About Yonsei University:

Yonsei University is a private research university in Seoul, South Korea. It is one of Korea's three SKY universities, considered the most prestigious in the country. The university was established in January 1957 through the union of Yonhi College and Severance Union Medical College. Yonsei operates its main campus in Seoul and offers graduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in Korean and English. Yonhi College was one of the first modern colleges, founded as Chosun Christian College in March 1915. Severance has its roots in the first modern medical center in Korea, Gwanghyewon, founded in April, 1885. As a tribute, the name 'Yonsei' was derived from the first syllables of the names of its two parent institutions.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 270 239 200 156 205 160 169 170 154 149 152 151 154 155 142

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture - - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 - 401-450 351-400
Engineering 87 74 62 63 63 68 73 75 73 78 84 96 101 96
Life Sciences - - 287 297 255 252 230 234 210 220 223 236 225 195
Medicine 278 240 221 212 175 163 164 152 146 133 124 112 114 119
Natural Sciences 151 110 82 109 102 149 146 141 111 152 172 181 177 149
Social Sciences - - - 278 - 272 - - 279 285 293 301-350 284 259

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - 451-500 401-450 351-400 301-350 250
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 260 255 224
Chemistry 70 69 79 76 83 73 81 88 96 95 86
Chemical Engineering 109 105 118 105 79 83 106 99 114 103 104
Civil Engineering 130 143 183 119 131 119 130 115 150 138 125
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 101 90 97
Computer Science 95 122 101 122 146 124 129 105 140 136 136
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 283 260 245
Electrical Engineering 71 68 54 61 73 76 74 86 95 92 121
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - - -
Geosciences 273 273 300 - - - - - - - -
Immunology - - - - - - - - 230 208 215
Materials Science 46 42 47 48 54 55 61 69 84 85 81
Mathematics - - - - - - 335 351-400 301-350 351-400 351-400
Mechanical Engineering 116 171 155 220 204 218 282 279 256 242 231
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 234 195 158
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 212 222 195
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 258 - 297
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 251 270 200 195 202 247 256 238 232 218
Physics 107 85 139 130 111 107 120 146 152 148 121
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - 451-500 - 451-500 -
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 276 286 267
Space Science - - - - - - - - 287 248 259
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 98
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 86