University of the Republic: Statistics



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#1453 of 14,131 In the World
#65 of 1,756 In Latin America
#1 of 16 In Uruguay
#1 of 14 In Montevideo
#249 of 1,957 For Veterinary
Top50% For 133 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of the Republic 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 (bachillerato)
Academic CalendarMarch to December
Full time employee10,406
Student:staff ratio20:1

Research profile

University of the Republic is a world-class research university with 26,899 scientific papers published and 335,905 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Philosophy, Medicine, Engineering, Physics, Genetics, and Biochemistry.


University of the Republic majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
14,225 / 113,865
14,010 / 269,803
Environmental Science
11,254 / 156,041
10,317 / 224,163
9,501 / 49,675
9,252 / 154,793
8,069 / 124,996
7,697 / 125,649
6,940 / 155,498
6,890 / 171,380
Computer Science
6,839 / 107,604
Political Science
6,226 / 39,135
5,901 / 94,151
5,886 / 97,465
Geography and Cartography
5,883 / 64,787
Organic Chemistry
5,030 / 124,370
Quantum and Particle physics
4,822 / 70,153
4,177 / 69,767
3,958 / 48,482
3,926 / 71,692
3,564 / 72,777
3,470 / 53,925
3,378 / 36,545
3,303 / 55,195
Materials Science
3,262 / 54,126
3,028 / 36,320
2,771 / 34,580
2,761 / 48,449
2,606 / 29,613
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,343 / 29,478
2,186 / 48,174
2,071 / 24,046
2,069 / 24,262
Public Health
2,025 / 38,247
2,018 / 35,350
1,850 / 37,993
Optical Engineering
1,829 / 31,775
Agricultural Science
1,777 / 26,056
1,674 / 37,995
1,671 / 27,037

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 24 50
1992 41 54
1993 49 74
1994 61 115
1995 66 189
1996 115 338
1997 141 507
1998 126 709
1999 152 889
2000 193 1107
2001 223 1462
2002 242 1711
2003 305 1929
2004 332 2404
2005 468 2861
2006 426 3470
2007 475 4120
2008 561 5268
2009 629 6173
2010 767 7450
2011 894 8364
2012 962 9937
2013 1124 11250
2014 1362 12987
2015 1368 14828
2016 1577 16015
2017 1597 18130
2018 1741 21553
2019 1913 25608
2020 2148 31401
2021 2265 37860
2022 1917 39389
2023 1997 40993
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of the Republic 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.

Faculty Undergraduate Tuition (per year) Graduate Tuition (per year)
Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences UYP 12,000 UYP 15,000
Faculty of Law UYP 15,000 UYP 18,000
Faculty of Engineering UYP 20,000 UYP 25,000
Faculty of Medicine UYP 25,000 UYP 30,000

The currency is Uruguayan Peso (UYP)

The University of the Republic has 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 the Republic.

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 Accountancy, Administration, Agricultural Business, Anatomy, Art Management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Conducting, Cosmetology, Development Studies, Educational Administration, Environmental Management, Fine Arts, Food Science, Food Technology, Haematology, Health Administration, Higher Education, Industrial Maintenance, Mechanical Equipment and Maintenance, Medical Auxiliaries, Mining Engineering, Musical Instruments, Natural Resources, Occupational Health, Pathology, Photography, Podiatry, Radiology, Sports, Surveying and Mapping, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation, Treatment Techniques, Visual Arts, Wood Technology, Writing
Licenciatura Accountancy, Administration, Agricultural Engineering, Anthropology, Applied Physics, Architecture, Archiving, Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Cardiology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Arts, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Dance, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Design, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Management, Fine Arts, Food Technology, Forestry, Geography, Geology, Graphic Design, Health Administration, History, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, International Relations and Diplomacy, Laboratory Techniques, Labour and Industrial Relations, Landscape Architecture, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Marine Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Meteorology, Music, Musical Instruments, Natural Resources, Neurology, Notary Studies, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Physiology, Pneumology, Political Sciences, Production Engineering, Psychology, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Veterinary Science, Water Science
Especialización Accountancy, Administration, Agriculture, Agronomy, Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architectural Restoration, Architecture, Archiving, Art Management, Banking, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Cardiology, Chemistry, Coastal Studies, Commercial Law, Community Health, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Demography and Population, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Development Studies, Diabetology, Economics, Education, Electronic Engineering, Endocrinology, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Finance, Fiscal Law, Food Science, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Furniture Design, Gastroenterology, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography, Gerontology, Grammar, Haematology, Health Administration, Health Education, Health Sciences, Hepatology, Higher Education Teacher Training, Immunology, Information Sciences, Information Technology, International Law, International Studies, Justice Administration, Laboratory Techniques, Labour Law, Landscape Architecture, Law, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Medical Parasitology, Medical Technology, Medicine, Microbiology, Mining Engineering, Native Language Education, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Health, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthodontics, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Periodontics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Plastic Surgery, Pneumology, Primary Education, Private Law, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Public Health, Public Law, Radiology, Regional Planning, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Rheumatology, Rural Planning, Social and Community Services, Social Policy, Social Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Taxation, Telecommunications Engineering, Toxicology, Transport and Communications, Treatment Techniques, Urban Studies, Urology, Water Science, Welfare and Protective Services
Maestría Accountancy, Administrative Law, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Architecture, Archiving, Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Coastal Studies, Cognitive Sciences, Commercial Law, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Demography and Population, Dentistry, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Economic and Finance Policy, Economic History, Economics, Education, Educational Psychology, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Finance, Fine Arts, Food Science, Food Technology, Grammar, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Higher Education Teacher Training, History, Information Sciences, Information Technology, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Labour Law, Latin American Studies, Law, Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Nutrition, Operations Research, Paediatrics, Paper Technology, Physical Education, Physical Engineering, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Administration, Public Law, Regional Planning, Science Education, Social Policy, Social Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Taxation, Tourism, Town Planning, Veterinary Science, Visual Arts
Doctorado Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Architecture, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Demography and Population, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, Economic History, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, Physical Engineering, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Science Education, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Veterinary Science

