University of the Andes: Statistics



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#1423 of 14,131 In the World
#63 of 1,756 In Latin America
#2 of 51 In Venezuela
#314 of 1,043 For Radio and Television broadcasting
Top50% For 88 other topics
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Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate28%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachillerato) and entrance examination
Academic CalendarJanuary to December (January - June; July-December)

We've calculated the 28% acceptance rate for University of the Andes 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 the Andes has published 10,751 scientific papers with 104,011 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Philosophy, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Quantum and Particle physics, Computer Science, and Medicine.


University of the Andes majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
5,333 / 30,118
4,586 / 70,896
4,101 / 12,976
Environmental Science
4,091 / 50,692
3,682 / 57,578
3,602 / 59,373
3,511 / 53,918
Quantum and Particle physics
2,616 / 37,168
Computer Science
2,412 / 35,828
2,331 / 36,014
Organic Chemistry
2,144 / 31,338
Geography and Cartography
2,113 / 24,055
Political Science
1,956 / 8,813
1,925 / 36,102
Materials Science
1,834 / 27,241
1,783 / 30,525
1,655 / 30,142
1,510 / 27,558
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,206 / 14,293
1,175 / 16,919
1,173 / 14,792
1,165 / 19,748
1,108 / 13,921
1,092 / 16,988
1,046 / 19,171
996 / 13,070
Optical Engineering
977 / 16,701
857 / 7,988
796 / 10,778
Electrical Engineering
745 / 11,687
732 / 5,881
725 / 6,699
Metallurgical Engineering
701 / 10,176
683 / 9,901
625 / 6,426
Astrophysics and Astronomy
578 / 9,940
556 / 11,404
550 / 6,058
Mechanical Engineering
503 / 5,356
Machine Learning
500 / 5,403

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 64 270
1991 82 273
1992 81 418
1993 119 341
1994 118 391
1995 129 516
1996 187 631
1997 198 683
1998 208 842
1999 254 936
2000 294 1044
2001 305 1159
2002 342 1355
2003 351 1681
2004 372 1938
2005 456 2238
2006 481 2767
2007 549 2994
2008 537 3412
2009 537 3597
2010 441 3752
2011 455 4327
2012 370 4735
2013 371 4847
2014 333 5023
2015 296 5121
2016 307 5022
2017 331 4808
2018 283 5179
2019 271 5930
2020 318 6721
2021 349 7938
2022 267 7193
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of the Andes 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.

Academic Period Undergraduate Tuition Cost (VEF) Graduate Tuition Cost (VEF)
1st Semester 2021 1,500,000 2,000,000
2nd Semester 2021 1,500,000 2,000,000
1st Semester 2022 2,000,000 2,500,000
2nd Semester 2022 2,000,000 2,500,000

Programs and Degrees

Técnico Superior Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Health Sciences, Public Health, Radiology, Statistics
Licenciatura Accountancy, Administration, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Computer Engineering, Conducting, Criminology, Dance, Dentistry, Dietetics, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, Forestry, Geography, Geological Engineering, Graphic Design, Health Education, History, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Design, Laboratory Techniques, Law, Literature, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Modern Languages, Music, Musical Instruments, Native Language Education, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Science Education, Secondary Education, Spanish, Statistics, Technology Education, Visual Arts, Vocational Education
Especialización Accountancy, Administrative Law, Anaesthesiology, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Art Therapy, Banking, Biomedical Engineering, Business Computing, Cardiology, Commercial Law, Computer Science, Dentistry, Educational Administration, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Endocrinology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Ethnology, Fire Science, Food Science, Gastroenterology, Haematology, Health Education, Human Resources, Hygiene, Journalism, Literacy Education, Management, Medicine, Microbiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Physical Chemistry, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Pneumology, Private Law, Production Engineering, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Radiology, Real Estate, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Road Engineering, Rural Planning, Safety Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Sports, Sports Management, Surgery, Systems Analysis, Taxation, Town Planning, Toxicology, Water Management
Maestría Accountancy, Administration, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Art Criticism, Art History, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Botany, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Dentistry, Development Studies, Ecology, Economic and Finance Policy, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Ethnology, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, Forest Management, Geography (Human), History, Immunology, Irrigation, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literacy Education, Literature, Maintenance Technology, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Microbiology, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Natural Resources, Philosophy, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Political Sciences, Public Health, Road Engineering, Rural Studies, Science Education, Sports, Statistics, Telecommunications Engineering, Town Planning, Tropical Agriculture, Water Management, Water Science, Zoology
Doctorado Accountancy, Analytical Chemistry, Anthropology, Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics, Arts and Humanities, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Education, Electronics and Automation, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Linguistics, Mathematics, Medicine, Microbiology, Neurosciences, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Political Sciences, Sports

