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