Universidad San Francisco de Quito

country rank  6
world rank  3877

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University Overview

Established in 1988, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (San Francisco de Quito University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Quito (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Pichincha. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Cumbaya. 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), Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) 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 30 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Ecuadorian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. USFQ also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name San Francisco de Quito University
Acronym USFQ
Founded 1988
Motto Studium, Progressus, Labor
Study, Progress, Work
Colours Red

University Location

Address Diego de Robles y Pampite, Cumbayá
Quito (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
17-1200-841 Pichincha
T +593 (2) 297 1700
F +593 (2) 289 0070
Other locations Cumbaya

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
Int'l student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 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 50-60%
Admission Office Diego de Robles y Pampite, Cumbayá
Quito 17-1200-841
+593 (2) 2971 821
(2) 2971 824

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 500-599
Control Type Control Type Private
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 Universidad San Francisco de Quito's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


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

Year of first Accreditation


  • Asociación Latinoamericana de Población (ALAP)
  • Institut Paul Bocuse Worldwide Alliance (IPB-WA)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018