University of the Andes alumni

  1. Tareck El Aissami

    Tareck El Aissami
    Born in
    Venezuela Flag Venezuela
    1974-.. (age 49)

    Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah is a Venezuelan politician, who served as the vice president of Venezuela from 2017 to 2018. He served as Minister of Industries and National Production since 14 June 2018, and as Minister of Petroleum since 27 April 2020 until March 20, 2023. He previously was Minister of the Interior and Justice from 2008 to 2012, Governor of Aragua from 2012 to 2017 and the vice president of Venezuela from 2017 to 2018. While holding that office, El Aissami faced allegations of participating in corruption, money laundering and drug trafficking. In 2019, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) added El Aissami to the ICE Most Wanted List, listed by the Homeland Security Investigations unit. El Aissami, who was among the power brokers in the Nicolas Maduro regime, resigned in March 20, 2023 to his posts amid widening corruption probe.

  2. Manuel Rosales

    Manuel Rosales
    Born in
    Venezuela Flag Venezuela
    1952-.. (age 71)

    Manuel Antonio Rosales Guerrero is a Venezuelan educator and politician, current governor of Zulia, Venezuela's most populated state. He was the most prominent opposition candidate in the 2006 presidential election, losing to incumbent Hugo Chávez. He served as a congressman, mayor, and governor, but in April 2009, stepped down as Mayor of Maracaibo when he was charged with corruption in Venezuela and fled to Peru. Rosales denies the charges, and was granted political asylum in Peru.

  3. Mario Briceño Iragorry

    Mario Briceño Iragorry
    Born in
    Venezuela Flag Venezuela
    1897-1958 (aged 61)

    Mario Briceño Iragorry, was a Venezuelan intellectual and cultural analyst. He was also a notable writer, politician, journalist, lawyer, historian, diplomatic and teacher. He won the National Prize for Literature in 1948. The Mario Briceño Iragorry Municipality in Aragua is named for him.

  4. Rafael Ramírez

    Rafael Ramírez
    Born in
    Venezuela Flag Venezuela
    1963-.. (age 60)
    mechanical engineerpolitician

    Rafael Darío Ramírez Carreño is a Venezuelan engineer, politician, and diplomat. He joined the board of Venezuelan state-owned petroleum company PDVSA in 2002 and served as company president from 2004 to 2014. He also served as Venezuela's Minister of Energy from 2002 to 2014. He was the longest-serving cabinet member under President Hugo Chávez. In 2014, he briefly served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, and then subsequently served as Venezuela's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. Ramirez was fired as UN representative by Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro the evening of November 28, 2017. He confirmed he had "resigned" at the request of Maduro on December 4, 2017

All 10 notable alumni

University of the Andes faculties and divisions

Campus : Táchira Accountancy, Administration, Education, Mass Communication, Social Sciences
Campus : Tovar Physical Education, Sports, Statistics, Visual Arts
Campus : Trujillo Accountancy, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Business Administration, Economics, Education, Engineering, Mass Communication, Pharmacy, Social Sciences
Campus : Vigía Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Faculty : Architecture and Design Architecture, Industrial Design
Faculty : Art Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Music, Musical Instruments, Singing, Visual Arts
Faculty : Dentistry Dentistry
Faculty : Economics and Social Sciences Accountancy, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, Social Sciences, Statistics
Faculty : Education and Humanities Art History, Arts and Humanities, Cinema and Television, Education, Geography, History, Leisure Studies, Literature, Mathematics Education, Modern Languages, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Science Education, Sports
Faculty : Engineering Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Faculty : Forestry and Environmental Studies Environmental Studies, Forestry
Faculty : Law and Political Science Criminology, Law, Political Sciences
Faculty : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Cardiology, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Statistics, Surgery
Faculty : Pharmacy and Bioanalysis Chemistry, Health Sciences, Microbiology, Pharmacy
Faculty : Science Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

General information

Alternative names ULA
Universidad de Los Andes
Founded 1810
Accreditation Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Educación Universitaria (MPPEU)
Motto Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
Colors blue, white

Location and contacts

Address Avenida 3 Edificio del Rectorado Plaza Bolívar
Mérida, Estado Mérida
City population 200,000

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