Universidad Industrial de Santander

country rank  19
world rank  3319

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University Overview

Founded in 1948, Universidad Industrial de Santander (Industrial University of Santander) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Bucaramanga (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Santander. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bogotà, Barranca, Socorro, Barbosa, Màlaga. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia (Ministry of National Education, Colombia), Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS) 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 EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 72 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Colombian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Industrial University of Santander
Acronym UIS
Founded 1948
Motto Construimos futuro
We build the future
Colours Green and white

University Location

Address Ciudad Universitaria Carrera 27 Calle 9
Bucaramanga (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
T +57 (7) 634 4000
F +57 (7) 635 1946
Other locations Bogotà, Barranca, Socorro, Barbosa, Màlaga

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office Ciudad Universitaria Carrera 27 Calle 9
+57 (7) 634 4000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad Industrial de Santander's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colombia

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo Nacional de Acreditacion CNA

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI)
  • Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (ASCUN)

Academic Structure

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