Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

country rank  22
world rank  5165

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University Overview

Founded in 1961, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Lima (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, Peru (Ministry of Education, Peru), Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) 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 56 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Peruvian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UPCH also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University
Acronym UPCH
Founded 1961
Motto Spiritus ubi Vult Spirat
The spirit spreads wherever it wants

University Location

Address San Martín de Porres 31
Lima (population range: over 5,000,000)
T +51 (1) 319 0000
F +51 (1) 482 3435

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 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 0-10%
Admission Office Avenida Honorio Delgado 430, San Martin de Porres
+51 (1) 319 0000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499
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
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
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
Ministerio de Educación, