Sophia University, known as 上智大学 ('jouchi daigaku') in Japanese, was officially established in 1913 as a special school by the Society of Jesus, and has since grown into a large, and well-reputed university, with over 10,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students across four campuses in the Tokyo area. It takes the name Sophia from the Greek 'sophus' meaning "wisdom." The Japanese name, 'jouchi daigaku' literally means "University of Higher Wisdom." The school was first recognized as a university in 1928, but it traces its history all the way back to the arrival of St. Francis Xavier to Japan in 1549. Xavier expressed his interest at the time in his hopes to found a university in the Japanese capital. A statue of Xavier still stands in front of the main building of the Ichigaya campus.
Sophia's main campus, at Yotsuya, is a very urban campus, consisting of rougly 25 large, modern buildings. The majority of Sophia's 10,000 undergraduate students spend nearly all of their time here. The Faculties of Humanities, Law, Foreign Studies, Economics, and Science and Technology have their home here, as do the main library, cafeteria, gymnasium, chapel, bookstore, and offices. The smaller Ichigaya campus, a few blocks away, is the home of the Faculty of Comparative Culture. Nearly all of Sophia's foreign exchange students study here, as all the courses in the FCC are taught in English, with the exception of Japanese language courses. This campus consists of only two buildings, and serves about 1,000 students. It is also currently the home of the Tokyo offices of the Council on International Educational Exchange, the primary foreign exchange organization, which oversees roughly half of the international students at Ichigaya. The Shakujii campus houses the Faculty of Theology. The Hadano campus in Kanagawa Prefecture is home to the Sophia Junior College, as well as a number of seminar halls and athletics complexes.
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