Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT) is a bilingual university located in Barrio Tournón, within walking distance to downtown San Jose, Costa Rica. ULACIT offers fifty-six undergraduate and forty-eight graduate programs in the fields of engineering, business, advertising, psychology, dentistry, education, and law.  Moreover, ULACIT is the only private university in Central America to be included for six 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.)

In comparison to other private universities in Costa Rica, employers prefer ULACIT engineers, business graduates, and English-speaking professionals (Revista EKA, edition 298.) In 2004, the Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce conferred upon ULACIT the Education Award, while considering ULACIT the educational institution which had, in the past five years demonstrated the highest academic quality. ULACIT was nominated for the same award again in 2009.

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) 

ULACIT is also a member of the Latin American University Network, by invitation from the INCAE Business School. Due to its academic prestige, American universities such as Tufts University, the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and Fairleigh-Dickinson University have international cooperation agreements with ULACIT, among many others.

Costa Rica: The Best Study Abroad Destination

Costa Rica is a privileged country in Latin America, recognized thus by its residents and the world.

  • Researchers of the prestigious magazine, The Economist, consider Costa Rica to be the most democratic and peaceful country of the region.
  • The organization, Reporters without Borders (RWB), distinguishes it as the country with the highest degree of freedom of the press.
  • Yale University awarded it first place for its environmental performance in Latin America and fourth place in the world ranking.
  • The World Economic Forum points out its economic performance for being the third most competitive country of the region and the first in competitivity in the tourism industry.
  • It was named the number one exporter of high tech products in Latin America, according to the World Bank.
  • It is #1 for the quality of its educational system (World Economic Forum 2009-2010).
  • According to the Latin American Business Chronicle (2010), Costa Rica is the safest country in Latin America
  • It occupies second place in Latin America in facilitating international trade (World Economic Forum 2009-2010).
  • It is the fourth high-tech exporter in the world (World Development Indicators 2010, World Bank).
  • It is one of the five best Destinations in America for establishing Operational Services (Global Services Location Index, 2009, AT Kearney).

For these reasons, Costa Rica holds the first place in the happiness and health index, published by the New Economics Foundation. It is therefore not surprising that ULACIT attracts many foreign students to study at the university.

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