Central University of Venezuela: Statistics

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#1116 of 14,131 In the World
#48 of 1,756 In Latin America
#1 of 51 In Venezuela
#1 of 16 In Caracas
#377 of 1,126 For Petroleum Engineering
Top50% For 99 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate10%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachillerato) and entrance examination
Academic CalendarJanuary to December (January - June; July-December)

We've calculated the 10% acceptance rate for Central University of Venezuela 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.

Research profile

Central University of Venezuela is a world-class research university with 16,814 scientific papers published and 181,197 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Philosophy, Medicine, Engineering, Physics, Biochemistry, and Genetics.


Central University of Venezuela majors

by publication & citation count

8,691 / 141,198
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
8,048 / 52,530
Environmental Science
6,399 / 84,413
6,034 / 110,727
6,004 / 23,676
5,648 / 88,326
4,463 / 79,468
4,313 / 73,626
3,900 / 79,237
3,820 / 69,402
Organic Chemistry
3,253 / 62,498
Geography and Cartography
2,998 / 33,531
2,974 / 47,084
Political Science
2,822 / 15,561
2,814 / 47,645
2,747 / 53,827
Quantum and Particle physics
2,561 / 45,810
Computer Science
2,466 / 35,036
Materials Science
2,451 / 47,464
2,009 / 32,884
2,002 / 27,867
1,960 / 37,886
1,716 / 23,868
1,542 / 23,846
Metallurgical Engineering
1,353 / 28,406
1,337 / 17,903
1,337 / 13,796
1,161 / 14,776
1,057 / 12,461
1,002 / 14,076
982 / 14,011
962 / 13,520
930 / 11,497
915 / 19,143
Public Health
893 / 21,718
Agricultural Science
891 / 10,989
Optical Engineering
881 / 18,322
859 / 9,078
841 / 18,743
Anatomy and Physiology
789 / 9,396

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 144 604
1991 104 551
1992 151 698
1993 209 770
1994 217 836
1995 215 908
1996 230 1156
1997 311 1117
1998 324 1333
1999 393 1408
2000 444 1614
2001 455 1734
2002 527 2122
2003 468 2527
2004 509 2667
2005 591 3206
2006 688 3643
2007 801 4168
2008 814 4733
2009 800 5480
2010 675 5912
2011 607 6471
2012 570 7084
2013 591 8284
2014 492 8523
2015 527 8897
2016 488 8477
2017 526 9361
2018 373 9405
2019 395 10829
2020 533 12995
2021 503 15753
2022 356 13806
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Central University of Venezuela gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Annual Tuition Cost (Bs.)
Medicine 1,200,000
Law 1,000,000
Engineering 800,000
Architecture 700,000
Pharmacy 600,000
Odontology 500,000
Education 400,000
Psychology 300,000
Journalism 200,000
International Studies 100,000

The Central University of Venezuela has financial aid programs.

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 University of Venezuela.

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 Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Técnico Superior Biotechnology, Cardiology, Information Sciences, Pneumology, Public Health, Radiology, Surveying and Mapping
Licenciatura Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Administration, Anthropology, Architecture, Archiving, Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Dentistry, Dietetics, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Geochemistry, Geography (Human), Geology, Geophysics, Health Sciences, History, International Studies, Law, Library Science, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgical Engineering, Meteorology, Mining Engineering, Modern Languages, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping
Especialización Administrative Law, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Management, Agronomy, Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Animal Husbandry, Applied Linguistics, Applied Physics, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Banking, Behavioural Sciences, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Cardiology, Chemical Engineering, Cinema and Television, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Commercial Law, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Constitutional Law, Cosmetology, Criminal Law, Criminology, Data Processing, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Development Studies, Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Endocrinology, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Finance, Fiscal Law, Foreign Languages Education, Gastroenterology, Geochemistry, German, Gerontology, Government, Haematology, Health Administration, Higher Education Teacher Training, Human Resources, Human Rights, Immunology, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, International Business, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Labour Law, Landscape Architecture, Law, Maintenance Technology, Management, Maritime Law, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Medicine, Microbiology, Midwifery, Museum Studies, Natural Sciences, Nephrology, Neurological Therapy, Neurology, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Health, Oncology, Operations Research, Ophthalmology, Orthodontics, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Periodontics, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Pharmacy, Physical Engineering, Physical Therapy, Plastic Surgery, Pneumology, Political Sciences, Private Law, Production Engineering, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Rheumatology, Road Engineering, Safety Engineering, Seismology, Social Sciences, Social Welfare, Soil Science, Statistics, Surgery, Sustainable Development, Telecommunications Engineering, Town Planning, Urology, Veterinary Science, Water Management
Maestría Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, American Studies, Animal Husbandry, Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Banking, Bioengineering, Botany, Business Administration, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Comparative Law, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Contemporary History, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Development Studies, Ecology, Economic and Finance Policy, Economics, Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Electrical Engineering, English, Entomology, Environmental Management, Epidemiology, Ethics, Finance, Fine Arts, Food Science, Food Technology, Geochemistry, Geography (Human), Geology, Geophysics, Higher Education, History, Hydraulic Engineering, Immunology, Information Sciences, International Economics, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Landscape Architecture, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Mass Communication, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgical Engineering, Musicology, Natural Sciences, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Operations Research, Parasitology, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Private Law, Psychology, Public Health, Rural Planning, Sanitary Engineering, Seismology, Social and Preventive Medicine, Social Psychology, Social Work, Soil Science, Statistics, Stomatology, Theatre, Town Planning, Toxicology, Veterinary Science, Women's Studies, Zoology
Doctorado Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Applied Chemistry, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Botany, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Dentistry, Development Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Entomology, Food Science, Food Technology, Geochemistry, History, Law, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Parasitology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Social Sciences, Social Work, Soil Science, Statistics, Town Planning, Veterinary Science, Zoology

