Kwangwoon University

country rank  45
world rank  3959

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University Overview

Established in 1934, Kwangwoon 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, Kwangwoon University (KWU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Kwangwoon University (KWU) 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 86 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name 광운대학교
Acronym KWU
Founded 1934
Motto Veritas et Lux
Truth and Light
Colours Maroon

University Location

Address 20 Kwangwoon-ro, Nowon-gu
Seoul (population range: over 5,000,000)
01897 Seoul
T +82 (2) 940 5015
F +82 (2) 918 5016

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 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 Not reported
Admission Office 20 Kwangwoon-ro, Nowon-gu
+82 (2) 9405015

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Korea

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Korean Council for University Education KCUE
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea ABEEK
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Korean Council for University Education (KCUE)
  • University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP)
  • International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020