Top 48 universities in Nicaragua: Rankings & Acceptance rate

  1. Central American University logo
    Enrollment
    9,430
    Founded
    1960
  2. National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, Leon logo
    Enrollment
    19,850
    Founded
    1812
  3. National University of Engineering, Nicaragua logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Enrollment
    12,260
    Founded
    1983
  4. National Agrarian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    4,110
    Founded
    1929
  5. Polytechnic University of Nicaragua logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1967
  6. Nicaraguan Technological University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Founded
    1994
  7. University of Managua logo
    Founded
    1998
  8. American University, Nicaragua logo
    Enrollment
    2,000
    Founded
    1992
  9. Central University of Nicaragua logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1997
  10. Valle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    1997
  11. La Salle Technological University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2009
  12. American College University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
  13. Nicaraguan Protestant University Martin Luther King logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    4,000
    Founded
    1994
  14. Anunciata University logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1997
  15. Christian Autonomous University of Nicaragua logo
    Enrollment
    4,000
    Founded
    2001
  16. Paulo Freire University logo
    Founded
    1998
  17. Thomas More University - Managua logo
    Acceptance Rate
    91%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1997
  18. Keiser University - Latin American Campus logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Founded
    2013
  19. Martin Lutero University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1998
  20. Technical University of Commerce logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Founded
    2007
  21. The American University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Founded
    2008
  22. University of the West UDO logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Founded
    1994

The best cities to study in Nicaragua based on the number of universities and their ranks are Managua, Leon, Puerto Cabeza, and Bluefields.

Average cost of living for students in Nicaragua is $371 + $36-258 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).