Founded 1827 by decree of General Santander. Title changed to Colegio provincial 1850. Reorganized and became Colegio mayor in 1857. Re-established as university in 1883, became a public autonomous institution 1964.
- Academic year: January to December (January-June, August-December)
- Requirements: Secondary school certificate (bachillerato) and entrance examination
- Students allowance: Co-ed