Universidad Nacional de Colombia

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world rank  387

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University Overview

Established in 1867, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (National University of Colombia) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in 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 and/or 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 (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 150 years old higher-education 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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University Identity

University Name(s)

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

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University Location

Address
Carrera 45 No. 26 - 85
Bogotá (population range: over 5,000,000)
Bogota Colombia

T +57 (1) 3165469

F +57 (1) 3165297

Other locations
Medellín, Manizales, Palmira, Arauca, Leticia, San Andrés Islas

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

uniRank Degree/Study Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate








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Important: please contact or visit the official website of Universidad Nacional de Colombia for detailed information on areas of study and degree levels currently offered; the above uniRank Degree/Study Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)


Important: the above uniRank Tuition Range Matrix does not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by areas of study, degree 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 uniRank Tuition Range Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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University Admissions

Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

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 areas of study, degree 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.

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment
Total Enrolment Range over-45,000

Academic Staff
Total Faculty Range 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

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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 International Exchange Programs Yes

Distance Learning
Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Important: please contact or visit the official website of Universidad Nacional de Colombia 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.

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Accreditation

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 the specific Affiliations and Memberships section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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Affiliations

  • Asociación Colombiana para el Avance de la Ciencia (ACAC)
  • Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP)
  • Asociación Columbus

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