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Korea University


QS Subject Rankings 26 areas Entered the top 100

QS World University  Rankings 2020 69th First among local private  universities for 6 consecutive years.


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Current Status

As of the spring semester of the 2020 academic year

Campus & Auxiliary Hospital

Korea University consists of the Seoul Campus (in Seoul, 882,370㎡), Sejong Campus (in Sejong Special Self-Governing City, 427,106㎡) and three auxiliary hospitals (Anam Hospital: Seongbuk-district in Seoul, 67,676㎡, Guro Hospital: Guro-district in Seoul, 40,465㎡, Ansan Hospital: Ansan-city in Gyeonggi Province, 47,846㎡).

Seoul Campus 882,370 m 2Ansan Hospital 47,846 m 2Guro Hospital 40,465 m 2Anam Hospital 67,676 m 2Sejong Campus 427,106 m 2

Korean & International Student Enrollment

The total number of students is 36,676, including 29,580 on the Seoul Campus (Undergraduate: 20,822, Graduate: 8,758) and 7,096 on the Sejong Campus (Undergraduate: 6,387, Graduate: 709). Among the Seoul Campus students, 2,154 (10.34%) are international students. The total number of international students in language, exchange and training programs stands at 981.

total 36,676

Korean & International Faculty Members

The total number of faculty members is 4,979, including 4,274 on the Seoul Campus (Full-time: 1,477, Part-time: 2,792) and 705 on the Sejong Campus (Full-time: 260, Part-time: 445). Of this number, 111 (6.39%) of the full-time faculty are international.

total 4,979

Student-to-Full-time Faculty Ratio (Based on Students Quotas)

The number stands at 21.18 students per faculty member on the Seoul Campus and 27.15. students on the Sejong Campus.

Student per Full-time
Faculty Ratio by Year
Seoul Campus

Student per Full-time
Faculty Ratio by Year
Sejong Campus


The number of employees on the Seoul and Sejong Campuses is 1,135 and 212, respectively.

Number of employees
Seoul Campus


Number of employees
Sejong Campus

Library Collection

The KU library collection consists of 3,337,214 physical (hard copy) materials, including 2,293,028 books, 621,588 periodicals, 221,852 dissertations, 221,852 antique books in Chinese characters, and 93,107 non-book materials. The KU library also has another 1,336,678 materials in digital format: 150,814 e-journals, 137 web databases 110,643 paper and 1,077,188 e-books.

Total number of tangible materials (books) 3,337,214
  • 2,293,028 Books
  • 621,588 periodicals
  • 221,852 Paper
  • 221,852 Materials in Chinese Characters
  • 93,107 Nonbook Publications

Total amount of digital content (number of pieces) 1,336,678
  • 150,814  Electronic journals
  • 137 WEB DB
  • 110,643 paper
  • 1,077,188 e-Book

International Organization Membership Status

U21 (Universitas21)

Founded in 1997, Universitas 21 currently boasts 21 member universities in twelve different countries and territories. It works to enhance cooperation among member universities and promote opportunities that cannot be easily achieved by any single institute alone. Korea University joined Universitas 21 in 2004 as the organization’s 17th member. It remains the first and only member from South Korea. In 2009, KU hosted a symposium and the U21 Presidents’ Annual Meeting, and pledged its commitment to a joint PhD program among fourteen universities.
APRU (Association of Pacific Rim Universities)

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), a consortium of leading research universities in the Pacific Rim, aims to foster exchanges and collaboration in research among universities in the Asia-Pacific region. Prominent research universities such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, UBC, Beijing University, Tokyo University, and the National University of Singapore all hold membership in the APRU. Its South Korean members are Korea University, Seoul National University and Yonsei University.
ICUBE (International Consortium of Universities for the study of Biodiversity & the Environment)

The International Consortium of Universities for the Study of Biodiversity & the Environment (ICUBE) is a consortium of global leading research universities designed to promote research and education on biodiversity, climate change, and the environment.

APAIE (Asia-Pacific Association for International Education)

The Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) is a non-profit organization founded in December 2004 by universities in thirteen countries including South Korea, China, Japan, the US (Hawaii), Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and India. APAIE’s goals are to activate exchanges among those responsible for higher education in the Asia-Pacific region and to enhance the quality of international education programs.

VIU (Venice International University)

Venice International University (VIU) is a global consortium of 19 universities and institutional partners who all share an autonomous campus on the island of San Servolo, Venice Italy, providing an innovative platform transnational education, to build awareness across borders, encourage participation and promote international cooperation.

Evaluation Team
Tel: 02-3290-2723 E-mail: Fax: 02-928-9120 Update : 2021-04-28