University of Salamanca

Spain

Public

University of Salamanca

Salamanca, Spain

Public

64%

Acceptance Rate

12:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

64%

Acceptance Rate

12:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings 

University of Salamanca is Spain's oldest university, having been founded in 1218 by King Alfonso IX. When it launched its Spanish language department in 1929, it became the first Spanish university to provide language lessons to foreign students. The university is affiliated with the European Union Association (EUA), and the Coimbra Group. According to the QS World Rankings 2021, the university is ranked between 601 - 650 and 801 - 1000 as per Times Higher Education 2021. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

A campus wing is located in the historic district of Salamanca. The building's heart is a stunning Renaissance court with superb arcades. The iconic and difficult to notice “frog on a skull” may be located on its façade, which, according to local mythology, bestows scholastic achievement on its beholders. Plateresque carvings depicting Catholic Kings, Charles V's imperial coat of arms, and a picture of the Pope with two Cardinals adorn the building's façade. The university offers over 250 academic undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields include Architecture, Business & Economy, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychology, Health Studies, and Veterinary. 

Accomplishments and Alumni

Today, the University of Salamanca is a major centre for humanities research, with a special focus on language studies, as well as law and economics. The university and affiliated research centres, such as the Centro de Investigación del Cáncer (Cancer Research Center), do scientific research. It is one of only two Hispanophone colleges in the world with a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations to train UN language professionals. In 1989, the University of Salamanca co-founded the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) with the University of Cambridge. The university turned eight centuries-old in 2018. The university is home to notable people such as Francisco J. Ayala (Spanish-American Biologist), Adolfo Suarez (Former Prime Minister of Spain), Sister Souljah (American Author), Juan de Galavis (Professor of Theology), Miguel de Unamuno (Writer). 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Salamanca attracts undergraduate and graduate students from all around Spain and the world, and it is Spain's top-ranked institution in terms of international students. It is also noted for its non-native Spanish classes, which draw over 2,000 international students each year. The university has a yearly enrollment of 30,000 students.

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History, Affiliations and Rankings 

University of Salamanca is Spain's oldest university, having been founded in 1218 by King Alfonso IX. When it launched its Spanish language department in 1929, it became the first Spanish university to provide language lessons to foreign students. The university is affiliated with the European Union Association (EUA), and the Coimbra Group. According to the QS World Rankings 2021, the university is ranked between 601 - 650 and 801 - 1000 as per Times Higher Education 2021. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

A campus wing is located in the historic district of Salamanca. The building's heart is a stunning Renaissance court with superb arcades. The iconic and difficult to notice “frog on a skull” may be located on its façade, which, according to local mythology, bestows scholastic achievement on its beholders. Plateresque carvings depicting Catholic Kings, Charles V's imperial coat of arms, and a picture of the Pope with two Cardinals adorn the building's façade. The university offers over 250 academic undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields include Architecture, Business & Economy, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychology, Health Studies, and Veterinary. 

Accomplishments and Alumni

Today, the University of Salamanca is a major centre for humanities research, with a special focus on language studies, as well as law and economics. The university and affiliated research centres, such as the Centro de Investigación del Cáncer (Cancer Research Center), do scientific research. It is one of only two Hispanophone colleges in the world with a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations to train UN language professionals. In 1989, the University of Salamanca co-founded the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) with the University of Cambridge. The university turned eight centuries-old in 2018. The university is home to notable people such as Francisco J. Ayala (Spanish-American Biologist), Adolfo Suarez (Former Prime Minister of Spain), Sister Souljah (American Author), Juan de Galavis (Professor of Theology), Miguel de Unamuno (Writer). 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Salamanca attracts undergraduate and graduate students from all around Spain and the world, and it is Spain's top-ranked institution in terms of international students. It is also noted for its non-native Spanish classes, which draw over 2,000 international students each year. The university has a yearly enrollment of 30,000 students.

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International Students %

16%

International Students %

16%

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

601 - 650

Global Ranking

QS-2021

801 - 1000

Global Ranking

Times-2021

601 - 650

Global Ranking

QS-2021

801 - 1000

Global Ranking

Times-2021

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  • Updated CV/Resume
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • Statement of Purpose

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Salamanca University is one of the most famous universities in the world, and as a result, it has become the centre of some of the country's most vibrant cultural activities.
Salamanca University is one of the most famous universities in the world, and as a result, it has become the centre of some of the country's most vibrant cultural activities.
Today, the University of Salamanca is a major centre for humanities research, with a special focus on language studies, as well as law and economics.
Today, the University of Salamanca is a major centre for humanities research, with a special focus on language studies, as well as law and economics.
Salamanca University is placed #720 in the Best Global Universities list. Schools are ranked based on their performance on a set of widely regarded excellence factors.
Salamanca University is placed #720 in the Best Global Universities list. Schools are ranked based on their performance on a set of widely regarded excellence factors.
Salamanca University also provides English classes to international students! Summer English camps are available, allowing students to spend their vacations doing exciting things while learning English.
Salamanca University also provides English classes to international students! Summer English camps are available, allowing students to spend their vacations doing exciting things while learning English.
The historical city centre was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
The historical city centre was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

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