|Number of Traditional Undergraduates||8,703|
|Total Cost (Tuition, Room & Board)||$18,932 - $31,964, depending on major/residence (as of early 2018)|
|Net Price (learn more)||$|
|Number of Majors||37|
|Median High School GPA||8.13/10 (Spanish scale)|
Answers from the college on the most important questions. Click a topic below to read more.
Is your institution accredited by at least one regional or national education association?
Please indicate each accreditor and indicate whether it is approved by the US Department of Education
The University of Navarra is a private institution, officially registered in the Register of Universities, Higher Education Colleges and Degrees (RUCT) of the Department of Education. This Registry is regulated by Royal Decree RD 1509/2008, of September 12th. According to this Registry, the University is registered with the code 031. The registration in the RUCT confirms the institution is accredited to issue official degrees backed by the Government of Spain and the European Union. Degrees from the University of Navarra are issued by the President of the University, on behalf of his Majesty the King of Spain. (Resolution of December 1996 (BOE of 16 10-01-1997). Undergraduate, Graduate and Ph.D are fully accepted by the U.S. Department of Education and different universities within the country. University of Navarra is accredited for FFLP with the U.S. Department of Education.
Moreover, in relation to the University of Navarra studies, all of the official academic programs are in compliance with the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and Bologna Declaration. In particular, there are three levels of education: undergraduate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. For all three levels, the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is applied. Recognition of degrees within the European Higher Education Area is thus possible.
Our degrees and masters are all recognized by the Spanish Department of Education and within the standards of the European Higher Education Area, EHEA.
Additionally, the University offers 50 private diplomas that are sponsored just by the university, and are usually offered as a complement to an official degree.
In relation to the certificates issued by the institution, all of them are authorized by the Spanish Department of Education, Culture and Sports. In particular, the National Quality Assessment and Accreditation Agency of Spain (ANECA) has verified and approved, all of our official programs and they are registered in the RUCT.
Please cite evidence of students and alumni accomplishment such as graduation rate, graduate school placement, job placement, awards…
Graduate rate – 91.41%
Years to graduate (4 year degree) – 4.17 years
Teacher/student ratio – 1 to 12
Teachers in the University that hold PhD – 88%
Alumni: the University has 160,816 Alumni from more than 119 countries. From all these, 28,213 are part of the Agrupación de Graduados Alumni (Alumni Association).
The Alumni Association contributed last year €.2.323.217,97 in 308 scholarships, Becas Alumni.
Although there are many other achievements by our students and graduates, here are some examples:
Please identify any notable public recognition of your institution’s academic quality in the last 3 years, such as rankings, awards…
In 2011, the University of Navarra received the Campus of International Excellence (CEI) Distinction form the Department of Education for its project “Horizon 2015: Where the Talent and Progress Meet.”
Apart from that, The University of Navarra has one single purpose: to provide students with the best possible education and training.
This excellence is reflected in national and international University Rankings:
Financial Times Executive Education Ranking 2017 recognized our Business School, IESE, as the second best MBA program in the world.
QS Ranking 2018 ranked the university as number 48 in Employability and number 270 in the World University Ranking. And by subject, Business and Management as number 27 in the world.
EL Mundo Ranking 2016 (national ranking) recognized the University in the top 10 nationwide and 9 of our degrees in the best places (Journalism, Nutrition, Audiovisual Communication, Architecture, Pharmacy, Medicine, Business Management, Law and Mechanical Engineering).
This link to the University web page has a quick view to all the rankings, national and international, where the University of Navarra has achieved very good reviews.
The Joint Commission International, JCI, has accredited the on-campus hospital, Clínica de Navarra, CUN, for the 5th consecutive year as an “Academic Medical Center Hospital”. There are a total of 76 accredited health centers outside the US, and CUN was the second center obtaining this accreditation.
Additional Academic Quality information clarification or description (optional)
All the Academic Programs are taught using traditional teaching methods, in the classroom.
The principal language of instruction is Spanish while the following degrees offer bilingual formats, in Spanish and English: Business Administration, Economics, Communication, Humanities, Design and International Relations. Some of these degrees offer the option of an “English Path”, where all classes the first year can be done all in English, having this way time to immerse and learn Spanish, and start with classes in Spanish in the second year of the degree. Schools that offer the English Path are Humanities, Business, International Relations and Communication in 2018/19.
