EAFIT University

country rank  8
world rank  1870

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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

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
Admission Rate 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 Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 800-899
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
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 Acreditación (CNA)


  • Asociación colombiana de universidades (ASCUN)
  • Consejo Latinoaméricano de Escuelas de Administración (CLADEA)
  • Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 5 August 2019