National University of La Plata: Statistics



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#579 of 14,131 In the World
#15 of 1,756 In Latin America
#2 of 127 In Argentina
#1 of 4 In La Plata
#152 of 1,014 For Entomology
Top50% For 134 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 42,615 scientific papers published and 471,250 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
21,396 / 122,983
20,144 / 332,299
Environmental Science
18,048 / 241,206
17,088 / 315,448
16,422 / 283,441
15,901 / 50,813
14,810 / 251,765
Quantum and Particle physics
12,413 / 218,600
Organic Chemistry
10,202 / 203,809
9,973 / 149,805
9,662 / 203,082
9,477 / 151,413
Geography and Cartography
9,210 / 98,622
Computer Science
8,825 / 134,955
8,520 / 154,293
8,108 / 116,124
7,759 / 120,178
Materials Science
7,741 / 144,684
Political Science
7,328 / 24,548
5,429 / 82,633
4,453 / 51,986
4,369 / 35,681
Optical Engineering
4,367 / 74,908
Astrophysics and Astronomy
4,259 / 75,599
3,966 / 49,065
Metallurgical Engineering
3,839 / 78,879
3,372 / 61,097
3,295 / 55,296
3,197 / 40,646
3,188 / 21,511
3,113 / 36,400
Physical chemistry
2,947 / 60,565
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,742 / 40,232
2,712 / 36,312
Nuclear Physics
2,705 / 48,650
2,574 / 47,686
Chemical Engineering
2,481 / 55,137
2,309 / 23,649
2,230 / 42,633
Mechanical Engineering
2,189 / 31,480

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 228 839
1992 194 923
1993 224 921
1994 292 1102
1995 339 1129
1996 417 1350
1997 414 1592
1998 488 1968
1999 514 2342
2000 648 2849
2001 724 3386
2002 728 4003
2003 724 4611
2004 765 5212
2005 812 6217
2006 964 7298
2007 956 8538
2008 1159 9586
2009 1282 11212
2010 1364 12953
2011 1527 15313
2012 1711 17492
2013 1679 19769
2014 1738 21055
2015 1850 23340
2016 1963 23890
2017 2158 25373
2018 2216 28467
2019 2669 32077
2020 2792 36721
2021 2524 42094
2022 2069 40824
2023 1960 41081
Academic rankings


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 71)
    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 served as president of Argentina from 2007 to 2015 and later as vice president of Argentina from 2019 to 2023 under President Alberto Fernández, as well as the first lady of Argentina during the tenure of her husband, Néstor Kirchner, from 2003 to 2007. 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 Ostoić was an Argentine lawyer and politician who served as the President of Argentina from 2003 to 2007. A member of the Justicialist Party, he previously served as Governor of Santa Cruz Province from 1991 to 2003, and mayor of Río Gallegos from 1987 to 1991. He later served as the first ever (and still only) First Gentleman of Argentina during the first tenure of his wife, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. By the time he died in October 2010, he was First Gentlemen from 2007, President of the Justicialist Party and National Deputy from 2009, and Secretary General of UNASUR from May 2010. Ideologically, he identified himself as a Peronist and a progressive, with his political approach called Kirchnerism.

  3. René Favaloro

    René 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 100 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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