Founded in 1973, the Universidad Nacional (National University, Costa Rica) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Heredia (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica (Ministry of Public Education of Costa Rica), Universidad Nacional (UNA) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Costa Rican higher education institution. Universidad Nacional (UNA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 50-year-old Costa Rican higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this Costa Rican higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UNA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, as well as administrative services.
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|Name||National University, Costa Rica|
|Motto||La verdad nos hace libres
The truth makes us free
|Colours||Red and white|
|Address||Avenida 1, Calle 9. Apartado Postal 86-3000
|Tel||+506 2261 0101|
|Fax||+506 2237 7032|
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Generalist universities offer a broad range of subjects and courses that allow students to explore different fields of study, or study areas, before choosing a major. They also provide students with a well-rounded education that can be applied to many different careers. On the other hand, specialized universities focus on a specific field of study and offer more in-depth courses and training in that field. This can be beneficial for students who know exactly what they want to do and want to gain specialized knowledge and skills in their chosen field.
Most higher education institutions offer a range of degree levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate degrees. However, some universities may offer more degree levels than others. In particular, larger-sized universities usually offer a wider selection of undergraduate and postgraduate degree types and levels.
The following uniRank 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 uniRank table aims to help quickly identify the Universidad Nacional's academic range and degree level offering.
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University programs and courses are academic programs of study offered by universities, colleges and other higher education institutions. These programs and courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a particular field of study or career. In many countries, the terms "university courses" and "university programs" are used interchangeably whereas in the US university programs usually consist of a set of required courses that cover the fundamental concepts and principles of a field of study, as well as a selection of elective courses that allow students to specialize in a particular area of interest.
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Yearly tuition refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study... learn more
However, the cost of yearly tuition can vary widely depending on the Universidad Nacional's program of study, the specific type of degree, the student's residency status and other criteria. Moreover, tuition is just one component of the overall cost of attending university. Other expenses, such as room and board, textbooks and personal expenses can add significantly to the total cost of attendance and depends on Costa Rica's cost of living.
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Admission policies may change by country, type of higher education institution and the specific programs or majors offered by the institution. Prospective students should carefully review the admission policies and requirements of each institution they are considering to determine their eligibility and, if the institution is selective and does not have an open admission policy, prepare a strong application.
uniRank publishes below an overview of the most important information about the Universidad Nacional's admission policy and statistics.
uniRank publishes below some basic admission information for the Universidad Nacional.
This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Has the Universidad Nacional a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.
Universidad Nacional's acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.
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uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for the Universidad Nacional.
Universidad Nacional has a student enrollment range of 15,000-19,999 making it a large-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 3,000-3,499 academic employees (Faculty).
Universidad Nacional is a public higher education institution.
Universidad Nacional is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.
This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.
The Universidad Nacional does not have any religious affiliation.
What are University facilities and services and what facilities and services does the Universidad Nacional offer? learn more
University facilities and services refer to the physical infrastructure and resources provided by a university to support its academic and research activities, as well as the well-being of its students, faculty and staff. Some examples of university facilities and services are classrooms and lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, housing, dining services, health services, sports and fitness facilities, financial aids, career or academic counseling services, technology and computing resources, distance learning and study abroad services.
uniRank provides below an overview of the facilities and services offered by the Universidad Nacional.
This institution has a physical Library for its students.
This institution has sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.
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The Universidad Nacional is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica
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