Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas

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world rank  4218

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University Overview

Established in 1965, Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas (José Simeón Cañas Central American University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of San Salvador (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, República de El Salvador (Ministry of Education, El Salvador), Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas (UCA) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas (UCA) 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, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 53 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UCA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name
Name José Simeón Cañas Central American University
Acronym UCA
Founded 1965
Motto Universidad para el cambio social
University for Social Change
Colours Black, white and blue

University Location

Address Boulevard Los Próceres Colonia Jardines de Guadalupe, Apartado Postal 01-168
San Salvador (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
San Salvador
El Salvador
T +503 2210 6600
F +503 2210 6655

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office UCA, Bulevar Los Proceres
San Salvador
+503 2210 6644

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Jesuit - www.jesuit.org

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministerio de Educación, República de El Salvador


Year of first Accreditation
2007

Affiliations

  • Asociación de Universidades Confiadas a la Compañía de Jesús en América Latina (AUSJAL)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018