Top 54 universities in Costa Rica

  1. University of Costa Rica logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    30,436
    Founded
    1940
  2. National University, Costa Rica logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    19,415
    Founded
    1973
  3. Costa Rica Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1971
  4. INCAE Business School, Costa Rica logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1964
  5. EARTH University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1990
  6. Latin University of Costa Rica logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    30,000
    Founded
    1989
  7. University for International Cooperation logo
    Enrollment
    3,000
    Founded
    1994
  8. University of Medical Sciences, Costa Rica logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1999
  9. Hispano-American University logo
    Founded
    1992
  10. Veritas University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    91%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1976
  11. Cenfotec University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2000
  12. Fidelitas University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1980
  13. La Salle University of Costa Rica logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Founded
    1994
  14. Catholic University of Costa Rica logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1993
  15. University of Ibero-America logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Founded
    1995
  16. Magister University logo
    Founded
    1996
  17. Federated University of Costa Rica logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1992
  18. Creative University logo
    Enrollment
    1,962
    Male:Female
    44:56
    Founded
    2000
  19. LEAD University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
  20. Fundepos Alma Mater University logo
    Founded
    1999
  21. Santa Paula University logo
    Founded
    1994
  22. San Marcos University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Founded
    1996
  23. American University, Costa Rica logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Founded
    1997
  24. Castro Carazo University logo
    Founded
    1996
  25. Free University of Costa Rica logo
    Founded
    1993
  26. Free University Law School logo
    Founded
    1996
  27. Central University, Costa Rica logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1990
  28. Autonomous University of Monterrey logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Founded
    1994
  29. John Paul II University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Founded
    1996
  30. Invenio University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
  31. Costa Rican University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Founded
    1999
  32. Evangelical University of the Americas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1992
  33. University of San Jose logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Founded
    1992
  34. Isaac Newton University logo
    Founded
    1995
  35. Santa Lucia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Founded
    1996
  36. Southern Christian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Founded
    1998
  37. Independent University of Costa Rica logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1996
  38. Braulio Carrillo University logo
    Founded
    1994
  39. Founded
    1996
  40. University of Tourism logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1996

The best cities to study in Costa Rica based on the number of universities and their ranks are San Jose, Heredia, Cartago, and Alajuela.

Average cost of living for students in Costa Rica is $505 + $52-369 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).