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#3072 of 14,131 In the World
#199 of 1,756 In Latin America
#21 of 190 In Colombia
#9 of 72 In Bogota
#502 of 1,000 For Human Rights Law
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Acceptance rate
15%
Enrollment
12,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Private
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Languages
Spanish

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate15%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachillerato) and entrance examination
Academic CalendarFebruary to December (February - June; July-December)
Enrollment12,500
Full time employee1,750
Student:staff ratio7:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,933
Citations
3,915

Free University majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
692 / 942
Medicine
377 / 893
Political Science
362 / 295
Environmental Science
165 / 315
Business
163 / 199
Sociology
153 / 292
Biology
134 / 501
Geography and Cartography
117 / 183
Law
101 / 33
Demography
87 / 289
Psychology
80 / 155
Computer Science
73 / 246
Human Rights Law
66 / 23
Engineering
66 / 186
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
63 / 71
Chemistry
63 / 268
Economics
63 / 49
Public Policy / Administration
51 / 29
Pediatrics
48 / 40
Surgery
45 / 80
Philosophy
33 / 23
Public Health
32 / 146
Physics
30 / 127
Education Majors
30 / 22
Art & Design
26 / 46
Materials Science
25 / 115
Health Science
24 / 155
Mathematics
24 / 61
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
20 / 30
Agricultural Science
20 / 15
Political Economy
20 / 9
Nursing
20 / 14
Development Studies
19 / 3
Criminology and Criminal Justice
18 / 9
Project Management
17 / 14
Communications and Public Relations
17 / 8
Microbiology
17 / 41
Critical Care Nursing
17 / 282
Pathology
17 / 16
Epidemiology
17 / 59

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 3
1992 0 0
1993 3 9
1994 4 3
1995 12 3
1996 0 5
1997 3 2
1998 1 6
1999 2 1
2000 8 4
2001 8 6
2002 6 11
2003 5 11
2004 19 5
2005 34 13
2006 41 23
2007 38 23
2008 70 49
2009 79 90
2010 103 78
2011 163 113
2012 204 133
2013 207 200
2014 225 234
2015 536 268
2016 311 311
2017 380 256
2018 331 458
2019 268 584
2020 266 952
2021 186 1038

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine
Engineering | IT +
Maths | Natural Sciences +
Profesional Universitario Accountancy, Administration, Animal Husbandry, Business and Commerce, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Dietetics, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, International Business, Law, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Microbiology, Native Language Education, Nursing, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Public Relations, Science Education, Social Work
Especialización Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminology, Environmental Management, Finance, Fiscal Law, Labour Law, Law, Management, Marketing, Private Law, Public Law, Sales Techniques, Service Trades, Social Welfare, Taxation
Maestría Accountancy, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Energy Engineering, Foreign Languages Education, Higher Education Teacher Training, Labour Law, Law
Doctorado Law

Free University alumni

  1. Carlos Andrés Pérez

    Carlos Andrés Pérez
    Born in
    Venezuela Flag Venezuela
    Years
    1922-2010 (aged 88)
    Enrolled in Free University
    Studied in 1949-1950
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Carlos Andrés Pérez Rodríguez also known as CAP and often referred to as El Gocho (due to his Andean origins), was a Venezuelan politician and the president of Venezuela from 12 March 1974 to 12 March 1979 and again from 2 February 1989 to 21 May 1993. He was one of the founders of Acción Democrática, the dominant political party in Venezuela during the second half of the twentieth century. His first presidency was known as the Saudi Venezuela due to its economic and social prosperity thanks to enormous income from petroleum exportation. However, his second presidency saw a continuation of the economic crisis of the 1980s, a series of social crises, widespread riots known as Caracazo and two coup attempts in 1992. In May 1993 he became the first Venezuelan president to be forced out of office by the Supreme Court on charges for the embezzlement of 250 million bolívars (roughly 2.7 million US dollars) belonging to a presidential discretionary fund, whose money was used to support the electoral process in Nicaragua and hire bodyguards for President Violeta Chamorro.

  2. Enrique Olaya Herrera

    Enrique Olaya Herrera
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1880-1937 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    publisherjournalistdiplomatlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Enrique Alfredo Olaya Herrera was a Colombian journalist and politician, President of Colombia from August 7, 1930 until August 7, 1934 representing the Colombian Liberal Party.

  3. Jorge Barón

    Jorge Barón
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1948-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    economisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Jorge Eliécer Barón Ortíz is a Colombian television presenter, media personality and businessman.

  4. María Luisa Piraquive

    María Luisa Piraquive
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1949-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    autobiographersinger
    Biography

    María Luisa Piraquive, Maria Luisa Piraquive Corredor, is a Colombian educator with a bachelor's degree in Hispanic Philology and a Doctorate (Honorary degree) in International Law. She is a singer, philanthropist, and leader of a Christian church with a world-wide presence that she co-founded, the Church of God Ministry of Jesus Christ International. Additionally, she is founder and president of a not-for-profit organization, Maria Luisa de Moreno International Foundation, which offers a broad range of social assistance services, and pioneer of the Colombian political party, MIRA.

All 12 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names Universidad Libre
Founded 1946
Accreditation Ministerio de Gobierno
Motto Scientia Fons Libertatis
Science Source of Liberty

Location and Contacts

Address Calle 8 No. 5-80, Piso 5
Bogotá, Bogota
Colombia
City population 7,744,000
Phone +57 (1) 286 9466
Fax +57 (1) 243 8976

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