National University of Colombia: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#476 of 14,131 In the World
#13 of 1,756 In Latin America
#1 of 190 In Colombia
#1 of 72 In Bogota
#54 of 1,006 For Horticulture
Top50% For 102 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
5%
Enrollment
54,284
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
unal.edu.co
Languages
Spanish

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate5%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachillerato) and entrance examination
Academic CalendarFebruary to December (February - June; August-December)
Enrollment54,284
Full time employee3,250
Student:staff ratio17:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
46,399
Citations
358,886

National University of Colombia majors

by publication & citation count

Biology
6,919 / 78,998
Environmental Science
5,806 / 72,617
Engineering
5,059 / 51,119
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,812 / 56,502
Chemistry
4,473 / 57,625
Medicine
4,459 / 73,134
Physics
3,581 / 44,795
Geography and Cartography
2,799 / 19,926
Materials Science
2,185 / 21,971
Computer Science
2,034 / 18,334
Business
1,499 / 12,610
Ecology
1,299 / 29,788
Demography
1,295 / 43,550
Horticulture
1,266 / 5,956
Political Science
1,224 / 3,580
Botany
1,164 / 12,442
Psychology
1,028 / 10,625
Economics
981 / 7,854
Mathematics
966 / 7,117
Sociology
890 / 4,158
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
851 / 8,389
Geology
619 / 8,195
Nutrition and Food Science
606 / 8,273
Agricultural Science
589 / 6,034
Environmental Management
563 / 13,852
Art & Design
546 / 1,388
Automation and Control engineering
520 / 3,361
Forestry
505 / 7,197
Quantum and Particle physics
499 / 14,644
Chemical Engineering
467 / 9,701
Condensed Matter Physics
462 / 2,892
Philosophy
458 / 1,217
Zoology
456 / 3,834
Surgery
423 / 2,733
Genetics
377 / 7,013
Biochemistry
366 / 5,920
Optical Engineering
365 / 2,664
Public Health
361 / 17,260
Molecular Biology
349 / 3,474
Inorganic Chemistry
340 / 10,152

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 280 156
1992 311 234
1993 381 294
1994 286 326
1995 439 303
1996 405 387
1997 462 406
1998 477 434
1999 554 517
2000 615 851
2001 739 1063
2002 750 1456
2003 718 1810
2004 896 2193
2005 1211 3012
2006 1597 3824
2007 1814 4925
2008 2022 6731
2009 2345 8588
2010 2663 11382
2011 3137 14020
2012 3371 17024
2013 3363 21186
2014 3381 25009
2015 3850 27311
2016 3269 29338
2017 3310 32516
2018 2929 36861
2019 3145 46576
2020 2985 61593
2021 2569 67906

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $500$1,750
International students $500$500

The National University of Colombia has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

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 +++
Profesional Universitario Accountancy, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Architecture, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Cinema and Television, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dentistry, Dietetics, Economics, Electronic Engineering, Fine Arts, Geography (Human), Geology, Graphic Design, History, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Modern Languages, Music, Musical Instruments, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Veterinary Science
Especialización Administrative Law, Agricultural Business, Anaesthesiology, Architecture and Planning, Art Education, Civil Engineering, Commercial Law, Community Health, Constitutional Law, Cosmetology, Criminal Law, Dentistry, Dermatology, Dietetics, E- Business/Commerce, Endocrinology, Energy Engineering, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Food Science, Food Technology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Gastroenterology, Gender Studies, Gerontology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Haematology, Human Rights, Industrial Design, International Law, Labour Law, Law, Medicine, Midwifery, Neurology, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Pathology, Peace and Disarmament, Periodontics, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Plastic Surgery, Pneumology, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Administration, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Rheumatology, Road Engineering, Soil Science, Sports Medicine, Statistics, Stomatology, Surgery, Tourism, Transport and Communications, Urology, Veterinary Science, Visual Arts, Women's Studies
Maestría Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Administration, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Alternative Medicine, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Art Education, Art History, Art Therapy, Astronomy and Space Science, Automation and Control Engineering, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Design, Dietetics, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Finance, Fine Arts, Food Science, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Heritage Preservation, History, Hydraulic Engineering, Immunology, Industrial Engineering, Latin American Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Meteorology, Microbiology, Museum Studies, Music, Music Education, Musicology, Neurosciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Production Engineering, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Public Health, Regional Planning, Rural Planning, Science Education, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Sports, Sports Medicine, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Telecommunications Engineering, Theatre, Town Planning, Toxicology, Transport Engineering, Tropical Agriculture, Urban Studies, Visual Arts, Writing
Doctorado Administration, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Food Science, Food Technology, Geography, Geology, History, Industrial Engineering, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Occupational Health, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Social Sciences, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping

National University of Colombia alumni

  1. Gabriel García Márquez

    Gabriel García Márquez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1927-2014 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    novelistshort story writerjournalistplaywrightwriter
    Biography

    Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo ([ˈɡaβo]) or Gabito ([ɡaˈβito]) throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, particularly in the Spanish language, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In 1958, he married Mercedes Barcha Pardo; they had two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo.

  2. Fernando Botero

    Fernando Botero
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1932-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    paintersculptorartistdrawerillustrator
    Biography

    Fernando Botero Angulo is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor, born in Medellín. His signature style, also known as "Boterismo", depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America, and his art can be found in highly visible places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

  3. Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Ayala

    Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Ayala
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1903-1948 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacherlawyer
    Biography

    Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Ayala was a left-wing Colombian politician and charismatic leader of the Liberal Party. He served as the mayor of Bogotá from 1936-37, the national Education Minister from 1940-41, and the Labor Minister from 1943–44. He was assassinated during his second presidential campaign in 1948, setting off the Bogotazo  and leading to a violent period of political unrest in Colombian history known as La Violencia (approx. 1948 to 1958).

  4. Virgilio Barco Vargas

    Virgilio Barco Vargas
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1921-1997 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    civil engineerdiplomatengineerpolitician
    Biography

    Virgilio Barco Vargas was a Colombian politician and civil engineer who served as the 27th President of Colombia serving from 7 August 1986 to 7 August 1990.

General info

Alternative names UNAL
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Founded 1867
Accreditation Congreso de la República; Ministerio de. Educación Nacional; Consejo Nacional de Acreditación
Motto Inter Aulas Academia quaere verum
Search for the truth in the academy classrooms
Colors green, blue, red, yellow, brown
Academic structure Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Human Sciences
Faculty of Law, Political and Social Sciences
Faculty of Nursing
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Architecture
Faculty of Mines
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Faculty of Engineering and Administration
Affiliations and memberships Asociación Colombiana para el Avance de la Ciencia (ACAC)
Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP)
Asociación Columbus

Location and Contacts

Address Carrera 45 No. 26-85
Bogotá, Bogota
Colombia
City population 7,744,000
Phone +57 (1) 316 5469
Fax +57 (1) 3165297

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