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University of the Andes

4.6 out of 5 (57 ratings / 57 reviews) Bogotá, Colombia
Universidad de los Andes has nineschools: Business Administration,Architecture and Design, Arts andHumanities, Science, Social Sciences,Law, Economics, Engineering, andMedicine. It also has two centers thatoffer postgraduate programs: theCenter for Research and Development inEducation (CIFE) and an InterdisciplinaryCenter for Studies on Development(CIDER).

Master's Programmes



Universidad de los Andes was founded on November 16th, 1948 by a group of young men under theleadership of Mario Laserna Pinzón. It was the first private higher education institution in Colombia that was nondenominational and independent from traditional political parties, as well as from social or economic power groups.


Universidad de los Andes has nine schools: Business Administration, Architecture and Design, Arts and Humanities, Science, Social Sciences, Law, Economics, Engineering, and Medicine. It also has two centers that offer postgraduate programs: the Center for Research and Development in Education (CIFE) and an Interdisciplinary Center for Studies on Development (CIDER). Likewise, Universidad de los Andes has the first private school for public affairs, The Alberto Lleras Camargo School of Government, a tribute to a former president of Colombia, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS),and also a former president of our university.


There are 140 categorized/ranked research groups. The categorization or ranking is done by Colciencias (Colombia´s Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation- . Of these 140 groups, 41 have been classified as A1 (in 2008, only eight groups were ranked in this group).There are 163 laboratories for research and learning. Of these, 73 can be found in the School of Sciences, and 56 in the School of Engineering.

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University Ranking

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ICT services

1.849 Computers in public areas 17 computer rooms (1.029 computers) Mobile equipment (820 computers) Student rental equipment (87 computers).

Student Life

Campus life

The university's campus is in Bogota's historical centre, an area that houses most of the city’s buildings of cultural interest, universities, banks and large Colombian companies, the main offices of the national and local government, and a variety of cultural meeting places such as libraries, museums, theatres, scientific and literary centres, and art galleries.Also on campus are:

  • Central cafeteria and nine other food stations inside and outside the campus.
  • Gym and sports facilities.
  • Health Services.
  • Rest and study areas.

Sports facilities

There are 34 different sports disciplines in Physical Education. These include 15 university teams for tournaments and competitions, and others for free practice. In 2013-2 there were 2.229 students enrolled in these courses. The Sports Center has 6.626 square meters of construction.


  • Universidad de los Andes’ School of Business Administration is within the one percent (1%) of business schools in the world that has the triple accreditation of AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA.
  • 8 Engineering programs with international accreditation (ABET).
  • Universidad de los Andes is the only Colombian private university with national accreditation for nine years, since 2005

Student Reviews

How I discover the textiles on my blood
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

As an overall experience I can describe that my university bring a very satisfactory interdisciplinary aspects who let me discover and achieve what I want for the future.

University of the Andes, more than a simple program.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Andes' electronic engineering whole program has lab components what, in my opinion, makes the courses very practical and provides an easy way to relate theory with real cases. In general, the university has different activities and groups to help us ,the students, improve skills in areas unralated with our programs, for example the discussion group, UN-model group, sports...

Is it worth the pain? Yes, it is
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great experience, good academic level, well prepared professors and fully equipped labs


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