Universidad Industrial de Santander

country rank  15
world rank  2683

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University Overview

Founded in 1948, Universidad Industrial de Santander (Industrial University of Santander) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Bucaramanga (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Santander. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bogotà, Barranca, Socorro, Barbosa, Màlaga. 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 Industrial de Santander (UIS) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 70 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Colombian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Industrial University of Santander
Acronym UIS
Founded 1948
Motto Construimos futuro
We build the future
Colours Green and white

University Location

Address Ciudad Universitaria Carrera 27 Calle 9
Bucaramanga (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
T +57 (7) 634 4000
F +57 (7) 635 1946
Other locations Bogotà, Barranca, Socorro, Barbosa, Màlaga

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office Ciudad Universitaria Carrera 27 Calle 9
+57 (7) 634 4000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universidad Industrial de Santander's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


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

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo Nacional de Acreditación (CNA)


  • Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI)
  • Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (ASCUN)

Academic Structure

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