National Major San Marcos University: Statistics



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#1025 of 14,131 In the World
#42 of 1,756 In Latin America
#2 of 136 In Peru
#2 of 43 In Lima
#282 of 6,416 For Philosophy
Top50% For 63 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate8%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate and entrance examination
Academic CalendarApril to December (April - July; September-December)

We've calculated the 8% 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 21,140 scientific papers published and 60,089 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
15,081 / 28,193
12,889 / 12,691
6,977 / 44,414
Environmental Science
6,654 / 34,963
5,803 / 31,660
Political Science
5,279 / 8,632
Geography and Cartography
4,071 / 19,060
3,260 / 24,538
2,895 / 21,932
2,686 / 19,097
2,627 / 24,378
2,507 / 18,576
2,454 / 14,261
2,342 / 11,174
2,159 / 16,599
2,151 / 17,830
Computer Science
2,127 / 10,873
2,092 / 12,205
1,854 / 6,702
1,732 / 9,848
1,648 / 10,562
1,508 / 6,388
1,478 / 13,783
Organic Chemistry
1,338 / 9,008
1,244 / 5,925
1,241 / 16,572
1,223 / 6,424
Quantum and Particle physics
1,138 / 6,781
1,026 / 2,423
1,025 / 5,897
Public Health
1,018 / 9,634
1,005 / 9,209
996 / 6,159
947 / 7,294
942 / 7,957
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
927 / 1,956
919 / 2,931
Materials Science
899 / 5,577
768 / 3,130
Art & Design
683 / 1,964

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 23 62
1991 32 64
1992 38 63
1993 50 63
1994 39 109
1995 48 70
1996 31 95
1997 50 84
1998 100 117
1999 94 151
2000 139 171
2001 122 184
2002 123 222
2003 153 338
2004 160 465
2005 205 569
2006 283 720
2007 253 820
2008 282 1038
2009 295 1288
2010 337 1541
2011 528 1850
2012 761 2190
2013 1067 2551
2014 4333 2800
2015 868 2823
2016 915 2772
2017 1048 3009
2018 1079 3455
2019 1201 4321
2020 1650 5274
2021 2089 7306
2022 1653 7927
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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 87)
    Enrolled in National Major San Marcos University
    1953-1958 studied literary studies and law
    philosophernovelistfilm directoruniversity teacherjournalist

    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, who also holds Spanish citizenship. 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)

    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 personnelmilitary officerpoliticianwriter

    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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