Oldest Universities in Korea


What are the oldest Universities in Korea? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 191 South Korean Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate South Korean higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which South Korean Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Korea

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17 Sungkyunkwan University Seoul ...
35 The Catholic University of Korea Seoul
59 Pai Chai University Daejeon
9 Ewha Womans University Seoul
18 Soongsil University Seoul
81 Chongshin University Seoul
95 Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary Seoul
5 Korea University Seoul
79 Sahmyook University Seoul
33 Dongguk University Seoul ...
40 Chonnam National University Gwangju ...
102 Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology Jinju
36 Seoul National University of Science and Technology Seoul
137 Pyeongtaek University Pyeongtaek
94 Catholic University of Daegu Gyeongsan ...
117 Sungkonghoe University Seoul
7 Chung-Ang University Seoul
23 University of Seoul Seoul
178 Jeonju National University of Education Jeonju
169 Chinju National University of Education Jinju
45 Pukyong National University Busan
76 Hanbat National University Daejeon
48 Kwangwoon University Seoul
141 Seoul Theological University Bucheon
88 Sunchon National University Suncheon
64 Sungshin University Seoul
60 Sangmyung University Seoul ...
176 Seoul Christian University Seoul
149 Gongju National University of Education Gongju
152 Hankyong National University Anseong
160 Chuncheon National University of Education Chuncheon
6 Hanyang University Seoul ...
105 Hanshin University Osan
25 Sejong University Seoul
153 Cheongju National University of Education Cheongju
74 Hansung University Seoul
107 Korea Maritime and Ocean University Busan
162 Busan National University of Education Yeonje
65 Mokpo National University Muan-gun
19 Kyungpook National University Daegu
99 Kyungnam University Masan
101 Cheongju University Cheongju
131 Kosin University Busan
20 Konkuk University Seoul
144 Gyeongin National University of Education Incheon ...
1 Seoul National University Seoul ...
34 Hongik University Seoul
41 Dong-A University Busan
110 Kangnam University Yongin
108 Gangneung-Wonju National University Gangneung
53 Wonkwang University Iksan
3 Pusan National University Busan
113 Seoul National University of Education Seoul
27 Kookmin University Seoul
42 Chosun University Gwangju
21 Chonbuk National University Jeonju
12 Yeungnam University Gyeongsan
47 Kyonggi University Suweon
91 Andong National University Andong
11 Kangwon National University Chuncheon
85 Seokyeong University Seoul
30 Dankook University Yongin ...
69 Kongju National University Gong
37 Myongji University Yongin
100 Anyang University Anyang
22 Sookmyung Women's University Seoul
50 Gyeongsang National University Jinju
10 Kyung Hee University Seoul ...
151 Daegu National University of Education Daegu
184 Daeshin University Gyeongsan
93 Dongduk Women's University Seoul
86 Duksung Women's University Seoul
190 Jesus University Jeonju
134 Mokpo National Maritime University Mokpo
28 Chungbuk National University Cheongju
29 Chungnam National University Daejeon
52 Jeju National University Jeju
172 Korean Bible University Seoul
75 Korea Aerospace University Goyang
106 Hansei University Gunpo
72 Yong-In University Yongin
170 Busan Presbyterian University Gimhae
120 Korea Baptist Theological University Daejeon
115 Mokwon University Daejeon
84 Catholic Kwandong University Gangneung
31 Keimyung University Daegu ...
14 Inha University Incheon
174 Youngnam Theological University and Seminary Gyeongsan
129 Korea Nazarene University Cheonan
164 Kwangshin University Gwangju
175 Seoul Jangsin University Gwangju
13 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Seoul
56 Kyungsung University Busan
57 Hannam University Daejeon
39 Daegu University Gyeongsan
4 Yonsei University Seoul
157 Korea Christian University Seoul
8 Sogang University Seoul
83 Seoul Women's University Seoul
104 Sangji University Wonju
138 Sungkyul University Anyang
121 Korea National University of Transportation Chungju
154 Gwangju Catholic University Naju
68 Kyungil University Gyeongsan
159 Catholic University of Pusan Busan
77 Jeonju University Jeonju
180 Mokpo Catholic University Mokpo
182 Luther University Yongin
122 Eulji University Seongnam
109 Seowon University Cheongju
70 Silla University Busan
73 Changwon National University Changwon
161 Busan Women's College Busan
38 University of Ulsan Ulsan
2 KAIST Daejeon
15 Ajou University Suweon
132 Chugye University for the Arts Seoul
44 Dong-Eui University Busan
111 Korea National Sport University Seoul
136 Hyupsung University Hwaseong
145 Howon University Gunsan
61 The University of Suwon Hwaseong
92 Honam University Gwangju
63 Soonchunhyang University Asan
71 Hoseo University Asan
185 Joongang Sangha University Gunpo
126 Woosuk University Wanju-gun
58 Kunsan National University Gunsan
51 Inje University Gimhae
67 Kumoh National University of Technology Gumi
96 Daejeon University Daejeon
123 Gwangju University Gwangju
127 Daegu Haany University Gyeongsan
32 Gachon University Seongnam
54 Busan University of Foreign Studies Busan
43 Hallym University Chuncheon
116 Joongbu University Geumsan
80 Korea National University of Education Cheongju
187 Suwon Catholic University Hwaseong
24 Pohang University of Science and Technology Pohang
82 Dongshin University Naju
55 University of Incheon Incheon
62 Sun Moon University Asan
124 Gyeongju University Gyeongju
148 Far East University, Korea Gamgok
90 Konyang University Nonsan
98 Semyung University Jecheon
150 Seonam University Namwon
46 Korea University of Technology and Education Cheonan
114 Hanseo University Seosan
49 Dongseo University Busan
189 Catholic University of Daejeon Yeongi-gun
147 U1 University Yeongdong-gun
89 Daejin University Pocheon
158 Gwangju National University of Education Gwangju
87 Korean National University of Arts Seoul
186 Kaya University Goryeong-gun
140 Namseoul University Cheonan
128 Dongyang University Punggi
142 Chodang University Muan
118 Sehan University Yeongam-gun
103 Baekseok University Cheonan ...
16 Handong Global University Pohang
66 Woosong University Daejeon
143 Chungwoon University Hongseong
139 Halla University Wonju
166 Hanlyo University Gwangyang
165 Incheon Catholic University Ganghwa
125 Tongmyung University Busan
146 Kyungdong University Goseong-gun
119 CHA University Pocheon
156 Uiduk University Gyeongju
168 Jeju International University Seogwipo
135 Daegu Arts University Chilgok-gun
177 Calvin University Yongin
155 Kwangju Women's University Gwangju
188 Youngsan University of Son Studies Yeonggwang-gun
112 Youngsan University Yangsan ...
130 Kyungwoon University Gumi
78 Korea Polytechnic University Siheung
133 Nambu University Gwangju
179 Kkottongnae University Cheongwon
173 Yewon Arts University Imsil-gun
167 International University of Korea Jinju
163 Geumgang University Nonsan
97 University of Science and Technology Korea Daejeon
191 Holy City University Cheonan
183 Shingyeong University Hwaseong
171 Jungwon University Goesan
26 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology Eonyang
181 Gimcheon University Gimcheon
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