Discover Costa Rica at ULACIT

Discover Costa Rica at ULACIT

The Latin American University for Science and Technology, ULACIT, is a bilingual university located in San José, Costa Rica. It offers 53 undergraduate and 42 graduate programs in the Schools of Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, Film and Animation, Art and Design, Business Administration, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences. 

Moreover, ULACIT is the only private university in Central America to be included for seven consecutive years in the ranking prepared by QS World University Rankings 2011-2017.  It also ranks first place overall in the categories, ''Reputation with employer'', and ''Faculty Staff with Ph.D.''. ULACIT has been recognized as one of the most prestigious universities in Latin America, according to the international publication, Estrategia y Negocios (edition 130.)

ULACIT’s  undergraduate programs in business, accounting, information systems, and law are accredited by Sistema Nacional de Acreditación de la Educación Superio (SINAES), the officially recognized accrediting body in Costa Rica, for which ULACIT is a founding member. SINAES is accredited by the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education and the Central American Accreditation Council (CCA) 

Located in San José, Costa Rica’s capital city, ULACIT attracts international students and faculty. Within walking distance to San Jose’s main attractions, including the Central Park, National Theatre, National Museum, The Supreme Court, Congress Building and Central Bank, ULACIT is surrounded by museums, shopping centers, and restaurants. Transportation from campus is available in both public and private modalities, providing convenient access to the rest of the country. 

100% Project-based education

All our teaching strategies are project-based, with no traditional exams. Learning is founded on inquiry, research, problem-solving and service learning experiences, under the Teaching for Understanding (TfU) framework, developed by Harvard University’s Project Zero.

International and cosmopolitan environment

As many as 9% of ULACIT’s students are international of 26 different nationalities.


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