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Universidad Libre

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world rank  2574

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Founded in 1946, the Universidad Libre (Free 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 branch campuses in Cali, Barranquilla, Pereira, Cúcuta and Socorro. Officially recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia (Ministry of National Education of Colombia), Universidad Libre is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Colombian higher education institution. Universidad Libre offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 77-year-old Colombian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. Universidad Libre also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Universidad Libre's Control Typeprivate


Universidad Libre's Entity Typenon-profit


Universidad Libre' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Universidad Libre's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (English) Free University
Founded 1946
Motto Scientia Fons Libertatis
Science Source of Liberty

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University Location

Address Calle 8 No. 5-80
Universidad Libre's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Universidad Libre Phone Number +57 (1) 286 9466
Universidad Libre Fax Number +57 (1) 243 8976
Other locations Cali, Barranquilla, Pereira, Cúcuta and Socorro

Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Universidad Libre's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Universidad Libre's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Universidad Libre's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Universidad Libre.

Universidad Libre: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

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Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our Introduction to University Admissions article to learn more.

Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Universidad Libre's admission information.

Universidad Libre's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Universidad Libre's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Universidad Libre a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Universidad Libre's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Universidad Libre's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Universidad Libre's Admission Office Admission Office

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Universidad Libre.

Universidad Libre's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Universidad Libre has an enrollment range of 10,000-14,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Universidad Libre's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,500-1,999 academic employees (Faculty).

Universidad Libre's Control Type Control Type

Universidad Libre is a private higher education institution.

Universidad Libre's Entity Type Entity Type

Universidad Libre is a non-profit higher education institution.

Universidad Libre's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Universidad Libre's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Universidad Libre does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Universidad Libre's main facilities:

Universidad Libre's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Universidad Libre's Library

Universidad Libre's Housing University Housing

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Universidad Libre's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

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University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Universidad Libre's main services:

Universidad Libre's Financial Aid Financial Aid

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Universidad Libre's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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Universidad Libre's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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Universidad Libre's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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Universidad Libre's Career Services Career Services

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Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Universidad Libre's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Universidad Libre is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universidad Libre's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Consejo Nacional de Acreditación (CNA)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and fields of study a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

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Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.


Video Presentation

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