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Universidad de Costa Rica

Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio,, Sistema de Estudios de Posgrado, San Jose, CR, San Jose Costa Rica
    • QS World University Rankings
      531-540
    • StatusPublic
    • Research OutputHigh
    • Student/Faculty Ratio11
    • SizeXL
    • Total Faculty2,986

    + 13 others shortlisted this university

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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.

    About

    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.

    University highlights

    Universidad de Costa Rica is one of the top Public universities in San Jose, Costa Rica. It is ranked #531-540 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

    QS World University Rankings

    • 2012
      #N/A
    • 2014
      #461-470
    • 2015
      #481-490
    • 2016
      #501-550
    • 2017
      #471-480
    • 2018
      #411-420
    • 2019
      #501-510
    • 2020
      #511-520
    • 2021
      #571-580
    • 2022
      #531-540

    Ranking criteria

    28.2
    Academic Reputation
    1.8
    Citations per Faculty
    45.9
    Employer Reputation
    31.4
    Faculty Student Ratio

    Student & Staff

    Total students
    33,136

    6%
    94%

    Total faculty staff
    2,986

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    2986

    Total students
    33,136

    6%
    94%

    Total faculty staff
    2,986

    2986
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