EAFIT University

country rank  7
world rank  1855

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University Overview

Founded in 1960, Universidad EAFIT (EAFIT University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Medellín (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Antioquia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bogotá, Pereira, Llanogrande. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia (Ministry of National Education, Colombia), Universidad EAFIT (EAFIT) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad EAFIT (EAFIT) 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 59 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Colombian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name EAFIT University
Acronym EAFIT
Founded 1960
Motto Abierta al mundo
Open to the world
Colours Blue and yellow

University Location

Address Carrera 49 No. 7 Sur 50
Medellín (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
7023 Antioquia
T +57 (4) 261 9500
F +57 (4) 266 4284
Other locations Bogotá, Pereira, Llanogrande

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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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 Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office Carrera 49 - 7 Sur 50, Avenida Las Vegas
Medellín 7023
+57 (4) 261 9500

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to EAFIT University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo Nacional de Acreditacion CNA


  • Asociacion colombiana de universidades ASCUN
  • Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administracion CLADEA
  • Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association LACEA

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020