Universidad Panamericana, Costa Rica

country rank  52
world rank  12977

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University Overview

Established in 1988, Universidad Panamericana, Costa Rica (Panamerican University, Costa Rica) is a private higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of San José (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), San Jose. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Santiago de Puriscal. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica (Ministry of Public Education, Costa Rica), Universidad Panamericana, Costa Rica (UPA) is a coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Panamericana, Costa Rica (UPA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as 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.

University Identity

Name Panamerican University, Costa Rica
Acronym UPA
Founded 1988
Motto Per Aspera ad Astra
Through hardships to the stars
Colours Yellow and violet

University Location

Address 100 m sur y 50 oeste del Museo Nacional
San José (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
10105 San Jose
Costa Rica
T +506 2233 5382
F +506 2221 5498
Other locations Santiago de Puriscal

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
Admission Office Jose Salvo 298
Juan Lacaze 70001

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
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

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Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019