Top 190 universities in Colombia: Rankings & Acceptance rate

Rank
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University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1National University of Colombia5%Bogota
2Pontifical Javeriana University55%Bogota
3University of AntioquiaMedellin
4University of the Andes, Colombia35%Bogota
5El Rosario University85%Bogota
6Northern University65%Barranquilla
7University of the ValleyCali
8Technological University of Pereira45%Pereira
9ICESI University5%Cali
10Francisco Jose de Caldas District UniversityBogota
11University of La SabanaChia
12Industrial University of Santander5%Bucaramanga
13Pontificia Bolivariana UniversityMedellin
14EAFIT University65%Medellin
15University of CaldasManizales
16Externado University of ColombiaBogota
17University of CaucaPopayan
18Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia25%Tunja
19National Pedagogical University - BogotaBogota
20University of MedellinMedellin
21University of Manizales75%Manizales
22CES UniversityMedellin
23Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Bogota35%Bogota
24Catholic University of Colombia65%Bogota
25University of NarinoPasto
26University of CartagenaCartagena
27Autonomous University of Bucaramanga55%Bucaramanga
28Santo Tomas UniversityBogota
29University of La SalleBogota
30Konrad Lorenz University FoundationBogota
31University of Tolima75%Ibague
32Nueva Granada Military University65%Bogota
33Minuto de Dios University CorporationBogota
34Central University, ColombiaBogota
35School of Engineering of AntioquiaEnvigado
36University of QuindioArmenia
37University of PamplonaPamplona
38University of Cordoba, ColombiaMonteria
39Autonomous University of the WestCali
40Catholic University Foundation of the NorthSanta Rosa de Osos
41Metropolitan Institute of TechnologyMedellin
42University of San BuenaventuraBogota
43Lasallista University CorporationCaldas
44Autonomous University of the CaribbeanBarranquilla
45University of MagdalenaSanta Marta
46Luis Amigo Catholic University95%Medellin
47Costa University CorporationBarranquilla
48Free UniversityBogota
49University of SantanderBucaramanga
50University Francisco de Paula SantanderCucuta
51Sergio Arboleda University55%Bogota
52Higher School of Public AdministrationBogota
53University of the Atlantic, ColombiaBarranquilla
54Colombian School of EngineeringBogota
55El Bosque UniversityBogota
56Catholic University of PereiraPereira
57Antonio Narino UniversityBogota
58Co-operative University of ColombiaBogota
59University of the PlainsVillavicencio
60University of Applied and Environmental Sciences65%Bogota
61Autonomous University of Manizales75%Manizales
62University Institute of EnvigadoEnvigado
63University College of CundinamarcaBogota
64Andean Region University FoundationBogota
65Manuela Beltran UniversityBogota
66South Colombian University25%Neiva
67University of SucreSincelejo
68Simon Bolivar University, Colombia75%Barranquilla
69University of Santiago de CaliCali
70Pilot University of ColombiaBogota
71Ceipa University FoundationSabaneta
72EAN UniversityBogota
73University of BoyacaTunja
74University of Ibague75%Ibague
75Autonomous University of ColombiaBogota
76College of Advanced Management Studies25%Bogota
77Mariana UniversityPasto
78Antioquia Institute of TechnologyMedellin
79Catholic University of ManizalesManizales
80University Foundation of Health SciencesBogota
81University Corporation of the CaribbeanSincelejo
82University of La Guajira55%Riohacha
83Popular University of CesarValledupar
84Catholic University of the East, ColombiaRionegro
85La Gran Colombia UniversityBogota
86Remington University CorporationMedellin
87University of AmericaBogota
88Latin American Autonomous UniversityMedellin
89ECCI UniversityBogota
90Esumer University InstituteMedellin
91Augustinian UniversityBogota
92Republican University CorporationBogota
93Rafael Nunez University CorporationCartagena
94Grancolombiano PolytechnicBogota
95Major College of AntioquiaMedellin
96University of the Amazon65%Florencia
97Jaime Isaza Cadavid Colombian PolytechnicMedellin
98Colombian School of Rehabilitation FoundationBogota
99Juan de Castellanos University FoundationTunja
100University Institute of La Paz45%Barrancabermeja
101Maria Cano University FoundationMedellin
102Juan N. Corpas University Foundation75%Bogota
103Pascual Bravo Institute of TechnologyMedellin
104Technological University of ChocoQuibdo
105Corporacion Universidad de Investigacion y DesarrolloBucaramanga
