Universidad Cenfotec

country rank  24
world rank  9858

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University Overview

Established in 2000, Universidad Cenfotec (Cenfotec University) is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of 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): Heredia, Alajuela. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica (Ministry of Public Education, Costa Rica), Universidad Cenfotec (Ucenfotec) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Cenfotec (Ucenfotec) 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 in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 19 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Costa Rican higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Cenfotec University
Acronym Ucenfotec
Founded 2000
Motto The U of the computer science
Colours Purple, pink, turquoise, oranje and green

University Location

Address San Pedro de Montes Oca, del Cruce de la Escuela de Santa Marta 400 metros noreste carretera al Cristo de Sabanilla
San José (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
11501 San Jose
Costa Rica
T +506 2281 1555
F +506
Other locations Heredia, Alajuela

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Sabanilla
San José 1080311502
+506 40003950

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff under-50
Control Type Private
Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • SAP University Alliances

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

iTunes U

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Open Education Consortium

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019