Also, the University of Navarra offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), but not as degree granting programs. They are available in English and Spanish and they are for free.
One of the differential values of this university is the teaching quality, understood as the constant formation of our teachers in order to offer students the best education possible. For this reason 86.6% of our Teachers hold PhD´s and 13% of them are from outside Spain. A PhD is a requirement for permanent teaching position.
Are more than half of the current members of your faculty practicing Catholics?
Approximately what percentages of your current faculty members are practicing Catholics?
85% (Estimated. In Spain it is illegal to maintain official religious affiliation statistics.)
Are members of your faculty officially informed of their responsibility for maintaining and strengthening the Catholic identity of the institution?
Are members of your teaching faculty expected, as a condition of employment, to respect Catholic teaching and comply with Catholic morality in their public actions and statements both on and off campus?
Please identify key undergraduate faculty who are noted experts in their field that have produced important publications, leadership roles in academic associations, accomplishments (optional):
Mancini Maza, Héctor Luis (H-Index 17)
Maza Ozcoidi, Diego Martín (H-Index 22)
Novo Villaverde, Francisco Javier (H-Index 19)
Zuriguel Ballaz, Iker (H-Index 19)
San Miguel Izquierdo, Jesús Fernando (H-Index 98)
Martínez González, Miguel Ángel (H-Index 75)
Martí del Moral, Amelia Ángela (H-Index 44)
Irache Garreta, Juan Manuel (H-Index 42)
Casado Velarde, Manuel (H-Index 15)
Naval Durán, Concepción (H-Index 14)
Lara Ros, María Sonia (H-Index 9)
Sison Galsim, Alejo José (H-Index 12)
Ortiz de Solórzano Aurusa, Carlos (H-Index 23)
García-Rosales Vázquez, Carmen (H- Index 25)
Fernández Seara, María Asunción (H-Index 25)
Rubio Díaz-Cordovés, Ángel (H-Index 16)
In Law & Social Sciences:
Salaverría Aliaga, Ramón (H-Index 21)
Torres Salinas, Daniel (H-Index 22)
Pérez de Gracia Hidalgo, Fernando (H-Index 17)
Cuñado Eizaguirre, María Juncal (H-Index 17)
Additional Faculty information, clarification or description (optional):
The University´s Christian identity provides a comprehensive approach to academic education that prompts professors to spur on the progress of knowledge by relying on the lights of faith and reason, which mutually reinforce one another to advance the frontiers of human understanding. Academic activity done with an open mind raises basic questions about human beings and the world.
Some of the main duties of the Faculty of the University of Navarra are:
Besides teaching and research, our Faculty devotes a lot of time to students advisory – the data for advisory in the academic year 2013/14 is 88.8% as the frequency of advisory, meaning every student in the 1st year met 4.9 times with the advisor.
At the University of Navarra, there is no available official statistic on the religious practices of our faculty members. Nevertheless, the majority of our faculty members are practicing Catholics. In fact, as faculty members, they live according to our origin and inspiration of our mission statement.
Faculty members have to sign a document in which they declare that they know and accept the Mission Statement, the Origin and Inspiration of it and its values.
The Mission of the University of Navarra is to seek and present the truth. Within the framework of religious freedom, the University of Navarra promotes love towards the Catholic Church.
Love of freedom and responsibility is the fundamental principle of academic and professional life, research work, medical and healthcare activity.
To carry out its educational mission, the people who make up the University of Navarra (students, professors and other professionals) must freely commit to live by the University´s aims, and to participate in the educational work, above all through the integrity of their conduct and a spirit of cooperation.
Because of their special role, the teachers and professionals that work at the University must be outstanding in their professional competence and the rectitude of their lives, fulfillment of their responsibilities, loyal collaboration with their colleagues and academic authorities and, in general, their willingness to serve the other people in the university community.
Does the institution have a department of Catholic theology, distinct from “religious studies” and other disciplines?
Are the courses in Catholic theology clearly identified and distinguished from other courses dealing with religion?
Does every faculty member in the theological disciplines have the mandatum (or the “canonical mission” for ecclesiastical faculties) approved by the appropriate Church authority, as required by Canon Law?
Do all faculty in the theological disciplines make the Catholic profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity?
