Universidad del Cauca

country rank  17
world rank  2806

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University Overview

Established in 1827, Universidad del Cauca (University of Cauca) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Popayán (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Cauca. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia (Ministry of National Education, Colombia), Universidad del Cauca is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad del Cauca 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 191 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

Name University of Cauca
Founded 1827
Motto Posteris Lumen Moriturus Edat
Those who are going to die must pass the light of the future
Colours Blue and red

University Location

Address Claustro de Santo Domingo, Calle 5 No. 4-70
Popayán (population range: 250,000-499,999)
T +57 (2) 820 9900
F +57 (2) 820 9912

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
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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 reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad del Cauca's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo Nacional de Acreditacion CNA

Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019