Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University



APU makes QS World University Rankings for the first time.


Jul 15, 2022

For the first time in the school’s history, APU ranked in the QS World University Rankings 2023, which was released June 9, 2022, as the 5th top private university in Japan.

This ranking is based on 6 indicators which include academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty student ratio, international student ratio, and international faculty ratio. This year, the ranking highly evaluated APU for its internationality in particular. It ranks 83rd among world universities with regard to ratio of international faculty members and 25th in the ratio of international students. For both these indicators, it ranks #1 in Japan.

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QS World University Rankings 2023: Top global universities (external link)

Top 5 Private Japanese Universities to rank in QS World University Rankings 2023

Rank in Japan QS 2023 Rank University Name
1 197 Keio University
2 205 Waseda University
3 701-750 Ritsumeikan University
4 801-1000 International Christian University
5 801-1000 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

The World University Rankings published by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), an organization specializing in the analysis of higher education institutions around the world, are considered to be among the most reliable. Of the 1418 institutions selected this year, 50 were Japanese universities.

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