University of Salamanca: Statistics



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#435 of 14,131 In the World
#179 of 2,785 In Europe
#13 of 75 In Spain
#1 of 2 In Salamanca
#211 of 6,566 For Philosophy
Top50% For 179 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* The University of Salamanca 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 (bachiller) and pre-university examination (pruebas de acceso)
Academic CalendarOctober to June (October - December; January-March; April-June)

Research profile

University of Salamanca is a world-class research university with 43,494 scientific papers published and 676,415 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Medicine, Environmental Science, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, and Biochemistry.


University of Salamanca majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
22,849 / 207,335
21,612 / 514,985
17,374 / 441,190
15,801 / 98,007
14,837 / 316,766
Environmental Science
14,153 / 254,410
13,918 / 254,091
13,388 / 258,130
Computer Science
12,929 / 222,796
11,449 / 337,017
11,026 / 319,831
Political Science
9,456 / 75,450
Quantum and Particle physics
8,995 / 170,234
Organic Chemistry
8,289 / 213,475
7,953 / 160,103
Geography and Cartography
7,781 / 110,387
7,754 / 118,908
6,685 / 105,248
6,552 / 152,694
6,413 / 70,834
5,963 / 128,379
5,913 / 65,533
5,913 / 127,313
Materials Science
5,720 / 109,148
5,272 / 71,985
5,207 / 75,264
4,849 / 87,199
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
4,682 / 62,195
4,561 / 69,812
4,403 / 133,905
3,861 / 103,894
Optical Engineering
3,840 / 80,378
3,760 / 46,597
3,673 / 52,137
3,654 / 62,471
3,498 / 68,200
Art & Design
3,370 / 41,421
3,138 / 53,893
Machine Learning
2,782 / 47,149
Oncology and Cancer research
2,771 / 92,658

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 231 995
1992 238 1175
1993 290 1408
1994 279 1379
1995 342 1770
1996 368 2005
1997 416 2108
1998 396 2445
1999 428 3046
2000 463 3757
2001 472 4429
2002 552 5381
2003 559 7596
2004 673 7196
2005 725 8318
2006 803 9882
2007 937 11572
2008 1160 13706
2009 1057 15215
2010 1422 18125
2011 1418 20267
2012 1388 23540
2013 2246 27126
2014 1859 30441
2015 1999 32198
2016 2281 34643
2017 2327 35368
2018 2350 38834
2019 2692 46428
2020 2790 54930
2021 2969 63520
2022 2775 65574
2023 2844 66943
Academic rankings


Local studetns 1,400 per annum (EUR)

The University of Salamanca has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

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 Salamanca.

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
Título de Graduado Agricultural Engineering, Air Transport, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminology, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, English Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, French Studies, Geography, Geological Engineering, Geology, Germanic Studies, Hispanic American Studies, History, Human Resources, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, Islamic Studies, Italian, Jewish Studies, Labour and Industrial Relations, Latin, Law, Management, Mass Communication, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Mining Engineering, Music, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Textile Technology, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation
Máster Propio Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Air Transport, Anatomy, Archiving, Art History, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Demography and Population, Documentation Techniques, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Genetics, Geography, Geological Engineering, Geology, Graphic Design, Hispanic American Studies, Histology, History, Industrial Engineering, Inorganic Chemistry, Labour and Industrial Relations, Law, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Private Law, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Law, Science Education, Sculpture, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Teacher Training, Technology, Technology Education, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation, Tropical Medicine, Urban Studies
Doctor Applied Physics, Art History, Biology, Building Technologies, Business and Commerce, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Computer Engineering, Energy Engineering, English Studies, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geology, Government, Information Management, Literacy Education, Mathematics, Medical Parasitology, Medieval Studies, Microbiology, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Neurology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Prehistory, Private Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Spanish, Statistics, Stomatology, Tropical Medicine, Viticulture

University of Salamanca alumni

  1. Miguel de Cervantes

    Miguel de Cervantes
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    1547-1616 (aged 69)
    writertax collectorplaywrightlyricistaccountant

    Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was an Early Modern Spanish writer widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists. He is best known for his novel Don Quixote, a work often cited as both the first modern novel and "the first great novel of world literature". A 2002 poll of 100 well-known authors voted it the "most meaningful book of all time", from among the "best and most central works in world literature".

