General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Abbreviation SNU
Teachers 3,919
Students 27,420
Foreigners 7%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Colors Blue
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
The truth is my light
• Ministry of Education, Korea
• Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
World ranking52
Country ranking1
Academic Reputation31
Employer Reputation47
Quality of teaching111
International Faculty399
Citations per Faculty109
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities26
Engineering and Technology15
Life Sciences and Medicine47
Natural Science24
Social Sciences and Management24
Ranking in world by discipline
Computer Science101
Cost of living in Seoul, USD/month
Accommodation $497 $682
Food $330 $468
Transportation $40 $108
Communications and utilities $74 $107
Clothing $27 $98
Sports and leisure $32 $95
Accommodation in Seoul, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre$497
Shared room in city centre$681
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre$514
1 bedroom apartment in city centre$777
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking52
QS World University Rankings36
ARWU Academic Ranking101
Webometrics Ranking46
Alternative title
Russian Сеульский национальный университет
Spanish Universidad Nacional de Seúl
Chinese 首尔国立大学
Arabic جامعة سيول الوطنية
French Université nationale de Séoul
German Staatliche Universität Seoul
Japanese ソウル大学
Korean 서울대학교
Portuguese Universidade Nacional de Seul
Seoul National University or 서울대학교 (SNU) - public higher education institution in Republic of Korea.

Seoul National University - Description

From the Start of the New Nation Korean people have always maintained their faith in the power of education, even through colonial occupation and war during the tumultuous first half of the 20th century. Thus in 1946, just months after Korea regained its independence, Seoul National University was established as the first piece of the educational foundation for the new nation. After a few short years, the campus had to be abandoned at the start of the Korean war in 1950, as civilians fled south to escape the frontlines. But the passion of the professors and students sustained the school through the war, with classes held outside refugee camps. Comprehensive Research University Thanks to this 'education fever', Seoul National University has grown remarkably in the past six decades. Now comprising 16 colleges and associated graduate schools, 6 professional graduate schools, and 65 research institutes, the SNU community has expanded to nearly 23,000 students and 2,500 faculty members. It has moved to Gwanak campus which has 192.366km2 of campus and 300 of buildings for education and research. SNU is in building new campuses outside of Gwanak such as 'Bio information technology port at Cheongna(0.6km2, by 2017), Advanced institute of convergence technology...

Programs - Bachelor

Bachelor Aesthetics
Bachelor Agricultural Economics and Rural Development
Bachelor Anthropology
Bachelor Applied Biology and Chemistry
Bachelor Archaeology and Art History
Bachelor Architecture
Bachelor Asian History
Bachelor Biological Sciences
Bachelor Biology Education
Bachelor Biosystems & Biomaterials Science and Engineering
Bachelor Business Administration
Bachelor Chemical and Biological Engineering
Bachelor Chemistry
Bachelor Chemistry Education
Bachelor Chinese Language and Literature
Bachelor Civil & Environmental Engineering
Bachelor Clothing and Textiles
Bachelor College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Bachelor College of Social Sciences
Bachelor Communication
Bachelor Composition
Bachelor Computational Sciences
Bachelor Computer Science and Engineering
Bachelor Consumer and Child Studies
Bachelor Crafts and Design
Bachelor Earth and Environmental Sciences
Bachelor Earth Science Education
Bachelor Economics
Bachelor Education
Bachelor Electrical Engineering
Bachelor Energy Resources Engineering
Bachelor English Education
Bachelor English Language and Literature
Bachelor Ethics Education
Bachelor Food and Animal Biotechnology
Bachelor Food and Nutrition
Bachelor French Language and Literature
Bachelor French Language Education
Bachelor Geography
Bachelor Geography Education
Bachelor German Language and Literature
Bachelor German Language Education
Bachelor Global Environmental Management
Bachelor Hispanic Language and Literature
Bachelor History Education
Bachelor Industrial Engineering
Bachelor Information and Multimedia Culture
Bachelor Instrumental Music
Bachelor Interdisciplinary
Bachelor International Relations
Bachelor Korean History
Bachelor Korean Language and Literature
Bachelor Korean Language Education
Bachelor Korean Music
Bachelor Landscape Architecture and Rural System Engineering
Bachelor Law
Bachelor Linguistics
Bachelor Management of Technology
Bachelor Manufacturing Pharmacy
Bachelor Material Science and Engineering
Bachelor Mathematical Sciences
Bachelor Mathematics Education
Bachelor Mechanical Aerospace Engineering
Bachelor Media Art
Bachelor Medicine
Bachelor Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Bachelor Nuclear Engineering
Bachelor Nursing
Bachelor Oriental Painting
Bachelor Painting
Bachelor Pharmacy
Bachelor Philosophy
Bachelor Physical Education
Bachelor Physics and Astronomy
Bachelor Physics and Astronomy Physics
Bachelor Physics Education
Bachelor Plant Scienceforest Sciences
Bachelor Political Science
Bachelor Pre-Med Program
Bachelor Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program
Bachelor Psychology
Bachelor Religious Studies
Bachelor Russian Language and Literature
Bachelor Sculpture
Bachelor Social Studies Education
Bachelor Social Welfare
Bachelor Sociology
Bachelor Statistics
Bachelor Veterinary Medicine
Bachelor Vocal Music
Bachelor Western History

