University of San Carlos of Guatemala: Statistics



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#2158 of 14,131 In the World
#121 of 1,756 In Latin America
#1 of 15 In Guatemala
#1 of 14 In Guatemala City
#1264 of 2,377 For Forestry
Top50% For 11 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate10%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachillerato) or recognized foreign equivalent
Academic CalendarJanuary to December (January - June; July-December)

We've calculated the 10% acceptance rate for University of San Carlos of Guatemala 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

University of San Carlos of Guatemala has published 3,414 scientific papers with 17,286 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Environmental Science, Biology, Medicine, Geography and Cartography, Political Science, Ecology, Sociology, and Chemistry.


University of San Carlos of Guatemala majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,546 / 7,891
1,976 / 3,077
Environmental Science
1,315 / 12,564
1,097 / 14,871
956 / 11,486
Geography and Cartography
929 / 5,802
Political Science
911 / 2,207
573 / 8,918
538 / 4,690
512 / 9,230
485 / 6,212
478 / 6,916
445 / 5,445
394 / 7,916
385 / 6,580
Computer Science
371 / 2,271
357 / 6,123
347 / 2,089
344 / 4,286
344 / 2,862
309 / 6,937
306 / 2,695
Public Health
285 / 4,215
256 / 1,542
250 / 3,611
232 / 2,277
212 / 4,431
209 / 1,231
193 / 2,208
192 / 3,721
Organic Chemistry
184 / 3,543
169 / 749
Quantum and Particle physics
151 / 1,459
Development Studies
150 / 1,142
148 / 1,178
147 / 1,709
Materials Science
136 / 1,981
128 / 868
128 / 1,779
127 / 1,740

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 9 54
1992 9 43
1993 18 64
1994 19 49
1995 11 60
1996 26 63
1997 33 77
1998 45 75
1999 34 116
2000 13 77
2001 22 123
2002 24 106
2003 23 210
2004 31 174
2005 50 296
2006 22 285
2007 19 329
2008 44 328
2009 70 473
2010 58 443
2011 59 568
2012 54 660
2013 53 618
2014 103 684
2015 104 719
2016 105 734
2017 218 797
2018 252 848
2019 207 1104
2020 305 1391
2021 354 1552
2022 373 1700
2023 452 1648
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of San Carlos of Guatemala 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.

Program Annual Tuition Cost (GTQ)
Law 25,000
Medicine 35,000
Engineering 20,000
Business Administration 18,000
Psychology 15,000
Architecture 22,000
Education 12,000

The University of San Carlos of Guatemala 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 University of San Carlos of Guatemala.

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
Técnico Aquaculture, Architectural Restoration, Archiving, Child Care and Development, Documentation Techniques, Information Sciences, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work, Sports, Teacher Training, Translation and Interpretation
Licenciatura Accountancy, Acting, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Aquaculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Bilingual and Bicultural Education, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Business Education, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civics, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Education, Computer Engineering, Curriculum, Dance, Dentistry, Development Studies, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, Forestry, Graphic Design, History, Human Rights, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial Engineering, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Music, Native Language Education, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Notary Studies, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Painting and Drawing, Parks and Recreation, Peace and Disarmament, Pedagogy, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Science Education, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Sports, Surgery, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation, Veterinary Science, Visual Arts
Maestría Administration, Advertising and Publicity, Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Animal Husbandry, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architectural Restoration, Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Art History, Art Management, Bilingual and Bicultural Education, Cardiology, Civil Engineering, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Communication Studies, Community Health, Computer Engineering, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminology, Curriculum, Data Processing, Dentistry, Dermatology, Design, Development Studies, E-Business/Commerce, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Fiscal Law, Food Science, Food Technology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Gender Studies, Geological Engineering, Haematology, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Higher Education, History, Human Resources, Human Rights, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Sciences, Information Technology, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Labour Law, Landscape Architecture, Law, Library Science, Maintenance Technology, Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, Medicine, Meteorology, Microbiology, Midwifery, Natural Resources, Nephrology, Neurology, Notary Studies, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthodontics, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Performing Arts, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Private Law, Protective Services, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Publishing and Book Trade, Radiology, Regional Planning, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Rheumatology, Road Engineering, Rural Planning, Safety Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Service Trades, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Soil Management, Sports, Sports Management, Statistics, Surgery, Surveying and Mapping, Taxation, Teacher Trainers Education, Teacher Training, Telecommunications Engineering, Theatre, Town Planning, Water Management
Doctorado Administration, Agriculture, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Biomedicine, Commercial Law, Computer Science, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fiscal Law, Health Sciences, Hydraulic Engineering, International Law, Labour Law, Law, Mass Communication, Meteorology, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physical Education, Psychology, Public Health, Sanitary Engineering, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sports, Technology

