Higher University of San Simon Rankings

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#8284 of 14,131 In the World
#578 of 1,756 In Latin America
#7 of 53 In Bolivia
#2 of 10 In Cochabamba

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Acceptance rate

* The Higher University of San Simon is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes 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 (bachillerato) and entrance examination
Academic CalendarFebruary to December (February - June; July-December)


Local studetns 100-800 (fees vary according to faculty) (BOB)

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 +
Técnico Universitario Superior Agricultural Business, Agronomy, Automotive Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering
Técnico Universitario Medio Nursing
Licenciatura Accountancy, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Architecture, Bilingual and Bicultural Education, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Arts, Computer Engineering, Dentistry, Dietetics, Economics, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Management, Finance, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Forestry, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Engineering, Interior Design, Law, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Music, Native Language Education, Nursing, Nutrition, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Regional Planning, Rural Planning, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Sports, Tourism, Veterinary Science
Especialización Animal Husbandry, Criminal Law, Dentistry, Educational Technology, Nursing, Orthodontics, Public Health, Real Estate, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Veterinary Science
Diplomado Accountancy, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Aquaculture, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Bilingual and Bicultural Education, Biotechnology, Business Computing, Civil Engineering, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Communication Studies, Computer Graphics, Constitutional Law, Cultural Studies, Dairy, Demography and Population, Design, Development Studies, Distance Education, Economics, Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Energy Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Fiscal Law, Fruit Production, Higher Education, Higher Education Teacher Training, Horticulture, Human Resources, Humanities and Social Science Education, Hygiene, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Maintenance, International Business, Law, Linguistics, Natural Resources, Occupational Health, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Rural Planning, Science Education, Secondary Education, Soil Management, Special Education, Taxation, Tourism, Veterinary Science, Water Management
Maestría Agricultural Management, Architecture, Bilingual and Bicultural Education, Biochemistry, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Environmental Management, Haematology, Health Education, Higher Education Teacher Training, Labour Law, Law, Management, Medical Parasitology, Microbiology, Natural Sciences, Neurological Therapy, Notary Studies, Political Sciences, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Social Sciences, Social Welfare, Soil Management, Statistics, Taxation, Teacher Training, Water Management
Doctorado Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences

Notable alumni

  1. Rosa Julieta Montaño Salvatierra

    Rosa Julieta Montaño Salvatierra
    Born in
    Bolivia Flag Bolivia
    1946-.. (age 76)

    Julieta Montaño is a Bolivian attorney, human rights defender, woman's rights activist, feminist writer and a 2015 winner of the US State Department's International Women of Courage Award.

  2. María Chacón Rendón

    María Chacón Rendón
    Born in
    Bolivia Flag Bolivia
    1976-.. (age 46)

    María Cecilia Chacón Rendón is a Bolivian lawyer, political scientist and the Minister of Defense. As of taking office on 6 April 2011, she became the first woman to occupy that office. She served as General Director of Multilateral Relations and Chief of Cabinet for the Vice Ministry of Foreign Economic and Commercial Relations (Spanish: Jefa de Gabinete del Viceministerio Relaciones Económicas y Comercio Exterior) in the Foreign Ministry under President Evo Morales. She also worked in the Water Ministry.

General info

Alternative names UMSS
Higher University of San Simón
Universidad Mayor de San Simón
Founded 1832
Accreditation Ministerio de Educación, Bolivia
Academic structure Faculty of Agricultural and Animal Sciences
School of Agronomy
Faculty of Architecture
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Law and Political Sciences
Faculty of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Dentistry
School of Nursing
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Humanities and Education
University Center Polytechnic Institute

Location and Contacts

Address Avenida Oquendo y Calle Sucre
Cochabamba, Cochabamba
City population 632,000
Phone +591 (4) 422 0717
Fax +591 (4) 452 2114

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