University of Costa Rica

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University of Costa Rica
Universidad de Costa Rica
Motto Lucem Aspicio (Latin)
Established 1940
Type Public, undergraduate, graduate.
Rector Dr. Henning Jensen Pennington
Students 32.969 (2010)
Undergraduates 30.882
Location San Pedro Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica
Campus Both Urban and Rural
Campus size 77.5 ha, 775.000 m²
Website www.ucr.ac.cr

The University of Costa Rica (Spanish: Universidad de Costa Rica) is a public university in the Republic of Costa Rica, in Central America. Its main campus is Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio. It is located in San Pedro Montes de Oca, in the province of San José. It is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious university in Costa Rica. It is also the most important research university in Central America. About 39,000 students attend UCR each year.

The University of Costa Rica is currently in the top 500 best universities worldwide, ranking at #287 world-wide, and at #11 Latin America-wise.[1]

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