University of America

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Universidad de América
TypePrivate University
PresidentJaime Posada Diaz
4°36′07″N 74°03′43″W / 4.601893°N 74.061818°W / 4.601893; -74.061818Coordinates: 4°36′07″N 74°03′43″W / 4.601893°N 74.061818°W / 4.601893; -74.061818

The University of America is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university located in Bogotá, Colombia.

Founded as an architecture school in 1956, the school grew into an interdisciplinary and technological research institution, University of America emphasizes quality over size, concentrating on a core of academic disciplines with a strong reputation in engineering and applied sciences.

University of America has three schools, containing 8 academic departments; particularly noted are its programs in Chemical, Mechanical and Petroleum engineering.

In 1957, University of America was one of the four founding members of the Colombian Association of Universities "ASCUN" (Asociación Colombiana de Universidades).


University of America is a highly selective institution that attracts students from all over the country with its reputation.

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Main campus[edit]

"Los Cerros", University of America's main campus is on the East Hill of Monserrate Hill in Bogotá, overlooking the colonial quarter and downtown of the city.

Casa de los Derechos del Hombre[edit]

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