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Universidad Centroamericana

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Established in 1960, the Universidad Centroamericana (Central American University) is a private higher education institution located in the metropolis of Managua (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Consejo Nacional de Universidades, Nicaragua (National Council of Universities of Nicaragua), Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) is a coeducational Nicaraguan higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 63-year-old Nicaraguan 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, sports facilities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Universidad Centroamericana's Control Typeprivate


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Universidad Centroamericana' Size by Total Enrollmentnot reported


Universidad Centroamericana's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (English) Central American University
Acronym UCA
Founded 1960
Motto Somos UCA
We're UCA
Video Presentation

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University Location

Address Avenida Universitaria
Universidad Centroamericana's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Universidad Centroamericana Phone Number +505 (2) 278 3923
Universidad Centroamericana Fax Number +505 (2) 670 106

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Universidad Centroamericana's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Universidad Centroamericana's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Universidad Centroamericana's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Universidad Centroamericana.

Universidad Centroamericana: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Universidad Centroamericana's admission information.

Universidad Centroamericana's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Universidad Centroamericana's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Universidad Centroamericana a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Universidad Centroamericana's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Universidad Centroamericana's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Universidad Centroamericana's Admission Office Admission Office

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Universidad Centroamericana.

Universidad Centroamericana's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

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Universidad Centroamericana's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 800-899 academic employees (Faculty).

Universidad Centroamericana's Control Type Control Type

Universidad Centroamericana is a private higher education institution.

Universidad Centroamericana's Entity Type Entity Type

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Universidad Centroamericana's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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Universidad Centroamericana's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

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Universidad Centroamericana is Christian-Catholic Religious Affiliation

Universidad Centroamericana has a Christian-Catholic affiliation (Jesuit -

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Universidad Centroamericana's main facilities:

Universidad Centroamericana's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Universidad Centroamericana's Library

Universidad Centroamericana's Housing University Housing

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Universidad Centroamericana's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Universidad Centroamericana's main services:

Universidad Centroamericana's Financial Aid Financial Aid

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Universidad Centroamericana's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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Universidad Centroamericana's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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Universidad Centroamericana's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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Universidad Centroamericana's Career Services Career Services

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Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Universidad Centroamericana's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Universidad Centroamericana is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Consejo Nacional de Universidades, Nicaragua

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universidad Centroamericana's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Consejo Nacional de Universidades (CNU)
  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Asociación de Universidades Confiadas a la Compañía de Jesús en América Latina (AUSJAL)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Universidad Centroamericana's Facebook page Universidad Centroamericana's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Universidad Centroamericana's X (formerly Twitter) page Universidad Centroamericana's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Universidad Centroamericana's YouTube channel Universidad Centroamericana's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Universidad Centroamericana's Instagram page Universidad Centroamericana's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Universidad Centroamericana's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


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