|Motto in English||Rights, Liberty, Independence and Self-government|
|Location||Chiyoda, Suginami, Kawasaki, Tokyo and Kanagawa, Japan|
Meiji University (明治大学 Meiji daigaku ) is a private university in Tokyo and Kawasaki, founded in 1881 by three lawyers of the Meiji era, Kishimoto Tatsuo, Miyagi Kōzō, and Yashiro Misao. It is one of the largest and most prestigious Japanese universities in Tokyo, Japan.
The University has nine faculties with total of around 33,000 students on three campuses in Ochanomizu in Chiyoda, Tokyo; the Izumi neighborhood of Suginami-ku, Tokyo; and the Ikuta neighborhood of Tama-ku, Kawasaki. The university is one of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's thirteen "Global 30" Project universities.
Undergraduate schools 
- School of Law
- Department of Law
- School of Commerce
- Department of Commerce
- School of Political Science and Economics
- Department of Political Science
- Department of Economics
- Department of Regional Administration
- School of Arts and Letters
- Department of Literature
- Department of History and Geography
- Department of Social Psychology
- School of Science and Technology
- Department of Electrical Engineering
- Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Precision Engineering
- Department of Architecture
- Department of Industrial Chemistry
- Department of Information Science
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Physics
- School of Agriculture
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of Agricultural Economics
- Department of Agricultural Chemistry
- Department of Life Sciences
- School of Business Administration
- Department of Business Administration
- Department of Accounting
- Department of Business and Culture
- School of Information and Communication
- Department of Information and Communication
- School of Global Japanese Studies
- Department of Global Japanese Studies
Graduate schools 
- Graduate School of Law
- Graduate School of Commerce
- Graduate School of Political Science and Economics
- Graduate School of Business Administration
- Graduate School of Arts and Letters
- Graduate School of Science and Technology
- Graduate School of Agriculture
- Graduate School of Governance Studies
- Graduate School of Global Business
- Graduate School of Professional Accountancy
Law school 
- Department of Law
Campus life 
Meiji University's baseball team belongs to the Tokyo Big Six league. Every year rugby union and baseball matches Meisōsen (明早戦) against Waseda University attract support among its students. It also has a successful judo team.
The university announced on February 26, 2009, that it would open a museum dedicated to anime and manga. It will include international research centers hosting Japanese and international scholars as well as a large quality of artifacts on the subject.
Academic rankings 
|Toyo Keizai National||General||26|
|NBP Greater Tokyo||Reputation||8|
|Social Sciences & Humanities|
|BE Success National||Qualification||6|
|BE Pass rate National||Qualification||20|
BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT
|Eduni MBA National||General||13|
|Eduni MBA World||General||519|
|CPA Success National||Qualification||5|
|Natural Sciences & Technology|
|ARE Success National||Qualification||9|
Meiji University is a one of the Japanese leading universities. Thus it is competitive in several rankings such as shown below.
General Rankings 
Research performance 
The Nikkei Shimbun on 16 February 2004 surveyed about the research standards in engineering studies based on Thomson Reuters, Grants in Aid for Scientific Research and questionnaires to heads of 93 leading Japanese Research Centers, and Meiji was placed 37th in this ranking.
Meiji has filed the 62nd highest number of patents in the nation as its research outcomes.
Graduate school rankings 
Meiji Law School is considered as one of the top Japanese law schools, as Meiji's number of successful candidates for bar examination has been 6th in 2009–2010 in Japan. It is one of the strongest department in this university as the cumulative number of people qualified as lawyer and prosecutor has been historically 6th after WW2.
Alumni rankings 
Graduates from Meiji enjoy good success in the Japanese industries.
The university is also ranked 6th in Japan for the number of alumni holding the position of executive in the listed companies of Japan, and this number per student (probability of becoming an executive) is 25th.
Meiji graduates have been ranked 5th in Japan in the number of successful national CPA exam applicants. Its graduates have been also ranked 9th in Japan in the number of successful Architect Registration exam applicants.
Furthermore, the number of Members of Parliament who graduated Meiji is 6th in Japan.
Popularity and selectivity 
Meiji is a popular university in Japan. The number of applicants per place was 24.9 (113,905/4,582) in the 2011 undergraduate admissions, this number of applicants (113,905) was largest in 2011. Its entrance difficulty is also very selective.
