Universidad de Costa Rica

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world rank  766

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University Overview

Established in 1940, Universidad de Costa Rica (University of Costa Rica) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of San José (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), San Jose. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica (Ministry of Public Education, Costa Rica), Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 79 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

Name University of Costa Rica
Acronym UCR
Founded 1940
Motto Lucem Aspicio
In search for the light

University Location

Address Sede "Rodrigo Facio Brenes" Montes de Oca
San José (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
2060 San Jose
Costa Rica
T +506 2511 0000
F +506 2224 8214

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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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 Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Sistema Nacional de Acreditacion de la Educacion Superior SINAES

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Consejo Nacional de Rectores (CONARE)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Video Presentation

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020