Pontifical Javeriana University: Statistics



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#929 of 14,131 In the World
#38 of 1,756 In Latin America
#4 of 190 In Colombia
#3 of 72 In Bogota
#361 of 1,000 For Human Rights Law
Top50% For 106 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate40%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachillerato), entrance examination and interview
Academic CalendarFebruary to November (February - May; August-November)

We've calculated the 40% acceptance rate for Pontifical Javeriana 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

Pontifical Javeriana University is a world-class research university with 21,804 scientific papers published and 140,286 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Biology, Medicine, Political Science, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Sociology, Geography and Cartography, and Engineering.


Pontifical Javeriana University majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
15,368 / 83,007
11,473 / 31,421
7,749 / 86,190
7,615 / 93,586
Political Science
6,694 / 44,313
Environmental Science
6,602 / 62,841
Computer Science
4,696 / 45,009
4,243 / 46,838
Geography and Cartography
4,224 / 30,216
4,085 / 47,203
4,039 / 54,717
3,838 / 40,280
3,641 / 63,118
3,608 / 42,725
3,391 / 46,014
3,243 / 34,495
3,059 / 31,184
2,859 / 43,830
2,689 / 35,528
2,601 / 42,160
2,453 / 25,712
2,242 / 16,661
2,201 / 24,066
2,154 / 32,221
2,115 / 31,119
2,078 / 31,033
1,940 / 16,328
Quantum and Particle physics
1,905 / 15,211
Public Health
1,809 / 36,679
1,792 / 19,365
1,776 / 12,352
1,743 / 37,878
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,578 / 13,966
1,327 / 14,916
Organic Chemistry
1,318 / 17,777
Art & Design
1,316 / 6,464
1,242 / 14,334
1,150 / 14,190
Development Studies
1,091 / 22,805
1,020 / 17,506

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 37 13
1992 40 35
1993 59 27
1994 66 28
1995 67 56
1996 64 61
1997 67 88
1998 92 76
1999 80 136
2000 124 170
2001 160 189
2002 191 227
2003 220 408
2004 307 417
2005 384 622
2006 472 723
2007 604 940
2008 718 1171
2009 818 1453
2010 896 1946
2011 939 2303
2012 1094 2898
2013 1095 4373
2014 957 5969
2015 1048 6811
2016 1137 7072
2017 1209 7537
2018 1245 8985
2019 1222 11444
2020 1434 14873
2021 1449 17489
2022 1385 18207
2023 1462 19853
Academic rankings


Local studetns 3,500-6,000 (USD)

Pontifical Javeriana University has financial aid programs.

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 Pontifical Javeriana 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
Profesional Universitario Accountancy, Anthropology, Architecture, Archiving, Bioengineering, Biology, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Data Processing, Dentistry, Dietetics, Ecology, Economics, Electronic Engineering, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, History, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Library Science, Literature, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Microbiology, Music, Native Language Education, Nursing, Nutrition, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Physical Education, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Psychology, Religious Education, Science Education, Sociology, Telecommunications Engineering, Theology, Visual Arts
Especialización Accountancy, Administrative Law, Anaesthesiology, Business Administration, Canon Law, Cardiology, Chemistry, Commercial Law, Community Health, Constitutional Law, Construction Engineering, Dentistry, Dermatology, Economics, Endocrinology, Engineering Management, Finance, Fiscal Law, Gastroenterology, Geological Engineering, Gerontology, Government, Haematology, Health Administration, Health Education, Human Resources, Industrial Management, Insurance, International Business, Labour Law, Law, Leadership, Literature, Marketing, Mass Communication, Medicine, Microbiology, Midwifery, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Health, Oral Pathology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Peace and Disarmament, Periodontics, Plastic Surgery, Pneumology, Private Law, Production Engineering, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Administration, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Software Engineering, Surgery, Taxation, Urology
Maestría African American Studies, Archiving, Banking, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Communication Arts, Constitutional Law, Design, Economics, Finance, Government, Health Administration, International Studies, Laboratory Techniques, Labour Law, Landscape Architecture, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Music, Peace and Disarmament, Political Sciences, Private Law, Public Health, Regional Planning, Town Planning, Welfare and Protective Services
Doctorado Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Information Sciences, Law, Materials Engineering, Modern Languages, Neurosciences, Philosophy, Psychology, Rural Studies, Social Sciences, Theology