106San Martin University FoundationBogota
107University Foundation of San GilSan Gil
108Unitec University Corporation95%Bogota
109University Institution Center of Superior Studies Maria GorettiPasto
110Lumen Gentium Catholic University FoundationCali
111Pan-American University FoundationBogota
112Sanitas University FoundationBogota
113Technological School Central Technical InstituteBogota
114Autonomous University Foundation of the AmericasMedellin
115Technological University of Bolivar95%Cartagena
116Colombian School of Marketing FoundationMedellin
117Cafam University FoundationBogota
118University Institution Colleges of ColombiaBogota
119University Corporation ComfacaucaPopayan
120Metropolitan University, ColombiaBarranquilla
121Adventist University Corporation55%Medellin
122University Technological Foundation Comfenalco - CartagenaCartagena
123Caro and Cuervo InstituteBogota
124University Agrarian Foundation of ColombiaBogota
125Sinu UniversityMonteria
126American University CorporationBarranquilla
127Antonio Jose Camacho University InstituteCali
128University Foundation of PopayanPopayan
129University of CundinamarcaFusagasuga
130University Foundation for Human DevelopmentBogota
131University Corporation of HuilaNeiva
132INCCA University of ColombiaBogota
133University Institution Salazar y HerreraMedellin
134Central University of Valle del CaucaTulua
135Corporacion Universitaria Autonoma del CaucaPopayan
136San Mateo University FoundationBogota
137Eam University InstitutionArmenia
138University Institution ITSASoledad
139Departmental Institute of Fine Arts25%Cali
140University of the Pacific, ColombiaBuenaventura
141University Foundation Comfenalco SantanderBucaramanga
142Monserrate University FoundationBogota
143Latin American University CorporationBarranquilla
144Alexander Von Humboldt University Business CorporationArmenia
145Claretiana University FoundationQuibdo
146Reformed University CorporationBarranquilla
147Latin University InstitutionBogota
148University Corporation of MetaVillavicencio
149Antonio Jose de Sucre University CorporationSincelejo
150National School of SportCali
151Colombian Collegiate CorporationMedellin
152Iberoamerican University CorporationBogota
153University Business Foundation of the Chamber of Commerce of BogotaBogota
154Major College of CaucaPopayan
155University Foundation Fine ArtsMedellin
156Bolivar University of Fine Arts and Sciences75%Cartagena
157University Corporation of AsturiasBogota
158University Corporation of SabanetaSabaneta
159Colombian American University InstitutionBogota
160Colombo International University FoundationCartagena
161International University Foundation of the American TropicYopal
162Taller Cinco University CorporationBogota
163Autonomous University Corporation of NarinoPasto
164University Corporation of Santa Rosa de CabalSanta Rosa de Cabal
165Navarra University FoundationNeiva
166Tolima ConservatoryIbague
167Horizonte University FoundationBogota
168University Foundation Comfamiliar RisaraldaPereira
169Salesian University FoundationBogota
170Corporacion School of Arts and LettersBogota
171Corporacion Universitaria Empresarial de SalamancaBarranquilla
172University Foundation Cervantes San AgustinBogota
173University Center for Rural Welfare FoundationPuerto Tejada
174Higher Education University CorporationCali
175University Institution of Colombia - University of ColombiaBogota
176Foundation of Higher Studies Monsignor Abraham Escudero MontoyaEspinal
177Marco Fidel Suarez University InstitutionBello
178University Corporation of Science and DevelopmentBogota
179San Alfonso University FoundationBogota
180University Corporation of Business Sciences, Education and HealthBarranquilla
181Luis G. Paez University FoundationBogota
182University Corporation of Colombia IdeasBogota
183University of Uraba Antonio Roldan Betancur FoundationApartado
184Elite- Latin American School of Engineers, Technologists and BusinessmenBogota
185School of Intelligence and Counterintelligence Brigadier General Ricardo Charry SolanoBogota
186U University Corporation of ColombiaMedellin
187Foundation Technological School of Neiva Jesus Oviedo PerezRivera
188Corporacion Escuela Tecnologica del OrienteBucaramanga
189University Corporation of CataloniaBogota
190International University Foundation of ColombiaBogota

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

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).