Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral

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world rank  2325

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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 60 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.

University Identity

Name ESPOL Polytechnic University
Acronym ESPOL
Founded 1958
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Campus “Gustavo Galindo V.” Km. 30.5 Vía Perimetral
Guayaquil (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
9015863 Guayas
T +593 (4) 226 9144
F +593 (4) 285 2541
Other locations Las Peñas, Santa Elena, Daule

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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

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

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 None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


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

Year of first Accreditation


  • 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)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018