Institute of Technology of the Coast (ESPOL) - public higher education institution in Ecuador. ESPOL began its work in the year 1958. Institute of Technology of the Coast is among top 20 universities of Ecuador.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The enrollment is based on the exam results. It is worth noting that the university has a liberal admission policy accepting 1 out of 2 applicants. Like in many universities of Ecuador the academic year consists of two semesters. 2,500 USD/год. ESPOL is considered to be a pricey option when it comes to obtaining a master’s degree - 2,500 USD per year of study. On the official website (http://www.espol.edu.ec) of the university you can find a more accurate information regarding the tuition fees of different programs.

The composition of the university. Institute of Technology of the Coast is average in terms of student capacity, teaching the maximum of 15 thousand students. Foreign applicants are not excluded from the admission process. The Approximate number of specialists teaching at ESPOL is 599. The university participates in a variety of international exchange programs between students and academic staff. The university is present on social media: Flickr, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin, so if you want to know more about its daily happenings and events this is the place to go.

Infrastructure of ESPOL. The students have access to the university’s library. Institute of Technology of the Coast is a part of the following groups Programa de Movilidad Estudiantil (CINDA), Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP), Universia, Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions, Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE), International Association of Universities (IAU).
Ranking   2308   11
Country Ecuador
Town Guayaquil
Bachelor (foreigners) 2,500 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) 2,500 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens) 1,000 USD/year.
Master (citizens) 10,000 USD/year.
Living expenses $397 -715 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 40%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1958
Abbreviation ESPOL
Teachers 599
Students 14,999
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Accreditation
• Consejo de Evaluación, Acreditación y Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior del Ecuador
Affiliations
• Programa de Movilidad Estudiantil (CINDA)
• Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP)
• Universia
• Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions
• Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE)
• International Association of Universities (IAU)
Rankings
World ranking 2308
Country ranking 11
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 2308
Cost of living in Ecuador
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 133 168
Food 150 241
Transportation 11 66
Communications and utilities 56 50
Clothing 26 99
Sports and leisure 22 91
Total 397 715
Accommodation in Ecuador USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 134
Shared room in city centre 170
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 202
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 295
Alternative title
old Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral
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Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.