Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral

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world rank 1533

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University Overview

Established in 1958, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL Polytechnic University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Guayaquil (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Guayas. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Las Peñas, Santa Elena, Daule. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Consejo de Evaluación, Acreditación y Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior del Ecuador (Council of Evaluation, Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education of Ecuador), Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 59 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Ecuadorian higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. ESPOL also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

University Name(s)

ESPOL Polytechnic University



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University Location

Campus “Gustavo Galindo V.” Km. 30.5 Vía Perimetral
Guayaquil (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
9015863 Guayas Ecuador

T +593 (4) 226 9144

F +593 (4) 285 2541

Other locations
Las Peñas, Santa Elena, Daule

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on entrance examinations

Admission Rate
Admission Rate 30-40%

Admission Office
Campus Las Peñas "Malecon 100 y Loja"
Guayaquil 9015863
+593 (4) 253 0002

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment
Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999

Academic Staff
Total Faculty Range 500-599

Control Type
Control Type Public

Entity Type
Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar Semesters

Campus Setting
Campus Setting Urban

Religious Affiliation

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Facilities and Services

University Library Yes Go to Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral's Library

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Sport Facilities
University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids
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Study Abroad
Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes

Distance Learning
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Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Consejo de Evaluación, Acreditación y Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior del Ecuador

Year of first Accreditation

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  • Centro Interuniversitario de Desarrollo (CINDA)
  • Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP)
  • Universia
  • Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI)
  • Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE)

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