Universidad Central de Nicaragua

country rank  14
world rank  10262

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University Overview

Established in 1997, Universidad Central de Nicaragua (Central University of Nicaragua) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Managua (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Jinotepe, Estelí. Officially recognized by the Consejo Nacional de Universidades, Nicaragua (National Council of Universities of Nicaragua), Universidad Central de Nicaragua (UCN) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational Nicaraguan higher education institution. Universidad Central de Nicaragua (UCN) 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. This 23 years old Nicaraguan higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UCN also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name Central University of Nicaragua
Acronym UCN
Founded 1997
Motto Pensando en tu futuro
Thinking about your future
Colours Green, yellow gold, blue and white

University Location

Address De los semáforos del Zumen 3c. abajo, 1c. al lago
12104 Managua
Tel +505 2279 1160
Fax +505 (2) 268 6603
Other locations Jinotepe, Estelí

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Not reported 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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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
Admission Office De los semáforos del Zumen 3c. abajo, 1c. al lago.
Managua 12104

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad Central de Nicaragua's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Association of Universities
  • CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG)

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021