Objective: The purpose is to analyze the emotional intelligence perceived in university students. Method: This is a correlational methodological design corresponding to an ex post facto design of retrospective and comparative. Participants: The sample is made up of a total of 175 subjects in the third and fourth year of a Social Education Degree. Results: This work shows the existence of differences in emotional intelligence based on sex in terms of attention and emotional regulation, in which women have higher scores. In the case of age, there are also statistically significant differences in terms of emotional regulation, in which students whose ages are up to 20 obtain higher scores.

Keywords: emotional intelligence, perceived emotional intelligence, age, gender, university