Kookmin University

country rank  27
world rank  2818

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University Overview

Established in 1946, Kookmin University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Seoul (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Korea, Kookmin University (KMU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Kookmin University (KMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as 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 73 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this South Korean higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name 국민대학교
Acronym KMU
Founded 1946
Motto C3 (Change, Chance, Challenge)
Colours Blue

University Location

Address 861-1 Jeongneung-dong, Sungbuk-gu
Seoul (population range: over 5,000,000)
02707 Seoul
T +82 (2) 910 4114
F +82 (2) 919 2100

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 861-1 Jeongneung-dong, Sungbuk-gu
Seoul 02707
+82 2-910-5834

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Korea

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Korean Council for University Education KCUE

Memberships and Affiliations

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020