Universidad Mariana

country rank  98
world rank  7231

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University Overview

Established in 1967, Universidad Mariana (Marian University) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Pasto (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Narino. Officially recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia (Ministry of National Education of Colombia), Universidad Mariana (UMARIANA) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational Colombian higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Mariana (UMARIANA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 53 years old Colombian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UMARIANA 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 Marian University
Founded 1967
Motto Excelencia educativa para la transformación social
Educational excellence for social transformation
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Calle 18 No. 34-104
52001 Narino
Tel +57 (2) 724 4460
Fax +57

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 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
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Calle 18 No. 34-104
Pasto 520001
(2) 724 4460
(2) 724 4460

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Community of Franciscan Sisters

Facilities and Services

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

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Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo Nacional para la Enseñanza e Investigación en Psicología (CNEIP)
  • Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales (IDEAM)
  • Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social de la República de Colombia

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Red de Instituciones de Educación Superior de Ecuador y Colombia (REDEC)
  • Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (ASCUN)
  • Asociación de Editoriales Universitarias Colombianas (ASEUC)
  • Asociación Colombiana para el Avance de la Ciencia (ACAC)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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