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University of the Andes

4.7 out of 5 (64 ratings / 64 reviews) Bogotá, Colombia
It is currently the only private university in the country that has been awarded a ten-year institutional accreditation for quality by the National Ministry of Education through Resolution 582 of January 9th 2015.

Master's Programmes



Universidad de los Andes was founded in 1948, and it was the first private university in Colombia that was independent from political or religious movements or parties. It was conceived as a study center, a research center, and a place where truth could be upheld


The Universidad de los Andes offers programs in the following levels:

  • Undergraduate degrees: 39 programs
  • Master’s degrees: 63 programs
  • Doctorates: 16 programs


There are 143 research groups that are registered by Colciencias, 39 of which are in category A1, 17 are in category A, 29 are in category B, 44 are in category C, 12 are in category D, and 2 have not been classified.

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University Ranking

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Housing services

Located in front of the Universidad de Los Andes, which offers 1.713 rooms distributed in apartments of 1, 2 and 4 rooms. The apartments are fully furnished with: bed, mattress, desk, chair, closet and bookshelf; common areas of the apartment are furnished with dining table, mini fridge, microwave oven, induction stove. Throughout the tower, there are 7 study halls and entertainment rooms exclusively for our residents.

Library services

As a student at the Universidad de los Andes, you are allowed to use one of the most modern library systems in Latin America. The system is made up of five specialist libraries in the fields of Business, Architecture and Design, Law, Economics, and Medicine, and the “Ramón de Zubiría” General University Library.

Student Life

Campus life

Los Andes offers within its campus different services in order to provide the conditions that create a favorable atmosphere for the University´s activities development. These services are available to the campus users (students, faculty, staff, alumni, visitors and contractors); the facilities available in the campus and their localization within it are:

  • Medical service more
  • Cafeterias
  • Restrooms
  • Gateways
  • Parking lots
  • Greenspace
  • Public space
  • Copy machines
  • ATMs

Student clubs

You will study at a university that promotes diversity, the ability to understand different points of view, and the respect for ideas. It has an environment that is dedicated to academic life and hosts cultural, sporting, and wellbeing activities as well as student clubs and societies.


University of the Andes is the only private university in Colombia with a Colombian National Education Ministry Quality Accreditation renewed for the maximum possible time of 10 years (Resolution 582 of January 9th, 2015). Uniandes also has four QS Quality Stars of five possible, given by British firm Quacquarelli Symonds.

Student Reviews

Mind and heart in one place
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was openminded to what I wanted to do in life, and with what kind of people I wanted to surround with

Andes Experience!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is a great place full of well rounded, diverse, and really challenging individuals that push you to be the best version of yourself.

Universidad de los Andes is amazing
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is an excellent university


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