Autonomous University of Central America Universidad Autónoma de Centro América (UACA) 

Costa Rica

top General Information


Street:Apartado 7637

City:San José

Post Code:1000

Tel.:+506 2272-9100

Fax:+506 2271-2046


Other Sites

Campuses in Nicoya, Ciudad Neilly, San Ramón de Alajuela, and Guápiles.

Institution Funding



Founded 1976 as an independent institution authorized by the government. Includes eight independent self-governing Colleges.

Academic Year

January to December (January-April; May-August; September-December)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate (bachillerato) or foreign equivalent, and entrance examination



Accrediting Agency

Consejo Nacional de Enseñanza Universitaria Privada (CONESUP)

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Guillermo Malavassi Vargas

Job title:Rector

top Divisions

Faculty : Architecture

Fields of study:Architecture

Faculty : Engineering

Fields of study:Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Surveying and Mapping

Faculty : Health Sciences

Fields of study:Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy

Faculty : Humanities

Fields of study:History, Library Science, Philology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Psychology, Theology

Faculty : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Administration, Economics, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Tourism

top Degrees

Bachillerato Universitario

Fields of study:Architecture, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law


Fields of study:Architecture, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Economics, Education, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Philology, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Public Relations, Tourism

Especialidad Profesional

Fields of study:Notary Studies


Fields of study:Advertising and Publicity, Business Administration, Education, Environmental Management, Industrial Engineering, Law, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Public Relations

Doctorado Académico

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law

top Student Services and Facilities

Student Services

Academic Counselling


Cultural Activities

Health Services

Sports Facilities

Updated on 10-09-2015