Prime Ministers 
Other politicians 
- Zhou Enlai (Premier of the People's Republic of China 1949-1976)
- Xie Jishi (Manchu Empire Foreign Minister)
- Yōsuke Matsuoka（Minister for Foreign Affairs）
- Hasegawa Nyozekan
- Ichio Asukata（chairman of the Japan Socialist Party）
- Takashi Sasagawa（Minister (government)）
- Ken Harada（Minister of Economic Planning）
- Masayuki Fujio（Minister of Education）
- Hiromichi Watanabe
- Yoshitaka Sakurada
- Fumiaki Matsumoto
- Ritsuo Hosokawa（Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare）
- Yoshitaka Shindo（Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications）
- Satoshi Takayama
- Shigeo Kitamura
- Yoshio Urushibara
- Koichi Tani
- Masaji Matsuyama
- Masaaki Akaike
- Naoki Inose（Governor of Tokyo, journalist）
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell, US Senator
- Yū Aku（lyricist, poet, and novelist）
- Hideki Arai (manga artist)
- Morio Agata (singer)
- Tatsuji Fuse (Korean independence movement custodian)
- Hideo Gosha (film director)
- Masaaki Hatsumi (martial artist, founder of Bujinkan)
- Syu Hiraide (novelist, lawyer)
- Senichi Hoshino (baseball player, manager)
- Kei Inoo (singer(J-pop group Hey! Say! JUMP)
- Mao Inoue (actress)
- Sogo Ishii
- Kensuke Isidu (fashion designer)
- Sachio Ito (novelist)
- Kaiji Kawaguchi (manga artist)
- Yuzo Kawashima (film director)
- Kan Kikuchi (novelist)
- Keiko Kitagawa (actress)
- Masaru Kitano (doctor of engineering and TV commentator)
- Takeshi Kitano (film director)
- Daichi Kiyono(actor,rugby player)
- Akira Kobayashi (film actor)
- Yasuo Kobayashi (aikido instructor)
- Masao Koga (composer)
- Shigeaki Kosugi (freelance broadcaster/actor)
- Keiichiro Koyama (actor, singer (J-pop group NEWS), former MC (The Shōnen Club))
- Kazufumi Miyazawa (composer, singer)
- Showtaro Morikubo (voice actor, actor, singer)
- Osamu Mukai (actor)
- Yuto Nagatomo (professional soccer player)
- Toshiyuki Nishida (film actor)
- Hiroshi Ohshita (Professional Baseball Player, Hall of famer)
- Kihachi Okamoto (film director)
- Ren Osugi (film actor)
- Toshio Sakai (photographer)
- Motoi Sakuraba (composer, musician)
- Kazuhiro Sano (film director and actor)
- Kiyoshi Sasabe (film director)
- Mamoru Sasaki (screenwriter)
- Fusako Shigenobu (activist)
- Tetsuo Shinohara (film director)
- Sohn Kee-chung (marathon runner)
- Denmei Suzuki (film actor)
- Shigeyoshi Suzuki (film director)
- Yuzo Takada (manga artist)
- Ken Takakura (film actor)
- Noboru Tanaka (film director)
- Eijiro Tono (film actor)
- Ryoichi Uchimura (Keishicho, Kendo player, 2-time All Japan winner)
- Naomi Uemura (mountain climber, adventurer)
- Moriteru Ueshiba (Third Aikido Doshu)
- Tatsuro Yamashita (composer, singer)
- Tomohisa Yamashita (actor, singer)
- Yoshihiro Yonezawa
- Tom Yoda (Business Administration Graduate), current councilor of the university and ex-chairman of Avex Group
- Kenjirou Tsuda (actor, seiyuu)
- Takahiko Ishikawa, Donn F. Draeger (1999). Judo Training Methods. Tuttle Publishing. p. 24.
- David McNeill, "A Scholarly Home for Manga," Chronicle of Higher Education. ("To continue reading this premium article [beyond the first 2½ sentences], you must have a Chronicle account AND a subscription or an online pass.")
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- "GBUDU University Rankings" (in Japanese). YELL books. 2009. Retrieved Apr 29, 2011.
- "Bar Exam Successful Applicants rankings" (in Japanese). Shikaku Seek. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
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- "Architects Registration Exam Successful Applicants rankings" (in Japanese). Shikaku Seek. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
- "出身大学別上場企業役員数ランキング" (in Japanese). 大学ranking.net.
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- E.g. Yoyogi seminar published Hensachi (the indication showing the entrance difficulties by prep schools) rankings http://www.yozemi.ac.jp/rank/gakubu/index.html
- Japanese journalist Kiyoshi Shimano ranks its entrance difficulty as A1 (2nd most selective/out of 10 scales) in Japan. "危ない大学・消える大学 2012年版" (in Japanese). YELL books. 2011.
- Awarded an honorary Bachelor of Science in engineering in 2004, 34 years after he dropped out to pursue his career in entertainment.
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