Seoul National University

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University Overview

Established in 1946, Seoul National University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Seoul (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution also has a branch campus in Suwon. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Korea, Seoul National University (SNU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational South Korean higher education institution. Seoul National University (SNU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), 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 74 years old South Korean higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this South Korean higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SNU 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.

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University Identity

Name
Name 서울대학교
Acronym SNU
Founded 1946
Motto Veritas Lux Mea
The Truth is My Light
Colours Blue

University Location

Address 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul
151-742 Seoul
South Korea
Tel +82 (2) 880 4447
Fax +82 (2) 880 4449
Other locations Suwon

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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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 and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office Building 150, 599 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul
(2) 880 6977

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Seoul National University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education of Korea


Year of first Accreditation

1946


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Korean Council for University Education (KCUE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Sunday, 19 September 2021