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Seikei University (成蹊大学, Seikei daigaku) is a private university in the Kichijōji area of the city of Musashino, Tokyo, Japan. Its name derives from a passage in the Records of the Grand Historian by Sima Qian.[citation needed] Its campus is noted for its rows of zelkova trees, which is listed as one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan.[1]

Seikei University
Seikei University 01.jpg
Campus of Seikei University.
EstablishedFounded 1906,
Chartered 1949
PresidentYoichi Kamejima
Location, ,
ColorsPrussian blue
WebsiteSeikei University (English)
Seikei University (Japanese)



The university was established by charter in 1949. Its predecessor dates back to 1906 and was supported by Koyata Iwasaki, the fourth head of the Mitsubishi zaibatsu.[citation needed] Before World War II, this university was managed by donations from Mitsubishi Group. After World War II, it became independent from Mitsubishi Group through dissolution of the zaibatsu. However, Seikei University still has close connections with the Mitsubishi Group. This university has many graduates from families of noble or business backgrounds.

The university is one of the Tokyo Four Universities (Seikei, Musashi, Seijo, Gakushuin).


Seikei Gakuen Zelkova trees
The main building facing the main gate
Seikei University Building No. 1, No.2 and No. 10
Keyaki Ground (400 m stadium) * The auditorium can accommodate about 1200 people


  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science and Technology

Graduate schoolsEdit

  • Graduate School of Economics
  • Graduate School of Business
  • Graduate School of Law and Political Science
  • Graduate School of Humanities
  • Graduate School of Science and Technology
  • Law School

Research institutesEdit

  • Center for Asian and Pacific Studies

Academic rankingsEdit

University rankings
ENSMP World[2]Alumni 89

Alumni rankingsEdit

École des Mines de Paris ranks Seikei University as 89th in the world in 2009 (89th in 2008) in terms of the number of alumni listed among CEOs in the 500 largest worldwide companies. (The university is also ranked 9th in Japan.)[3][4][5]

Attached schoolEdit

Seikei high school(senior high school)
Seikei high school has an exchange study program with St. Paul's School in New Hampshire and Cowra High School in New South Wales, Australia. And there is a study abroad program with Choate Rosemary Hall, Pembroke College, Cambridge and University of California, Davis.
Seikei junior high school
Seikei elementary school

Notable alumniEdit

Study abroad agreementEdit

See alsoEdit

  • Osaka Seikei University, which is a completely different school with no connection to Seikei University.
  • Love Live!, university was used as a setting of Otonokizaka High School


  1. ^ "100 Soundscapes of Japan". Ministry of the Environment. Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  2. ^ "ENSMP World University Rankings" (PDF). École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris. 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ パリ国立高等鉱業学校 世界大学ランキング(2008年) (in Japanese). 大学
  5. ^ パリ国立高等鉱業学校 世界大学ランキング(2009年) (in Japanese). 大学

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Coordinates: 35°42′50″N 139°34′25″E / 35.71389°N 139.57361°E / 35.71389; 139.57361