Study in Costa Rica

If you want to study in Costa Rica, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Education World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Costa Rica has 1 university in the overall Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in Costa Rica is University of Costa Rica, which is ranked at number 801+.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Costa Rica is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the university of Costa Rica below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Costa Rica’s top university is located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Costa Rica is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

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Top universities in Costa Rica

University of Costa Rica801+
*University's current rank in the overall World University Rankings

View the World University Rankings 2016-2017

Statistics about Costa Rica

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 23.38%
  • Of which, on higher education 22.25%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 53.63%
  • Population 4,807,850
  • Unemployment 9%
  • Annual GDP 3.75%
Data source: The World Bank