The Complutense University of Madrid, better known as “la Complutense” or the UCM, established in 1293, is one of the most important universities in Spain and the Autonomous Community of Madrid. The UCM is ranked in the 233rd place in the QS world ranking of Universities and in the 4th position in Spain. It also is ranked among the top 100 universities with the highest level of student employability (place 71st). In the rank by subject, QS has placed the Complutense University in the 36th place with the Dentistry studies that the university offers. With a European and international vocation, is the largest public research university in Spain, and is widely regarded as one of its most prestigious academic institutions.Show more
The Complutense University of Madrid is one of the best known within the community, especially for the number of degrees offered and the age of it, and therefore, each faculty and the degrees offered in them are of very diverse quality.
In general, my experience was positive since the quality of the teaching staff and the university with respect to the careers within the humanities branch is quite high. The subjects are very interesting and are in line with what is offered, it has a very wide offer of books and other teaching materials, in addition to a large number of libraries (at least one for each faculty).
The negative side responds more to the antiquity of the Complutense and how in many respects it becomes noticeable, the facilities remain practically the same and the computer work tools are also the same. In this, it lags far behind other universities.
On the positive side, I can highlight the curriculum of the teaching staff and the high quality of teaching, in addition to the autonomy they give the student, despite the burden that the Bologna plan has many times in this regard. The virtual classroom is also very intuitive and easy to use, in addition to also having a virtual library. In addition, it is practically in the center of Madrid, being one of the best located having excellent communication on public transport, having one of the best campuses in the community.
In short, despite being dated and lagging a bit behind other public universities in Madrid, I consider that my training at Complutense has been the best choice when it comes to pursuing a degree in letters.View more
It has an outdated infrastructure, but there are a lot of degrees, beautiful parks and a great social environment with my partners. I had a great experience y this stage of my life and I could learn many subjects.View more
Good opinion, I graduated from it because it was the university I had chosen, I dreamed of it since I can remember. At Astorga, we considered UCM to be the best University in Spain,View more
I think it is a very good university, since the degree that I am studying thinks that it is very well valued and I consider it with great prestige, in addition the professors do not treat you like in school, they treat us like adults.View more
Yes, I recommend it. I am studying physics and I am ok. Sooooo I haven’t too much more to say. I don’t know how it is going in other faculties. I think that the same thing. There are many activities. And the rectors intend to help you.View more
Universidad Complutense de Madrid is the largest University in Spain and therefore offers a wide range of diverse degrees, some of which you can study fully in English. It has great exchange agreements, especially in Europe with the Erasmus program.
Its size has a lot of advantages; lots of talks and events are held in every faculty for example, on the other hand, it has drawbacks, such as the bureaucracy.
What I liked most about this university is that it combines the new European education system (Bolonia very interactive teaching) with the best teachers and professionals in their field.
This means you get both the best of old and modern educationView more
This is not to say that the UCM is the best option. It has a lot to improve. But there are some prominent figures still teaching there and some teaching staff is truly passionate about their job. Some of my friends in Science-related majors had different experiences than me, for I can highly recommend it for anything humanities, journalism or marketing related subjects.View more
So far my experience in The UCM has been satisfying, I haven’t stopped learning and growing despite any minor complication. Overall I would recommend it because it has some very professional professors, the degree is interesting as expected and mostly because it has many opportunities at the disposal of the students. However, it is up to the student to seek these opportunities such as exchanges, internships, programs and so on because not much information is given personally or during classes to the students. In other words: you can find lots of potencial opportunities if you are willing to!View more
The Universidad Complutense de Madrid is an old and big University. This comes with good and bad things. The best is that it has very very very good teachers and a good quality of studies with a huge variety of choices. But, at the same time the teachers, even though they are very good, they’ve been teaching for a very long time. Sometimes more than they should and they should have retired a long time ago. Also the bureaucracy is slow and exasperating. The university doesn’t even respect their own deadlines and they tend to be a little botchy. In summary, a good university that needs to be renovated.View more