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Universidad Autónoma de Centro América

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Established in 1976, the Universidad Autónoma de Centro América (Autonomous University of Centro América) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Cipreses de Curridabat (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), San Jose. This institution also has branch campuses in Guápiles, Nicoya, San Ramón and Paso Canoas. Officially recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica (Ministry of Public Education of Costa Rica), Universidad Autónoma de Centro América (UACA) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational Costa Rican higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Autónoma de Centro América (UACA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 47-year-old Costa Rican higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UACA 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, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot

Control

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Control Typeprivate

Entity

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Entity Typenon-profit

Size

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized

Selectivity

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name
Name (English) Autonomous University of Centro América
Acronym UACA
Founded 1976
Motto Ad Sapientiam et Honorem
For Wisdom and Honor
Colours Blue and yellow

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University Location

Address De Servicentro la Galera 700 Metros Norte
Cipreses de Curridabat
7637 - 1000 San Jose
Costa Rica
Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Universidad Autónoma de Centro América Phone Number +506 2272 9100
Universidad Autónoma de Centro América Fax Number +506 2271 2046
Other locations Guápiles, Nicoya, San Ramón and Paso Canoas

Study Areas / Degree Levels

Introduction

What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of study areas they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's academic range and degree level offering.




Programs and Courses

Programs and courses

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Tuition Fees

Introduction

Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.


Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Universidad Autónoma de Centro América.

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América: Tuition Fees Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
International
students
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)

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Admissions

Introduction

Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our Introduction to University Admissions article to learn more.


Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's admission information.

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).


Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Universidad Autónoma de Centro América a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.


Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's acceptance rate range is not reported.


Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.


Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Admission Office Admission Office

Sede Central. De Servicentro La Galera, 700mts Norte
Cipreses de Curridabat 7637 - 1000
2272 9100


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Size and Profile

Introduction

University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.


Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Universidad Autónoma de Centro América.

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América has an enrollment range of 3,000-3,999 students making it a small-sized institution.


Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 400-499 academic employees (Faculty).


Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Control Type Control Type

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América is a private higher education institution.


Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Entity Type Entity Type

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América is a non-profit higher education institution.


Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.


Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Quarters type of academic calendar.


Universidad Autónoma de Centro América is Christian-Catholic Religious Affiliation

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América has a Christian-Catholic affiliation.


Facilities and Services

Introduction

What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.


University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's main facilities:


Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Library


Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.


Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.



University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's main services:


Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported


Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Career Services Career Services

Not reported


Recognition and Accreditation

Introduction

There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.


Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation

1976


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universidad Autónoma de Centro América 's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Consejo Nacional de Enseñanza Superior Universitaria Privada (CONESUP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

Introduction

University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.


Affiliations and Memberships

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Academic Structure

Introduction

Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...


  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

uniRank provides below a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Universidad Autónoma de Centro América 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


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Social Media

Introduction

Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.


Social Media

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LinkedIn LinkedIn

Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok

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Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.


Video Presentation

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