According to the 2011 QS Asian university rankings, Seoul National University is the highest ranked institution in Korea, South (rated 6th in Asia), ahead of KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (11th in Asia), and POSTECH (12th in Asia).

In another international league table (Ranking Web of World Universities July 2011), Seoul National University is also ranked No. 1 among the top ranked universities of Republic Of Korea, followed by KAIST (2nd in Korea and 279th in the world), and Yonsei University (3rd in Korea and 470th in the world). A total of 8 Korean universities ranked in the global top 1000. the others are: Korea University (515th globally), Pohang University of Science & Technology (537th globally), Hanyang University (664th globally), Sungkyunkwan University (699th globally), and Kyungpook National University (747th globally).

Top 10 Universities in Korea for 2011:
1 Seoul National University
2 Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
3 Pohang University of Science And Technology
4 Yonsei University
5 Korea University
6 Sungkyunkwan University
7 Kyung Hee University
8 Hanyang University
9 Ewha Womans University
10 Sogang University
Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited

* Suggested Reading: Top Business Schools in Korea

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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