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Universidad Nacional de Colombia

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Overview

Established in 1867, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (National University of Colombia) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Bogotá (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Bogota. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Medellín, Manizales, Palmira, Arauca, Leticia, San Andrés Islas. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional - Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Colombia (Ministry of National Education - National Council for Higher Education, Colombia), Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 150 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Colombian higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UNAL also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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General Information


Name
Name National University of Colombia
Acronym UNAL
Founded 1867
Motto Inter Aulas Academia quaere verum
Search for the truth in the academy classrooms
Colours Green, blue, red, yellow and brown
Screenshot Universidad Nacional de Colombia Screenshot

Location


Address Carrera 45 No. 26 - 85
Bogotá
Bogota
Colombia
Population range over 5,000,000
+57 (1) 3165469
+57 (1) 3165297
Other locations Medellín, Manizales, Palmira, Arauca, Leticia, San Andrés Islas

Course Levels and Areas of Studies


Undergraduate Postgraduate

Pre-Bachelor degrees
PreBachelor degrees

Bachelor degrees
Bachelor degrees

Master degrees
Master degrees

Doctoral degree
Doctoral degree

 

 

 

 
Arts & Humanities
Business & Social Sciences
Language & Cultural Studies
Medicine & Health
Engineering
Science & Technology

Important: please contact or visit the Universidad Nacional de Colombia's official website for detailed information on areas of studies and course levels currently offered; the above information matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

Yearly Tuition Range


Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local students 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro)
International students 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro)

Important: the above average yearly tuition ranges do not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by area of studies, course level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Universidad Nacional de Colombia's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above tuition range information is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

Admissions


Gender Admission Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office Calle 44 No. 45 - 67 Unidad Camilo Torres Bloque B-3
Bogotá
+57 (1) 316 5359
(1) 316 5059

Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by area of studies, course level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Universidad Nacional de Colombia's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

Size and Profile


Student Enrollment Total Student Enrolment over-45,000
Academic Staff Total Faculty and Academic Staff 3,000-3,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services


Library University Library Yes Go to Universidad Nacional de Colombia's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Important: please contact or visit the Universidad Nacional de Colombia's official website for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

Accreditation and Recognition

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministerio de Educación Nacional - Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Colombia


Year of first Accreditation

2010


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo Nacional de Acreditación (CNA)



Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the Universidad Nacional de Colombia as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in a specific section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Asociación Colombiana para el Avance de la Ciencia (ACAC)
  • Asociación de Universidades Iberoamericamnas de Postgrado (AUIP)
  • Asociación Columbus


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