University of San Carlos of Guatemala alumni

  1. Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales

    Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    1899-1974 (aged 75)
    writerpoetpoet lawyerdiplomatjournalist

    Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales was a Guatemalan poet-diplomat, novelist, playwright and journalist. Winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1967, his work helped bring attention to the importance of indigenous cultures, especially those of his native Guatemala.

  2. Jimmy Morales

    Jimmy Morales
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    1969-.. (age 55)
    television actorfilm directorpoliticianfilm producercomedian

    Jimmy Ernesto Morales Cabrera is a Guatemalan politician, actor, and comedian who served as the 50th president of Guatemala from 2016 to 2020.

  3. Alejandro Giammattei

    Alejandro Giammattei
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    1956-.. (age 68)

    Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei Falla is a Guatemalan politician who served as the 51st president of Guatemala from 2020 to 2024.

  4. José Cecilio del Valle

    José Cecilio del Valle
    Born in
    Honduras Flag Honduras
    1777-1834 (aged 57)

    José Cecilio Díaz del Valle was a philosopher, politician, lawyer, and journalist and one of the most important figures in Central America during the transition from colonial government to independence, displaying a wide-ranging expertise in public administration management.

All 100 notable alumni

University of San Carlos of Guatemala faculties and divisions

Faculty : Agronomy Agronomy, Environmental Management, Forestry, Natural Resources
Faculty : Architecture Architecture, Graphic Design
Faculty : Chemistry and Pharmacy Chemistry, Nutrition, Pharmacy
Faculty : Dentistry Dentistry, Surgery
Faculty : Economics Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics
Faculty : Engineering Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Faculty : Humanities Art History, Curriculum, Educational Administration, Educational Research, English, Fine Arts, Human Rights, Library Science, Literature, Pedagogy, Philosophy
Faculty : Law and Social Sciences Law, Social Sciences
Faculty : Medical Sciences Medicine, Nursing, Surgery
Faculty : Veterinary Science and Zoology Veterinary Science, Zoology
Institute : Maya Technological Institute for Higher Studies Agricultural Business, Agricultural Engineering, Business Administration, Finance, Forestry
Institute : South Guatemala Sur University Institute of Technology Data Processing, Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Maintenance, Heating and Refrigeration, Industrial Maintenance, Maintenance Technology, Mechanical Equipment and Maintenance
School : Art Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts
School : Communication Studies Communication Studies
School : History History
School : Physical Sciences and Mathematics Mathematics, Physics
School : Political Science International Relations and Diplomacy, Political Sciences, Sociology
School : Psychology Physical Education, Psychology, Sports
School : Science and Technology of Physical Activity and Sport Physical Education, Sports
School : Social Work Social Work
School : Teacher Training Teacher Training

General information

Alternative names USAC
Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
Founded 1676
Accreditation Consejo de la Enseñanza Privada Superior (CEPS)
Motto Id y enseñad a todos

Location and contacts

Address Ciudad Universitaria, Zona 12
Guatemala City, 01012
City population 1,214,000

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