Universidad de Cantabria

country rank  31
world rank  947

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University Overview

Established in 1972, Universidad de Cantabria (University of Cantabria) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Santander (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Cantabria. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, España (Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Spain), Universidad de Cantabria (UNICAN) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Cantabria (UNICAN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 45 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

Name University of Cantabria
Acronym UNICAN
Founded 1972

University Location

Address Pabellón de GobierNo. Avenida de Los Castros, s/n
Santander (population range: 50,000-249,999)
39005 Cantabria
T +34 942201001
F +34 942201070

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office


Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, España

Year of first Accreditation


  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2018