List of 100 best universities in Colombia

We ranked 100 best universities in Colombia based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 1.82M citations received by 225K publications made by 190 universities in Colombia, measured the popularity of 408 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Colombia
#476 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
54,284
Founded
1867
#2 in Colombia
#555 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1949
#3 in Colombia
#754 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1803
#4 in Colombia
#874 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1623
#5 in Colombia
#1205 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1945
#6 in Colombia
#1286 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
13,226
Founded
1653
#7 in Colombia
#1552 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1937
#8 in Colombia
#1652 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
2,868
Founded
1960
#9 in Colombia
#1796 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966
#10 in Colombia
#1954 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1948
#11 in Colombia
#1969 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1980
#12 in Colombia
#2170 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1950
#13 in Colombia
#2258 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1886
#14 in Colombia
#2438 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1827
#15 in Colombia
#2444 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1827
#16 in Colombia
#2567 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1958
#17 in Colombia
#2593 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1953
#18 in Colombia
#2640 in the World
Enrollment
2,128
Founded
1943
#19 in Colombia
#2668 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1580
#20 in Colombia
#2703 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1959
#21 in Colombia
#3072 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1946
#23 in Colombia
#3127 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1979
#24 in Colombia
#3176 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1971
#25 in Colombia
#3268 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1965
#26 in Colombia
#3331 in the World
Enrollment
40,097
Founded
1983
#27 in Colombia
#3351 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1950
#28 in Colombia
#3370 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1956
#29 in Colombia
#3383 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1958
#30 in Colombia
#3581 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1980
#31 in Colombia
#3611 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1708
#32 in Colombia
#3624 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1960
#33 in Colombia
#3722 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1904
#34 in Colombia
#3756 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1984
#35 in Colombia
#3762 in the World
Enrollment
9,795
Male:Female
55:45
Founded
1970
#36 in Colombia
#3810 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1960
#37 in Colombia
#3814 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1946
#38 in Colombia
#3896 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1970
#39 in Colombia
#4099 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1945
#40 in Colombia
#4362 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1978
#42 in Colombia
#4829 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1955
#43 in Colombia
#4906 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1974
#44 in Colombia
#5014 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1970
#45 in Colombia
#5032 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1980
#46 in Colombia
#5136 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966
#47 in Colombia
#5276 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
14,997
Male:Female
36:64
Founded
1984
#48 in Colombia
#5289 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1991
#49 in Colombia
#5311 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1983
#50 in Colombia
#5371 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1976
#52 in Colombia
#5421 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1975
#53 in Colombia
#5486 in the World
Acceptance Rate
100%
Enrollment
1,905
Founded
1978
#54 in Colombia
#5622 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1983
#55 in Colombia
#5718 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1981
#56 in Colombia
#5772 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1962
#57 in Colombia
#5875 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1967
#58 in Colombia
#6007 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1958
#59 in Colombia
#6211 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1973
#61 in Colombia
#6426 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1983
#62 in Colombia
#6427 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1977
#63 in Colombia
#6495 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1964
#64 in Colombia
#6644 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1979
#66 in Colombia
#6762 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
5,200
Founded
1983
#67 in Colombia
#6903 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1981
#69 in Colombia
#6917 in the World
Founded
1969
#70 in Colombia
#7009 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Founded
1975
#74 in Colombia
#7609 in the World
Enrollment
7,000
Founded
1981
#75 in Colombia
#7711 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1958
#76 in Colombia
#7875 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1959
#78 in Colombia
#7985 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1969
#79 in Colombia
#8038 in the World
Acceptance Rate
100%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1967
#80 in Colombia
#8179 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1958
#81 in Colombia
#8246 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1987
#82 in Colombia
#8249 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1977
#83 in Colombia
#8262 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1967
#85 in Colombia
#8313 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1983
#86 in Colombia
#8360 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
1990
#87 in Colombia
#8392 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1972
#88 in Colombia
#8530 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1970
#89 in Colombia
#8548 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1968
#91 in Colombia
#8766 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1981
#94 in Colombia
#8964 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1976
#95 in Colombia
#8971 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1981
#96 in Colombia
#9041 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1972
#97 in Colombia
#9098 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1996
#98 in Colombia
#9133 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1962
#99 in Colombia
#9152 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1976

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 $332 + $36-260 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).