Universidad de Los Andes

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world rank  1399

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University Overview

Established in 1810, Universidad de Los Andes (University of the Andes) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Merida (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Trujillo, Tachira. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio del Poder Popular para Educación Universitaria, Ciencia y Tecnología, Venezuela (Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of Venezuela), Universidad de Los Andes (ULA) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Los Andes (ULA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 208 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Venezuelan higher education organization a somewhat selective institution.

University Identity

Name University of the Andes
Acronym ULA
Founded 1810
Motto Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Avenida 3 - Edificio del Rectorado
Merida (population range: 50,000-249,999)
5101 Merida
T +58 (274) 240 1111
F +58 (274) 240 1111
Other locations Trujillo, Tachira

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 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 and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Avenida 3 Entre calles 23 y 24
Mérida 5101
+58 (274) 240 2327

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 3,000-3,499
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
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported



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Academic Structure

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018