Universidad de Oriente

country rank  3
world rank  2438

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University Overview

Founded in 1947, Universidad de Oriente (University of the East) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the small city of Santiago de Cuba (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Superior, Cuba (Ministry of Higher Education, Cuba), Universidad de Oriente (UO) is a coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Oriente (UO) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 72 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

Name University of the East
Acronym UO
Founded 1947
Motto Ciencia y Conciencia
Science and Conscience

University Location

Address Avenida Patricio Lumumba s/n
Santiago de Cuba (population range: 250,000-499,999)
90500 Santiago de Cuba
T +53 (22) 633 011
F +53 (22) 632 689

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 Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Not reported
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio de Educación Superior, Cuba

Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019