Does your institution require that all theology courses be taught in a manner faithful to Scripture, Tradition and the Church’s Magisterium, and also to the principles and methods proper to Catholic theology?
Please identify the theology courses that are included in the undergraduate core or distribution requirements and the professors who routinely teach those courses:
The University offers two required courses and makes several others available that cover theology, philosophy, history and cultural studies, although none are theology courses in the strict sense.
The two courses included in all the degrees are:
Students are also required to choose two one-semester “Cultural Keys” courses, including options such as:
The professors who teach these courses come from all of the schools in the University.
Please describe the place the Catholic theology in your institution’s undergraduate curriculum and how it is distinct from other institutions
Studying at the University of Navarra means receiving an education at a modern and renowned university at which Christian inspiration is not simply a fundamental idea, but guides and informs all the activities of the organization. Students live in an atmosphere of community with other students, and can participate in interdisciplinary programs in areas such as Philosophy, Communication, Law, Canon Law, Bioethics and Information Technology.
The University teaches anthropology and ethics courses, both of which include theological aspects, as a part of all degree programs. The University organizes a wide range of activities open to all members of the academic community who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church, or receiving pastoral care from the chaplains, in a context of religious freedom.
The Apostolic Constitution Ex corde Ecclesiae establishes that each University of Christian inspiration must have a Faculty or at least a Chair of Theology. This was the reason why St Josemaría wanted to create the Faculty of Theology in this University, well before the Apostolic Constitution was issued. He understood that by the very nature of the object of its knowledge, Theology occupies an essential place in the University community. For him it was clear that the primary role of the Faculty of Theology was not the priestly formation but the concern for the rest of the University.
Theology must be considered the first among sciences and not only because that has been historically or chronologically the case. The priority of Theology, far from claiming superiority over the other sciences, is grounded in the proper object of its study.
The theological and doctrinal education of students in other schools at the university is a competence of the School of Theology. In this way, students will discover how faith and reason are oriented to the truth..
Additional Theology Information, clarification or description (optional):
The University of Navarra has a School of Theology that started as a Theological Center in 1964 and was erected by the Holy See as a School in 1969. Its academic degrees have full canonical and civil validity. The School’s primary mission is to provide its students with comprehensive theological training; it also aims to train teachers and researchers in the sacred sciences. Its licentiate (postgraduate/master’s) degree programs are divided into three specializations: Biblical Theology, Systematic Theology (Dogmatic Theology and Moral and Spiritual Theology Pathways) and Historical Theology (History of the Church and History of Theology Pathways)
The Quality and Accreditation Assessment Committee of the Schools of Ecclesiastical Studies at the University of Navarra is in charged with analyzing, advising and monitoring the quality and academic improvement systems of the Schools of Ecclesiastical Studies at the University of Navarra and the Higher Institutes of Religious Sciences associated with the School. This Committee also maintains an ongoing relationship with the Quality and Accreditation Assessment Committee of the University of Navarra (CECA), the Agency for the Evaluation and Promotion of Quality in Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties (AVEPRO) and other national and international academic quality agencies.
There has been extensive publication activity at our School of Theology: Theology library, Theological collections, and Church History collection.
The School of Theology, since 1979, sponsors the International Theological Symposium, held annually. Today, it is called the International Congress of the Schools of Ecclesiastical Studies. It attracts specialists from around the world – theologians, philosophers, legal practitioners, physicians, teachers, etc. – to discuss a single current topic. Participants come from a range of European and American universities, universities in Rome, etc. Members of the Hierarchy, the Holy See and church figures also participate. The published proceedings from the symposia held thus far are available in the Publications section.
Cardenal Joseph Ratzinger was Doctor Honoris Causa of the University in 1998.
The Institute of Core Curriculum is an academic institution in charge of elaborating, promoting, coordinating and supervising the anthropological and ethical teaching at the University of Navarra.
Please identify any courses every undergraduate student must take:
There are two subjects included in all the degrees; both of them are compulsory disciplines to be studied:
Please identify the courses that students may choose from in order to satisfy common curriculum distribution requirements:
Students are required to choose two one-semester “Cultural Keys” courses, including options such as:
How many credits are required for graduation and what percentage are core/distribution courses?
