Rosary University (UR) - private profit higher education institution in Colombia. UR began its academic activity in1653. Rosary University has an urban campus in Bogota.

University ranking. Rosary University is among the top 10 educational institutions of Colombia. Rosary University is one of the oldest and most renowned universities of Colombia. Rosary University is highly renowned as a university that managed to stay in the top 5% worldwide rankings. International employers prefer the students from UR as the university boasts very low graduate unemployment rates.

Application process and the cost of tuition. It is important to mention that the applicants are evaluated based on the previous academic performance. The majority of UR applicants successfully enrolls as there are about 90 seats per 100 applicants. The academic year is traditionally divided into semesters. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 7,000 USD. Those who wish to get their master’s degree here should be ready to spend at least 5,000 USD per year. The university has a variety of scholarship programs that students can take part in. More information regarding tuition, admission and programs is available on the official website

The composition of the university. Rosary University is average in terms of student capacity, teaching the maximum of 10 thousand students. The admission committee accepts the applications from foreign citizens. The Approximate number of specialists teaching at UR is 561. Foreign specialists are the majority of the academic staff. The students may participate in various student exchange programs. The university is also present on social media platforms: Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of UR. The university has a dedicated library. Rosary University is a part of a few associations like - ISTEC, RUMBO, UNIRECS, ALA, Biblioteca Digital Colombiana, Red de Bibliotecas de CLADEA, CLARA (Cooperación latinoamericana de Redes Avanzadas), IFLA (Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Bibliotecas), COLUMBUS, RCP (Red Colombiana de Posgrados).
General information
Finance type For-profit
Organization type Private
Established 1653
Abbreviation UR
Teachers 561
Students 9,666
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Nova Et Vetera
• Ministerio de Educación Nacional - Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Colombia
• Biblioteca Digital Colombiana
• Red de Bibliotecas de CLADEA
• CLARA (Cooperación latinoamericana de Redes Avanzadas)
• IFLA (Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Bibliotecas)
• RCP (Red Colombiana de Posgrados)
World ranking 838
Country ranking 7
Employer Reputation 324
International Faculty 307
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 838
QS World University Rankings 803
Cost of living in Bogota
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 152 182
Food 111 187
Transportation 22 91
Communications and utilities 52 60
Clothing 21 79
Sports and leisure 21 67
Total 378 666
Accommodation in Bogota USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 153
Shared room in city centre 184
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 253
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 324
Alternative title
Spanish Universidad del Rosario
old Universidad del Rosario
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Rosary University - Official Description

The Universidad del Rosario is a university originally founded on Roman Catholic principles, in 1653 by Fray Cristobal de Torres. Located in Bogotá, Colombia, due to its important place in Colombian history, it is known as "The Cradle of the Republic". Most faculties reside at "El Claustro", the main campus located in downtown Bogota. At least 28 of Colombia's presidents have been students of this university. It has influenced very important processes like the revolution for the independence from Spain and the drafting of the Political National Constitution of 1991.

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