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Doshisha University
Doshisha University (同志社大学, Dōshisha daigaku), also referred to as Dodai (同大, Dōdai), is a private university in Kyoto City, Japan. Doshisha University is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan today, with powerful influence in the Kansai region, and is considered one of the most selective private universities in Japan. The acceptance rate for the 40,924 applicants for the 2014 academic year was 35.6%, with the acceptance rate in some departments under 15%. In 2013, the university was ranked fourth among Japanese private universities for "schools to which parents wish to send their child", following Waseda University, Keio University, and Meiji University and eleventh for "prestigious hidden schools that you know", following Waseda University, Keio University, Meiji University and so on. Doshisha University has the highest deviation value as a private university in the Kansai region. Established in 1875, it is one of Japan's oldest private institutions of higher learning and has approximately 30,000 students enrolled on four different campuses in Kyoto. It is one of the Japanese "Global 30" universities and one university belonging to "Kankandoritsu" (関関同立), a group of the four leading private universities in western Japan's Kansai region also including Kansai University, Kwansei Gakuin University, and Ritsumeikan University.

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