University of Caldas

country rank  30
world rank  4151

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University Overview

Founded in 1943, Universidad de Caldas (University of Caldas) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Manizales (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Caldas. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia (Ministry of National Education, Colombia), Universidad de Caldas (UCALDAS) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Caldas (UCALDAS) 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 76 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Caldas
Founded 1943
Motto Lumina Spargo
Light that Spreads
Colours Blue, gold and red

University Location

Address Calle 65 No. 26-10
Manizales (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
T +57 (6) 878 1500
F +57 (6) 878 1505

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)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 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 Not reported
Admission Office Calle 65 # 26-10
+57 (6) 878 1500

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 800-899
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 de Caldas'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 de Universidades ASCUN
  • Red Colombiana para la Internacionalizacion de la Educacion Superior RCI
  • Asociacion Columbus
  • Asociacion Internacional REDFORD
  • Colombia-Challenge your Knowledge CCYK

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 11 September 2019