National University of Colombia

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world rank  327

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University Overview

Established in 1867, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (National University of Colombia) is a non-profit public 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): Medellín, Manizales, Palmira, Arauca, Leticia, San Andrés Islas. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia (Ministry of National Education, Colombia), Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) 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 152 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Colombian higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name National University of Colombia
Acronym UNAL
Founded 1867
Motto Inter Aulas Academia quaere verum
Search for the truth in the academy classrooms
Colours Green, blue, red, yellow and brown

University Location

Address Carrera 45 No. 26-85
Bogotá (population range: over 5,000,000)
T +57 (1) 316 5469
F +57 (1) 3165297
Other locations Medellín, Manizales, Palmira, Arauca, Leticia, San Andrés Islas

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 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 0-10%
Admission Office Calle 44 No. 45 - 67 Unidad Camilo Torres Bloque B-3
+57 (1) 316 5359
(1) 316 5059

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range over-45,000
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 3,000-3,499
Control Type Control Type Public
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 Go to Universidad Nacional de Colombia's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
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 CNA


  • Asociacion Colombiana para el Avance de la Ciencia ACAC
  • Asociacion Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado AUIP
  • Asociacion Columbus

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019