Universidad Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín

country rank  8
world rank  4846

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University Overview

Established in 1989, Universidad Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín (Rafael Belloso Chacín University) is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Maracaibo (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Zulia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio del Poder Popular para Educación Universitaria, Ciencia y Tecnología, Venezuela (Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of Venezuela), Universidad Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín (URBE) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín (URBE) 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 EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This higher education institution does not have a selective admission policy. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Rafael Belloso Chacín University
Acronym URBE
Founded 1989
Motto Somos Excelencia
We are Excellency
Colours Blue and red wine

University Location

Address Avenida Goajira con Prolongación Circunvalación N°2, frente a la Plaza de Toros
Maracaibo (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
4002 Zulia
T +58 (261) 2008723
F +58 (261) 2008915

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)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type None
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Avenida Goajira con Avenida Circunvalación N°2
Maracaibo 4002
+58 (261) 200 8723

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Private
Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio del Poder Popular para Educación Universitaria, Ciencia y Tecnología, Venezuela

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Asociación Iberoamericana de Educación Superior a Distancia (AIESAD)
  • Asociación Venezolana de Educación a Distancia (AVED)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020