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Universidad de Costa Rica

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The origins of the University of Costa Rica are rooted in the decrees signed in 1843, when the Casa de Enseñanza de Santo Tomás was transformed into a university. By the end of the XIX century, Costa Rica was an oligarchic and liberal country, whose policies focused solely on primary education. Therefore, this led to the closing of the University of Santo Tomas after 45 years of operation. This same decree created the higher schools of Law and Notaries, Medicine, and Engineering. Later, the schools of Pharmacy and Fine Arts were created in 1897. After 1890, higher education in the country was represented by professional schools and colleges that operated under the direction of their respective professional associations, as there was no higher education institution as such. During the first decades of the XX century, a few proposals to create a university were made, but they had no success given the policy that dominated the country. It wasn’t until the 1940s that the reformism in Costa Rica led by Luis Demetrio Tinoco prompted the immediate creation of the University of Costa Rica.

501-550
2016
471-480
2017
411-420
2018
  • 43.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 41.7
    Employer Reputation
  • 37.2
    Faculty Student
151-200
2014
201-250
2017
  • 49.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 71.2
    Citations per Paper
  • 46.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 57.6
    H-index Citations
=23
2015
21
2016
=18
2017
301-500
2018
19
2018
LatAm University Rankings
  • 79.1
    Overall Score
  • 96.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 91.2
    Employer Reputation
  • 43.1
    Faculty Student
  • 97.2
    Web Impact
  • 28.3
    Papers per Faculty
  • 78.9
    Citations per Paper
  • 94.7
    International Research Network
=23
2015
21
2016
=18
2017
301-500
2018
19
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 13.8-27.8
    Overall Score
  • 38.5
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 24.8
    Employer Reputation
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
3,593

Number of students

35,702
Postgraduate 9%
Undergraduate 97%

Number of international students

283
Postgraduate %
Undergraduate %
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.