A Tuition for 2014 is as follows:
|Tuition for 2014||Undergraduate Students||Graduate Students|
|Tuition :||One Year : 535,800 JPY||One Year : 535,800 JPY|
|(First Semester : 267,900 JPY)||(Second Semester : 267,900 JPY)|
|(First Semester : 267,900 JPY)||(Second Semester : 267,900 JPY)|
|Admission Fee :||282,000 JPY||282,000 JPY|
Refer to the "About Tuition(Japanese Page)" page for details.
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|Faculty of Letters and Education||214||216||235||275||940|
|Faculty of Science||140||131||140||152||563|
|Faculty of Human Life and Environmental Sciences||135||131||141||165||572|
|Graduate||Number of Students|
Source: From data compiled by Ochanomizu University (as of May 2017).
A Although Ochanomizu University Senior High School does not specify this in its name, it is a girl's school.
Also, note that the junior high school has a male-to-female ratio of approximately 1:2, and the elementary school and kindergarten have the same numbers of boys and girls.
Several students from Ochanomizu University Senior High School are admitted to the university each year.
In addition, a special university and high school collaborative educational program aimed at fostering basic abilities that act as a foundation for a liberal arts education was put into effect in April 2005. As a part of this educational program, enrolled students are the subjects of follow-up surveys, and so a special selection process (designated school recommendation) based on the special university and high school collaborative educational program is used to select certain Ochanomizu University Senior High School students, starting with the 2008 entrance examination.
A The university and attached schools have a combined area of 111,748 square meters, or a square measuring 334 meters per side.
This is 8.6 times the area of the Tokyo Dome grounds. (The Tokyo Dome grounds cover 13,000 square meters.)
The area is equivalent to 69,000 tatami. (One tatami is 1.62 square meters).
|Current Number of International Students||Undergraduate||Graduate|
|Other Foreign Students|
|Japanese Studies students||6|
A A university is a place where one attains the skills necessary to enter society and realize one's dreams. Although the best place to polish one's skills will differ according to the individual, those who have graduated from Ochanomizu University describe their experience studying in a women-only environment as extremely beneficial because it gave them freedom and the ability to focus proactively on their studies.
In addition, many students interested in studying here state that when they came to visit the campus, they realized that even though it is located in the heart of Tokyo, it is surrounded by an incredible amount of greenery and offers an extremely relaxing environment that is not available at coeducational schools. These students loved the atmosphere so much they decided to make this their preferred university. Of course, many students are drawn to the unique cutting-edge research not found at any other university as well as the friendly educational system. Please be sure to take an opportunity, such as Open Campus Days, to visit the university and experience the environment and atmosphere for yourself.
A It has been said that from now on, universities will begin to polarize into two groups, namely, large universities that specialize in multidiscipline strength and small universities that specialize in unique research and education. Ochanomizu University, which is representative of the latter, fosters women leaders with advanced professional skills necessary to be successful in the future world of the 21st century through its unique research and educational systems that are not available at large universities. In particular, the homelike educational environment with its small number of students makes it possible to get past formalistic walls that tend to exist at large universities and allows students to experience how wonderful it is to study and carry out activities freely. Also, Ochanomizu University offers a credit transfer system with nearby universities, including the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Tokyo University of the Arts, and the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. The ability to attend lectures at these other universities makes it possible for students to satisfy their intellectual curiosity even further.
A We believe that the best part of this university is how it offers an environment where students and faculty can realize the full extent of their own individual strengths without impediments. Also, keep in mind that in the world of academics, even fields and discoveries that offer no immediate benefit to society sometime grab the spotlight in later years. For this reason, there are no particular fields of academic study that receive extra attention.
However, as society changes and research progresses, society expects new technologies and dimensions to appear in such areas as information technology, environmental issues, and globalization. We believe that it is the mission of the university to apply existing fields to these areas and meet the needs of society, and it is our intention to do so.
|Teachers||269 (150 [55.8％])|
|Teachers at Attached Schools||108 (71 [65.7％])|
|Administrative Staff Members||111 (55 [49.5％])|
Figures in parentheses are numbers of women, and figures in brackets are percentages of the total that are women
(as of May 2017).
AOchanomizu University's school song was the first song ever to be used as a school song in Japan. The song, "Migakazuba," was bestowed on the university in 1875 by Empress Meiji, and this song was given musical notation and selected as a school song in 1878.
みがかずば たまもかがみも なにかせん
Migakazuba Tama mo Kagami mo Nanikasen
Manabi no Michi mo Kaku Koso Arikere*
"Unless you polish it, even a jewel or mirror will be for naught The path of learning is much the same"(J)
*From Hyakunenshi (The Hundred Years History)
A music file (MIDI file) of "Migakazuba" is available here
(on the "Ochanomizu University Elementary School" page)
A We will continue to draw upon the special characteristics of a women's university by providing an educational and research environment that matches the course of a woman's life while fostering women who can succeed on the international stage.
A University studies are more than just professional instruction. It takes more than a specialty to graduate from Ochanomizu University.The basic educational philosophy of Ochanomizu University is as follows :
Although a liberal arts education plays a central role in items 1 and 2 above, professional education is also involved. Although item 3 is mainly cultivated through professional education, we believe that a liberal arts education is also involved. The liberal arts education taught at Ochanomizu University is the kind of education that is necessary to attain the level of culture required to become a promising woman leader who can succeed in 21st-century society. Specifically, this includes the following :
We would like students to see these goals as requirements needed to graduate from Ochanomizu University. Foundational seminars, foundational lectures, linguistic education, information education, and other opportunities are waiting for you at Ochanomizu University.
A In order of graduation :
|Ginko Ogino||The first licensed woman physician in modern Japanese history (Her name is given as Gin Ogino in her family register.)|
|Tetsu Yasui||Founder of Tokyo Woman‘s Christian University|
|Yuka Noguchi||Founder of Futaba Kindergarten (currently referred to as Futaba Hoikuen [nursery])|
|Sumi Oe||Founder of Tokyo Kasei-Gakuin|
|Kono Yasui||Japan‘s first woman to earn a doctorate of science|
|Tokuyo Nikaido||Founder of Japan Women‘s College of Physical Education|
|Chika Kuroda||First woman student at Tohoku Imperial University and Japan‘s second woman to earn a doctorate of science|
|Michiyo Tsujimura||Japan‘s first woman to earn a doctorate of agriculture|
|Japan‘s second woman to earn a doctorate of agriculture|
|Yasu Esumi||Founding member of Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University and first president of Junshin Academy of Girls and Women|
|Toshiko Yuasa||Nuclear physicist|
|Masuko Honda||Writer of children's books and previous Ochanomizu University president|
|Wakako Hironaka||Current member of the House of Councilors|
|Keiko Yanagisawa||Researcher and journalist|