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Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana

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Overview

Established in 1936, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Pontificia Bolivariana University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Medellín (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Antioquia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Montería, Palmira. 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 Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 81 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UPB also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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General Information


Name
Name Pontificia Bolivariana University
Acronym UPB
Founded 1936
Colours Red, yellow and black
Screenshot Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Screenshot

Location


Address Circular 1 No. 70-01
Medellín
56006 Antioquia
Colombia
Population range 1,000,000-5,000,000
+57 (4) 3544546
+57 (4) 2502080
Other locations Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Montería, Palmira

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 Pontificia Bolivariana'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 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro) Not reported
International students 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) Not reported

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 Pontificia Bolivariana'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 and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Circular 1 #70-01
Medellín 56006
+57 (4) 354 4546

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 Pontificia Bolivariana'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 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty and Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services


Library University Library Yes Go to Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Important: please contact or visit the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana'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

2006


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo Nacional de Acreditación (CNA)
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)



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 Pontificia Bolivariana 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

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (ASCUN)
  • Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP)
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • American Institue of Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Branch (AIAA)
  • Asociación para la Interacción Humano Computador (AIPO)
  • Asociación Iberoamericana de Instituciones de Enseñanza de la Ingeniería (ASIBEI)
  • Reunión Internacional de Grandes Redes Eléctricas(CIGRÉ)
  • Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO)
  • Asociación Red de Educación Continua de Latinoamérica y Europa (RECLA)
  • Sistema de Certificación del Español como Lengua Extranjera (SICELE)


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