Central University of Venezuela alumni

  1. Francisco de Miranda

    Francisco de Miranda
    Born in
    Venezuela Flag Venezuela
    1750-1816 (aged 66)

    Sebastián Francisco de Miranda y Rodríguez de Espinoza, commonly known as Francisco de Miranda (American Spanish: [fɾanˈsisko ðe miˈɾanda]), was a Venezuelan military leader and revolutionary who fought in the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolution and the Spanish American wars of independence. He is regarded as a precursor of South America's liberation from the Spanish Empire, and remains known as the "First Universal Venezuelan" and the "Great Universal American".

  2. Andrés Bello

    Andrés Bello
    Born in
    Venezuela Flag Venezuela
    1781-1865 (aged 84)

    Andrés de Jesús María y José Bello López was a Venezuelan-Chilean humanist, diplomat, poet, legislator, philosopher, educator and philologist, whose political and literary works constitute an important part of Spanish American culture. Bello is featured on the old 2,000 Venezuelan bolívar and the 20,000 Chilean peso notes.

  3. Rómulo Gallegos

    Rómulo Gallegos
    Born in
    Venezuela Flag Venezuela
    1884-1969 (aged 85)

    Rómulo Ángel del Monte Carmelo Gallegos Freire was a Venezuelan novelist and politician. For a period of nine months during 1948, he governed as the first freely elected president in Venezuela's history. He was removed from power by military officers in the 1948 Venezuelan coup.

  4. José Gregorio Hernández

    José Gregorio Hernández
    Born in
    Venezuela Flag Venezuela
    1864-1919 (aged 55)

    José Gregorio Hernández Cisneros OFS was a Venezuelan physician. Born in Isnotú, Trujillo State, he became a highly renowned doctor, more so after his death. He was beatified by the Catholic Church in 2021.

All 100 notable alumni

Central University of Venezuela faculties and divisions

Centre : Barcelona Education
Centre : Barquisimeto Architecture, Education
Centre : Bolívar Education
Centre : Puerto Ayacucho Education
Faculty : Agronomy Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Crop Production, Entomology, Rural Studies, Soil Science, Zoology
Faculty : Architecture and Town Planning Architecture, Urban Studies
Faculty : Dentistry Dentistry
Faculty : Economics and Social Sciences Accountancy, Administration, Economics, International Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work
Faculty : Engineering Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Faculty : Humanities and Education Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, Education, Geography, History, Library Science, Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Psychology
Faculty : Law and Political Sciences Law, Political Sciences
Faculty : Medicine Biotechnology, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Public Health
Faculty : Pharmacy Pharmacy
Faculty : Sciences Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics
Faculty : Veterinary Science Veterinary Science

General information

Alternative names UCV
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Founded 1721
Accreditation Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Educación Universitaria (MPPEU)
Motto La Casa que Vence la Sombra
The house that defeats the shadow

Location and contacts

Address Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas Los Chaguaramos
Caracas, 150
City population 2,246,000

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