Complutense University of Madrid: Statistics



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#153 of 14,131 In the World
#48 of 2,785 In Europe
#2 of 75 In Spain
#1 of 8 In Madrid
#46 of 6,566 For Philosophy
Top50% For 233 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The Complutense University of Madrid is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachiller) or foreign equivalent recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science and entrance examination (selectividad)
Academic CalendarOctober to June (October - February; February-June)

Research profile

Complutense University of Madrid is a world-class research university with 116,043 scientific papers published and 1,990,052 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Medicine, Philosophy, Computer Science, and Quantum and Particle physics.


Complutense University of Madrid majors

by publication & citation count

59,530 / 1,446,432
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
56,276 / 604,105
51,007 / 1,306,809
44,369 / 961,896
43,919 / 958,894
Environmental Science
41,063 / 835,776
40,732 / 957,570
37,841 / 238,449
Computer Science
33,471 / 633,659
Quantum and Particle physics
30,694 / 664,001
30,330 / 878,548
Organic Chemistry
27,896 / 762,831
27,319 / 757,733
22,711 / 518,770
Materials Science
22,260 / 543,609
Political Science
21,599 / 184,599
Geography and Cartography
21,406 / 363,950
20,414 / 412,302
16,843 / 420,170
16,726 / 402,311
16,598 / 380,215
16,114 / 286,869
15,019 / 228,358
14,387 / 171,646
13,907 / 211,579
Optical Engineering
13,848 / 285,413
12,821 / 247,210
11,878 / 202,536
11,138 / 154,338
10,546 / 237,166
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
10,302 / 141,468
9,854 / 227,581
Metallurgical Engineering
9,366 / 228,805
9,290 / 112,620
9,264 / 190,317
8,901 / 242,768
8,699 / 116,384
8,562 / 215,800
Art & Design
7,908 / 92,010
Astrophysics and Astronomy
7,616 / 171,426

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 769 2642
1992 829 3056
1993 984 3605
1994 1068 4297
1995 1132 5357
1996 1301 6440
1997 1447 7541
1998 1421 9442
1999 1549 10880
2000 1681 13477
2001 1839 15740
2002 1856 18483
2003 1959 21704
2004 2160 24825
2005 2303 29173
2006 2564 33773
2007 2663 39044
2008 2959 44590
2009 3272 50273
2010 3495 57061
2011 4039 65468
2012 4481 73180
2013 4595 81152
2014 4971 89046
2015 4852 95112
2016 5033 98980
2017 5293 103626
2018 5459 113029
2019 5880 128698
2020 6887 153173
2021 7459 176976
2022 6957 182038
2023 7012 184312
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Complutense University of Madrid 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 Academic Year Tuition Cost (EUR)
Bachelor's Degree 2021-2022 1,620
Master's Degree 2021-2022 2,710
Doctoral Degree 2021-2022 3,480

The currency used is Euro (EUR)

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 Complutense University of Madrid.

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
Título de Graduado Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Máster Universitario Accountancy, Actuarial Science, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art Therapy, Behavioural Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Dentistry, Design, Dietetics, E-Business/Commerce, Economics, Education, Electronics and Automation, Environmental Management, Ethics, Finance, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Health Sciences, History, Hotel Management, Immunology, Information Management, Information Technology, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Law, Library Science, Literature, Marketing, Mathematics, Medieval Studies, Meteorology, Microbiology, Mineralogy, Museum Studies, Music, Nanotechnology, Neurosciences, Optometry, Paleontology, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Statistics, Teacher Training, Theatre, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation, Urban Studies, Veterinary Science, Visual Arts, Writing
Doctor Art History, Astrophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Fine Arts, Geology, Health Sciences, History, Linguistics, Literature, Physics, Religion, Theatre

Complutense University of Madrid alumni

  1. Julio Iglesias

    Julio Iglesias
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    1943-.. (age 81)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    Graduated with Licentiate in law
    businesspersoncomposersingerassociation football playerrecording artist

    Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva is a Spanish singer, songwriter and former professional footballer. Iglesias is recognized as the most commercially successful Spanish singer in the world and one of the top record sellers in music history, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide in 14 languages. It is estimated that during his career he has performed in more than 5,000 concerts, for over 60 million people in five continents. In April 2013, Iglesias was inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.

