Ranking  1974      17
Country Colombia
City Medellin
Bachelor (foreigners)1,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)1,000 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)2,500 USD/year.
Cost of living $279-477 USD/Month.
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Established 1936
Abbreviation UPB
Teachers 799
Students 24,999
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Accreditation
• Ministerio de Educación Nacional - Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Colombia
Affiliations
• International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
• Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (ASCUN)
• Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP)
• European Association for International Education (EAIE)
• American Institue of Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Branch (AIAA)
• Asociación para la Interacción Humano Computador (AIPO)
• Asociación Iberoamericana de Instituciones de Enseñanza de la Ingeniería (ASIBEI)
• Reunión Internacional de Grandes Redes Eléctricas(CIGRÉ)
• Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO)
• Asociación Red de Educación Continua de Latinoamérica y Europa (RECLA)
• Sistema de Certificación del Español como Lengua Extranjera (SICELE)
Rankings
World ranking1974
Country ranking17
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking1974
Cost of living in Medellin
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 83 90
Food 99 165
Transportation 16 45
Communications and utilities 46 49
Clothing 19 70
Sports and leisure 16 58
Total279477
Accommodation in Medellin USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre84
Shared room in city centre91
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre162
1 bedroom apartment in city centre164
Alternative title
Spanish Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) - private nonprofit higher education institution in Colombia. The history of UPB can be traced back to1936 . Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana has an urban campus in Medellin.

University ranking. In the recent years Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana has a stable position in the top 20 universities of Colombia and does not plan to give it away. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana is highly renowned as a university that managed to stay in the top 5% worldwide rankings.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The applicant must provide the document of previous academic performance as well as the results of the examinations. The academic year is traditionally divided into semesters. UPB has affordable bachelor’s programs that cost less than 1,000 USD/year. UPB students can take their studies to the next level and obtain a master’s degree for 1,000 USD per year. Among the programs applicants can also find their online equivalents and other online courses. For more information you can visit the official website of the university http://www.upb.edu.co.

The composition of the university. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana is considered to be a large university, teaching more than 24,000 students. Being a foreign citizen does not exclude you from the admission process. The academic staff consists of 799 specialists. A variety of international student exchange programs are available at UPB. The university is also present on social media platforms: Linkedin.

Infrastructure of UPB. The library is available to all of the students. The university also provides dormitories for those who need them. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana is a part of a few associations like - International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (ASCUN), Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP), European Association for International Education (EAIE), American Institue of Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Branch (AIAA), Asociación para la Interacción Humano Computador (AIPO), Asociación Iberoamericana de Instituciones de Enseñanza de la Ingeniería (ASIBEI), Reunión Internacional de Grandes Redes Eléctricas(CIGRÉ), Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO), Asociación Red de Educación Continua de Latinoamérica y Europa (RECLA), Sistema de Certificación del Español como Lengua Extranjera (SICELE).

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