Showa Women's University

country rank  225
world rank  4971

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University Overview

Founded in 1920, Showa Women's University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Tokyo (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Boston. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Showa Women's University (SWU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) women only higher education institution. Showa Women's University (SWU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 99 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Japanese higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name 昭和女子大学
Acronym SWU
Founded 1920
Motto Be a light to the world
Colours Blue

University Location

Address 1-7 Taishido, Setagaya-ku
Tokyo (population range: over 5,000,000)
154-8533 Tokyo
T +81 (3) 3411 5249
F +81 (3) 3411 6973
Other locations Boston

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Not reported 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Women Only
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 1-7 Taishido Setagaya-ku
Tokyo 154-8533
+81 (3) 3411 5154

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Showa Women's University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)

Memberships and Affiliations

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019