Universidad de La Guajira

country rank  74
world rank  6522

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University Overview

Founded in 1976, Universidad de La Guajira (University of La Guajira) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Riohacha (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), La Guajira. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia (Ministry of National Education, Colombia), Universidad de La Guajira (UNIGUAJIRA) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad de La Guajira (UNIGUAJIRA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 42 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Colombian higher education organization a averagely selective institution.

University Identity

Name University of La Guajira
Founded 1976
Motto Academia y Proyección Social
Academic and Social Projection
Colours Blue, yellow and red

University Location

Address Km 5 Vía a Maicao
Riohacha (population range: 50,000-249,999)
La Guajira
T +57 (5) 728 2729
F +57 (5) 728 2729

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

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 50-60%
Admission Office Km 5 Vía a Maicao
Riohacha - La Guajira
+57 (954) 728 2729

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 5 August 2019