The Universidad Complutense de Madrid, founded in 1293, has a great historical past and has already celebrated its seventh centenary. Complutense is a public institution, and campus buildings include institutes, private centers, hospitals, offices, sports facilities and computer centers. Sports facilities include 61 clubs, among them football, handball, volleyball, tennis, basketball, judo and gymnastics. There are two campuses, Moncloa and Somosaguas. The total enrollment is 135,000 students, including 5,000 foreign, regular and visiting students.
Main CampusMadrid, Spain Campus Website20,000+ on Campus250,000+ residents in MadridLanguage(s) spoke on campus: Spanish
While the campus accommodates a city-sized student population, the setting is very pleasant with broad, attractive open spaces that separate classrooms and residence halls. Buses and two subway lines connect the campuses with downtown Madrid.
UCM is located in Madrid, Europe's highest capital city at 646 meters above sea level. The main north-south artery, Paseo de la Castellana connects the city's two main train stations, Chamartin and Atocha. The oldest quarters of the city are squeezed in between Paseo del Prado (where you'll find the city's great art galleries) and the Palacio Real. The barrio southeast of Puerta del Sol lead to the working-class district of Lavapies, filled with restaurants, bars and cafes.
Students can participate in several clubs, including the Erasmus student network's chapter at UCM. The Erasmus student network organizes low-cost excursions throughout Spain, in addition to activities in Madrid. Students can also participate in a number of cultural activities and sports through the university.