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 thirty-two undergraduate and fifteen 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 two consecutive years in the ranking prepared by QS World University Rankings 2012-2013. 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 is a privileged country in Latin America, recognized thus by its residents and the world.
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.