University of Costa Rica: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#725 of 14,134 In the World
#26 of 1,756 In Latin America
#1 of 54 In Costa Rica
#1 of 40 In San Jose
#99 of 1,002 For Animal Science
Top50% For 48 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
25%
Enrollment
30,436
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Website
www.ucr.ac.cr
Languages
Spanish

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate25%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachillerato) or foreign equivalent, and entrance examination
Academic CalendarFebruary to December (February - July; August-December)
Enrollment30,436

Publications & Citations

Publications
21,283
Citations
229,848

University of Costa Rica majors

by publication & citation count

Biology
3,592 / 96,225
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,262 / 38,326
Environmental Science
3,142 / 58,420
Medicine
1,947 / 55,751
Geography and Cartography
1,441 / 9,007
Ecology
1,189 / 36,145
Chemistry
945 / 25,995
Demography
809 / 30,222
Political Science
724 / 1,599
Botany
691 / 11,244
Sociology
652 / 2,238
Engineering
644 / 9,352
Physics
580 / 12,410
Computer Science
576 / 9,039
Psychology
574 / 13,425
Art & Design
479 / 916
Zoology
472 / 7,931
Business
379 / 2,568
Philosophy
376 / 288
Horticulture
337 / 2,908
Geology
257 / 4,606
Agricultural Science
249 / 3,584
Economics
245 / 2,281
Materials Science
232 / 3,376
Mathematics
232 / 2,156
Biochemistry
232 / 13,550
Microbiology
227 / 6,440
Public Health
213 / 7,580
Genetics
210 / 10,643
History
195 / 385
Forestry
192 / 1,506
Immunology
188 / 8,882
Nutrition and Food Science
179 / 3,354
Education Majors
170 / 824
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
169 / 2,568
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
154 / 1,400
Social Psychology
154 / 6,110
Anatomy and Physiology
152 / 3,590
Animal Science
151 / 12,704
Pharmacology
145 / 5,693

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 108 527
1992 216 546
1993 215 630
1994 246 689
1995 235 873
1996 228 951
1997 262 1205
1998 233 1498
1999 262 1647
2000 282 2218
2001 359 2758
2002 447 3237
2003 401 3964
2004 426 3795
2005 483 4493
2006 567 5314
2007 545 6105
2008 585 7252
2009 883 8760
2010 735 9290
2011 1733 10306
2012 1097 12337
2013 1244 13294
2014 1362 15594
2015 1652 15737
2016 1999 16140
2017 1481 17392
2018 1228 18639
2019 1362 21398
2020 1493 26278
2021 1203 29605

Tuition

Local studetns 3,250 per credit (CRC)

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 +
Bachillerato Universitario Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Administration, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Archiving, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Foreign Languages Education, French, Geography, Geology, Graphic Design, History, Humanities and Social Science Education, Law, Library Science, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Auxiliaries, Medical Technology, Medicine, Meteorology, Music, Music Education, Native Language Education, Nutrition, Philology, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Science Education, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Theatre
Licenciatura Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Architecture, Archiving, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Dentistry, Design, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Electrical Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology, Geography, Geology, Graphic Design, History, Industrial Engineering, Law, Library Science, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Meteorology, Microbiology, Music, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Surveying and Mapping, Theatre
Especialidad Profesional Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Meteorology
Maestría Agricultural Business, Agriculture, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Astrophysics, Biology, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Curriculum, Dentistry, Economics, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Management, Film, Food Science, Foreign Languages Education, Geography, Geological Engineering, Gerontology, Higher Education, History, Hotel Management, Hydraulic Engineering, Immunology, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Engineering, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Meteorology, Microbiology, Music, Native Language Education, Nursing, Nutrition, Parasitology, Parks and Recreation, Pharmacy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Sports, Statistics, Surgery, Tourism, Transport Engineering, Visual Arts, Women's Studies
Doctorado Académico Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Government, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Theatre

University of Costa Rica alumni

  1. Ben Fogle

    Ben Fogle
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    explorertelevision presenterwriterbroadcastertelevision director
    Biography

    Benjamin Myer Fogle, is an English broadcaster, writer and adventurer, best known for his presenting roles with British television channels Channel 5, BBC and ITV.

  2. Carlos Andrés Pérez

    Carlos Andrés Pérez
    Born in
    Venezuela Flag Venezuela
    Years
    1922-2010 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Carlos Andrés Pérez Rodríguez also known as CAP and often referred to as El Gocho (due to his Andean origins), was a Venezuelan politician and the president of Venezuela from 12 March 1974 to 12 March 1979 and again from 2 February 1989 to 21 May 1993. He was one of the founders of Acción Democrática, the dominant political party in Venezuela during the second half of the twentieth century. His first presidency was known as the Saudi Venezuela due to its economic and social prosperity thanks to enormous income from petroleum exportation. However, his second presidency saw a continuation of the economic crisis of the 1980s, a series of social crises, widespread riots known as Caracazo and two coup attempts in 1992. In May 1993 he became the first Venezuelan president to be forced out of office by the Supreme Court on charges for the embezzlement of 250 million bolívars (roughly 2.7 million US dollars) belonging to a presidential discretionary fund, whose money was used to support the electoral process in Nicaragua and hire bodyguards for President Violeta Chamorro.

  3. Carlos Alvarado Quesada

    Carlos Alvarado Quesada
    Born in
    Costa Rica Flag Costa Rica
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    social parasitismjournalistwriter
    Biography

    Carlos Andrés Alvarado Quesada is a Costa Rican politician, writer, journalist and political scientist, who has served as the president of Costa Rica since 8 May 2018. A member of the Citizens' Action Party (PAC), Alvarado was previously Minister of Labor and Social Security during the presidency of Luis Guillermo Solís.

  4. Óscar Arias Sánchez

    Óscar Arias Sánchez
    Born in
    Costa Rica Flag Costa Rica
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Óscar Arias Sánchez is a Costa Rican activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He was President of Costa Rica from 1986 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2010. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for his efforts to end the Central American crisis. He was also a recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism and a trustee of Economists for Peace and Security. In 2003, he was elected to the board of directors of the International Criminal Court's Trust Fund for Victims.

General info

Alternative names UCR
Universidad de Costa Rica
Founded 1940
Accreditation Consejo Nacional de Rectores (CONARE); Sistema Nacional de Acreditación de la Educación Superior (SINAES)
Motto Lucem Aspicio
In search for the light
Affiliations and memberships Consejo Nacional de Rectores (CONARE)

Location and Contacts

Address Sede "Rodrigo Facio Brenes" Montes de Oca
San José, San Jose, 2060
Costa Rica
City population 288,000
Phone +506 2511 0000
Fax +506 2224 8214

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