Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua

country rank  5
world rank  7098

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University Overview

Established in 1965, Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua (Santa María La Antigua Catholic University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Panama City (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Panama. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Chiriquí, Azuero, Colón, Santiago. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Consejo Nacional de Evaluacion y Acreditacion Universitaria de Panama (National Council of University Assessment and Accreditation of Panama), Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua (USMA) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua (USMA) 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 54 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Name Santa María La Antigua Catholic University
Acronym USMA
Founded 1965
Motto Intellectum da mihi ut vivam
Give me understanding to live
Colours Blue

University Location

Address Avenida Ricardo J. Alfaro s/n
Panama City (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
0819-08550 Panama
Panama
T +507 230 8200
F +507 230 3593
Other locations Chiriquí, Azuero, Colón, Santiago

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
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 entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Avenida Ricardo J. Alfaro s/n
Panamá 0819-08550
+507 230 8241
230 8241

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Consejo Nacional de Evaluacion y Acreditacion Universitaria de Panama


Year of first Accreditation

1965

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Unión de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe (UDUAL)
  • Organización de Universidades Católicas de América Latina (ODUCAL)
  • Organización Universitaria Interamericana (OUI)
  • Red de Educación Continuada de Latinoamérica y Europa (RECLA)
  • Agencia Centroamericana de Acreditación de la Educación Superior
  • Consejo de Rectores de Panamá
  • Cámara de Comercio e Industrias y Agricultura de Panamá
  • Consejo Nacional de Periodismo
  • City of Knowledge Panama

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 11 September 2019