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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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QS Asia University Rankings 2021 (as of December 2020)

Korea University ranked 11th in the QS Asia University Rankings 2020 compiled by the British university-evaluation company Quacquarelli Symonds, making it the highest ranked university in Korea. Climbing one place from the previous year, KU’s overall ranking is a meaningful achievement, while those of other major Korean universities have declined. KU has ranked first among Korean universities for three consecutive years in the category of international research network, and clinched the top spot among Korean universities this year thanks to its consistent performance in the categories of employer reputation and research reputation.
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Highest ranked among private universities in Asia

11 Number one private university in Korea

QS World University Rankings 2021 (as of June 2020)

Korea University ranked 69th in the QS World University Rankings 2020, compiled by the British university-evaluation company Quacquarelli Symonds. This is a remarkable achievement, as it represents a climb of 14 places in one year. In this evaluation of 5,546 universities around the world, KU has maintained its position as the number one private university in Korea for six consecutive years, and is the highest-ranked private university in Asia. It is notable that KU made its entry into the top 60 in the course of only five years since it first cracked the top 100 in 2016.
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Ranked 1st among private universities in Korea

69 Climbed 14 positions compared to the previous year

QS World University Rankings by Subject (as of March 2020)

The number of KU’s fields of study that are ranked in the top 100 has steadily increased, from 22 in 2018 and 26 in 2019 to 27 in 2020 and 28 in 2021. Unlike other universities, KU’s fields of study that are listed in the top 100 are not concentrated in a certain area, but are instead evenly distributed across disciplines, with 13 of them being part of the humanities and 14 being part of the natural sciences. This is a result of KU’s consistent efforts to promote the balanced development of all fields of study.
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KU stands among the
top 100 universities in 27
out of 48 subject areas

27 In 48 subject areas,
KU stands among the
top 100 universities

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