Established in 1976, the Universidad Autónoma de Centro América (Autonomous University of Centro América) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Cipreses de Curridabat (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), San Jose. This institution also has branch campuses in Guápiles, Nicoya, San Ramón and Paso Canoas. Officially recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica (Ministry of Public Education of Costa Rica), Universidad Autónoma de Centro América (UACA) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational Costa Rican higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Autónoma de Centro América (UACA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 47-year-old Costa Rican higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UACA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.
|Address||De Servicentro la Galera 700 Metros Norte
Cipreses de Curridabat
7637 - 1000 San Jose
|+506 2272 9100|
|+506 2271 2046|
|Other locations||Guápiles, Nicoya, San Ramón and Paso Canoas|
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The following Autonomous University of Centro América's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Autonomous University of Centro América's academic range and degree level offering.
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This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Has Autonomous University of Centro América a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.
Autonomous University of Centro América's acceptance rate range is not reported.
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.
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uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Autonomous University of Centro América.
Autonomous University of Centro América has an enrollment range of 3,000-3,999 students making it a small-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 400-499 academic employees (Faculty).
Autonomous University of Centro América is a private higher education institution.
Autonomous University of Centro América is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.
This institution adopts a Quarters type of academic calendar.
Autonomous University of Centro América has a Christian-Catholic affiliation.
uniRank provides below an overview of Autonomous University of Centro América's main facilities:
This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.
This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.
uniRank provides below an overview of Autonomous University of Centro América's main services:
This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.
This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.
This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.
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Autonomous University of Centro América is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica
Year of first Recognition or Accreditation
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