Higher University of San Simon Rankings

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#7846 of 14,131 In the World
#512 of 1,756 In Latin America
#6 of 53 In Bolivia
#1 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 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 (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

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

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 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. María Chacón Rendón

    María Chacón Rendón
    Born in
    Bolivia Flag Bolivia
    1976-.. (age 47)

    María Cecilia Chacón Rendón is a Bolivian lawyer, political scientist who served as the minister of defense in 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.

  2. Rosa Julieta Montaño Salvatierra

    Rosa Julieta Montaño Salvatierra
    Born in
    Bolivia Flag Bolivia
    1946-.. (age 77)

    Rosa Julieta Montaño Salvatierra 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.

Higher University of San Simon faculties and divisions

Faculty : Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Rural Planning, Veterinary Science
Faculty : Architecture and Habitat Sciences Architecture, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Tourism
Faculty : Biochemistry and Pharmacy Biochemistry, Pharmacy
Faculty : Dentistry Dentistry
Faculty : Economics Accountancy, Administration, Economics, Statistics
Faculty : Humanities and Educational Sciences Arts and Humanities, Bilingual and Bicultural Education, Educational Sciences, Linguistics, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work
Faculty : Law and Political Science Law, Political Sciences
Faculty : Medicine Medicine, Nutrition, Physical Therapy
Faculty : Nursing Nursing
Faculty : Polytechnic Agricultural Equipment, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Food Science, Industrial Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Statistics
Faculty : Rural and Territorial Development Regional Planning, Rural Planning
Faculty : Science and Technology Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Physics, Technology
Faculty : Social Sciences Anthropology, Social Sciences, Sociology
Faculty : Veterinary Sciences Veterinary Science
School : Forestry Forestry

General information

Alternative names UMSS
Higher University of San Simón
Universidad Mayor de San Simón
Founded 1832
Accreditation Ministerio de Educación del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia

Location and contacts

Address Casilla 992 Avenida Oquendo y Sucre
City population 632,000

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