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 an effort to internationalize, its student body is still largely Korean. However, there are numerous great English programs for international students, mostly at the graduate level. SNU’s MBA and GSIS programs are of particularly high quality. As an added bonus, because it is a public university, the tuition is quite low!