Universidad Nacional de Colombia

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University Overview

Established in 1867, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (National University of Colombia) is a non-profit public 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 the following locations: Medellín, Manizales, Palmira, Arauca, Leticia, San Andrés Islas. Officially recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia (Ministry of National Education of Colombia), Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Colombian higher education institution. Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 153 years old Colombian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Colombian higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UNAL also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, 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
Name National University of Colombia
Acronym UNAL
Founded 1867
Motto Inter Aulas Academia quaere verum
Search for the truth in the academy classrooms
Colours Green, blue, red, yellow and brown

University Location

Address Carrera 45 No. 26-85
Bogotá
Bogota
Colombia
Tel +57 (1) 316 5469
Fax +57 (1) 3165297
Other locations Medellín, Manizales, Palmira, Arauca, Leticia, San Andrés Islas

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
International
students
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 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 0-10%
Admission Office Calle 44 No. 45 - 67 Unidad Camilo Torres Bloque B-3
Bogotá
(1) 316 5359
(1) 316 5059

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff 3,000-3,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad Nacional de Colombia's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
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


Year of first Accreditation

2010


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo Nacional de Acreditación (CNA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Asociación Colombiana para el Avance de la Ciencia (ACAC)
  • Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP)
  • Asociación Columbus

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021