Universidad Autónoma de Centro América

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world rank  6219

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University Overview

Established in 1976, 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 the following locations: Guápiles, Nicoya, San Ramón, 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 (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 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 44 years old Costa Rican higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record 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.

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University Identity

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

University Location

Address De Servicentro la Galera 700 Metros Norte
Cipreses de Curridabat
7637 - 1000 San Jose
Costa Rica
Tel +506 2272 9100
Fax +506 2271 2046
Other locations Guápiles, Nicoya, San Ramón, Paso Canoas

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 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 students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Sede Central. De Servicentro La Galera, 700mts Norte
Cipreses de Curridabat 7637 - 1000
2272 9100

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad Autónoma de Centro América's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica


Year of first Accreditation

1976


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo Nacional de Enseñanza Superior Universitaria Privada (CONESUP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

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