Universities in Colombia
- In the QS Latin America University Rankings 2018, 53 universities in Colombia are ranked within the region’s top 400. Of the Colombian universities to also feature in the QS World University Rankings® 2018, the highest entry is the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, ranked joint 254th in the world.
- The Universidad de Los Andes is not far behind, ranked joint 256th in the world. Both of these universities are considered to be in the top 15 in Latin America. Also in the global top 500 are Universidad Externado de Colombia and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia
- Colombia’s largest educational community, the Universidad Nacional de Colombia has more than 46,000 students enrolled, mostly at the undergraduate level. It’s been improving its ranking positions in recent years and in the 2018 world rankings became the best university in Colombia, ranked joint 254th in the world.
- Also ranked joint 11th in Latin America, the university was founded in 1867, and is a public institution, with campuses in several different locations across Colombia, with the main one in the capital Bogotá.
- Location: Cra 45, Bogotá, Colombia
2. Universidad de Los Andes Colombia
- Ranked eighth in the QS Latin America University Rankings 2018 and joint 256th in the global ranking, Universidad de Los Andes Colombia is one of Colombia’s most prestigious institutions. It was established in 1948 and is a private nonsectarian institution with almost 25,000 students.
- The university has nine faculties, covering a wide spectrum of subjects at both undergraduate and graduate level, and is based in the historical center of Bogotá, something which only adds to its popularity among students.
- Location: Cra. 1 #18a 12, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
3. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
- One of Colombia’s oldest private-sector higher education institutions, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana was established back in 1623. It’s one of more than 100 universities worldwide run by the Society of Jesus (a Christian religious group, also known as Jesuits).
- Almost 22,000 students are enrolled, most of whom are based at the main campus in Bogotá. The university is currently ranked 20th in the Latin America ranking, and 461-470* in the world ranking.
- Location: Cra. 7 #No. 40 – 62, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
4. Universidad de Antioquia
- The Universidad de Antioquia is Colombia’s oldest public university, established in 1803 by a Royal Decree issued by King Charles IV of Spain. Initially, it was called the Franciscan College but changed its name and education plan after Colombia gained its independence from Spain.
- Today, the Universidad de Antioquia has approximately 31,000 students enrolled across undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It’s currently ranked 17th in the Latin American ranking and within the top 650 in the world and is situated in Colombia’s second city, Medellín.
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