Universities in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
12 out of 39
  • Universities in Costa Rica
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
13
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Costa Rica
  • (10 institution and 3 subject rankings)
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  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Costa Rica
  • Among TOP 200
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Costa Rica
  • 15 Dec, 2021: Publication of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. University of Costa Rica ranked #950.
  • 25 Oct, 2021: Publication of US News: Best Global Universities. University of Costa Rica ranked #768.
  • 13 Oct, 2021: Publication of THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education (Clinical and Health). University of Costa Rica with highest ranking among universities in Costa Rica ranked #176.
  • 23 Sep, 2021: QS Employability Rankings updated with University of Costa Rica in position 251.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Costa Rica

Agriculture & Forestry
#251 
University of Costa Rica
Modern Langugages
#251 
University of Costa Rica
Biological Sciences
#551 
University of Costa Rica
Medicine
#601 
University of Costa Rica
Social Sciences
#601 
University of Costa Rica

Rankings of universities in Costa Rica 2022

#1

University of Costa Rica

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (713 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #531 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #532 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Costa Rica Institute of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (371 reviews)
  • #2 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #594 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #3378 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]

#3

National University of Costa Rica

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (375 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #548 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #1767 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#4

Latin American University of Science and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (121 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #151 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 25 August, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #9851 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#5

Latin University of Costa Rica

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (171 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #201 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 25 August, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #6247 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#6

University for International Cooperation

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (12 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #301 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 25 August, 2021]

#7

Autonomous University of Centro América

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (28 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #2777 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#8

National University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (375 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #108 
UniRank 4icu - Top Spanish-Speaking Universities
[Published 30 July, 2020]

#9

INCAE Business School, Nicaragua

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (22 reviews)
  • #5 
  • #4989 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#10

EARTH University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (339 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #5725 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#11

Magister University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (61 reviews)
  • #8 
  • #7318 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#12

Veritas University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (60 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #9832 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#13

Autonomous University of Monterrey

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (11 reviews)
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#14

Southern Christian University

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (9 reviews)

#15

University of Medical Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (926 reviews)

#16

Universidad Continental de las Ciencias y las Artes

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (64 reviews)

#17

University of La Salle

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (29 reviews)
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#18

University of San José

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (703 reviews)
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#19

Universidad de las Ciencias y el Arte de Costa Rica

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (64 reviews)


#20

International University San Isidro Labrador

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (29 reviews)

#21

Latin American Biblical University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (34 reviews)

#22

Central American University of Social Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (7 reviews)

#23

Costa Rican University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (15 reviews)

#24

Adventist University of Central America

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (68 reviews)
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#25

Business University of Costa Rica

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (60 reviews)
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#26

Free University of Costa Rica

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (41 reviews)

#27

Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (9 reviews)

#28

International Polytechnic University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (86 reviews)

#29

Independent University of Costa Rica

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (28 reviews)

#30

Fundepos Alma Mater University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (22 reviews)

#31

Catholic University of Costa Rica

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (185 reviews)
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#32

Federated University of Costa Rica

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (34 reviews)

#33

Florencio del Castillo University of Cartago

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (17 reviews)
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#34

International University of the Americas

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (171 reviews)
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#35

John Paul II University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (17 reviews)
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#36

Castro Carazo University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (35 reviews)

#37

Fidelitas University

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#38

Universidad Creativa

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#39

Evangelical University of the Americas

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Costa Rica Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT -6

Telephone country code: +506

  • Religion:
  • Catholicism  60%
  • Evangelicalism  14%
  • Other Protestant  6%
  • Atheist, agnostic and unclassified  12%
  • Other religions: Other Protestant, Latter-Day Saints  8%
  • Largest cities in Costa Rica:
  • 1. San José: 335,000
  • 2. Puerto Limon: 63,000
  • 3. San Francisco: 56,000
  • 4. Alajuela: 47,000
  • 5. Liberia: 45,000

Largest international airport in Costa Rica:

Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO): 4.600.000 Passengers/Year; 0 Terminals; 15 km. from San José city center

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University of Costa Rica ranks #1 in Costa Rica in our meta ranking composed of 102 university rankings.

Among all universities in Costa Rica University of Costa Rica is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 16 rankings where University of Costa Rica is listed.

University of Costa Rica is ranked best in Costa Rica for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the University of Costa Rica.

University of Costa Rica is ranked best in Costa Rica for Languages & Literature (Modern Langugages). See all rankings for the University of Costa Rica.

University of Costa Rica is ranked best in Costa Rica for Natural Sciences (Biological Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Costa Rica.

University of Costa Rica is ranked best in Costa Rica for Medicine & Health (Medicine). See all rankings for the University of Costa Rica.

University of Costa Rica is ranked best in Costa Rica for Social Studies & Humanities (Social Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Costa Rica.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Latin America:
Academic Reputation 30%
Employer Reputation 20%
Faculty to Student Ratio 10%
Staff with PhD 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per Paper 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Latin America Rankings:
Teaching (the learning environment) 36%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 34%
Citations (research influence) 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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