University of Santiago de Cali Rankings

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Ranking Category
#8253 of 14,131 In the World
#548 of 1,756 In Latin America
#67 of 190 In Colombia
#4 of 9 In Cali

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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate60%

We've calculated the 60% acceptance rate for University of Santiago de Cali 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.


Local studetns Undergraduate, 1,463,235-8,346,052 per programme; Postgraduate, 3,068,828-6,157,575 per programme (COP)

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 Santiago de Cali.

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 No
Biology Yes Yes No
Business Yes Yes No
Chemistry Yes Yes No
Computer Science Yes Yes No
Economics Yes Yes No
Engineering Yes Yes No
Environmental Science Yes Yes No
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes No
Mathematics Yes Yes No
Medicine Yes Yes No
Physics Yes Yes No
Psychology Yes Yes No
Técnico Profesional Accountancy, Child Care and Development, Clothing and Sewing, Cooking and Catering, Environmental Studies, Fashion Design, Finance, Information Technology, Marketing, Nursing, Parks and Recreation, Secretarial Studies, Sports, Tourism, Transport Management
Tecnólogo Dental Technology, Health Sciences, Industrial Management, Information Technology, Pharmacy
Profesional Universitario Accountancy, Advertising and Publicity, Bioengineering, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Dentistry, Economics, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Engineering, International Business, Law, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics Education, Media Studies, Medical Technology, Medicine, Microbiology, Nursing, Physical Education, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Psychology, Respiratory Therapy, Science Education, Social Work, Veterinary Science
Especialización Accountancy, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Environmental Management, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, Health Administration, Human Resources, Human Rights, Information Technology, International Business, International Law, Law, Management, Marketing, Medicine, Occupational Health, Preschool Education, Public Law, Surveying and Mapping, Taxation, Telecommunications Engineering, Transport Management
Maestría Business Administration, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Education, Foreign Languages Education, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Engineering, Law, Public Administration, Science Education
Doctorado Education, Engineering, Law, Natural Sciences

Notable alumni

  1. Francia Márquez

    Francia Márquez
    Born in
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    1981-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in the University of Santiago de Cali
    Graduated with Licentiate in law
    lawyercivil rights advocatepoliticianvice presidentenvironmentalist

    Francia Elena Márquez Mina is a Colombian human-rights and environmental activist and lawyer, who is the 13th and current Vice President of Colombia. She was born in Yolombó, a village in the Suarez municipality in Cauca Department. She first became an activist at 13, when construction of a dam threatened her community. After taking office, she became the first Afro-Colombian vice president in the country's history. She is also the second woman to hold the post, after Marta Lucía Ramírez. In August 2020, Márquez announced her candidacy in the 2022 Colombian presidential election and sought the nomination for the Historic Pact for Colombia coalition. She was later chosen by the coalition's nominee, Gustavo Petro, to be his running mate. In 2023 she was also appointed as Minister for Equality and Equal Opportunity of Colombia.

  2. Óscar Figueroa

    Óscar Figueroa
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    1983-.. (age 41)

    Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera is a Colombian weightlifter, and Olympic Champion (gold-medalist) competing in the 62 kg category until 2018 and 67 kg starting in 2018 after the International Weightlifting Federation reorganized the categories. He was born in the rural township of Zaragoza, located in Cartago, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

  3. William Ospina

    William Ospina
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    1954-.. (age 70)
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    William Ospina is a Colombian poet, essayist and novelist. He was born in Herveo, Tolima. He won the Romulo Gallegos Prize for his novel El país de la canela, part of a trilogy about the invasion and conquest of South America.

  4. Carlos Mayolo

    Carlos Mayolo
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    1945-2007 (aged 62)
    actorfilm directorscreenwriter

    Carlos Mayolo was a Colombian actor and film director. He directed more than ten films from 1970 to 2000.

  5. Sigifredo López

    Sigifredo López
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    1963-.. (age 61)

    Sigifredo López Tobón is a lawyer and politician. While deputy in the administrative department of Valle del Cauca he was kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2002. After surviving a massacre of 11 of his fellow deputies, also kidnapped, on 18 June 2007, he was released on February 5, 2009.

  6. Adriana Carabalí

    Adriana Carabalí
    Born in
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    Adriana Carabalí was briefly the 69th Governor of Valle del Cauca. She was appointed by decree of President Juan Manuel Santos in May 2012 whilst elections took place.

University of Santiago de Cali faculties and divisions

Faculty : Basic Sciences Chemistry, Microbiology
Faculty : Economics Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing
Faculty : Education Computer Education, Environmental Studies, Foreign Languages Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Mathematics Education, Native Language Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education
Faculty : Engineering Bioengineering, Business and Commerce, Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Technology
Faculty : Health Sciences Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medical Technology, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Respiratory Therapy, Speech Therapy and Audiology
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Mass Communication and Advertising Advertising and Publicity, Mass Communication, Social Work
Institute : Languages English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

General information

Alternative names USC
Universidad Santiago de Cali
Founded 1959
Accreditation Ministerio de Educación Nacional; Ministerio de Justicia

Location and contacts

Address Carrera 8 # 8-17 Barrio Santa Rosa
Santiago de Cali, Valle del Cauca, 4102
City population 2,471,000

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