Universidad San Marcos

country rank  16
world rank  8853

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University Overview

Established in 1996, Universidad San Marcos (San Marcos University) is a private higher education institution located in the large city of San José (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), San Jose. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica (Ministry of Public Education, Costa Rica), Universidad San Marcos (USAM) is a coeducational higher education institution. Universidad San Marcos (USAM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

University Identity

Name San Marcos University
Acronym USAM
Founded 1996

University Location

Address 100 Este Parque Morazán
San José (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
San Jose
Costa Rica
T +506 2257 8715
F +506 2221 9024

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Not reported
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Private
Entity Type Not reported
Academic Calendar Not reported
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad San Marcos'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 Pública, Costa Rica

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo Nacional de Ensenanza Superior Universitaria Privada CONESUP

Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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