For graduation in a 4 year degree, 240 credits are required (60 per year). The core curriculum and Cultural Keys courses represent 18 credits. Therefore, 7.5 percent are core/distribution courses. Some of our Schools require additional credits for graduation in specific programs. Some of our dual degrees are 5 or 6 years long.
Is every undergraduate student required to take one or more courses in which they are taught authentic Catholic doctrine and practice?
If yes, please describe them generally and note how many courses are required?
Anthropology and Ethics – each class is 6 credits and is a mandatory class. Anthropology is taught in the 1st year and Ethics in the 2nd or 3rd years.
The University coordinates the teaching of these 2 classes as part of the core curriculum for all of our students through the Institute of Core Curriculum. This institute supervises the content and provides the teachers for each of the Schools.
The 2 core curriculum classes provide the necessary basis to move onto a professional ethics class that is part of each specific degree.
In addition to this, students must take at least two courses in “Cultural Keys” from the list offered before.
Is every undergraduate student required to take one or more interdisciplinary courses relating theology or philosophy with other disciplines?
Additional Core Curriculum information, clarification or description (optional):
The humanistic and Christian inspiration permeates all the courses taught at the University of Navarra. The goal is not only to prepare our graduates to be very successful in their professional life but to ensure a solid humanistic and spiritual formation that will enable them to be sources of Christian change and improvement in society.
Video from the Institute of Core Curriculum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_0tTdmwmxY
List the major, minor and special program areas that students may choose for specialization while pursuing an undergraduate degree:
The University of Navarra has 14 different Schools that cover most of the academic spectrum – with a total of 37 undergraduate degrees, 11 bilingual degrees and 11 dual degrees. Each School develops and promotes specific itineraries or diplomas, following demand and student interest, and this offer evolves each year. The new develop “English Path” allows non-Spanish speakers to enroll in specific bilingual degrees and have all classes during the first year taught in English. After a year of immersion and Spanish classes, the student will have to enroll in some classes in Spanish starting in the second year of the degree.
What are the 3 most popular majors or specialty disciplines for undergraduate students, and about what percentage of undergraduate students specialize in these disciplines?
The most popular schools are Medicine, Communication and Business and Economics.
Does each undergraduate degree program require Catholic ethical formation related to the student’s major field of study?
If yes, please describe:
The classes of Anthropology and Ethics are mandatory for all of our students, and these classes are the base knowledge required to participate in a later class in all degrees on professional ethics.
Does your institution require cooperation among faculty in different disciplines in teaching, research and other academic activities?
If yes, please describe:
The interdisciplinary approach is one of the main values of the University and the University’s mission statement – to seek and present the truth. It is a collective enterprise that requires dialogue between specialists from different academic areas. With this approach, the diversity of the sciences is mutually enriching, students acquire an overall vision and knowledge is not overly compartmentalized.
One of the main examples of this understanding among the sciences is our Institute for Culture and Society, ICS. ICS is formed by 67 researchers from 18 countries that have participated in 150 academic activities in 28 different centers around the world.
Additional Program of Study information, clarification or description:
Does the local bishop (or other competent ecclesiastical authority) select or approve the appointment of your chaplain?
The Chancellor or the Vice-Chancellor of the University selects and approves the chaplain priests.
The Chancellor is the prelate of Opus Dei, currently, Monseñor Fernando Ocariz. The Vice-Chancellor is Mons. Ramón Herrando.
Does your institution offer Mass on campus at least on Sunday and other days of obligation?
On average, about what percentage of undergraduate students attend Sunday Mass (including the Saturday vigil Mass) during the academic year?
There is no statistic on this percentage, but there is a high number (65% – 75%) of students attending Sunday Mass.
Does your institution offer daily Mass to students?
On average, about how many undergraduate students attend daily Mass during the academic year?
There is no statistic on this, but it is close to 25-35% of the students.
Does your institution offer the Extraordinary Form of the Mass to students at least weekly?
Are all of the Masses celebrated on campus reverent and in accord with liturgical norms and directives?
Are the altars servers at your institution’s Masses male only or both male and female?
Please list a schedule of Masses, noting the following for each Mass: day and time, the Form or Rite of the Mass, and the style of music (chant, traditional, contemporary, etc..)
