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Seoul National University

4.3 out of 5 (10 ratings / 7 reviews) Seoul, South Korea
Seoul National University honors the ideals of liberal education and aims to teach students a lifelong love of learning that will form the basis for continuous personal growth. At the same time it is committed to preparing students to work and live in an increasingly competitive global environment.

Bachelor's programmes

Medicine & Health (3)
Business & Management (1)
Education & Training (1)
Law (1)

About

History

The origin of Seoul National University dates back to the late nineteenth century when Korean Emperor Gojong established modern higher education institutions which later became part of SNU. In 1895 Emperor Gojong issued Imperial Order 49 and established the Legal Training School as the first modern higher education institution in Korea. It turned out 209 graduates including the Martyr Yi Jun.

Education

As an epitome of higher education and esteemed for its unmatched academic rigor, Seoul National University has worked to fulfill its responsibility to pursue the highest level of excellence. As a result, Seoul National University has gained a global reputation for academic excellence, joining the ranks of prestigious universities across the world.

Research

Intercollegiate Research Institutes:

  • Intercollegiate Research InstitutesInstitute for Peace and Unification Studies
  • Bio-MAX/N-Bio
  • Institute for Research in Finance and Economics
  • Asian Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainability
  • Greenbio Research Complex
  • Big Data Institute

Career

Career Counseling Division offers various counseling programs to help students to make their effective career plans and explore students’ personalities and career interests through a couple of standardized tests as well as mentoring programs that enable students to network with alumni in the their respective interest fields.

Career Development Center (CDC) Project Mentoring Program: Students are given the opportunity to meet and have interviews with alumni mentors working in their respective interest field and work on actual projects related to the job. This is offered undergraduate junior and senior students for 8 weeks each semester.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
36
2018
36 -1
2017
35
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
63 11
2018
74 727
2017
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
101
2017
101
2016
101
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
129 -6
2017
123
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

If you are planning to stay outside of SNU campus, you should choose the type of residence, and also the types of payments. Popular choices include apartments, officetels, or one-room studios.

Library services

The SNU Library maintain a collection of 4 million volumes of books, over 10,000 scholarly journals, 31,000 electronic journals, and 167,000 titles of non-print materials in support of research and academic activities of the University.SNU Libraries:Central Library7 Subsidiary libraries across Campus- Business Administration Library- International Studies Library- Agricultural Studies Library

ICT services

The University provides students and faculty members with high-speed Internet and online administrative services. Most of the online services are offered by the University Computer Center located in Building 102 on the Gwanak campus. SNU has many computer labs which can be freely used by SNU students. All the computers provide high-speed Internet access and are programmed with Windows.

Medical services

The health team at SNUHSC facility includes physicians, registered nurses, and a counselor and is equipped with a laboratory, radiology services, a pharmacy, and support staff. This center offers a wide range of services for students, faculty, and staff at Seoul National University.

Student Life

Campus life

The SNU Gwanak Campus is not at a walking distance from the Seoul National University station. But there is no need to worry, as there is a free shuttle bus that runs from the campus (Administration Building) to the subway station. Another operates between the campus and Sillim-dong (Nokdu Street), an area well known for housing students preparing for national examination. If you have a 9:00 am morning class, you should plan to arrive early at the shuttle bus stop otherwise you will find yourself waiting in a long line, although the shuttle bus arrives quite frequently.

Sports facilities

The POSCO Sports Center is equipped with an Olympic-scale swimming pool, weight room, golf ranges,, squash/racquetball courts and multipurpose fitness rooms. Wide-ranging instructional courts, as well as shower booths and sauna facilities are available.+ Other sports, fitness, and health facilities are located around the SNU Campus

Student clubs

SISA (SNU International Students Association) officially represents all the foreign students at Seoul National University.

Student Reviews

A beautiful place to study
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The campus is located in beautiful nature so that you can concentrate on your study very well. And you can get great inspiration from it.

A great place to study, a tough place to learn
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The faculty and the learning culture are great, but classes are most of the time overly competitive. Non-academic staff is very supportive, especially towards international students.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

One of the best universities in South East Asia

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