Catholic University of Colombia (UCATOLICA) - private profit higher education institution in Colombia. UCATOLICA began its history in 1970. The main building of the university is located in Bogota inside an urban campus. Catholic University of Colombia is among the top 30 best universities of Colombia.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The main criterion for admission is examination results. After submitting the required documents more then (70 percent of applicants receive their letters of acceptance. Keep in mind that when applying to UCATOLICA the ratio of accepted students may vary depending on the popularity of the chosen program. The academic year is divided into semesters like in many other educational institutions of Colombia. UCATOLICA has affordable bachelor’s programs that cost less than 1,000 USD/year. In order to obtain a master’s degree the student must spend about 1,000 USD per year. More information about tuition fees and admission requirements can be found on the official website of the university(

The composition of the university. Catholic University of Colombia is average in terms of student capacity, teaching the maximum of 15 thousand students. The university accepts both local and foreign students. At UCATOLICA the academic staff counts 899 various specialists. During studies the students have the opportunity to participate in the international exchange programs. You can meet the students by following the university on social media: Linkedin.

Infrastructure of UCATOLICA. There is a library on the campus. Catholic University of Colombia ia a member of «International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)».
General information
Finance type For-profit
Organization type Private
Established 1970
Abbreviation UCATOLICA
Teachers 899
Students 14,999
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Sapientia Aedificavit Sibi Domum
• Ministerio de Educación Nacional - Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Colombia
• International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
World ranking 2501
Country ranking 25
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 2501
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 Católica de Colombia
old Universidad Católica de Colombia
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Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
3861University of Los AndesBogotá13,000 USD9,000 USD
3922National University of ColombiaBogotá1,000 USD3,000 USD
4753Pontifical Xavierian UniversityBogotá7,000 USD9,000 USD
5144Externado University of ColombiaBogotá
6615University of AntioquíaMedellín1,000 USD3,000 USD