University of the Valley: Statistics



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#1269 of 14,131 In the World
#55 of 1,756 In Latin America
#5 of 190 In Colombia
#1 of 9 In Cali
#243 of 1,067 For Plastic Surgery
Top50% For 111 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* The University of the Valley 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) and entrance examination (ICFES test)
Academic CalendarAugust to June (August - December; February-June)

Research profile

University of the Valley is a world-class research university with 19,054 scientific papers published and 138,656 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Biology, Environmental Science, Medicine, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Political Science, and Geography and Cartography.


University of the Valley majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
11,257 / 60,649
8,129 / 20,096
7,660 / 98,247
Environmental Science
6,620 / 67,519
6,096 / 70,627
5,794 / 79,619
5,632 / 64,282
5,224 / 59,652
Political Science
3,861 / 18,430
Geography and Cartography
3,761 / 34,851
Computer Science
3,679 / 32,260
Quantum and Particle physics
3,503 / 36,924
Organic Chemistry
3,170 / 43,236
3,082 / 37,724
Materials Science
3,033 / 38,612
2,964 / 36,814
2,913 / 48,339
2,890 / 49,986
2,616 / 26,646
2,600 / 40,982
2,297 / 20,553
2,178 / 22,507
2,066 / 15,655
2,002 / 25,928
1,696 / 19,539
1,644 / 18,248
1,571 / 11,578
1,554 / 18,637
1,469 / 17,319
1,395 / 18,890
Metallurgical Engineering
1,349 / 20,148
Optical Engineering
1,344 / 18,868
1,305 / 13,267
Public Health
1,294 / 19,531
1,285 / 12,017
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,246 / 7,814
1,233 / 18,933
1,122 / 21,213
Electrical Engineering
1,074 / 11,245
953 / 6,847

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 62 226
1992 81 209
1993 73 306
1994 79 331
1995 64 358
1996 84 396
1997 151 485
1998 136 502
1999 155 541
2000 171 780
2001 174 790
2002 176 954
2003 192 1126
2004 248 1240
2005 298 1450
2006 382 1623
2007 424 1853
2008 521 2171
2009 554 2615
2010 662 2987
2011 930 3722
2012 820 4141
2013 922 4948
2014 909 5306
2015 936 5782
2016 1044 6078
2017 1263 6712
2018 1003 7686
2019 979 9305
2020 1196 12012
2021 1249 14416
2022 1126 15238
2023 1059 16074
Academic rankings

Programs and Degrees

Tecnólogo Chemistry, Ecology, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Management, Food Technology, Health Sciences, Hotel Management, Information Technology, Marine Transport, Soil Management, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation, Water Management
Profesional Universitario Accountancy, Architecture, Art Education, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Geography (Human), Graphic Design, History, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, International Business, Journalism, Laboratory Techniques, Mass Communication, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Music, Music Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Primary Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Sanitary Engineering, Science Education, Social Work, Sociology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Surgery, Surveying and Mapping
Especialización Administration, Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Architectural Restoration, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Community Health, Dentistry, Dermatology, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Finance, Geological Engineering, Gerontology, Health Administration, Industrial Management, Landscape Architecture, Management, Marketing, Medicine, Midwifery, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthodontics, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Periodontics, Physical Therapy, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Administration, Radiology, Real Estate, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Sanitary Engineering, Social Sciences, Social Work, Statistics, Surgery, Taxation, Telecommunications Engineering, Urology
Maestría Accountancy, Administration, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Biology, Biomedicine, Business and Commerce, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Cinema and Television, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Food Technology, Geography (Human), History, Industrial Engineering, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, Linguistics, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Modern Languages, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Public Administration, Sanitary Engineering, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Taxation, Theatre, Town Planning, Transport Engineering, Transport Management, Water Management
Doctorado Administration, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Biomedicine, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Education, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Food Technology, Government, Health Sciences, Industrial Engineering, Marine Science and Oceanography, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Sanitary Engineering, Sociology, Town Planning

University of the Valley alumni

  1. Reinaldo Rueda

    Reinaldo Rueda
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    1957-.. (age 67)
    association football managerassociation football player

    Reinaldo Rueda Rivera is a Colombian football coach who currently serves as a manager for the Honduras national team.

  2. Alejandra Borrero

    Alejandra Borrero
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    1962-.. (age 62)

    María Alejandra Borrero Saa is a Colombian actress of film, stage and television.

  3. Antonio Navarro Wolff

    Antonio Navarro Wolff
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    1948-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in the University of the Valley
    In 1972 studied sanitary engineering
    partisanpoliticianuniversity teachersanitary engineer

    Antonio José Navarro Wolff is an engineer, a former combatant and a Colombian politician.

  4. Kike Santander

    Kike Santander
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    1960-.. (age 64)
    songwritermusicianrecord producerphysiciancomposer

    Flavio Enrique "Kike" Santander Lora is a Colombian-American composer, record producer, arranger and entrepreneur. He is considered to be one of the principal Latino composers of the day, having worked with artists such as David Bisbal, Cristian Castro, Thalía, Chayanne, Natalia Oreiro, Diego Torres, Davi Wornel, Alejandro Fernández, Olga Tañón, Bacilos, José Luis Rodríguez «El Puma» and Gloria Estefan among others. Santander has composed more than 710 songs and has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. His work as songwriter and producer includes themes such as Let's Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez, Abriendo puertas by Gloria Estefan, Me Estoy Enamorando by Alejandro Fernández, Mi Vida Sin Tu Amor by Cristian Castro, and Premonición by David Bisbal, as well as many songs recorded by artists such as Thalía, Natalia Oreiro, Gisselle, Edith Márquez, Luis Miguel, Soledad Pastorutti and the Spanish song for Eurovision Song Contest 2004, amongst others.

All 20 notable alumni

University of the Valley faculties and divisions

Faculty : Administrative Sciences Accountancy, Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Hotel Management, International Business, Marine Transport, Marketing, Tourism
Faculty : Engineering Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Ecology, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Food Technology, Geological Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Management, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping
Faculty : Health Biomedicine, Dentistry, Laboratory Techniques, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Surgery
Faculty : Humanities Arts and Humanities, Development Studies, Family Studies, Foreign Languages Education, History, Humanities and Social Science Education, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Social Work, Spanish, Translation and Interpretation
Faculty : Integrated Arts Architecture, Art Education, Dance, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Mass Communication, Music, Music Education, Theatre
Faculty : Natural and Exact Sciences Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics
Faculty : Social and Economic Sciences Economics, Social Sciences, Sociology
Institute : Education and Pedagogy Education, Environmental Studies, Mathematics Education, Parks and Recreation, Physical Education, Science Education, Sports
Institute : Psychology Clinical Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology

General information

Alternative names UNIVALLE
Universidad del Valle
Founded 1945
Accreditation Asamblea Departamental del Valle
Motto La mejor para los mejores
The best for the best
Colors red, white

Location and contacts

Address Ciudad Universitaria Meléndez Calle 13 100-00
Cali, Valle del Cauca
City population 2,471,000

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