Université Catholique de l'Ouest

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world rank  5040

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University Overview

Established in 1875, Université Catholique de l'Ouest (Catholic University of the West) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Angers (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Pays de la Loire. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l'Innovation, France (Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, France), Université Catholique de l'Ouest (UCO) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Université Catholique de l'Ouest (UCO) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 144 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Catholic University of the West
Acronym UCO
Founded 1875

University Location

Address 3, Place André Leroy
Angers (population range: 50,000-249,999)
49008 Pays de la Loire
T +33 (0)2 41 81 66 00
F +33 (0)2 41 81 66 09

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 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 and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office 3, Place André Leroy
Angers 49008
+33 (0)2 72 79 63 92

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Université Catholique de l'Ouest's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • L'Université
  • Nantes Angers Le Mans (L'UNAM)
  • Union des Etablissements d'Enseignement Supérieur Catholiques (UDESCA)

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019