Universidad Católica de Colombia

country rank  50
world rank  5580

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University Overview

Founded in 1970, Universidad Católica de Colombia (Catholic University of Colombia) is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Bogotá (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Bogota. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Chia. 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 Católica de Colombia (UCATOLICA) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Católica de Colombia (UCATOLICA) 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 in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 48 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Colombian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Catholic University of Colombia
Founded 1970
Motto Sapientia Aedificavit Sibi Domum
Wisdom has built herself a home

University Location

Address Avenida Caracas No. 46-72
Bogotá (population range: over 5,000,000)
11112 Bogota
T +57 (1) 245 2695
F +57 (1) 285 3830
Other locations Chia

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
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)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 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
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office Avenida Caracas No. 46-72
Bogotá 11111
+57 (1) 288 1313

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 800-899
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


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

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)


  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2018