  2. Mario Vargas Llosa

    Mario Vargas Llosa
    Born in
    Peru Flag Peru
    1936-.. (age 88)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    1958-1971 graduated with doctorate
    essayistopinion journalistpoliticianplaywrightprose writer

    Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, 1st Marquess of Vargas Llosa, more commonly known as Mario Vargas Llosa, is a Peruvian novelist, journalist, essayist and former politician. Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America's most significant novelists and essayists and one of the leading writers of his generation. Some critics consider him to have had a larger international impact and worldwide audience than any other writer of the Latin American Boom. In 2010, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat." He also won the 1967 Rómulo Gallegos Prize, the 1986 Prince of Asturias Award, the 1994 Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the 1995 Jerusalem Prize, the 2012 Carlos Fuentes International Prize, and the 2018 Pablo Neruda Order of Artistic and Cultural Merit. In 2021, he was elected to the Académie française.

  3. José Rizal

    José Rizal
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1861-1896 (aged 35)

    José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was a Filipino nationalist, writer and polymath active at the end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. He is considered a national hero (pambansang bayani) of the Philippines. An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal became a writer and a key member of the Filipino Propaganda Movement, which advocated political reforms for the colony under Spain.

  4. Queen Letizia of Spain

    Queen Letizia of Spain
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    1972-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in the Complutense University of Madrid
    1990-1995 studied journalism
    journalistaristocratwar correspondenttelevision presenter

    Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano is Queen of Spain as the wife of King Felipe VI.

All 100 notable alumni

Complutense University of Madrid faculties and divisions

Centre : Centro de Enseñanza Superior Real Centro Universitario Escorial-María Cristina Business Administration, Law
Centre : European Economics European Studies
Centre : European Law European Union Law
Faculty : Biology Biology, Cell Biology
Faculty : Chemistry Chemistry
Faculty : Computer Science Computer Science
Faculty : Dentistry Dentistry
Faculty : Economics and Business Administration Actuarial Science, Business Administration, Economics, Finance
Faculty : Education Education
Faculty : Fine Arts Fine Arts, Heritage Preservation
Faculty : Geography and History Archaeology, Art History, Geography, History, Musicology
Faculty : Geology Geology
Faculty : Information Sciences Advertising and Publicity, Information Sciences, Journalism, Public Relations
Faculty : Law Labour and Industrial Relations, Law, Political Sciences
Faculty : Library Science Documentation Techniques, Library Science
Faculty : Mathematics Mathematics
Faculty : Medicine Medicine
Faculty : Nursing, Physiotherapy and Podology Nursing, Orthopaedics, Physical Therapy
Faculty : Optics and Optometry Optics, Optometry
Faculty : Pharmacy Pharmacy
Faculty : Philology Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Islamic Studies, Italian, Latin, Philology, Slavic Languages
Faculty : Philosophy Philosophy
Faculty : Physics Physics
Faculty : Political Science and Sociology Political Sciences, Sociology
Faculty : Psychology Psychology
Faculty : Statistics Statistics
Faculty : Teacher Training Teacher Training
Faculty : Veterinary Science Veterinary Science
Institute : Astronomy and Geodesy Astronomy and Space Science, Environmental Engineering, Mathematics
Institute : Biochemistry Biochemistry, Immunology
Institute : Geoscience Geology
Institute : Mathematics Mathematics
Institute : Musicology Musicology
Institute : Nutrition and Bromatology Food Science, Immunology, Nutrition
Institute : Public Health Public Health
Institute : Religion Studies Religious Studies

General information

Alternative names UCM
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Founded 1508
Accreditation Ministry of Universities
Motto Libertas Perfundet Omnia Luce
Freedom will flood all things with light

Location and contacts

Address Avenida de Séneca, 2
Madrid, 28040
City population 3,281,000

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