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Stage 2 Explore Further

Lesson 2/21


Since our founding in 1874, during the early years of westernization in Japan and as one of only a handful of Christian schools in Japan, Rikkyo University has been a pioneer in providing education focused on the development of the individual. Rikkyo University attracts students from across Japan and the world. We are proud of our students and alumni for they make us who we are, and they make us better. Rikkyo University will forever be a leading university in Japan, and we look forward to establishing an even stronger reputation as a world-class institution of higher education.



Best international outlook score (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2020)


Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research New Adoption Rate (MEXT, 2018)


Best university (QS World University Rankings, 2020; Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2019)


Highest number of high school applicants in east Japan (Recruit Marketing Partners, 2019)


Highest satisfaction as rated by students (UNIPRESS, 2020)


Highest number of citations (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2019)

* All rankings are based on Japanese private universities.

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