National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, Leon: Statistics

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#4553 of 14,131 In the World
#319 of 1,756 In Latin America
#1 of 48 In Nicaragua
#1 of 3 In Leon
#1400 of 1,597 For Public Health
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Enrollment
22,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Languages
Spanish
Acceptance rate
61%*

* The National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, Leon 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) or recognized equivalent, and entrance examination
Academic CalendarFebruary to December (February - July; August-December)
Enrollment22,500

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,041
Citations
9,544

National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, Leon majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
241 / 4,242
Medicine
235 / 6,008
Biology
166 / 1,772
Environmental Science
154 / 1,471
Demography
86 / 3,971
Political Science
69 / 39
Geography and Cartography
66 / 284
Psychology
65 / 295
Public Health
52 / 3,304
Business
51 / 241
Sociology
43 / 20
Agricultural Science
36 / 424
Education Majors
33 / 13
Pediatrics
33 / 3,506
Chemistry
32 / 383
Ecology
27 / 573
Computer Science
27 / 151
Epidemiology
25 / 770
Economics
23 / 53
Mathematics
22 / 31
Health Science
21 / 630
Hydrology and Water resources management
19 / 239
Environmental Management
17 / 73
Healthcare Management (MHA)
17 / 1,159
Forestry
17 / 39
Immunology
17 / 332
Library and Information science
16 / 4
Geology
16 / 180
Development Studies
15 / 42
Physics
15 / 162
Virology
15 / 224
Math Teachers
14 / 2
Veterinary
14 / 60
Public Policy / Administration
13 / 12
Occupational Safety and Health
13 / 194
Microbiology
12 / 282
Horticulture
12 / 18
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
11 / 1,697
Animal Science
11 / 200
Environmental Chemistry
11 / 278

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 3
1992 0 2
1993 1 2
1994 6 3
1995 3 4
1996 5 2
1997 4 7
1998 1 7
1999 7 22
2000 2 13
2001 3 35
2002 6 40
2003 5 34
2004 8 79
2005 10 84
2006 9 139
2007 11 171
2008 51 258
2009 33 377
2010 30 373
2011 26 464
2012 39 670
2013 58 657
2014 58 893
2015 82 787
2016 76 893
2017 150 879
2018 106 801
2019 106 1050
2020 158 1179
2021 102 1364

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 +
Doctor Veterinary Science
Ingeniero Agricultural Business, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Computer Engineering, Food Science, Telecommunications Engineering, Tropical Agriculture
Licenciatura Administration, Business Administration, Computer Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Law, Mass Communication, Mathematics Education, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Public Administration, Science Education, Social Work, Special Education, Veterinary Science
Especialidad Profesional/ Especialidad Médica Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Surgery
Maestría Administration, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Animal Husbandry, Business Administration, Chemistry, Commercial Law, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Dentistry, Development Studies, Economics, Educational Sciences, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Higher Education Teacher Training, Information Technology, Law, Literature, Medicine, Natural Resources, Rural Studies, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Spanish, Surgery, Teacher Training, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Tropical Agriculture, Veterinary Science

Notable alumni

  1. Florencio Xatruch

    Florencio Xatruch
    Years
    1811-1893 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Florencio Xatruch was a general who led the Honduran expeditionary force against William Walker in Nicaragua in 1856.

  2. Diego Vigil Cocaña

    Diego Vigil Cocaña
    Born in
    Honduras Flag Honduras
    Years
    1799-1845 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Diego Vigil Cocaña was a Central American politician. He was the last president of the Federal Republic of Central America (1839–40), during its disintegration. He was also chief of state of the federal states of Honduras (1829) and El Salvador (1836–37 and 1837–38).

  3. Myrna Cunningham

    Myrna Cunningham
    Years
    1947-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    activistphysicianpolitician
    Biography

    Myrna Cunningham is a Miskitu feminist and indigenous rights activist and medical surgeon from Nicaragua. She has participated in political-social processes linked to the struggle for the rights of women and indigenous peoples in Latin America. She has been coordinator of the Indigenous Chair of the Intercultural Indigenous University. In September 2010, she obtained an Honoris Causa Doctorate from the National Autonomous University of Mexico Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the first time that the UNAM granted such recognition to an indigenous woman. From 2011 to 2013, she was chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues of the UN. She served as the chairperson of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues until 2012. She is also the president of the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) where she works to advance the rights of indigenous women and knowledge on indigenous peoples and the impacts of climate change, serving as FAO Special Ambassador for the International Year of Family Farming, adviser to the president of the UN World Conference of Indigenous People, and on boards of the Global Fund for Women, Permanent UN Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), and The Hunger Project. She is currently chairperson of the Center for Autonomy and Development of Indigenous People (CADPI) and vice president of the board of the Latin American and Caribbean Indigenous People Development Fund.

  4. Amaya Coppens

    Amaya Coppens
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1994-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    activiststudent
    Biography

    Amaya Eva Coppens Zamora is a Nicaraguan Belgian student activist. She is a leading figure of the April 19 University Movement, founded during protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega. She was chosen as an International Woman of Courage in March 2020.

General info

Alternative names UNAN-León
National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, León
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, León
Founded 1812
Accreditation Consejo Nacional de Evaluación y Acreditación (CNEA)
Motto A la libertad por la universidad
To Freedom for the University
Academic structure Faculty of Sciences
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Economic Science
POLISAL Health Polytechnic
Affiliations and memberships Consejo Nacional de Universidades (CNU)

Location and Contacts

Address Apartado postal 68
León, Leon
Nicaragua
City population 174,000
Phone +505 311 4475
Fax +505 311 4970

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