University of San Carlos of Guatemala: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#2131 of 14,131 In the World
#121 of 1,756 In Latin America
#1 of 15 In Guatemala
#1 of 14 In Guatemala City
#762 of 1,000 For Archaeology

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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of San Carlos of Guatemala is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes 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) or recognized foreign equivalent
Academic CalendarJanuary to December (January - June; July-December)

Publications & Citations


University of San Carlos of Guatemala majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
245 / 1,822
Environmental Science
243 / 2,935
229 / 3,943
195 / 2,471
Geography and Cartography
119 / 976
89 / 1,452
88 / 1,104
Political Science
68 / 150
49 / 101
48 / 199
45 / 161
42 / 771
39 / 599
39 / 39
38 / 730
34 / 414
Public Health
30 / 418
Computer Science
27 / 17
27 / 479
27 / 583
Agricultural Science
24 / 476
23 / 18
Environmental Management
22 / 234
22 / 464
20 / 498
18 / 427
18 / 159
Development Studies
17 / 103
Art & Design
17 / 11
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
16 / 10
Healthcare Management (MHA)
16 / 98
Education Majors
16 / 1
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
15 / 42
14 / 458
Evolutionary Biology
13 / 147
12 / 28
10 / 18
Family medicine
10 / 26
Materials Science
10 / 332
10 / 446

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 20
1992 7 17
1993 15 17
1994 18 24
1995 6 17
1996 22 43
1997 31 56
1998 33 52
1999 28 67
2000 10 38
2001 10 59
2002 7 66
2003 8 130
2004 15 124
2005 18 168
2006 23 227
2007 18 237
2008 27 286
2009 47 418
2010 29 341
2011 28 383
2012 39 608
2013 43 591
2014 82 605
2015 101 632
2016 98 566
2017 211 693
2018 216 725
2019 151 860
2020 236 1051
2021 240 1253


The University of San Carlos of Guatemala has financial aid programs.

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 +
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, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 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, 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)
    journalistpoliticianwriterpoetpoet lawyer

    Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales was a Nobel Prize-winning Guatemalan poet-diplomat, novelist, playwright and journalist. Asturias helped establish Latin American literature's contribution to mainstream Western culture, and at the same time drew 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 53)
    film producercomediantelevision actorfilm directorpolitician

    Jimmy Morales is a Guatemalan politician, actor and comedian. From 2016 to 2020, he served as the 50th president of Guatemala.

  3. Alejandro Giammattei

    Alejandro Giammattei
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    1956-.. (age 66)

    Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei Falla is a Guatemalan politician who is serving as the president of Guatemala since 2020. He is a former director of the Guatemalan penitentiary system and participated in Guatemala's presidential elections in 2007, 2011, and 2015. He won in the 2019 election and assumed office on 14 January 2020.

  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.

General info

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
Go and teach everybody
Academic structure Centre for Marine Studies and Aquaculture
University Center of Chimaltenango
University Center of Izabal
University Center of Jutiapa
Northwestern University Center
Western University Center
Eastern University Center
University Center of Petén
San Marcos University Center
University Center of Santa Rosa
Southwestern University Center
Southeast University Center
North University Center
South University Center
School of Political Science
School of Science and Technology of Sport and Physical Activity
School of Communication Sciences
School of Language
School of Psychological Sciences
School of Teacher Education for Secondary Education
School of History
School of Social Work
School of Arts
Faculty of Agronomy
Faculty of Architecture
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Faculty of Chemical Sciences and Pharmacy
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty of Dentistry
Maya Technology Institute
Guatemala Southern Institute of Technology

Location and Contacts

Address Ciudad Universitaria, Zona 12
Guatemala City, Guatemala, 01012
City population 2,935,000
Phone +502 2418 8000
Fax +502 2476 9724

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