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University of the North, Colombia (UNINORTE) — private non-profit university. It is located in Barranquilla, Colombia. It is a young higher education institution, as it was opened in 1966.

It is one of the best institutions in the world. In QS World University Rankings 2024, it is among top-1140. The educational institution is in 1380 position of Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE).

UNINORTE conducts various scientific activities and is inviting students to join the research.

LocationBarranquilla, Colombia
Establishment year1966
International students80
Female students51%
Acceptance rate70%

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Rating QS2024#1137
Rating THE2023#1380
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UNINORTE tuition fees

The academic calendar at UNINORTE is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Colombia. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. One year of studying at UNINORTE will cost local citizens a minimum of 1 USD. For foreigners, the tuition fee is different — from 5,000 USD per year. The university provides tuition assistance to some students through financial aid programs. They are available to both locals and foreigners. For up-to-date information on scholarships and the cost of education for each program, check the official website of the educational institution.

When choosing an educational institution, it is necessary to take into account additional costs: accommodation, transportation, educational materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendarSemesters
Financial AidYes


The campus of UNINORTE is located in Barranquilla. This is a fairly large city that opens up many opportunities for students: from cafes, restaurants and other entertainment to internships at large companies. But an urban campus can also be a disadvantage, because big city life distracts some students from their studies. There is a library on the grounds of the university. There are collected scientific works of graduates and teachers of the university, as well as fiction. UNINORTE regularly accepts students for international exchange programs, providing both local and international students with the opportunity to come into contact with different cultures and gain unique experience.

Campus TypeUrban
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What to do after graduation

There are many options to stay in the country after completing your studies at the university. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Detailed information can be found on the embassy website. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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