Seoul National University
- Established in 1946 as the first national university in Korea, SNU has been an indisputable leader of higher education in Korea.
- Comprehensive University
SNU has 16 Colleges with 84 departments including Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Business, Law, Music, Fine Arts etc. It has 3,670 full-time faculty and 26,941 students (16,325 undergraduates and 10,616 graduates)
- Research-oriented University
Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology analyzed number of SCI paper publications and ranked SNU 20th in the world in producing SCI papers in 2008.
According to the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan's "Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers 2010", SNU ranked 6th in Chemistry Engineering, 8th in Material Sciences, 17th in Mechanical Sciences.
- SNU has 3 campuses and two major campuses are located in Seoul. The Main Campus in Gwanak is the largest university campus in Seoul.