University of Buenos Aires: Statistics



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#272 of 14,131 In the World
#6 of 1,756 In Latin America
#1 of 127 In Argentina
#1 of 40 In Buenos Aires
#56 of 6,566 For Philosophy
Top50% For 194 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of Buenos Aires is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachillerato) and entrance examination
Academic CalendarMarch to December (March - July; August-December)
Full time employee31,500
Student:staff ratio8:1

Research profile

University of Buenos Aires is a world-class research university with 89,281 scientific papers published and 1,287,823 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Philosophy, Environmental Science, Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics, Physics, and Engineering.


University of Buenos Aires majors

by publication & citation count

46,823 / 1,039,256
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
45,808 / 361,438
37,767 / 883,397
34,292 / 149,823
Environmental Science
32,061 / 601,856
29,693 / 618,641
26,587 / 673,473
25,800 / 614,547
25,545 / 524,114
25,350 / 499,856
Computer Science
19,310 / 390,443
Organic Chemistry
18,764 / 441,011
Political Science
18,204 / 81,445
17,516 / 372,484
Geography and Cartography
16,354 / 259,304
Quantum and Particle physics
16,346 / 305,590
14,496 / 360,435
13,190 / 261,639
12,503 / 245,542
Materials Science
12,199 / 261,294
11,727 / 272,357
10,910 / 118,576
10,303 / 263,018
9,523 / 72,175
9,074 / 132,191
7,827 / 177,322
7,646 / 127,365
7,280 / 176,789
7,140 / 150,647
6,851 / 67,176
Optical Engineering
6,518 / 127,221
6,255 / 130,307
5,754 / 131,841
Metallurgical Engineering
5,601 / 126,337
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
5,291 / 76,394
5,108 / 98,563
Agricultural Science
4,989 / 148,285
4,931 / 60,129
Art & Design
4,784 / 46,742
Anatomy and Physiology
4,706 / 84,290

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 465 1824
1992 419 1924
1993 500 2236
1994 625 2576
1995 652 2822
1996 838 3223
1997 958 4149
1998 972 5068
1999 1056 5888
2000 1275 7901
2001 1298 8932
2002 1527 11300
2003 1462 13411
2004 1724 15182
2005 1729 18841
2006 2019 22129
2007 2161 25271
2008 2345 28879
2009 2715 34396
2010 2818 38101
2011 3186 44911
2012 3497 49852
2013 3774 54641
2014 3886 59047
2015 4067 63386
2016 4225 63121
2017 4416 66526
2018 4589 72459
2019 4719 82244
2020 5405 97975
2021 5391 109951
2022 4479 110426
2023 4835 108390
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Buenos Aires 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 Program Annual Tuition (ARS)
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism Architecture 32,000
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism Industrial Design 32,000
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism Urbanism 32,000
Faculty of Economic Sciences Accounting 22,000
Faculty of Economic Sciences Economics 22,000
Faculty of Economic Sciences Business Administration 22,000
Faculty of Law Law 22,000
Faculty of Medicine Medicine 22,000
Faculty of Philosophy and Letters Philosophy 22,000
Faculty of Philosophy and Letters Letters 22,000
Faculty of Social Sciences Sociology 22,000
Faculty of Social Sciences Political Science 22,000
Faculty of Social Sciences International Relations 22,000

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 University of Buenos Aires.

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 Architecture, Biochemistry, Dentistry, Design, Economics, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Management, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Sciences, Town Planning, Veterinary Science
Especialización Administrative Law, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, American Studies, Archaeology, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, Constitutional Law, Construction Engineering, Cosmetology, Dentistry, Design, Economics, Education, Educational Technology, Engineering, Environmental Management, European Studies, Finance, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Information Technology, International Business, Justice Administration, Landscape Architecture, Law, Management, Marketing, Medicine, Museum Studies, Nuclear Engineering, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Road Engineering, Rural Studies, Social and Community Services, Social Problems, Social Sciences, Telecommunications Engineering, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation
Maestría Administration, Administrative Law, Agricultural Business, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Architecture, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Commercial Law, Communication Studies, Crop Production, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Design, Educational Psychology, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Food Technology, Government, Health Administration, Human Resources, Human Rights, Industrial Management, Information Technology, International Business, International Law, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Law, Management, Mathematics, Medicine, Meteorology, Molecular Biology, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Pathology, Periodontics, Political Sciences, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Public Law, Regional Planning, Social and Preventive Medicine, Social Problems, Social Psychology, Social Sciences, Statistics, Tourism, Town Planning, Urban Studies, Water Science
Doctorado Agronomy, Analytical Chemistry, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Computer Science, Dentistry, Design, Economics, Educational Sciences, Engineering, Gender Studies, Geography, Health Sciences, History, Industrial Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Medicine, Paleontology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Social Sciences, Surgery, Town Planning, Veterinary Science

University of Buenos Aires alumni

  1. Che Guevara

    Che Guevara
    Born in
    Argentina Flag Argentina
    1928-1967 (aged 39)
    Enrolled in the University of Buenos Aires
    1948-1953 studied medicine

    Ernesto "Che " Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture.

  2. Pope Francis

    Pope Francis
    Born in
    Argentina Flag Argentina
    1936-.. (age 88)
    Enrolled in the University of Buenos Aires
    Graduated with master's degree in chemistry
    writerCatholic bishopLatin Catholic priesttheologianchemist

    Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church, the bishop of Rome and sovereign of the Vatican City State. He is the only pope to be a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the only one from the Americas, the only one from the Southern Hemisphere, and the only one born or raised outside Europe since the 8th-century papacy of the Syrian Pope Gregory III.

  3. Julio Cortázar

    Julio Cortázar
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    1914-1984 (aged 70)

    Julio Florencio Cortázar was an Argentine, naturalised French novelist, short story writer, essayist, and translator. Known as one of the founders of the Latin American Boom, Cortázar influenced an entire generation of Spanish-speaking readers and writers in America and Europe.

  4. Alberto Fernández

    Alberto Fernández
    Born in
    Argentina Flag Argentina
    1959-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in the University of Buenos Aires
    Graduated with Título de abogado
    university teacherpoliticianlawyer

    Alberto Ángel Fernández is an Argentine politician, lawyer, and academic who served as 57th president of Argentina from 2019 to 2023.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Buenos Aires faculties and divisions

Faculty : Agriculture Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Environmental Studies, Floriculture, Food Science, Food Technology, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture
Faculty : Architecture, Design and Town Planning Architecture, Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, Town Planning
Faculty : Dentistry Dentistry
Faculty : Economics Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Administration, Economics, Information Management
Faculty : Engineering Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Food Technology, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Analysis
Faculty : Exact and Natural Sciences Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Food Technology, Geology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Meteorology, Natural Sciences, Paleontology, Physics, Science Education
Faculty : Law Law, Translation and Interpretation
Faculty : Medicine Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Physical Therapy, Radiology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Surgery
Faculty : Pharmacy and Biochemistry Biochemistry, Food Science, Food Technology, Pharmacy
Faculty : Philosophy and Humanities Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, Economics, Educational Sciences, Fine Arts, History, Information Sciences, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Painting and Drawing, Philosophy, Sculpture, Sociology
Faculty : Psychology Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Rehabilitation and Therapy
Faculty : Social Sciences Communication Studies, Labour and Industrial Relations, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology
Faculty : Veterinary Science Veterinary Science

General information

Alternative names UBA
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Founded 1821
Accreditation Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology. National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation (CONEAU)
Motto Argentum virtus robur et studium

Location and contacts

Address Calle Viamonte 430/444
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, C1053ABH
City population 3,121,000

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