University of the Republic alumni

  1. Tabaré Vázquez

    Tabaré Vázquez
    Born in
    Uruguay Flag Uruguay
    1940-2020 (aged 80)

    Tabaré Ramón Vázquez Rosas was a Uruguayan politician and oncologist who served as the 39th and 41st President of Uruguay from 2005 to 2010 and from 2015 to 2020. During his political career, Vázquez was a member of the Broad Front coalition. Before his first presidential term, Vázquez was president of the Club Progreso team and made two unsuccessful presidential bids in 1994 and 1999. He served as Intendant of Montevideo between 1990 and 1994 shortly before his first presidential campaign.

  2. Jorge Drexler

    Jorge Drexler
    Born in
    Uruguay Flag Uruguay
    1964-.. (age 60)
    composerfilm score composersingerphysicianmusician

    Jorge Abner Drexler Prada is a Uruguayan musician, actor and doctor specializing in otolaryngology.

  3. Roberto Canessa

    Roberto Canessa
    Born in
    Uruguay Flag Uruguay
    1953-.. (age 71)
    cardiologistrugby playerwriter

    Roberto Jorge Canessa Urta is a Uruguayan pediatric cardiologist, motivational speaker and former rugby player. He is one of the 16 survivors of the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which crashed in the Andes mountains on 13 October 1972. He was portrayed by Josh Hamilton in the 1993 feature film Alive and by Argentine actor Matías Recalt in the 2023 Spanish feature film Society of the Snow.

  4. José Batlle y Ordóñez

    José Batlle y Ordóñez
    Born in
    Uruguay Flag Uruguay
    1856-1929 (aged 73)

    José Pablo Torcuato Batlle y Ordóñez, nicknamed Don Pepe, was a prominent Uruguayan politician, who served two terms as President of Uruguay for the Colorado Party. He was the son of a former president and was widely praised for his introduction of his political system, Batllism, to South America and for his role in modernizing Uruguay through his creation of extensive welfare state reforms.

All 100 notable alumni

University of the Republic faculties and divisions

Campus : Eastern Regional Centre Agriculture, Architectural and Environmental Design, Arts and Humanities, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Education, Landscape Architecture, Mathematics, Regional Planning, Social Sciences, Technology
Campus : North Coast Regional Centre Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Forestry, Natural Resources, Nursing, Physical Education
Centre : Northeastern Regional Centre Accountancy, Agricultural Engineering, Bioengineering, Biology, Design, Diabetology, Laboratory Techniques, Law, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Medicine, Nursing, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Tourism, Veterinary Science, Water Science, Writing
Faculty : Agronomy Agronomy
Faculty : Architecture, Design and Urbanism Architecture, Design, Town Planning
Faculty : Chemistry Chemistry
Faculty : Dentistry Dental Technology, Dentistry
Faculty : Economics and Administration Accountancy, Administration, Economics
Faculty : Engineering Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Faculty : Humanities and Educational Sciences Anthropology, Arts and Humanities, Educational Sciences, History, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Tourism
Faculty : Information and Communication Communication Studies, Information Sciences
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Medicine Medical Auxiliaries, Medicine
Faculty : Nursing Nursing
Faculty : Psychology Psychology
Faculty : Science Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Meteorology, Natural Sciences, Physics
Faculty : Social Sciences Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology
Faculty : Veterinary Science Veterinary Science
Institute : Fine Arts Fine Arts
Institute : Hygiene Hygiene
Institute : Physical Education Physical Education
School : Design Design
School : Medical Technology Medical Technology
School : Midwifery Midwifery
School : Music Music
School : Nutrition Nutrition

General information

Alternative names UDELAR
Universidad de la República
Founded 1833
Accreditation Ministerio de Educación y Cultura

Location and contacts

Address Avenida 18 de Julio 1824
Montevideo, 11200
City population 1,319,000

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