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Universidad de Costa Rica

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world rank

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Overview

Established in 1940, Universidad de Costa Rica (University of Costa Rica) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of San José (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), San Jose. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica (Ministry of Public Education, Costa Rica), Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) 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. This 77 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UCR 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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General Information


Name
Name University of Costa Rica
Acronym UCR
Founded 1940
Motto Lucem Aspicio
The Quest of the Sun
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Location


Address Sede "Rodrigo Facio Brenes" Montes de Oca
San José
2060 San Jose
Costa Rica
Population range 500,000-1,000,000
Phone +506 2511 0000
Fax +506 2224 8214
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Course Levels and Areas of Studies


Undergraduate Postgraduate

Pre-Bachelor degrees
PreBachelor degrees

Bachelor degrees
Bachelor degrees

Master degrees
Master degrees

Doctoral degree
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Important: please contact or visit the official website of Universidad de Costa Rica 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.

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Yearly Tuition Range


Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local students Not reported Not reported
International students Not reported 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 de Costa Rica'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.

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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 Not reported
Admission Office
Phone +506

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 de Costa Rica'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 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff Not reported
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 de Costa Rica's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported

Important: please contact or visit the official website of Universidad de Costa Rica 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 and Recognition

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition Accreditation Seal

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 de Costa Rica 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.

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Affiliations and Memberships

  • Consejo Nacional de Rectores (CONARE)


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Academic Structure

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