Yonsei University: Yonsei University Ranks 1st among Asian Private Universities

Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2023 released by the global university evaluation agency QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) on June 9. This is a six-step rise from last year.

Yonsei University, which recorded its all-time highest ranking in history last year, achieved the feat of topping the “Asian private universities” by once again breaking its record in this year’s announcement. In particular, it is more meaningful in that Yonsei is the only one among major private universities in Korea to rise in the rankings amidst the drops of most major universities.

The QS evaluates universities around the world based on six indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty-to-student ratio, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio. This year, 2,462 universities from around the world participated, and 1,422 of them were ranked. The evaluation, which marks its 19th year this time, is known to be most frequently referred to by education consumers and stakeholders worldwide, including students, educational institutions, and governments.

Yonsei achieved a rise in the overall ranking as its employer reputation rose 15 ranks from last year, its academic reputation rose nine notches, and the international student ratio climbed 38 steps. In particular, the internationalization index is all the more meaningful as it has achieved the best performance despite the worst situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.