Oldest Universities in Korea


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