Central University of Venezuela (UCV) - public higher education institution in Venezuela. UCV began its activity in 1721. It has an urban campus located in Caracas.

University ranking. Central University of Venezuela is among top 3 universities of Venezuela. Central University of Venezuela is a highly renowned educational institution in Venezuela and abroad. It is very proud of its long history and rich traditions. The university is in the top 5% of the most prestigious educational institutions on the planet. The university is among the most respected institutions by the employers of Venezuela and the world.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The enrollment is based on the exam results. The academic year is divided into semesters. As a state university, UCV provides scholarships to remarkable students.

The composition of the university. Central University of Venezuela is classified as a large university with more than 41,000 concurrent students. The university has more than 3 thousand teachers. The university offers international student exchange programs, made possible by the vast network of partner educational institutions and companies. The university social media pages cover student life, recent events and more: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of UCV. The university has its own library. The university is a part of the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW).
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1721
Abbreviation UCV
Teachers 3,005
Students 41,059
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
La Casa que Vence la Sombra
• Ministerio del Poder Popular para Educación Universitaria, Ciencia y Tecnología, Venezuela
• OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW)
World ranking 660
Country ranking 2
Employer Reputation 322
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 660
QS World University Rankings 630
Cost of living in Caracas
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 70 105
Food 142 261
Transportation 4 60
Communications and utilities 10 11
Clothing 28 104
Sports and leisure 6 25
Total 261 566
Accommodation in Caracas USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 71
Shared room in city centre 107
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 273
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 251
Alternative title
Spanish Universidad Central de Venezuela
old Universidad Central de Venezuela
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