During the academic year, Masses are held in many buildings on campus. Not counting the Masses held in the student residences, the daily Mass times are: 7:25, 8:00, 8:15, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 13:35, 13:50, 18:00, 19:05, and 20:15. Saturday Masses are held at 8:00, 12:00, 13:00, and 19:00. Sunday Masses are held at 8:00, 12:00, 13:00, 17:00, 19:00, and 20:15.
Mass is offered in English in the University Hospital Chapel on Sundays at 17:00.
Does your institution offer Confessions on campus at least weekly?
List the schedule for Confession by day and time:
Confessions are heard by the chaplains in each of the 14 schools and other academic department in the University. Students can find on our web page the times each Chaplain is available for Confession. Most of the chaplains have at least two different Confession times each week. Confessions in English are offered by three priests on campus several times a week.
Does your institution offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at least weekly?
List the schedule for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament by day and time:
There are 5 chapels on campus that have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday during the academic year. The times include:
Oratorio del Ed. Amigos: 11.45 – 16.00
Oratorio de la Facultad de Comunicación: 17.30 – 18.00
Oratorio de Ciencias: 12.50 – 20.00 Oratorio de Ciencias
Oratorio de la Clínica Universidad de Navarra: 16.00 – 18.45
Oratorio del CIMA: 15.40 – 16.00
Basilica de San Ignacio in Pamplona offers Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Please identify regularly scheduled devotions on campus for students such as the Rosary and prayer groups:
For international Students (English speaking), the Chaplaincy organizes several activities (some according to demand), including:
– Reflections on the Bible
– Assistance to the Needy. Providing assistance to the poor, the sick, and the aged.
– Lending Library. A collection of spiritual and cultural reading books in English is available for borrowing.
– Recollections & Retreats
– Catholicism series (Word on Fire). Viewing of Fr. Barron’s “Catholicism” videos.
– Faith and Questions. Inquiry sessions dealing with questions frequently raised about the Christian faith. Open to all who want to look more deeply into vital aspects of religious belief. Topics: the Existence of God; God and Evil; Creation and the Book of Genesis; the identity of Jesus Christ; Christ’s Resurrection; the Church; the Afterlife; the end of the world; prayer life; the Mass; Sin and Forgiveness; Euthanasia; Biomedical Ethics; Sexual Ethics; Love, Marriage, Divorce; Social Justice and the Christian; Communism, Capitalism, and Christianity.
– Theology on Tap. Informal get-together (over supper) with a speaker on current religious issues.
The University has other traditional celebrations like Holy Spirit Mass (September 1st), Immaculate Conception Novena (November 30th to December 8th), Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12th), Christmas Celebration (December), Ash Wednesday, Adoration Lignum Crucis (5th Friday in Lent), Celebration of Our Lady of Fair Love (May 1st), Celebration Beato Don Alvaro del Portillo (May 12th), Celebration San Josemaría Escrivá (June 26th) .
The chaplaincy organizes pilgrimages to Camino de Santiago, Rome, Lourdes, Javierada and Holy Land. The chaplaincy also organizes Catholic doctrine courses for Baptism, Confirmation or Marriage preparation.
Does your institution offer retreat programs available to all Catholic students at least annually?
The chaplaincy organizes times of prayer on campus once a month in the Chapel of Edificio Amigos and 2 days retreats off campus for students.
Please describe any formal programs to foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life:
At the university there is no formal programs to foster vocations. Nevertheless, chaplains help individually every student who has interest in discovering their personal vocation.
If your institution has formal vocation programs, about how many student participate in them each year?
Are you aware of any graduates from your institution (not including seminary students if any) who are ordained to the priesthood or have entered religious life? Please describe:
Yes – every year we have graduates entering the religious life and others being ordained as priests. One example is the current bishop of diocese of Bilbao, who is a former Medicine student of the University of Navarra.
Additional chaplaincy information, clarification or description (optional):
The University Hospital, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, also offers Sunday Mass. And the student residences on campus, called Colegios Mayores, also offer daily and Sunday Mass for students. Moreover, the city of Pamplona, right next to our campus, also has many parishes that offer Masses in those days.
In addition to this, the University of Navarra has a small shrine dedicated to the Virgin, Mother of Fair Love. This shrine is on Campus and is open to everyone. The College graduation event starts with the Offering of Flowers ceremony to the Our Lady and a Holy Mass.
