National University of Colombia or Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) - public higher education institution in Colombia. UNAL was founded in 1867. It has an urban campus located in Bogota.

University ranking. National University of Colombia is among top 3 universities of Colombia. National University of Colombia, earned its place in the top 5% of the world universities, according to the international rankings. It is famous for its education quality in the following disciplines: «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Social Sciences and Management». The university is in the top 200 in education quality. The university is among the most respected institutions by the employers of Colombia and the world.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The students must pass examinations in order to get admitted to the university. High competition at National University of Colombia allows only 1 out of 10 applicants to be accepted. National University of Colombia is among the universities that divides the academic schedule into semesters. UNAL has affordable bachelor’s programs that cost less than 1,000 USD/year. Master’s studies at UNAL will cost about 3,000 USD per year. Despite the tuition gees being quite low, the students often participate in scholarship programs. There is also an option to enroll in online programs, kindly provided by the university. On the university’s official website ( you can find more accurate information on programs and tuition.

The composition of the university. National University of Colombia is a big educational institution, attended by more than 102 thousand students. Both citizens and foreigners are able to apply. The academic staff of UNAL includes more than 3 thousand teachers and professors. UNAL has exchange agreements with many educational institutions. UNAL has the following social media pages Twitter, Youtube, Facebook.

Infrastructure of UNAL. The library is available to all of the students. The campus dormitories that can be offered to the students upon request.
Ranking   392   2
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Country Colombia
City Bogota
Bachelor (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
0 USD/year.
Master (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
1 USD/year.
Bachelor (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
1,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
3,000 USD/year.
Living expenses $378 -666 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 10.00%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1867
Abbreviation UNAL
Teachers 3,055
Students 102,726
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Search for the truth between the rooms of the academy
• Ministerio de Educación Nacional - Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Colombia
• OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW)
• Asociación Colombiana para el Avance de la Ciencia (ACAC)
• Asociación de Universidades Iberoamericamnas de Postgrado (AUIP)
• Asociación Columbus
World ranking 392
Country ranking 2
Academic Reputation 139
Employer Reputation 66
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 208
Engineering and Technology 221
Social Sciences and Management 237
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 392
QS World University Rankings 291
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
English National University of Colombia
Russian Национальный университет Колумбии
Arabic جامعة كولومبيا الوطنية
German Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Spanish Universidad Nacional de Colombia
French université nationale de Colombie
Japanese コロンビア国立大学
Korean 콜롬비아 국립 대학교
Portuguese Universidade Nacional da Colômbia
Chinese 哥倫比亞國立大學
cy National University of Colombia
it Università Nazionale della Colombia
Ukrainian Національний університет Колумбії
ca Universitat Nacional de Colòmbia
nl Nationale Universiteit van Colombia
eu Kolonbiako Unibertsitate Nazionala
gl Universidade Nacional de Colombia
pl Narodowy Uniwersytet Kolumbii
sv Universidad Nacional de Colombia
he האוניברסיטה הלאומית של קולומביה
el Εθνικό Πανεπιστήμιο της Κολομβίας
da Universidad Nacional de Colombia
cs Universidad Nacional de Colombia
hy Կոլումբիայի ազգային համալսարան
az Kolumbiya Milli Universiteti
be Нацыянальны ўніверсітэт Калумбіі
et Colombia Rahvusülikool
nb Universidad Nacional de Colombia
gd Oilthigh Nàiseanta Colombia
tl Pambansang Unibersidad ng Colombia
alt Universidad Nacional de Colombia
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National University of Colombia - Official Description

The National University of Colombia has been the centre of the research and academic tradition in Colombia. With a history spanning 140 years, a staff of nearly 3000 professors, and over 46000 students (38000 undergraduate and 8000 graduate), it is the largest and most important university in the country. It is truly national, with a presence in four of the country´s main urban centers, as well as on four satellite campuses in some of the most remote areas on the country, ranging from the Caribbean to the Amazon. The university offers over 400 academic programmes of which 95 are undergraduate, 51 Doctoral, 134 Master´s and 125 Specialization which are in all the subject areas (Arts, Agricultural Sciences, Basic and Earth Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Human and Social Sciences, Sciences). Español La Universidad Nacional de Colombia ha sido el centro de la investigación y la tradición académica en Colombia. Con una historia de 140 años, con una comunidad universitaria de cerca de 3000 profesores y más de 46.000 alumnos (38.000 de grado y de postgrado 8000), es la universidad más grande e importante del país. Es verdaderamente nacional, estando presente en cuatro de los principales centros urbanos del país, así como...

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