Pai Chai University is one of South Korea's oldest modern universities. Its campus is located in Seo-gu, in Daejeon metropolitan city, on the lower slopes of Yeonja Mountain. It has a present-day student body of about 14,000. Undergraduate programs are administered by the Colleges of Humanities, Foreign Studies, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Tourism Management, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Performing Inter-media Arts and Fine Arts. Numerous graduate programs in these fields are provided as well.
The school was founded by the missionary Henry Appenzeller in 1885, not long after the Joseon government had legalized Christianity and reformed the national educational system. At that time it was known as Baejae Hakdang (배재학당), which might be rendered as "Pai Chai Academy." It was officially established as a college in 1895.
Pai Chai University has 5 colleges.
College of Howard (Global Humanities)
College of Seo Jaepil [Philip Jaisohn] (Business Social Sciences Law)
College of Appenzeller (Sciences and Engineering)
College of Kim Soweol [Kim Sowol] (Tourism and Arts)
College of Ju Sigyeong
Graduate School of Information and Communications
Graduate School of International Business and Commerce