Saitama University is located in a quite suburban area of Saitama City, the capital of Saitama prefecture. Saitama city is located about 30 kilometers north of metropolitan Tokyo. Central Tokyo can conveniently be accessed by East Japan Railways in about an hour’s journey from the university.
The University has five faculties (schools) for undergraduate education -Liberal Arts, Education, Economics, Science, and Engineering- and four graduate schools -Cultural Science, Education, Economic Science, and Science and Engineering-, all offering programs leading to doctorates as well as master’s degrees. The total enrollment in the university is more than 8,500 with more than 500 overseas students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies .