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Soongsil University

156-743 511 Seoul View map
South Korea
Private
High
14,107
821
1,168

Overview

Soongsil University's root trace back to 1897, when Dr. W. M. Baird, an American missionary started teaching from his residence in Pyong Yang and was then given the title of the first university in Korea. Later during the Japanese occupation and Korea lost its sovereignty, Soongsil University made national liberalization its top priority and took the lead in the national independence movement. In 1938, the school even decided to close down in protest against forced worship at Japanese shrines. Even throughout Korea's tumultuous history, Soongsil has always striven to be the first.

University Highlights

Total students - 14,107

12.2%
87.8%

International students - 1,168

74.9%
25.1%

Total faculty staff - 821

54
767

Total students - 14,107

12.2%
87.8%

International students - 1,168

74.9%
25.1%

Total faculty staff - 821

767
54
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