University of Alcalá

country rank  22
world rank  763

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University Overview

Established in 1499, Universidad de Alcalá (University of Alcalá) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Alcalá de Henares (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Madrid Community. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Guadalajara. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional, España (Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Spain), Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), 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 520 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Alcalá
Acronym UAH
Founded 1499
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Colegio San Idelfonso, Plaza de San Diego, s/n
Alcalá de Henares (population range: 50,000-249,999)
28801 Madrid Community
T +34 918854041
F +34 918854069
Other locations Guadalajara

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 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 Colegio de San Ildefonso. Plaza de San Diego, s/n
Alcalá de Henares 28801
+34 91 885 40 85

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,500-2,999
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 Alcalá'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 y Formación Profesional, España

Year of first Accreditation


  • European University Association EUA
  • Observatory Magna Charta Universitatum
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities HACU
  • Asociacion Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado AUIP

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019