Universities in Seoul

  • Konkuk University
  • Korea University

Konkuk University

Konkuk University originally began as a vision of Dr. Seok-Chang Yoo, a Korean doctor who in the 1930's and 1940's established both a hospital for the need and a school for rural Koreans that would give them the opportunity to received education and become leaders in Korean society. These two institutions later merged and become the foundation for Konkuk University, now a fully comprehensive private university that continues its rapid growth today. Konkuk is composed of 20 colleges with 100 departments and has an enrollment of over 20,000 students, with approximately 1,800 of them being international students.

Popular areas of study at Konkuk include:
  • Business Administration
  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • International Trade
  • Real Estate Studies
  • Engineering
The university is recognized and accredited by the South Korea Ministry of Culture and Education. Known as the "fastest growing university in Korea", the university is ranked 15th in Korea by the 2014 University Web Ranking. The downtown Seoul campus continues to expand, now including a university-owned mall and hotel, giving many new internship and business training experiences for Konkuk students.

Located in the southeastern part of Seoul, by the Han River, Konkuk University feels very accessible by metros as it is served by a metro station of the same name. The ISA Seoul office is also a short metro ride away. American students will feel very much at home on the campus as students from around the world come to study at Konkuk, and the local Korean students go out of their way to help visitors feel welcome. Students may also participate in the numerous clubs and organizations available through the student activity center.
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Korea University

Known as the oldest higher education institution in South Korea, Korea University is one of the largest and most selective universities in Korea. Since its establishment in 1905, Korea University provides a top quality educational experience for its students, with a wide variety of courses taught in English in all professional fields offered to both local and international students. KU excels in their business courses in Business School and is the only and first business school in the country to have acquired both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation. KU has an enrollment of over 35,600 students, with approximately 1,733 of them being international students.

Popular areas of study at Korea University include:

  • Business Administration
  • Communications and Media Studies
  • Political Science
  • International Studies
  • Chemical Engineering

Korea University is Korea's top ranked University. Known as the "Ivy League" private university in the country, KU is a world-class institution featuring a dynamic educational environment, beautiful and conveniently located campus, and top-quality student facilities. Students have access to tutoring, computers, cinemas, CDL Theater, Music Center and both indoor gyms and outdoor sports fields at the university. Students may also participate in over 150 clubs and organizations available through the Student Club Association.

In 2014, Korea University ranked 18th in Asia and 6th in South Korea according to QS Asia University Rankings. It prides itself not only in being a progressive and globally conscious institution, but also one that plays a role in preserving and developing Korea's unique culture.

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