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Waseda University

Tokyo, Japan | Private

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Waseda University was established in the year 1882, while it was known as Tōkyō Senmon Gakkō. It is a private research university located in in Shinjuku, Tokyo, and it is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan.

The university ranks well among the most prestigious universities in the Japanese university rankings. It is often ranked as the best private university in Japan. As a matter of fact, it occupied 212th position in the 2016 QS World University Rankings, and in the following year, it ranked 41st in Asia and 201st in the world. It ranked 2nd in the year 2016 in Toyo Keizai's Truly Strong Universities ranking.



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Waseda University is located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. It has its campus situated in the heart of the city where there is a rich urban settlement. There are several shops, malls, restaurants and other retail outlests are scattered across the city. Everything you need from groceries to other consumables can be purchased within the city with ease.


Waseda University has lots of historic buildings in all its campuses. The school is well structured with lots of lecture rooms and several administrative buildings. In addition to this, there are several infrastructural developments spread across its various campus. It also has a multifunctional auditorium, some conference rooms, Student Union Seminar Houses, Dormitories, Academic Advising Office, Sports facilities, Museums, computer rooms, as well as cafeterias.

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The University provides well-equipped dormitories and other residential options for researchers, and international students on campus. Housing facilities are also maintained and adequate support is given to interested students by the institution to ensure that they feel safe and comfortable. The university offers a special type of housing and residence for its international students. The accommodation ranges from  students dormitories and several residences given by the institution/apartments. In addition, you can opt fot flats that are rented by private businesses. The residences provided by the university are quite cheaper, while the private accommodations are a bit expensive.


Waseda University has a balanced faculty-student ratio which comprises of 51,129 students, 1,300 administrative staff and 1,144 full-time academic staff plus 136 part-time academic staff. It has thirty-six departments, out of which thirteen are undergraduate schools while the remaining twenty-three are for graduate schools. In addition, the standard of teaching is of high.

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The employability potention of the school is high, since it has an excellent reputation in asia and worldwide. According to WE National ranking, the university occupied the eleventh position in terms of the ease of employment of its graduates. Hence, graduates of the school have better changes of securing employment.

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