Universidad Santo Tomás

country rank  12
world rank  2747

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University Overview

Established in 1580, Universidad Santo Tomás (Santo Tomás University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the metropolis of Bogotá (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Bogota. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bucaramanga, Medellín, Tunja, Villavicencio. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación Nacional - Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Colombia (Ministry of National Education - National Council for Higher Education, Colombia), Universidad Santo Tomás (USTA) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Santo Tomás (USTA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

University Identity

Name Santo Tomás University
Acronym USTA
Founded 1580
Motto Facientes Veritatem
Makers of the Truth

University Location

Address Carrera 9 No. 51-11
Bogotá (population range: over 5,000,000)
T +57 (7) 671 6482
F +57 (7) 6717067
Other locations Bucaramanga, Medellín, Tunja, Villavicencio

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Not reported
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universidad Santo Tomás's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministerio de Educación Nacional - Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Colombia

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo Nacional de Acreditación (CNA)


  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019