Colleges & Universities in Korea

Universities in Korea

Higher Education in Korea


What are the most popular Universities and Colleges in Korea? uniRank answers this question by publishing the 2024 South Korean University Ranking of 187 South Korean higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate South Korean higher education-related organization.
  • offering at least three-year bachelor's degrees or postgraduate master's or doctoral degrees
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, non-distance education format

2024 Ranking of South Korean Universities

2024 Sub-rankings by Provinces

The Republic of South Korea is divided into 8 provinces (Korean: do), 6 metropolitan cities (Korean: gwangyeoksi), 1 special city (Korean: teukbyeolsi) and 1 special autonomous city (Korean: teukbyeol-jachisi). The vast majority of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the special city of Seoul, which is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, and the surrounding Gyeonggi Province. The following uniRank sub-rankings or league tables take into account all provinces which include at least 2 South Korean higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.

Busan (14)   Daegu (3)  
Daejeon (10)   Gangwon (8)  
Gwangju (8)   Gyeonggi (27)  
Incheon (3)   Jeju (2)  
North Chungcheong (11)   North Gyeongsang (18)  
North Jeolla (9)   Seoul (39)  
South Chungcheong (15)   South Gyeongsang (8)  
South Jeolla (9)   Ulsan (2)  

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