Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.

About UCR

University of Costa Rica (UCR) — public non-profit university. It is located in San Jose, Costa Rica. As an active member of Consejo Nacional de Rectores (CONARE), UCR is participating in developing the academic environment.

The university is among the top-550 best institutions in the word, according to QS International Ranking.

UCR does research in different fields of study. You can find them on the official site.

LocationSan Jose, Costa Rica
Establishment year1940

Place in ratings

Rating QS2024#546
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Agriculture & Forestry233
Arts & Humanities435
Social Sciences & Management436
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UCR tuition fees

The academic calendar at UCR is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Costa Rica. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. The exact cost of programs and information on the availability of scholarships can be found on the website of the university.

When choosing an educational institution, it is important to be aware of additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendarSemesters

Bachelor degree at UCR

For admission to UCR, applicants must pass entrance exams.

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UCR campus

The city campus of UCR provides students with countless opportunities for work and recreation — from sitting in a coffee shop with a laptop to internships at large companies. San Jose has a well developed entertainment infrastructure, but the rhythm of the big city can be distracting for some students. During the period of study, students can use the university library, where they can do homework and write scientific papers.

Campus TypeUrban

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. UCR graduates find jobs quickly, partly because the university has a good reputation among employers according to the QS World University Rankings. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.

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