Top 190 universities in Colombia

  1. National University of Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1867
  2. Pontifical Javeriana University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1623
  3. University of the Andes, Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    17,808
    Male:Female
    56:44
    Founded
    1949
  4. University of Antioquia logo
    Enrollment
    39,900
    Founded
    1803
  5. El Rosario University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    11,450
    Founded
    1653
  6. University of the Valley logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1945
  7. EAFIT University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1960
  8. Pontificia Bolivariana University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1937
  9. Northern University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  10. Externado University of Colombia logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1886
  11. University of La Sabana logo
    Enrollment
    10,981
    Male:Female
    39:61
    Founded
    1980
  12. Francisco Jose de Caldas District University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1950
  13. Industrial University of Santander logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1948
  14. Technological University of Pereira logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    18,432
    Male:Female
    57:43
    Founded
    1958
  15. University of Cauca logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1827
  16. University of Caldas logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1943
  17. Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1953
  18. ICESI University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1979
  19. Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Bogota logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1959
  20. University of Medellin logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1950
  21. National Pedagogical University - Bogota logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1955
  22. Catholic University of Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    84%
    Enrollment
    11,005
    Founded
    1970
  23. University of Magdalena logo
    Enrollment
    13,671
    Male:Female
    49:51
    Founded
    1958
  24. Autonomous University of Bucaramanga logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1956
  25. Santo Tomas University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1580
  26. University of Manizales logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1983
  27. University of Cartagena logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1827
  28. Costa University Corporation logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1971
  29. Autonomous University of the West logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1970
  30. Free University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1946
  31. University of Narino logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1904
  32. Co-operative University of Colombia logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1958
  33. University of Pamplona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1960
  34. Minuto de Dios University Corporation logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1990
  35. Central University, Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1967
  36. Sergio Arboleda University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1984
  37. University of Quindio logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1960
  38. Nueva Granada Military University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1980
  39. EAN University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1969
  40. University of La Salle logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1965
  41. CES University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1978
  42. University of Tolima logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1945
  43. University of San Buenaventura logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1708
  44. Lasallista University Corporation logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1983
  45. Autonomous University of the Caribbean logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1967
  46. University of the Atlantic, Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1946
  47. Higher School of Public Administration logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1958
  48. University of Santiago de Cali logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1959
  49. El Bosque University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1978
  50. Luis Amigo Catholic University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1984
  51. University Francisco de Paula Santander logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1970
  52. Simon Bolivar University, Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1972
  53. Metropolitan Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1991
  54. Andean Region University Foundation logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1983
  55. University of Santander logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1996
  56. University of Cordoba, Colombia logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  57. Autonomous University of Manizales logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1981
  58. Antonio Narino University logo
    Enrollment
    16,205
    Founded
    1977
  59. Pilot University of Colombia logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1962
  60. Latin American Autonomous University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1968
  61. South Colombian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    9,962
    Founded
    1976
  62. Technological University of Bolivar logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1970
  63. University of the Plains logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1974
  64. Colombian School of Engineering logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1973
  65. University Institute of Envigado logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1993
  66. Catholic University of Pereira logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1976
  67. Popular University of Cesar logo
    Enrollment
    14,300
    Founded
    1976
  68. Grancolombiano Polytechnic logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1980
  69. College of Advanced Management Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1975
  70. University of Applied and Environmental Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1983
  71. Autonomous University of Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1972
  72. La Gran Colombia University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1953
  73. University of America logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1958
  74. Caro and Cuervo Institute logo
    Founded
    1969
  75. Catholic University of Manizales logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1962
  76. Esumer University Institute logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1975
  77. University of Sucre logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1977
  78. University College of Cundinamarca logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1945
  79. Manuela Beltran University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1983
  80. University of Ibague logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1981
  81. University of Boyaca logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1981
  82. Antioquia Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1979
  83. Catholic University of the East, Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1983
  84. University Corporation of the Caribbean logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Founded
    1978
  85. Mariana University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1967
  86. ECCI University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1985
  87. Augustinian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Founded
    1996
  88. Remington University Corporation logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Founded
    1996
  89. American University Corporation logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Founded
    2006
  90. Unitec University Corporation logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1982
  91. University of La Guajira logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1976
  92. Sinu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1977
  93. Technological School Central Technical Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Founded
    1905
  94. Technological University of Choco logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1968
  95. Metropolitan University, Colombia logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1974
  96. Pascual Bravo Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1950
  97. Juan N. Corpas University Foundation logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1974
  98. Major College of Antioquia logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1945
  99. University of Cundinamarca logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1969
  100. Cafam University Foundation logo
    Founded
    2008
  101. Jaime Isaza Cadavid Colombian Polytechnic logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1964
  102. University of the Amazon logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1982
  103. Central University of Valle del Cauca logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1971
  104. Antonio Jose Camacho University Institute logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1993
  105. University Institution ITSA logo
    Founded
    1997
  106. University Institute of La Paz logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1987
  107. Juan de Castellanos University Foundation logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Founded
    1987
  108. Adventist University Corporation logo
    Acceptance Rate
    93%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1937
  109. University Foundation of Popayan logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1983
  110. San Martin University Foundation logo
    Acceptance Rate
    96%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1981
  111. INCCA University of Colombia logo
    Enrollment
    4,162
    Founded
    1963
  112. Eam University Institution logo
    Founded
    1973
  113. University of the Pacific, Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    66%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1988
  114. National School of Sport logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1984
  115. Major College of Cauca logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1966
  116. University Institution Colleges of Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Founded
    1975
  117. University Corporation of Meta logo
    Enrollment
    3,680
    Founded
    1985
  118. Latin University Institution logo
    Founded
    1983
  119. Bolivar University of Fine Arts and Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1990
  120. Tolima Conservatory logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1906
  121. Navarra University Foundation logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Founded
    2011
  122. Departmental Institute of Fine Arts logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1936
  123. Founded
    2018
  124. U University Corporation of Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Founded
    2010

The best cities to study in Colombia based on the number of universities and their ranks are Bogota, Medellin, Cali, and Barranquilla.

Average cost of living for students in Colombia is $315 + $37-264 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).