Universidad Nacional

Universidad Nacional Ranking

country rank: 2
world rank: 1308

University Overview

Universidad Nacional ranking (National University, Costa Rica) was founded in 1973 as a non-profit public higher-education institution in the urban environment of the small city of Heredia (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Universidad Nacional ranking (UNA) is a large (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Costa Rican higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica (Ministry of Public Education of Costa Rica). Universidad Nacional (UNA) provides courses and programs that lead to legally recognized higher education degrees, such as bachelor’s degrees, in a variety of fields. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This Costa Rican university, which is 49 years old, has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. This university acceptance rate is 70-80 percent. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. Students may take use of a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning options, as well as administrative services, all of which are available at UNA.

Universidad Nacional Ranking

University Identity

Name Universidad Nacional

National University, Costa Rica
Acronym UNA
Founded 1973
Motto La verdad nos hace libres The truth makes us free
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address Avenida 1, Calle 9. Apartado Postal 86-3000 Heredia Heredia Costa Rica
Tel +506 2261 0101
Fax +506 2237 7032

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 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 70-80%
Admission Office Avenida 1, Calle 9. Apartado Postal 86-3000 Heredia 40101 2277 3000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 3,000-3,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

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Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

Memberships and Affiliations

Consejo Nacional de Rectores (CONARE)

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