  2. Manuel Belgrano

    Manuel Belgrano
    Born in
    Argentina Flag Argentina
    1770-1820 (aged 50)

    Manuel José Joaquín del Corazón de Jesús Belgrano y González, usually referred to as Manuel Belgrano ( Spanish pronunciation: [maˈnwel βelˈɣɾano]), was an Argentine public servant, economist, lawyer, politician, journalist, and military leader. He took part in the Argentine Wars of Independence and designed what became the flag of Argentina. Argentines regard him as one of the main Founding Fathers of the country.

  3. Gustavo Petro

    Gustavo Petro
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    1960-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in the University of Salamanca
    Studied in 1995
    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.

  4. David Muir

    David Muir
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1973-.. (age 51)

    David Jason Muir is an American journalist and the anchor of ABC World News Tonight and co-anchor of the ABC News magazine 20/20, part of the news department of the ABC broadcast-television network, based in New York City. Muir previously served as the weekend anchor and primary substitute anchor on ABC's World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer succeeding her on September 1, 2014. At ABC News, Muir has won multiple Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards for his national and international journalism.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Salamanca faculties and divisions

Faculty : Agriculture and Environmental Studies Agriculture, Environmental Studies
Faculty : Biology Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
Faculty : Chemistry Chemistry
Faculty : Economics and Business Administration Business Administration, Economics
Faculty : Education Education
Faculty : Fine Arts Art History, Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, Sculpture
Faculty : Geography and History Geography, History
Faculty : Law Economics, History of Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Medicine Anatomy, Cell Biology, Histology, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology
Faculty : Pharmacy Pharmacy
Faculty : Philology Philology
Faculty : Philosophy Philosophy
Faculty : Psychology Psychology
Faculty : Science Computer Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geology, Inorganic Chemistry, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Physics, Statistics
Faculty : Social Sciences Labour and Industrial Relations, Social Sciences, Sociology
Faculty : Translation and Documentation Archiving, Documentation Techniques, Translation and Interpretation
Institute : Biology and Functional Genomics (IBFG) Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
Institute : Community Integration (INICO) Demography and Population, Social Studies, Urban Studies
Institute : Education Sciences (IUCE) Teacher Training
Institute : Fundamental Physics and Mathematics Mathematics, Physics
Institute : Latin America Hispanic American Studies
Institute : Luso Hispanic for Agricultural Research Agriculture
Institute : Medieval and Renaissance Studies (IEMYR) Medieval Studies
Institute : Molecular and Cell Biology of Cancer Cell Biology, Molecular Biology
Institute : Multidisciplinary Institute for Enterprise (IME) Management
Institute : Neuroscience (Castilla y León) Neurosciences
Institute : Research in Art and Animation Technology (ATA) Graphic Design
Institute : Studies of Science and Technology Science Education, Technology Education
School : Education (Ávila) Education, Tourism
School : European College of Aeronautics (Matacán, Salamanca) Air Transport
School : Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering, Technology
School : Labour Relations (Zamora) Labour and Industrial Relations
School : Nursing (Ávila) Nursing
School : Nursing (INSALUD, Zamora) Nursing
School : Nursing and Physiotherapy Nursing, Physical Therapy
School : Polytechnic Engineering, Technology
School : Polytechnic Engineering, Technology
School : Teacher Training (Zamora) Teacher Training

General information

Alternative names USAL
Universidad de Salamanca
Founded 1218
Accreditation Ministry of Universities
Motto Quod Natura Non Dat, Salmantica non praestat
What nature does not provide, Salamanca does not add
Colors dark red

Location and contacts

Address Patio de Escuelas, 1
Salamanca, 37008
City population 142,000

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