Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340, Santiago

  • #121 QS Global World Ranking
  • PrivateStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 29,291Total Students
  • 2,406Faculty
  • 1,133Int'l Students

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The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) was founded on June 21, 1888, to offer training in traditional professions and in technological and practical fields such as business, accounting, chemistry, and electricity. On February 11, 1930, Pope Pius XI declared it a Pontifical University, and in 1931 it was granted full academic autonomy by the Chilean government. It is a private (but with some public support), urban, multi-campus university. It is one of six Catholic universities, and one of 25 institutions within the Chilean university system. Its 18 Faculties are distributed on four campuses in Santiago and one regional campus located in southern Chile. The technical training centers affiliated with the University are: DUOC, the Rural Life Foundations, the Baviera Foundation, the Catechetical Home and the San Fidel Seminary. These centers carry out technical-academic extension activities in rural and agricultural areas.

About

The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) was founded on June 21, 1888, to offer training in traditional professions and in technological and practical fields such as business, accounting, chemistry, and electricity. On February 11, 1930, Pope Pius XI declared it a Pontifical University, and in 1931 it was granted full academic autonomy by the Chilean government. It is a private (but with some public support), urban, multi-campus university. It is one of six Catholic universities, and one of 25 institutions within the Chilean university system. Its 18 Faculties are distributed on four campuses in Santiago and one regional campus located in southern Chile. The technical training centers affiliated with the University are: DUOC, the Rural Life Foundations, the Baviera Foundation, the Catechetical Home and the San Fidel Seminary. These centers carry out technical-academic extension activities in rural and agricultural areas.

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #195
  • 2014
    #166
  • 2015
    #=167
  • 2016
    #170
  • 2017
    #147
  • 2018
    #=137
  • 2019
    #=132
  • 2020
    #127
  • 2021
    #=121
  • 2022
    #135
  • 2023
    #121

Ranking criteria

54.9
Overall
91.8
Academic Reputation
98.1
Employer Reputation
22.3
Faculty Student Ratio
12.5
Citations per Faculty
17.9
International Faculty Ratio
3.9
International Students Ratio
82.7
International Research Network
90.4
Employment Outcomes

Student & Staff

Total students
29,291

15%
85%

International students
1,133

63%
37%

Total faculty staff
2,406

246
2160

Total students
29,291

15%
85%

International students
1,133

63%
37%

Total faculty staff
2,406

2160
246
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Campus locations

Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340, Santiago, CL,

Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340 , Santiago , Santiago , Chile ,

340, 4th Floot, Alameda, Santiago, CL,

340, 4th Floot , Santiago , Santiago , Chile , XXX

Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340, Santiago, CL,

Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340 , Santiago , Santiago , Chile ,

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