Pontifical Javeriana University

country rank  4
world rank  961

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University Overview

Established in 1623, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Pontifical Javeriana University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Bogotá (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Bogota. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Cali. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia (Ministry of National Education, Colombia), Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as 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 396 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 50-60% making this Colombian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Pontifical Javeriana University
Acronym PUJ
Founded 1623
Motto Sapientia Aedificavit sibi Domum
Wisdom has built herself a home
Colours Blue, white and yellow

University Location

Address Carrera 7 No. 40-62
Bogotá (population range: over 5,000,000)
11001000 Bogota
T +57 (1) 320 8320
F +57 (1) 285 3348
Other locations Cali

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 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 50-60%
Admission Office Carrera 7 No. 40-62, Building Emilio Arango S.J, 2nd Floor, office 225
+57 (1) 320 8320 Ext. 2054

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 3,500-3,999
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Jesuit - www.jesuit.org

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Pontificia Universidad Javeriana'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 Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo Nacional de Acreditacion CAN
  • Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA
  • Columbus Association Quality Evaluation System for Engineering Programs SECAI
  • Organization of Dental Schools-Faculties and Departments OFEDO


  • International Federation of Catholic Universities IFCU
  • Asociacion de Universidades Confiadas a la Compania de Jesus en America Latina AUSJAL
  • Asociacion Columbus
  • Union de Universidades de America Latina y el Caribe UDUAL
  • Asociacion Colombiana de Universidades ASCUN

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019