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#8064 of 14,131 In the World
#531 of 1,756 In Latin America
#3 of 48 In Nicaragua
#2 of 36 In Managua

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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate39%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachillerato); Entrance examination required for some majors
Academic CalendarFebruary to December (February - April; May-August; September-December)
Full time employee621
Student:staff ratio14:1

We've calculated the 39% acceptance rate for Central American University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.


Local studetns 60-100 per subject per term, depending on each subject (USD)

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Central American University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes No
Biology Yes Yes No
Business Yes Yes No
Chemistry Yes Yes No
Computer Science Yes Yes No
Economics Yes Yes No
Engineering Yes Yes No
Environmental Science Yes Yes No
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes No
Mathematics Yes Yes No
Medicine Yes Yes No
Physics Yes Yes No
Psychology Yes Yes No
Arquitecto Architecture
Ingeniero Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology
Licenciatura Accountancy, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Computer Networks, Development Studies, Economics, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, Graphic Design, Law, Marketing, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism
Especialidad Profesional/ Especialidad Médica Leadership, Management
Maestría Business Administration, Criminal Law, Cultural Studies, Law
Doctorado Law

Central American University alumni

  1. Daniel Ortega

    Daniel Ortega
    Born in
    Nicaragua Flag Nicaragua
    1945-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in Central American University
    In 1963 studied legal science

    José Daniel Ortega Saavedra is a Nicaraguan politician serving as President of Nicaragua since 2007. Previously he was leader of Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990, first as coordinator of the Junta of National Reconstruction (1979–1985) and then as President of Nicaragua (1985–1990).

  2. Nora Astorga

    Nora Astorga
    Born in
    Nicaragua Flag Nicaragua
    1944-1988 (aged 44)

    Nora Josefina Astorga Gadea de Jenkins was a Nicaraguan guerrilla fighter in the Nicaraguan Revolution, a lawyer, politician, judge and the Nicaraguan ambassador to the United Nations from 1986 to 1988.

  3. Zoilamérica Ortega Murillo

    Zoilamérica Ortega Murillo
    Born in
    Nicaragua Flag Nicaragua
    1967-.. (age 56)
    politicianLGBTQI+ rights activist

    Zoilamérica Ortega Murillo is a consultant for Comunidad Casabierta, an LGBTI rights organisation in Costa Rica. She is also a former member of the National Assembly of Nicaragua.

  4. Joaquín Cuadra

    Joaquín Cuadra
    Born in
    Nicaragua Flag Nicaragua
    1951-.. (age 72)

    Joaquín Cuadra Lacayo a scion of Nicaragua's elite, joined the rebel Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) in late 1972. After their victory in 1979, he became army chief of staff.

All 11 notable alumni

Central American University faculties and divisions

Chair : Xabier Gorostiaga, S.J. Development Studies, Educational Sciences
Faculty : Economics and Business Administration Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Tourism
Faculty : Humanities Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, Development Studies, Foreign Languages Education, Law, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology
Faculty : Science, Technology and Environment Animal Husbandry, Civil Engineering, Computer Networks, Environmental Engineering, Graphic Design, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Telecommunications Engineering
Institute : History of Nicaragua and Central America History, Latin American Studies, Regional Studies
Institute : Natural Sciences Natural Sciences
Institute : Research and Development Economics
Institute : Social Sciences Social Sciences
Institute : Training, Research and Environmental Development Environmental Studies
Research Division : Juan Roberto Zarruk - Jinotega Biological Station Biology
Research Division : Julio Lopez de la Fuente S.J. Solar Station Meteorology
Research Division : Molecular Biology Molecular Biology

General information

Alternative names UCA
Universidad Centroamericana
Founded 1960
Accreditation Consejo Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación (CNEA)
Motto Somos UCA
We're UCA

Location and contacts

Address Rotonda Rubén Darío 150 metros al oeste P.O. Box 69
City population 937,000

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