National University of La Plata: Statistics

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#568 of 14,131 In the World
#15 of 1,756 In Latin America
#2 of 127 In Argentina
#1 of 4 In La Plata
#147 of 1,001 For Entomology
Top50% For 131 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate70%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachillerato) or equivalent. Foreign qualifications are recognized if covered by formal international agreements
Academic CalendarMarch to November (March - June; June-September; September-November)

We've calculated the 70% acceptance rate for National University of La Plata 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 University of La Plata is a world-class research university with 38,448 scientific papers published and 413,363 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, Philosophy, Engineering, Quantum and Particle physics, Organic Chemistry, and Geology.


National University of La Plata majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
19,231 / 107,288
17,945 / 289,574
Environmental Science
16,024 / 208,249
15,121 / 270,571
14,649 / 244,760
14,444 / 44,095
13,132 / 215,836
Quantum and Particle physics
10,978 / 185,218
Organic Chemistry
9,040 / 170,679
8,739 / 126,705
8,406 / 131,984
8,375 / 170,322
Geography and Cartography
8,171 / 83,126
Computer Science
7,797 / 113,229
7,346 / 130,149
6,996 / 96,189
Materials Science
6,833 / 122,641
Political Science
6,807 / 20,645
6,771 / 102,419
4,643 / 69,122
4,025 / 31,246
4,014 / 42,967
Optical Engineering
3,785 / 65,940
Astrophysics and Astronomy
3,770 / 64,789
3,561 / 40,682
Metallurgical Engineering
3,330 / 65,043
3,002 / 17,970
2,919 / 49,350
2,900 / 42,806
2,850 / 34,113
2,667 / 29,960
2,450 / 28,016
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,444 / 31,123
Physical chemistry
2,443 / 45,933
Nuclear Physics
2,411 / 44,762
2,248 / 37,227
2,148 / 22,011
Chemical Engineering
2,136 / 45,785
Art & Design
1,999 / 15,060
1,984 / 36,342

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 216 659
1991 215 728
1992 177 836
1993 211 838
1994 264 922
1995 327 969
1996 373 1175
1997 389 1404
1998 456 1745
1999 489 2089
2000 634 2553
2001 665 3050
2002 619 3507
2003 677 4106
2004 685 4549
2005 771 5539
2006 874 6448
2007 888 7701
2008 1032 8825
2009 1182 10280
2010 1296 11670
2011 1429 13793
2012 1607 16214
2013 1640 18297
2014 1654 19709
2015 1754 22243
2016 1881 22880
2017 2039 24804
2018 2074 26114
2019 2525 29835
2020 2626 34423
2021 2516 43009
2022 1799 38321
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The tuition table for National University of La Plata gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Faculty Undergraduate Tuition (per year) Graduate Tuition (per year)
Faculty of Exact Sciences ARS 10,000 ARS 15,000
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Museum ARS 8,000 ARS 12,000
Faculty of Humanities and Educational Sciences ARS 7,000 ARS 10,000
Faculty of Economic Sciences ARS 12,000 ARS 18,000
Faculty of Law and Social Sciences ARS 9,000 ARS 13,000
Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism ARS 11,000 ARS 16,000
Faculty of Veterinary Sciences ARS 15,000 ARS 22,000

All tuition costs are in Argentine pesos (ARS).

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 University of La Plata.

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
Licenciatura Accountancy, Administration, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Anthropology, Architecture, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Dentistry, Design, Economics, Education, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Food Science, Forestry, French, Geochemistry, Geography, Geology, History, Human Resources, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Journalism, Law, Library Science, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Meteorology, Midwifery, Music, Music Theory and Composition, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Optics, Paleontology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Portuguese, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Surveying and Mapping, Teacher Training, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation, Veterinary Science, Visual Arts, Zoology
Especialización Accountancy, Agriculture, Architecture, Asian Studies, Chinese, Computer Education, Computer Networks, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Educational Psychology, Engineering, Finance, Fine Arts, Food Science, Forestry, Higher Education Teacher Training, Journalism, Law, Literacy Education, Management, Mathematics Education, Media Studies, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Orthodontics, Pedagogy, Political Sciences, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Public Administration, Science Education, Social Sciences, Social Work, Software Engineering, Spanish, Taxation, Town Planning
Maestría Agriculture, Architecture, Astronomy and Space Science, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Cardiology, Computer Education, Computer Engineering, Dentistry, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Engineering, Finance, Fine Arts, Food Technology, Forestry, Geophysics, Health Sciences, History, Human Rights, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Media Studies, Oral Pathology, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Public Health, Road Engineering, Science Education, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Sports, Surveying and Mapping, Technology Education, Town Planning, Writing
Doctorado Administration, Agriculture, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Forestry, Geography, Geophysics, History, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Town Planning, Veterinary Science

