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Showa Women's University

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Founded in 1920, the Showa Women's University (Showa Joshi Daigaku) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Tokyo (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution also has a branch campus in Boston. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Showa Women's University (SWU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) women only Japanese higher education institution. Showa Women's University (SWU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 104-year-old Japanese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this Japanese higher education organization an averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SWU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Showa Women's University's Control Typeprivate


Showa Women's University's Entity Typenon-profit


Showa Women's University' Size by Total Enrollmentmedium-sized


Showa Women's University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateaveragely selective

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) 昭和女子大学
Name (English) Showa Joshi Daigaku
Acronym SWU
Founded 1920
Motto Be a light to the world
Colours Blue
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University Location

Address 1-7 Taishido, Setagaya-ku
154-8533 Tokyo
Showa Women's University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Showa Women's University Phone Number +81 (3) 3411 5111
Showa Women's University Fax Number +81 (3) 3411 6973
Other locations Boston

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Showa Women's University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Showa Women's University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Showa Women's University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Showa Women's University.

Showa Women's University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)
Not reported 5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Showa Women's University's admission information.

Showa Women's University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Women Only.

Showa Women's University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Showa Women's University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Showa Women's University's acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this institution an averagely selective higher education institution.

Showa Women's University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Showa Women's University's Admission Office Admission Office

1-7 Taishido Setagaya-ku
Tokyo 154-8533
(3) 3411 5154

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Showa Women's University.

Showa Women's University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Showa Women's University has an enrollment range of 6,000-6,999 students making it a medium-sized institution.

Showa Women's University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 200-299 academic employees (Faculty).

Showa Women's University's Control Type Control Type

Showa Women's University is a private higher education institution.

Showa Women's University's Entity Type Entity Type

Showa Women's University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Showa Women's University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Showa Women's University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Showa Women's University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Showa Women's University's main facilities:

Showa Women's University's Library University Library

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Showa Women's University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Showa Women's University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Showa Women's University's main services:

Showa Women's University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Showa Women's University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Showa Women's University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Showa Women's University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Showa Women's University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Showa Women's University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Showa Women's University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Showa Women's University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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