Universidad Autónoma de Occidente

country rank  82
world rank  6693

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University Overview

Founded in 1970, Universidad Autónoma de Occidente (Autonomous University of the West) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the metropolis of Cali (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Valle del Cauca. Officially recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia (Ministry of National Education of Colombia), Universidad Autónoma de Occidente (UAO) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational Colombian higher education institution. Universidad Autónoma de Occidente (UAO) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 50 years old Colombian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UAO also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name Autonomous University of the West
Acronym UAO
Founded 1970
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address Calle 25 No. 115-85, KM 2 Vía Jamundí
Cali
Valle del Cauca
Colombia
Tel +57 (2) 318 8000
Fax +57 (2) 555 3757

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Local
students
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International
students
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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
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Km. 2 Vía a Jamundí
Cali
(2) 318 8000 ext. 12130 / 12133

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo Nacional de Acreditación (CNA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Friday, 2 October 2020