Daily Mass is offered to everyone on campus – teachers, students, staff, and visitors. There is Mass at each one of the schools, at the University Hospital, at each of the student residencies as well as in the many parishes around the city of Pamplona.
In all the Masses celebrated on campus the liturgical care and reverence during the celebration is of great importance. This reverence can also be seen in the care, cleanliness and decor of all of the Chapels on campus.
Priests are always available for Confessions – and that is one of the functions of a school’s chaplain.
The University Chaplaincy offers international students the possibility of attending English Mass, Confession, Spiritual Guidance and other activities. Spiritual guidance and sacraments in other languages is also possible, if requested by any student.
Please describe options for students to reside on and off campus:
The housing options are plentiful and every student should be able to find an accommodation that fits his/her needs and financial situation. The University of Navarra Housing Office provides information on the different kinds of housing and advises students to help them find a place to live.
There are different kinds of housing offered by the University of Navarra:
As part of our campus, we have Colegios Mayores or Halls of Residence.
Outside of campus, there are other residence halls (some run by nuns or religious order, other not), apartments for rent or share and the option of staying with families. The main difference between Halls of Residence (Colegios Mayores) and University Residences is the adscription and cultural life of them. In Halls of Residence, there is an intense cultural life, being part of the University of Navarra (about 15% of students lives in the Halls). Universitiy Residences are external of the university and they do not take part in the campus life.
Does your institution offer only single–sex residence halls?
Your institution offers single-sex residence halls for (mark what applies):
x any student who wishes
all freshman (only if not All students)
What percentage of students living on campus live in single-sex residence halls?
If your institution offers co-ed residence halls, how are students of the opposite sex separated:
When are students of the opposite sex permitted to visit common areas of residence halls?
Only when the residence has an organized open activity, like a conference or concert, or an Open House for Parents.
Are students of the opposite sex permitted to visit student’s bedrooms?
If yes, when?
If students of the opposite sex are permitted to visit students’ bedroom, does your institution have an “open bolt” or “open door” policy? Please describe.
How does your institution foster sobriety and respond to substance abuse on campus, particularly campus residencies?
In any of the on campus residences halls and university facilities, any alcohol or drug abuse means an automatic expulsion. These rules are clearly explained to each of the students. The cases of alcohol or drug abuse are very exceptional.
How does your institution foster a student environment that promotes and supports chastity, particularly in campus residencies?
During the admission interview, the rules of the residence hall are explained clearly. And these Colegios Mayores also organized sessions and conferences for the students to explain the importance of the virtue of chastity for every Christian.
Does your institution have formal programs to foster Catholic prayer life and spirituality in campus residencies?
If yes, please describe:
The Colegios Mayores that are part of our campus develop an educational program for the student residents that aims at helping them acquire the necessary human virtues and values that will help them be successful in college and good professionals in the future. This educational program includes activities in several areas – all necessary for a comprehensive view of the student as a whole person. Examples include personal advisory, participation in clubs and seminars, conferences, trips, sports and spiritual activities.
Examples of spiritual activities offered in a Colegio Mayor include Mass, spiritual direction with a priest, Confession, prayer time every Saturday, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every 1st Friday, annual and monthly retreats.
Additional Residence Life information, clarification or description (optional):
The Halls of Residence or “Colegios Mayores” are centers associated with the university which provide the students with the resources required for optimal academic, cultural and social development. About 15% of students live in the Halls of Residence.
The residents that participate in the cultural activities, seminars, volunteering activities organized by this Residence Halls, can receive college credits at the same time.
The Colegios Mayores or residence halls that are part of our campus are single sex residences. There are 2 Residence Halls for men and 4 for women:
The Residence Halls for men have the possibility not only for undergraduate students, but also for graduate students to live there.
At the University Residences, which are run by religious institutions, residents do not need to be university students.
All the students that live on campus live in single-sex residence halls. The other housing options are off campus.
In the university owned flats, male and female students do not live together. They are single sex students’ flats.
