Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

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world rank  839

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University Overview

Established in 1623, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Pontifical Javeriana University) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Bogotá (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Bogota. This institution also has a branch campus in Cali. Officially recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia (Ministry of National Education of Colombia), Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational Colombian higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ) 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 396 years old Colombian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Colombian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. PUJ also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, 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

Name
Name Pontifical Javeriana University
Acronym PUJ
Founded 1623
Motto Sapientia Aedificavit sibi Domum
Wisdom has built herself a home
Colours Blue, white and yellow

University Location

Address Carrera 7 No. 40-62
Bogotá
11001000 Bogota
Colombia
Tel +57 (1) 320 8320
Fax +57 (1) 285 3348
Other locations Cali

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office Carrera 7 No. 40-62, Building Emilio Arango S.J, 2nd Floor, office 225
Bogotá
(1) 320 8320 Ext. 2054

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 3,500-3,999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Jesuit - www.jesuit.org

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Pontificia Universidad Javeriana's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia


Year of first Accreditation

2003


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo Nacional de Acreditación (CAN)
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Columbus Association - Quality Evaluation System for Engineering Programs (SECAI)
  • Organization of Dental Schools, Faculties and Departments (OFEDO)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Asociación de Universidades Confiadas a la Compañía de Jesús en América Latina (AUSJAL)
  • Asociación Columbus
  • Unión de Universidades de America Latina y el Caribe (UDUAL)
  • Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (ASCUN)

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