Chancellor Kenichi Semba
Administrative staff 1,983
Total enrollment 18,835 (1 May 2015)
Undergraduate tuition and fees 783,000 JPY (2009)
Academic staff 1,653
Acceptance rate 18.3% (2015)
Phone +81 3-3409-9612
|Address 4 Chome-4-25 Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0002, Japan|
Motto The Salt of the Earth and Light of the World
Notable alumni Renhō, Shin Dong‑bin, Keisuke Kuwata, Tadahito Iguchi, Fusanosuke Natsume
Similar Rikkyo University, Hosei University, Meiji University, Toyo University, Sophia University
Opening aoyama gakuin university
Originally established in 1874 by missionaries from the Methodist Episcopal Church, Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) was reconfigured in its current form in 1949 as part of Aoyama Gakuin. Aoyama Gakuin University celebrated its 140-year anniversary in 2014 and is one of Japan's oldest higher education facilities.
- Opening aoyama gakuin university
- Life in aoyama gakuin university
- Undergraduate programs
- Graduate programs
- Research institute
- Film and television
AGU has established a national reputation for the quality of its education and its international ambiance and is widely recognized as one of the leading private universities in Japan.
Aoyama Gakuin University aims to educate students with a strong sense of social responsibility and morality in order to contribute to society and today's world in accordance with its educational policy based on the Christian faith.
The university's undergraduate and graduate programs include courses on literature, law, economics, business, international politics, economics, communication, science, engineering and cultural studies. The university also has specialized graduate programs that are designed to train high level specialized professionals in areas including international management, law and professional accounting.
Aoyama Gakuin University is the current 3-time reigning champion of the prestigious Hakone Ekiden (2015, 2016, 2017).
Life in aoyama gakuin university
The university is ranked 11th of the number of alumni of congressperson, and 13th in Japan for the number of alumni holding the position of executive in the listed companies of Japan. The university graduates have been ranked 8th in Japan in the number of successful national CPA exam applicants. The university is one of the 5 popular universities in Tokyo. Since the campus is located at 'Le Marais' area for Tokyo and students considered to have wealthy backgroud, the school members are regarded as highly sophisticated. It has to be noted that Aoyama Gakuin University focuses on the Humanities education, especially for undergraduate students more than other universities. They have tendency to be ranked weaker.
In the University Brand Image Survey in 2010 conducted by Nikkei BP Consulting, Aoyama Gakuin University was ranked 7th in the Greater Tokyo Area and 4th out of the Private Universities after Keio University, Waseda University, and Sophia University.
The main campus located in Aoyama in central Tokyo, is complemented by the Sagamihara Campus in Kanagawa Prefecture. The Sagamihara Campus is houses the College of Science and Engineering. For the Academic Year 2003 (as of May 1, 2003), the undergraduate student population at AGU is approximately 19,372. The university has graduated around 155,219 students in all and employs approximately 1,300 full-time and part-time faculty members who offer a wealth of educational and research opportunities. Aoyama Gakuin University is accredited by the Japanese University Association and is a member of the Japan Association of Private College and Universities.
The university maintains a number of active international exchange programs for students and faculty. Due to this, Aoyama Gakuin University is well known for its international ambiance: many of the students and faculty have attended universities and research institutes abroad, while numerous scholars and students from around the world have studied at the university.
In this campus, there are two registered tangible cultural property, "Majima Memorial Hall（間島記念館）" and "Berry Hall".