Private Universities

This is a listing of all of the current private universities in Costa Rica with a short description of what they specialize in and how many different areas of study each offers.

Almost all of the private universities are located in the metropilitan area and some have satellite campuses. Most of the private univerisites in Costa Rica offer scholarships. They are also becoming a more popular option for students who want or need to finish their studies in shorter periods of time and offer quite flexible schedules. Although in the past it was more prestigious to attend only the main public Univeristy the Universidad de Costa Rica, social norms have been changing and due to the need for more professionals in the work place more and more companies are hiring students who have graduated from private universities.

Below is a current list of all of the private universities, linked to their websites and with a short description of what they specialize in:

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