Pontifical Javeriana University alumni

  1. Gustavo Petro

    Gustavo Petro
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    1960-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in Pontifical Javeriana University
    In 1994 studied economics
    partisanwriterinternational forum participanteconomistpolitician

    Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego is a Colombian politician, economist, and former member of the M19 armed guerrilla movement. He has been serving as the president of Colombia since 2022. Upon his inauguration, he became the first left-wing president in the recent history of Colombia.

  2. Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento

    Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    1943-1989 (aged 46)

    Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento was a Colombian liberal politician and journalist who ran for the Presidency of Colombia on two occasions, the first time for the political movement New Liberalism that he founded in 1979. The movement was an offspring of the mainstream Colombian Liberal Party, and with mediation of former Liberal president Julio César Turbay Ayala, Galán returned to the Liberal party in 1989 and sought the nomination for the 1990 presidential election, but was assassinated before the vote took place.

  3. Paulina Vega

    Paulina Vega
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    1993-.. (age 31)
    presentermodelbeauty pageant contestant

    Paulina Vega Dieppa is a Colombian TV host, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2014, she previously was crowned Miss Colombia 2013. Vega is the second Miss Universe from Colombia.

  4. Ernesto Samper

    Ernesto Samper
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    1950-.. (age 74)

    Ernesto Samper Pizano is a Colombian politician. Samper is a member of the influential Samper family. He served as the President of Colombia from 1994 to 1998, representing the Liberal Party. From 2014 to 2017 he served as the Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).

All 93 notable alumni

Pontifical Javeriana University faculties and divisions

Faculty : Architecture and Design Architecture, Industrial Design, Regional Planning, Town Planning
Faculty : Arts Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
Faculty : Canon Law Canon Law
Faculty : Communication and Languages Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, Library Science, Mass Communication, Modern Languages, Social Sciences
Faculty : Economics and Administrative Sciences Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Health Administration, Human Resources, Insurance, Management, Marketing
Faculty : Education Education, Foreign Languages Education, Pedagogy
Faculty : Engineering Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering, Road Engineering, Software Engineering
Faculty : Environmental and Rural Studies Ecology, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Rural Studies
Faculty : Law Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Fiscal Law, Labour Law, Law, Private Law
Faculty : Medicine Epidemiology, Medicine, Statistics
Faculty : Nursing Gerontology, Health Sciences, Nursing
Faculty : Odontology Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Surgery
Faculty : Philosophy Philosophy
Faculty : Political Science and International Relations Government, International Relations and Diplomacy, Marketing, Peace and Disarmament, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Social Policy
Faculty : Psychology Clinical Psychology, Psychology
Faculty : Sciences Analytical Chemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Dietetics, Haematology, Laboratory Techniques, Mathematics, Microbiology, Nutrition
Faculty : Social Sciences Anthropology, Cultural Studies, History, Literature, Sociology
Faculty : Theology Religious Studies, Theology
Institute : Ageing Gerontology
Institute : Architectural and Urban Heritage Architecture, Heritage Preservation
Institute : Bioethics Ethics
Institute : Development Policies Development Studies
Institute : Environmental Studies for Development Environmental Studies
Institute : Geophysics Geophysics
Institute : Health Promotion Health Sciences
Institute : Housing and Urbanism Town Planning
Institute : Human Development Development Studies
Institute : Human Genetics Genetics
Institute : Human Rights and International Relations Human Rights, International Relations and Diplomacy
Institute : Inborn Errors of Metabolism Biological and Life Sciences
Institute : Rural Studies Rural Studies
Institute : Social and Cultural Studies Cultural Studies, Social Studies

General information

Alternative names PUJ
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Founded 1623
Accreditation Comité Nacional de Acreditación (CNA); Ministerio de Gobierno
Motto Sapientia Ædificavit sibi Domum
Colors blue, white, yellow

Location and contacts

Address Apartado aéreo 56710 Carrera 7 a No. 40-62
City population 7,744,000

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