Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia

country rank  55
world rank  4872

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University Overview

Established in 1972, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia (Simón Bolívar University, Colombia) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Barranquilla (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Atlantico. Officially recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia (Ministry of National Education of Colombia), Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia (USB) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Colombian higher education institution. Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia (USB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 47 years old Colombian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Colombian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. USB 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, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name Simón Bolívar University, Colombia
Acronym USB
Founded 1972
Motto Simón Bolívar Tú Universidad
Simón Bolívar Your University
Colours Green

University Location

Address Carrera 54 No. 59-76
Barranquilla
50595 Atlantico
Colombia
Tel +57 (5) 368 7759
Fax +57 (5) 368 2892

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)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 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 70-80%
Admission Office Carrera 54 No. 59-76
Barranquilla 50595
(5) 344 4333
(5) 368 6680

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia


Year of first Accreditation

2016


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo Nacional de Acreditación (CNA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Pacto Global Red Colombia
  • Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
  • Union of University Social Responsibility of Latin America (URSULA)

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