Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

country rank  26
world rank  871

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University Overview

Founded in 1495, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (University of Santiago de Compostela) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Santiago de Compostela (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Galicia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Lugo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, España (Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Spain), Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (USC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (USC) 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 523 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Spanish higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. USC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name University of Santiago de Compostela
Acronym USC
Founded 1495
Motto Sigillum Reg Universitat Compostellan

University Location

Address Colexio de San Xerome, Praza Do Obradoiro, s/n
Santiago de Compostela (population range: 50,000-249,999)
15782 Galicia
T +34 981559919
F +34 981578017
Other locations Lugo

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 and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office Casas Reais, 8
Santiago de Compostela 15782
+34 981584989

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universidad de Santiago de Compostela's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
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)

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