As most universities in Seoul, Soongsil University is a prominent university in South Korea. To enter Soongsil, students are required to be in the top 7-12% group of the university entry exam. Soongsil's IT sector and business school is especially strong. The first computer science department in Korea was founded here and the department is currently ranked second in Korea after Seoul National University in the field of computer science. According to JoongAng Ilbo, a Korean newspaper, as of 2011 it ranked 22nd overall in the national rankings. Also in 2012 and 2013 it was the 16th university with the biggest number of graduates with a CPA.