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Sophia University is a private research university in Japan, with its main campus located near Yotsuya station, in an area of Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward. It is ranked as one of the top private universities in Japan. It takes its name from the Greek Sophia meaning "wisdom". The Japanese name, Jōchi Daigaku, literally means "University of Higher Wisdom".

It has an exchange program with many universities throughout the world, including Yale University, and the University of Hong Kong. The university was a men’s university in the past, but at present admits women; the proportion of men to women is now more or less equal. Sophia’s alumni are referred to as "Sophians"; they include the 79th Prime Minister of Japan, a number of politicians and George Takei of Star Trek fame.

Quick Facts: 

Location: Tokyo

City Population: 13.5 million

University Population: 12,000 students

Climate: Tokyo lies in the humid subtropical climate zone with hot humid summers and generally mild winters with cool spells.

Nearest Airport: Narita International Airport

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Why choose Sophia?

  1. Sophia's main campus, at Yotsuya, is in the center of Tokyo
  2. Tokyo is a megacity that invites students to enjoy all the benefits of its state-of-the-art technology, facilities, and infrastructure
  3. Sophia is one of Japan's top private universities