Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga

country rank  34
world rank  4350

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University Overview

Established in 1956, Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga (Autonomous University of Bucaramanga) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Bucaramanga (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Santander. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): San GIl, Armenia, Yopal. 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 Autónoma de Bucaramanga (UNAB) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga (UNAB) 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 in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 61 years old 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.

University Identity

Name Autonomous University of Bucaramanga
Acronym UNAB
Founded 1956
Motto Soy Autónomo
I'm Autonomous
Colours Orange and white

University Location

Address Calle 48 39-234
Bucaramanga (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
1642 Santander
T +57 (7) 643 6111
F +57 (7) 643 3958
Other locations San GIl, Armenia, Yopal

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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 and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office Avenida 42 No. 48-11
Bucaramanga 1642
+57 (7) 657 1800

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 500-599
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga's Library
Housing Not reported
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


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministerio de Educación Nacional - Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Colombia

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo Nacional de Acreditación (CNA)
  • Consejo Latinoamericano de Acreditación de la Educación en Periodismo (CLAEP)


  • Red Universitaria Mutis (RUM)
  • Corporación Red de Instituciones de Educación, Investigación y Desarrollo del Oriente Colombiano (UNIRED)
  • Red Latinoamericana de Cooperación Universitaria (RLCU)
  • Red Colombiana para la Internacionalización de la Educación Superior (RCI)
  • Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (ASCUN)
  • Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018