Yonsei University

South Korea
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Key Statistics

  • 24,774
  • 11.6
    Student:Staff Ratio
  • 14%
    International Students
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    Female:Male Ratio

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About Yonsei University

The oldest private university in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885 by Christian missionaries. Our mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of “truth and freedom”. The 300,000 Yonsei alumni who take this calling to heart can be found manifesting this proud spirit in leadership positions around the world. Yonsei’s main campus is ensconced in a spacious, picturesque and natural setting located minutes away from the economic, political and cultural centres of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who conduct research across all academic disciplines. There are 21 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 127 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world. Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia.

Founded by American missionaries, Yonsei, which describes itself as a learning centre based on Christian principles, adopted as its motto: \"The truth will set you free\" (John 8:32). This mission school's 2007 charter mandates the make-up of its board as two Presbyterians, a Methodist and an Anglican. The university instructs around 29,000 students supervised by some 4,200 faculty members.


262 Seongsanno
South Korea