Please identify and briefly describe officially recognized student clubs and activities at your institution that
foster spiritual development:
engage in corporal works of mercy:
address sexual issues (including birth control, abortion, homosexuality):
address issues of social concern:
Tantaka is an official club of the university that coordinates and promotes all activities done on and around social concerns/charity. It promotes mostly the “donation” of time by our students, many times in their area of specialization (doctors, nurses, education, etc…). Tantaka collaborates with more than 50 national and international nonprofit organizations. The main areas of work promoted by Tantaka are Adult and Child Education, Attention to the Elderly, Youth Programs, Social Integration, Attention to the Disabled, Legal Support, and Communication. Tantaka organizes courses to train the volunteers and help them better understand the many difficult situations they will have to face. There are different campaigns and activities during the whole year and special summer projects in which to participate.
address particular academic interest:
Club Emprendedores is a club that promotes and supports entrepreneurship. Students can sign up and participate in all the activities, conferences and competitions. For example, the “Yuzz Competititon” promotes and supports technology innovation with cash prizes and trips to Silicon Valley.
Others examples are The Case Competition Club from the School of Economics, or the Corporate Communication Club from the School of Communication, the Archeology Club and The Science Club from the School of Sciences.
address particular cultural interest:
There are many Cultural Activities organized on Campus. Literario Divelas is a club where students and friends get together to read and discuss books, poems, etc.. and meet on a weekly basis. There is the University Chorus and Orchestra and several Theatre Clubs, each with a specific line of theatre
provide opportunities for athletic pursuit:
If applicable, in which athletic Division and Conference does your institution compete? (Please specify NCAA, NAIA, etc. as well as Division Level.)
What athletic teams are offered for men and women?
How do you help develop the mind, body, and soul of student-athletes?
The Club de Montaña (Mountaineer Club) promotes and organizes for students and professors hiking outings to nearby mountains.
At the University of Navarra, the practice of sports is understood as a necessary element for the integral formation of students. For this reason, any Sport Club on campus focuses on the human development of the athletes who participate in it, rather than on their sports performance. Responsibility, discipline, commitment, belonging and a healthy competition are some of the values it promotes.
Club Deportivo – essentially intramural sports – supports and promotes the practice of many sports between our students, always understanding that the practice of these sports can help consolidate the human virtues and values the university wants to promote. Some of the sports are tennis, taekwondo, archery, paddle, triathlon, handball, fencing, golf, kendo, paddel, squash, archery, soccer, basketball, and volleyball. Several competitions are organized during the academic year.
The Centro de Estudios Olímpicos on campus helps promote and integrate the practice of sports in the university, promotes research in this field and helps the community understand and value the benefits of good
sportsmanship and competition. In coordination with several schools it has developed study programs like Sports Law and Sport Nutrition.
This Center runs the program Talento Deportivo, program that supports around 80 students each year that want to practice a sport at a professional or semi-professional level but understand the importance of obtaining for the future a demanding college degree. The students accepted in this program received support in the areas of classes and exam scheduling, nutrition, fitness support, medical support.
please list all student clubs not listed in the above category:
There are many initiatives generated by the students themselves:
Does your institution require all students clubs and activities, included all those listed above, to operate in accord with Catholic teaching?
How does your institution address student clubs and activities that may conflict with Catholic teaching?
The clubs and activities organized by the University cannot be in conflict with the Catholic teaching. If so, that activity will be cancelled.
Does your institution require student services like health care, counseling and guidance to conform to Catholic ethical and moral teaching and directives?
Additional Student Activities information , clarification or description (optional):
The University carries out cultural dissemination and University outreach work though activities organized by the University itself and initiatives carried out in conjunction with other institutions.
The University should contribute to students’ education with activities aimed at acquiring professional competences and personal habits that stimulate personal development in all of its dimensions: cultural, artistic, religious, athletic and solidarity.
Due to this, the University develops student capacity to be critical thinkers, which enables students to freely form their own opinions and convictions, but contribute to the academic, cultural and personal education of its students, in its mission of seeking the truth.
Has your institution’s diocesan bishop (or other competent ecclesiastical authority) officially recognized the institution as Catholic?
Do your institution’s government documents include or reference the General Norms of Ex corde Ecclesiae?
Yes. The governing documents of the University of Navarra are absolutely in agreement with Ex Corde Ecclesiae.
Do your institution’s government documents or institutional policies require conformity to the General Norms and Particular (United States) Norms of Ex corde Ecclesiae?
What is your institution’s mission statement?
“The University of Navarra is based on the Christian inspiration promoted by St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei. Its mission is to seek and present the truth; contribute to the academic, cultural and personal education of its students; promote academic research and healthcare activities; provide suitable opportunities for the development of its professors and employees; and carry out broad cultural outreach and social promotion work with a clear goal of service.”
