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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PUC was born with the mission of serving Chile in the creation of intellectual capital. From the beginning it has sought to give a solid education, rooted in science, arts and humanities, so that  students are not only scientifically and technically trained, but also open to the various dimensions of human, social and personal responsibilities arising from the development of a society.

With 130 years of excellence and tradition, the university is placed among the 150 best universities in the world and first at a regional level according QS ranking; it receives the highest number of university applicants among Chilean universities.  

Today the university has an enrollment of more than 25,000 undergraduate students. 

PUC, as a pioneering institution in research and innovation, is one of the most important universities in Chile, developing 25% of higher education research in the country. This leadership in research and graduate programmes has made a significant impact on cultural and scientific society in Chile, contributing to study in several areas of knowledge including social sciences, natural sciences, health, economy, agriculture, philosophy, theology, arts and letters, creating a stimulating educational and intellectual environment.

About

PUC was born with the mission of serving Chile in the creation of intellectual capital. From the beginning it has sought to give a solid education, rooted in science, arts and humanities, so that  students are not only scientifically and technically trained, but also open to the various dimensions of human, social and personal responsibilities arising from the development of a society.

With 130 years of excellence and tradition, the university is placed among the 150 best universities in the world and first at a regional level according QS ranking; it receives the highest number of university applicants among Chilean universities.  

Today the university has an enrollment of more than 25,000 undergraduate students. 

PUC, as a pioneering institution in research and innovation, is one of the most important universities in Chile, developing 25% of higher education research in the country. This leadership in research and graduate programmes has made a significant impact on cultural and scientific society in Chile, contributing to study in several areas of knowledge including social sciences, natural sciences, health, economy, agriculture, philosophy, theology, arts and letters, creating a stimulating educational and intellectual environment.

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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