Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica

country rank  3
world rank  3498

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University Overview

Established in 1971, Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (Costa Rica Institute of Technology) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Cártago (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Cartago. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): San Carlos, San José. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica (Ministry of Public Education, Costa Rica), Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (ITCR) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (ITCR) 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 47 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Costa Rican higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. ITCR also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name Costa Rica Institute of Technology
Acronym ITCR
Founded 1971
Motto Formación Sólida, Óptimos Resultados
Colours Blue

University Location

Address Del costado este de los Tribunales de Justicia, 300 mtrs sur, 400 mtrs este.
Cártago (population range: 50,000-249,999)
159-7050 Cartago
Costa Rica
T +506 2550 2216
F +506 2551 7424
Other locations San Carlos, San José

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office Del costado este de los Tribunales de Justicia, 300 mtrs sur, 400 mtrs este.
Cartago 159-7050
+506 2550 2308

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 900-999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Sistema Nacional de Acreditación de la Educación Superior (SINAES)
  • Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)


  • Consejo Nacional de Rectores (CONARE)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018