National Major San Marcos University: Statistics



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#983 of 14,131 In the World
#39 of 1,756 In Latin America
#1 of 136 In Peru
#1 of 43 In Lima
#278 of 6,566 For Philosophy
Top50% For 66 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate10%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate and entrance examination
Academic CalendarApril to December (April - July; September-December)

We've calculated the 10% acceptance rate for National Major San Marcos University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

National Major San Marcos University is a world-class research university with 23,441 scientific papers published and 72,021 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Biology, Environmental Science, Medicine, Political Science, Geography and Cartography, Chemistry, Genetics, and Geology.


National Major San Marcos University majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
17,291 / 34,578
15,072 / 15,600
7,262 / 54,114
Environmental Science
6,999 / 41,472
6,093 / 38,074
Political Science
5,800 / 11,045
Geography and Cartography
4,247 / 22,100
3,430 / 29,498
3,029 / 26,025
2,837 / 24,272
2,768 / 29,657
2,620 / 22,135
2,562 / 17,794
2,329 / 14,315
2,284 / 21,331
2,275 / 21,772
Computer Science
2,272 / 13,266
2,090 / 15,458
1,764 / 12,882
1,752 / 13,893
1,750 / 8,622
1,542 / 16,177
Organic Chemistry
1,377 / 11,174
1,321 / 8,080
1,317 / 19,703
1,311 / 7,331
Quantum and Particle physics
1,127 / 8,539
1,113 / 6,692
1,098 / 7,721
Public Health
1,082 / 12,165
1,073 / 11,492
1,061 / 7,380
1,005 / 7,661
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
1,004 / 2,235
984 / 10,257
Materials Science
932 / 6,972
928 / 3,362
824 / 4,186
700 / 5,820
681 / 3,422

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 35 67
1992 46 77
1993 51 67
1994 39 117
1995 51 78
1996 32 94
1997 54 91
1998 125 116
1999 122 143
2000 160 190
2001 138 191
2002 159 225
2003 196 355
2004 200 569
2005 237 621
2006 341 902
2007 284 945
2008 316 1160
2009 299 1449
2010 352 1711
2011 544 1988
2012 770 2372
2013 943 2652
2014 4300 3016
2015 902 3149
2016 929 3023
2017 1053 3188
2018 1085 4009
2019 1271 4757
2020 1764 5838
2021 2174 7424
2022 1948 8556
2023 1598 9380
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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 National Major San Marcos University.

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
Bachiller Accountancy, Administration, Agricultural Engineering, Anatomy, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art Education, Arts and Humanities, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Fine Arts, Food Science, Genetics, Geography, Geology, History, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, International Business, Laboratory Techniques, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Medicine, Metallurgical Engineering, Microbiology, Mining Engineering, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Therapy, Operations Research, Parasitology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Primary Education, Psychology, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, Systems Analysis, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Toxicology, Veterinary Science
Maestría Accountancy, Administration, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Archaeology, Art History, Banking, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Cultural Studies, Ecology, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Food Science, Health Sciences, History, Human Resources, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, International Business, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Marketing, Mathematics, Metallurgical Engineering, Microbiology, Mining Engineering, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Social and Community Services, Social Welfare, Sociology, Software Engineering, Toxicology, Tropical Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Zoology
Doctorado Accountancy, Administration, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Studies, Law, Political Sciences, Social Sciences

National Major San Marcos University alumni

  1. Mario Vargas Llosa

    Mario Vargas Llosa
    Born in
    Peru Flag Peru
    1936-.. (age 88)
    Enrolled in National Major San Marcos University
    1953-1958 studied law and literary studies
    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.

  2. César Vallejo

    César Vallejo
    Born in
    Peru Flag Peru
    1892-1938 (aged 46)
    translatorwriterjournalistplaywrightshort story writer

    César Abraham Vallejo Mendoza was a Peruvian poet, writer, playwright, and journalist. Although he published only two books of poetry during his lifetime, he is considered one of the great poetic innovators of the 20th century in any language. He was always a step ahead of literary currents, and each of his books was distinct from the others, and, in its own sense, revolutionary. Thomas Merton called him "the greatest universal poet since Dante". The late British poet, critic and biographer Martin Seymour-Smith, a leading authority on world literature, called Vallejo "the greatest twentieth-century poet in any language." He was a member of the intellectual community called North Group formed in the Peruvian north coastal city of Trujillo.

  3. Alan García

    Alan García
    Born in
    Peru Flag Peru
    1949-2019 (aged 70)

    Alan Gabriel Ludwig García Pérez was a Peruvian politician who served as President of Peru for two non-consecutive terms from 1985 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2011. He was the second leader of the Peruvian Aprista Party and to date the only party member ever to have served as President. Mentored by the founder of the APRA, Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre, he served in the Constituent Assembly of 1978–1979. Elected to the Peruvian Congress in 1980, he rose to the position of General Secretary of the APRA in 1982, and was subsequently elected to the presidency in 1985 in a landslide victory at the age of 35 years.

  4. Bernardo O'Higgins

    Bernardo O'Higgins
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    1778-1842 (aged 64)
    military personnelwriterpoliticianmilitary officer

    Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme was a Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence. He was a wealthy landowner of Basque-Spanish and Irish ancestry. Although he was the second Supreme Director of Chile (1817–1823), he is considered one of Chile's founding fathers, as he was the first holder of this title to head a fully independent Chilean state.

All 100 notable alumni

National Major San Marcos University faculties and divisions

Faculty : Accountancy Accountancy
Faculty : Administration Administration, International Business, Tourism
Faculty : Arts and Humanities Art Education, Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy
Faculty : Biological Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Genetics, Microbiology, Parasitology
Faculty : Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Industrial Engineering
Faculty : Dentistry Dentistry
Faculty : Economics Economics
Faculty : Education Education, Physical Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education
Faculty : Electronic and Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering
Faculty : Geology, Mining, Metallurgy and Geography Geography, Geology, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering
Faculty : Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering
Faculty : Law and Political Science Law, Political Sciences
Faculty : Mathematics Computer Science, Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics
Faculty : Medicine Anatomy, Laboratory Techniques, Medical Technology, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy
Faculty : Pharmacy and Biochemistry Biochemistry, Food Science, Pharmacy, Toxicology
Faculty : Physics Physics
Faculty : Psychology Psychology
Faculty : Social Sciences Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, History, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology
Faculty : Systems and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering, Systems Analysis
Faculty : Veterinary Science Veterinary Science
Research Division : Rural Andine History Anthropology, Archaeology, Fine Arts, History

General information

Alternative names UNMSM
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
Founded 1551
Accreditation National System of Evaluation, Accreditation and Certification of Higher Education (SINEACE); Superintendencia Nacional de Educación Superior Universitaria (SUNEDU)
Motto Universidad del Perú, Decana de América
University of Peru, Dean of the Americas
Colors magenta, white, steel blue

Location and contacts

Address Calle Germán Amézaga s/n, Edificio Jorge Basadre, Ciudad Universitaria
Lima, Lima, 1
City population 9,944,000

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