Seoul National University is the #1 ranked university in South Korea. Founded in 1949 as a public university, it is currently one of the largest universities. Its motto, “A Tradition of Excellence; Honoring Public Service; Pioneering Knowledge” shows SNU’s dedication to improving the world through research.
Although SNU has made large efforts to internationalize, its student body is still largely Korean. However, there are numerous great programs for international students, mostly at the graduate level. Especially its MBA and GSIS are of high quality. As an added bonus, because SNU is a public university, the tuition fee is quite low!