Programs - Master

Master Aesthetics
Master Agricultural and Vocational Education
Master Agricultural Biotechnology
Master Agricultural Economics&Rural Development
Master Anthropology
Master Archaeology&Art History
Master Architecture
Master Archival Science
Master Arts
Master Asian History
Master Astronomy
Master Automotive Engineering
Master Bioengineering
Master Bioinformatics
Master Biological Sciences
Master Biomedical Sciences
Master Biomodulation
Master Biophysics and Chemical Biology
Master Biosystems & Biomaterial Science and Engineering
Master Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Master Brain Science
Master Business Administration
Master Chemical and Biological Engineering
Master Chemical Convergence For Energy and Environment
Master Chemistry
Master Chinese Language & Literature
Master Civil & Environmental Engineering
Master Classical Studies
Master Clothing&Textiles
Master Cognitive Science
Master Communication
Master Comparative Literature
Master Computational Science and Technology
Master Consumer Studies&Resource Management
Master Crafts & Design
Master Dentistry
Master Earth&Environmental Sciences
Master Economics
Master Education
Master Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Master Energy Systems Engineering
Master English Language & Literature
Master English Language Education
Master Environment Education
Master Ethics Education
Master Family&Child Studies
Master Fine Arts Education
Master Food&Nutrition
Master Forest Sciences
Master French Language & Literature
Master French Language Education
Master Gender Studies
Master Genetic Engineering
Master Geography
Master German Language & Literature
Master German Language Education
Master Global Education Cooperation
Master Hispanic Language & Literature
Master History and Philosophy of Science
Master History Education
Master Home Economics Education
Master Hybrid Materials
Master Industrial and Naval Architecture
Master Infant Education
Master International Relations
Master Korean History
Master Korean Language & Literature
Master Korean Language Education
Master Landscape Architecture and Rural System Engineering
Master Law
Master Linguistics
Master Materials Sciences and Engineering
Master Mathematical Sciences
Master Mathematics Education
Master Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Master Medical Informatics
Master Medicine
Master Multiscale Mechanical Design
Master Music
Master Music Education
Master Nano-Science and Technology
Master Nursing Science
Master Performing Arts Studies
Master Pharmaceutical Health Science
Master Pharmacy
Master Philosophy
Master Physical Education
Master Physics
Master Plant Science
Master Political Sciences
Master Psychology
Master Radiation Applied Life Science
Master Religious Studies
Master Russian Language & Literature
Master Science Education
Master Social Studies Education
Master Social Welfare
Master Sociology
Master Special Education
Master Statistics
Master Technology Management, Economics and Policy
Master Tumor Biology
Master Urban Design
Master Veterinary Medicine
Master Western History

Location on map - Seoul National University

Location on map - Seoul National University
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