National University of La Plata alumni

  1. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
    Born in
    Argentina Flag Argentina
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in the National University of La Plata
    Graduated with Título de abogado

    Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner, often referred to by her initials CFK, is an Argentine lawyer and politician who has served as the Vice President of Argentina since 2019. She also served as the President of Argentina from 2007 to 2015 and the first lady during the tenure of her husband, Néstor Kirchner. She was the second female president of Argentina (after Isabel Perón) and the first elected female president of Argentina. Ideologically, she identifies herself as a Peronist and a progressive, with her political approach called Kirchnerism.

  2. Néstor Kirchner

    Néstor Kirchner
    Born in
    Argentina Flag Argentina
    1950-2010 (aged 60)
    Enrolled in the National University of La Plata
    1969-1976 graduated with Juris Doctor

    Néstor Carlos Kirchner was an Argentine lawyer and politician who served as the President of Argentina from 2003 to 2007, Governor of Santa Cruz Province from 1991 to 2003, Secretary General of UNASUR and the first ever (and still only) First Gentleman of Argentina during the first tenure of his wife, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. He was President of the Justicialist Party from 2008 to 2010. Ideologically, he identified himself as a Peronist and a progressive, with his political approach called Kirchnerism.

  3. René gerónimo favaloro

    René gerónimo favaloro
    Born in
    Argentina Flag Argentina
    1923-2000 (aged 77)
    cardiac surgeon

    René Gerónimo Favaloro was an Argentine cardiac surgeon and educator best known for his pioneering work on coronary artery bypass surgery using the great saphenous vein.

  4. Raúl Alfonsín

    Raúl Alfonsín
    Born in
    Argentina Flag Argentina
    1927-2009 (aged 82)

    Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín was an Argentine lawyer and statesman who served as President of Argentina from 10 December 1983 to 8 July 1989. He was the first democratically elected president after more than seven years of military dictatorship, and is considered the "father of modern democracy in Argentina". Ideologically, he identified as a Radical and a social democrat, serving as the leader of the Radical Civic Union from 1983 to 1991, 1993 to 1995, 1999 to 2001, with his political approach being known as "Alfonsinism".

All 94 notable alumni

National University of La Plata faculties and divisions

Faculty : Agriculture and Forestry Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Forestry
Faculty : Architecture and Town Planning Architecture, Town Planning
Faculty : Astronomy and Geophysics Astronomy and Space Science, Geophysics
Faculty : Computer Science Computer Networks, Computer Science, Software Engineering
Faculty : Dentistry Dentistry
Faculty : Economics Accountancy, Administration, Economics, Tourism
Faculty : Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering
Faculty : Exact Sciences Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Optics, Optometry, Physics
Faculty : Fine Arts Conducting, Fine Arts, Industrial Design, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Theatre, Visual Arts
Faculty : Humanities and Education Arts and Humanities, Biology, Education, Educational Sciences, English, Geography, History, Library Science, Literature, Philosophy, Physical Education, Psychology, Sociology
Faculty : Journalism and Social Communication Communication Studies, Journalism
Faculty : Law and Social Sciences Law, Social Sciences
Faculty : Medical Sciences Medicine, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Speech Therapy and Audiology
Faculty : Natural Sciences and Museum Anthropology, Biology, Ecology, Geology, Museum Studies, Natural Sciences, Paleontology
Faculty : Psychology Psychology
Faculty : Social Work Social Work
Faculty : Veterinary Science Veterinary Science
School : Human Resources of the Health Team Human Resources

General information

Alternative names UNLP
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Founded 1905
Accreditation Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology
Motto Pro Scientia et Patria
For Science and the Motherland

Location and contacts

Address Presidencia Avenida 7 nº 776
La Plata, Buenos Aires, 1900
City population 193,000

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