Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: National University of San Marcos, Lima.
First degree/qualification: Bachiller/Licenciado/Professional title (4-6 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 12.0/20.0
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4 year first degree.
Documents required: Official record of courses and marks (certificado de estudios). Official certification of degree or title (título) and date awarded. All documents in Spanish and English.
Description: Instituted in 1551; an autonomous institution and the oldest university in South America. Usual program of study is two years of general studies and three years of specialization. Usual admission requirements are secondary school certificate (11 years of education) -- often an additional preparatory year, curso preparatorio, is undertaken -- and an entrance examination.
Grading practices vary among faculties and schools. 16 or 17 are highest grades usually given. Rank in class, when available, is a better indicator. An applicant with a 12/20 average may rank in upper 20% of class.
Language of instruction: Spanish.
Last updated: Mar 07, 2005