University of Costa Rica Rankings

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In the World#480 of 14178
In Latin America#22 of 1756
In Costa Rica#1 of 54
In San Jose#1 of 40
In Art#62 of 5,495

Quick Review

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

Publications & Citations

Publications
22,482
Citations
223,712

University of Costa Rica majors

by publication count

Biology
4,060
Art
3,026
Geography
2,067
Philosophy
1,831
Medicine
1,365
Political science
1,264
Chemistry
890
Sociology
793
Psychology
729
Physics
566
Computer science
520
Mathematics
440
Environmental science
368
Geology
317
Materials science
241
Engineering
173
History
143
Business
125
Economics
82

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy1702,656
Art2331,087
Geography38110,347
Biology621101,322
Environmental science7048,082
Geology7235,393
Political science8231,516
Medicine91330,803
Sociology10531,779
Psychology107310,291
Physics11166,578
History131961
Mathematics13914,529
Chemistry140714,700
Engineering17611,544
Economics1984581
Business2015643
Materials science20683,041
Computer science21542,055

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199098386
199174492
1992167520
1993182592
1994212630
1995208829
1996202857
19972221105
19982061402
19992241562
20002572038
20013392440
20024342842
20033673523
20044053443
20054854119
20065474794
20075425616
20085836743
20098228148
20107388603
201117799731
2012111611664
2013128212690
2014138614485
2015172914496
2016188714752
2017154215745
2018107115648
201986317687
202069819421

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

Tuition

Local studetns3,250 per credit (CRC)

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities+
Business | Politics | Social Sciences+
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine+
Engineering | IT+
Maths | Natural Sciences+
Bachillerato UniversitarioAgriculture, Arts and Humanities, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
LicenciaturaAgriculture, Arts and Humanities, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Especialidad ProfesionalForensic Medicine and Dentistry, Meteorology
MaestríaAgricultural 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 AcadémicoAgriculture, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Education, Engineering, Government, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Political Sciences

General info

Alternative namesUCR
Universidad de Costa Rica
Founded1940
WikipediaUniversity of Costa Rica
AccreditationMinisterio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica
MottoLucem Aspicio
In search for the light
Affiliations and membershipsConsejo Nacional de Rectores (CONARE)

Location and Contacts

AddressSede "Rodrigo Facio Brenes" Montes de Oca
San José, San Jose, 2060
Costa Rica
City population288,000
Phone+506 2511 0000
Fax+506 2224 8214

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