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As of the fall semester of the 2016 academic year

Campus & Auxiliary Hospital

Korea University consists of the Anam Campus (in Seoul, 844,809㎡), Sejong Campus (in Sejong Special Self-Governing City, 428,871㎡) and three auxiliary hospitals (Anam Hospital: Seongbuk-district in Seoul, 67,676㎡, Guro Hospital: Guro-district in Seoul, 40,208㎡, Ansan Hospital: Ansan-city in Gyeonggi Province, 47,846㎡).

Anam Campus 844,809 m 2 Ansan Hospital 47,846 m 2 Guro Hospital 40,208 m 2 Anam Hospital 67,676 m 2 Sejong Campus 428,871 m 2

Korean & International Student Enrollment

The total number of students is 35,619, including 28,431 on the Anam Campus (Undergraduate: 19,694, Graduate: 8,767) and 7,188 on the Sejong Campus (Undergraduate: 6,347, Graduate: 841). Among the Anam Campus students, 2,301 (8.09%) are international students. The total number of international students in language, exchange and training programs stands at 3,936.

total 35,619





Korean & International Faculty Members

The total number of faculty members is 5,004, including 4,372 on the Anam Campus (Full-time: 1,458, Part-time: 2,914) and 632 on the Sejong Campus (Full-time: 282, Part-time: 350). Of this number, 143 (4.38%) of the full-time faculty are international.

total 5,004




Student-to-Full-time Faculty Ratio (Based on Students Quotas)

The number stands at 22.55 students per faculty member on the Anam Campus and 26.81 students on the Sejong Campus.


Student per Full-time
Faculty Ratio by Year
Anam Campus


Student per Full-time
Faculty Ratio by Year
Sejong Campus


The number of employees on the Anam and Sejong Campuses is 853 and 195, respectively.


Number of employees
Anam Campus


Number of employees
Sejong Campus

Library Collection

The KU library collection consists of 3,207,504 physical (hard copy) materials, including 2,171,801 books, 602,344 periodicals, 239,360 dissertations, 106,274 antique books in Chinese characters, and 87,725 non-book materials. The KU library also has another 498,407 materials in digital format: 65,953 e-journals, 279 web databases 71.531 paper and 318,813 e-books.

Total number of tangible materials (books) 3,207,504
  • 2,171,801 Books
  • 602,344 periodicals
  • 239,360 Paper
  • 106,274 Materials in Chinese Characters
  • 87,725 Nonbook Publications

Total amount of digital content (number of pieces) 498,407
  • 65,953  Electronic journals
  • 279 WEB DB
  • 71,531 paper
  • 318,813  e-Book

International Organization Membership Status

W100 Reputation Network (World 100 Reputation Network)

The World 100 Reputation Network is a group of the best universities in the world, undertaking research that enhances professional activity in and around reputation management, international relations and strategy

U21 (Universitas21)

Founded in 1997, Universitas 21 currently boasts 21 member universities in twelve different countries and territories. It works to enhance cooperation among member universities and promote opportunities that cannot be easily achieved by any single institute alone. Korea University joined Universitas 21 in 2004 as the organization’s 17th member. It remains the first and only member from South Korea. In 2009, KU hosted a symposium and the U21 Presidents’ Annual Meeting, and pledged its commitment to a joint PhD program among fourteen universities.

APRU (Association of Pacific Rim Universities)

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), a consortium of leading research universities in the Pacific Rim, aims to foster exchanges and collaboration in research among universities in the Asia-Pacific region. Prominent research universities such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, UBC, Beijing University, Tokyo University, and the National University of Singapore all hold membership in the APRU. Its South Korean members are Korea University, Seoul National University and Yonsei University.

ICUBE (International Consortium of Universities for the study of Biodiversity & the Environment)

The International Consortium of Universities for the Study of Biodiversity & the Environment (ICUBE) is a consortium of global leading research universities designed to promote research and education on biodiversity, climate change, and the environment.

APAIE (Asia-Pacific Association for International Education)

The Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) is a non-profit organization founded in December 2004 by universities in thirteen countries including South Korea, China, Japan, the US (Hawaii), Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and India. APAIE’s goals are to activate exchanges among those responsible for higher education in the Asia-Pacific region and to enhance the quality of international education programs.

Evaluation Team
Tel: 02-3290-2724 E-mail: eval@korea.ac.kr Fax: 02-928-9120 Update : 2017-07-12