Does your institution have a written policy regarding speakers and honorees that requires that they not be public opponents of Catholic teaching?
Additional institutional identity information, clarification or description (optional):
The University of Navarra was declared a Pontifical University by Pope John XXIII on October 26, 1960.
The University of Navarra is based on the Christian inspiration promoted by St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei, and first Chancellor of the University. The aim of this prelature of the Catholic Church is to help people seek the fullness of Christian life though their work, family life and ordinary activities. The Chancellor of the University of Navarra is the Prelate of Opus Dei, Mons. Fernando Ocariz.
The University´s Christian inspirations are reflected in its desire to remain faithful to the Church and its Magisterium, in its reflection on their teachings, in its respect for the Christian principles in research, in its promotion of personal dignity and rights, and in the sense of service that it seeks to lend to its activities.
Within the framework of religious freedom, the University of Navarra promotes love towards the Church, unity with the Pope and the Bishops, a sense of communion with the other Catholics, an ecumenical spirit with all Christians and respect for believers in other religions and those who profess no faith.
Describe the makeup of your institution’s undergraduate student body with regard to sex, religion, home state/country and type of high school (public, private, homeschool):
Total number of students: total of 11,844
Undergraduate students: 8,703
Male 43% Female 57%
Catholic:80% Other Christian: 5% Jewish: <1%
Muslim: <1% Other: 15%
Domestic students: 73.5%
International students: 26.5%
82 different nationalities represented in campus
Catholic HS 40% Homeschool <1%
Private HS 20% Public HS 40%
Additional Student Body information, clarification or description (optional):
Because of the very good and affordable public higher education that is offered in Spain, and Europe in general, the University of Navarra is considered an expensive higher education option. Our cost, compared to the cost in the US might not appear as expensive, but the reality of our local market is that we have to compete with very good and inexpensive public institutions. The main competitive advantage of University of Navarra is our prestige and the very high standard of our academics. Navarra is ranked, year after year, as the 1st private university in Spain.
Are prospective and current members of your institution’s governing board(s) informed of their responsibility for maintaining and strengthening the Catholic identity of your institution?
Are more than half of the current members of your institution’s governing board(s) practicing Catholics?
Do Catholic members of your institution’s governing board(s) make the Catholic Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity?
Is your institution’s president a practicing Catholic?
Does your institution’s president make the Catholic Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity?
Additional leadership information, clarification or description (optional):
All of the current members of the institution´s governing board are practicing Catholics.
The Government of the University is made up of the Chancellorship and the Governing Board.
All management tasks are carried out following principles of joint responsibility and participation.
A message from the president.
The University of Navarra, which was founded by St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer in 1952, is an undertaking of Opus Dei, an institution of the Catholic Church. It is a private university accredited by the Ministry of Education in Spain, as well as European and international educational organizations and government institutions of Europe, Asia and America.
The University has seven campuses located in Pamplona, San Sebastian, Madrid, Barcelona, New York, Sao Paulo and Munich. The main campus is located in Pamplona, a city with one of the highest standards of living in Spain.
The University of Navarra offers a full range of academic programs, divided into Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral Degrees. The University has one single purpose: to provide students with the best possible education and training. This excellence is reflected in national and international University Rankings.
The student population is 11,844 students. Over 26% of our students are international as our philosophy is based on coexistence and respect among cultures, to which our students and alumni are a testimony. Our University offers many degrees in English and Spanish permitting our international students to learn Spanish while comfortably pursuing their degree.
To carry out its educational mission, the teaching and research go hand in hand as our professors all hold Doctorate degrees in their respective fields.
Studying at the University of Navarra means receiving an education at a modern and renowned university at which Christian inspiration is not simply a fundamental idea, but guides and informs all the activities of the organization. One of the differential values of this university is that it coordinates the teaching of Anthropology and Ethics as core curriculum for all of the students.
University of Navarra mission is to educate and train students to become professionals who play an active role in society and are aware of the part they will play in the shaping of tomorrow’s world. The University contributes through personalized mentoring, with activities aimed at acquiring professional competences and personal habits that stimulate personal development in all of its dimensions: cultural, artistic, religious, athletic and solidarity.
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