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Universidad Nacional

country rank 2
world rank 1889

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University Overview

Founded in 1973, Universidad Nacional (National University, Costa Rica) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Heredia (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica (Ministry of Public Education, Costa Rica), Universidad Nacional (UNA) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Nacional (UNA) offers courses and programs leading to officially 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. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 44 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Costa Rican higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UNA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

University Name


National University, Costa Rica

Acronym

UNA

Founded

1973

Motto

La verdad nos hace libres The truth makes us free

Colours

Red and white

Screenshot

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University Location

Address

Avenida 1, Calle 9. Apartado Postal 86-3000
Heredia (population range: 50,000-249,999)
Heredia Costa Rica

Telehone

+506 2261 0101

Telefax

+506 2237 7032

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Pre-Bachelor degrees
PreBachelor degrees


Bachelor degrees
Bachelor degrees

Master degrees
Master degrees

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

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Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local students 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)
International students 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro)

Important: the above average yearly tuition ranges do 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's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above uniRank Yearly Tuition Range Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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University 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 70-80%

Admission Office

Avenida 1, Calle 9. Apartado Postal 86-3000
Heredia 40101+506 2277-3000

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'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 Student Enrolment 15,000-19,999

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

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Facilities and Services

Library

University Library Yes Go to 's Library

Housing

Not reported

Sport Facilities

University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids

Not reported

Study Abroad

Not reported

Distance Learning

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

Accreditation Seal Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Sistema Nacional de Acreditación de la Educación Superior (SINAES)



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 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

  • Consejo Nacional de Rectores (CONARE)


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Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Friday, 13 October 2017