Seoul National University was established in 1946. Seoul National University honors the ideals of liberal education and aims to teach students a lifelong love of learning that will form the basis for continuous personal growth. At the same time, it is committed to preparing students to work and live in an increasingly competitive global environment. As of 2020, the university has around 27,800 students and 5,500 faculty members across 15 colleges with 82 departments for undergraduates, one graduate school (with 142 programs) and 12 professional graduate schools.
The mission of Seoul National University in the twenty-first century is to create a vibrant intellectual community where students and scholars join together in building the future. As Korea’s research leading university, Seoul National University is committed to diversifying its student body and faculty, fostering global exchange, and promoting path-breaking research in all fields of knowledge.