Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua

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world rank  5701

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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 large city of Panama City (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Panama. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Chiriquí, Azuero, Colón, Santiago. Officially 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 Panamanian 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), 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 55 years old Panamanian 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. USMA 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
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
0819-08550 Panama
Panama
Tel +507 230 8200
Fax +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)

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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 and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Avenida Ricardo J. Alfaro s/n
Panamá 0819-08550
230 8241
230 8241

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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
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

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

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Friday, 2 October 2020