University of the Republic: Statistics



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#1550 of 14,131 In the World
#71 of 1,756 In Latin America
#1 of 16 In Uruguay
#1 of 14 In Montevideo
#233 of 1,734 For Veterinary
Top50% For 121 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate25%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachillerato)
Academic CalendarMarch to December
Full time employee10,406
Student:staff ratio20:1

We've calculated the 25% acceptance rate for University of the Republic 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 Republic is a world-class research university with 22,978 scientific papers published and 300,272 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Medicine, Philosophy, Engineering, Physics, Genetics, and Biochemistry.


University of the Republic majors

by publication & citation count

12,205 / 238,732
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
11,565 / 98,061
Environmental Science
9,637 / 137,361
8,883 / 197,480
8,063 / 140,888
7,630 / 42,484
6,909 / 103,473
6,573 / 103,511
6,012 / 132,519
5,937 / 151,817
Computer Science
5,817 / 94,778
5,067 / 83,455
Political Science
4,926 / 34,415
4,919 / 81,811
Geography and Cartography
4,899 / 58,582
Organic Chemistry
4,234 / 105,607
Quantum and Particle physics
4,096 / 56,050
3,500 / 58,363
3,376 / 64,274
3,347 / 42,766
3,068 / 72,182
2,945 / 52,097
2,871 / 32,104
2,774 / 44,382
Materials Science
2,765 / 44,564
2,484 / 30,781
2,318 / 47,252
2,286 / 29,259
2,239 / 27,395
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,989 / 23,446
1,922 / 41,628
1,823 / 18,463
1,808 / 23,810
1,713 / 33,224
Public Health
1,708 / 36,796
1,605 / 31,519
Optical Engineering
1,510 / 26,148
1,501 / 24,614
Agricultural Science
1,474 / 19,560
1,426 / 32,711

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 20 36
1991 20 45
1992 25 39
1993 42 67
1994 48 93
1995 56 176
1996 104 318
1997 129 488
1998 117 693
1999 146 880
2000 182 1083
2001 201 1382
2002 216 1715
2003 252 1892
2004 298 2186
2005 330 2747
2006 379 3207
2007 436 3918
2008 515 5013
2009 582 5900
2010 689 6777
2011 810 8022
2012 916 9314
2013 980 10697
2014 1172 12258
2015 1240 13889
2016 1419 15704
2017 1540 18673
2018 1556 20652
2019 1718 25400
2020 1915 30778
2021 2231 40155
2022 1650 38498
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 who served as the 39th and 41st president of Uruguay from 2005 to 2010 and from 2015 to 2020. A physician (oncologist), he was a member of the leftist Broad Front coalition.

  2. Jorge Drexler

    Jorge Drexler
    Born in
    Uruguay Flag Uruguay
    1964-.. (age 59)
    recording artistmusicianphysiciansingerfilm score composer

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

  3. Luis Almagro

    Luis Almagro
    Born in
    Uruguay Flag Uruguay
    1963-.. (age 60)
    lawyerdiplomatpoliticianinternational forum participant

    Luis Leonardo Almagro Lemes is a Uruguayan lawyer, diplomat, and politician who currently serves as the 10th Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) since 2015. A former member of the Broad Front, Almagro served as Minister of Foreign Relations of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015 under president José Mujica.

  4. Julio María Sanguinetti

    Julio María Sanguinetti
    Born in
    Uruguay Flag Uruguay
    1936-.. (age 87)

    Julio María Sanguinetti Coirolo is a Uruguayan politician, lawyer and journalist, who twice served as President of Uruguay (from March 1985 until March 1990, and again, from March 1995 until March 2000) for the Partido Colorado.

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, 2o piso
City population 1,319,000

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