Central American University

country rank  2
world rank  3702

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University Overview

Established in 1960, Universidad Centroamericana (Central American University) is a private higher education institution located in the large city of Managua (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Consejo Nacional de Universidades, Nicaragua (National Council of Universities, Nicaragua), Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) is a coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor 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.

University Identity

Name Central American University
Acronym UCA
Founded 1960
Motto Somos UCA
We're UCA

University Location

Address Avenida Universitaria
Managua (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
T +505 (2) 278 3923
F +505 (2) 670 106

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

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 Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Not reported
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 800-899
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Not reported
Academic Calendar Not reported
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Jesuit - www.jesuit.org

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Consejo Nacional de Universidades, Nicaragua


  • Consejo Nacional de Universidades CNU
  • International Federation of Catholic Universities IFCU
  • Asociacion de Universidades Confiadas a la Compania de Jesus en America Latina AUSJAL

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019