology
11,451 / 169,673
11,412 / 206,897
Chemical Engineering
11,377 / 306,453
Political Science
11,326 / 166,127
11,000 / 212,887
10,957 / 161,064
Machine Learning
10,864 / 167,401

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 195 232
1991 222 290
1992 271 304
1993 278 406
1994 367 560
1995 473 650
1996 623 925
1997 878 1246
1998 1004 1840
1999 1111 2698
2000 1336 3684
2001 1555 5301
2002 1683 6991
2003 1869 9730
2004 2343 13064
2005 2511 17524
2006 3060 21821
2007 3441 27405
2008 3777 34492
2009 4255 42631
2010 4635 51371
2011 4842 64266
2012 5280 75711
2013 5684 87863
2014 6188 101557
2015 6712 115034
2016 6560 124919
2017 6720 140744
2018 6651 144927
2019 7323 171951
2020 7939 212958
2021 9377 287712
2022 8529 298667
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 54)
    Enrolled in Yonsei University
    1988-1995 graduated with bachelor's degree in sociology
    film directortelevision producerpoliticianscreenwriter

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

  2. Lu Han

    Lu Han
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1990-.. (age 33)
    television actorrecording artistactorsingermodel

    Lu Han, also known mononymously as Luhan, is a Chinese singer and actor. 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 52)
    television actorfilm actortelevision producersingerdancer

    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 NiziU.

  4. Seo Jang-hoon

    Seo Jang-hoon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    1974-.. (age 49)
    basketball playertelevision personality

    Seo Jang-hoon is a South Korean former professional basketball player, who is currently active as an entertainer and variety show star.

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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