Universidad de Las Américas

country rank  18
world rank  5145

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University Overview

Founded in 1995, Universidad de Las Américas (University of the Americas) 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. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Consejo de Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior del Ecuador (Council for Quality Assurance of Higher Education of Ecuador), Universidad de Las Américas (UDLA) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Las Américas (UDLA) 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 24 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of the Americas
Acronym UDLA
Founded 1995
Motto El mundo necesita gente que ame lo que hace
The world needs people who love what they do
Colours Wine red

University Location

Address Avenida de los Granados E12-41y Colimes esq.
Quito (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
170125 Pichincha
T +593 (2) 398 1000 ext 2792
F +593

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Avenida Granados y Colimes esq, UDLA Granados, PB
Quito 170503
+593 23981000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad de Las Américas's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Consejo de Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior del Ecuador

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • WASC Senior College and University Commission
  • Acreditadora de Chile

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Rectors of Private Universities (CPRES)
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Red Duale Hoschschule Latin America
  • Red Telescopi Ecuador
  • Red Ecuatoriana para la Internacionalización de la Educación Superior (REIES)

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019