Universidad Católica Nordestana

country rank  18
world rank  9164

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University Overview

Established in 1978, Universidad Católica Nordestana (Nordestana Catholic University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of San Francisco de Macorís (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Duarte. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología, República Dominicana (Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dominican Republic), Universidad Católica Nordestana (UCNE) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Católica Nordestana (UCNE) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 42 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this Dominican higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Nordestana Catholic University
Acronym UCNE
Founded 1978
Motto Valoramos Tu Tiempo
Colours Dark blue and yellow

University Location

Address Seccion Los Arroyos
San Francisco de Macorís (population range: 50,000-249,999)
239 Duarte
Dominican Republic
T +1 (809) 588 3239
F +1 (809) 244 1647

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Not reported
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Not reported

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 90-100%
Admission Office Seccion Los Arroyos
San Francisco de Macoris 239
+1 (809) 588 3505

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad Católica Nordestana's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología, República Dominicana

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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