Yonsei University is a Christian private research university, located in Seoul, South Korea. Established in 1885, it is one of the oldest universities in South Korea, the top private comprehensive universities in South Korea, and is widely regarded as one of the top three comprehensive universities in the country.
Yonsei University is one of four Korean universities ranked in all three ARWU World University Ranking, QS World University Rankings, and The Times World University Ranking in 2010, along with Seoul National University, KAIST, and POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology). Also, Yonsei University was ranked 16th in Asia in 2012 and 129th in the world in 2011 by QS World University Rankings. As of April 1, 2009, Yonsei University has a main campus in Seoul, a secondary campus in Wonju, South Korea, 26,530 undergraduate students, 11,437 graduate students, and 4,178 faculty members.