American University, Costa Rica

country rank  9
world rank  7600

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University Overview

Founded in 1997, Universidad Americana, Costa Rica (American University, Costa Rica) is a private higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of San José (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), San Jose. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica (Ministry of Public Education, Costa Rica), Universidad Americana, Costa Rica (UAM) is a coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Americana, Costa Rica (UAM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

University Identity

Name American University, Costa Rica
Acronym UAM
Founded 1997

University Location

Address B° Los Yoses frente a pollos Kentucky
San José (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
1901-1002 San Jose
Costa Rica
T +506 2207 7000
F +506 2224 7779

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 Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Not reported
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Not reported
Academic Calendar Not reported
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universidad Americana, Costa Rica's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica


  • Consejo Nacional de Ensenanza Superior Universitaria Privada CONESUP

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 11 September 2019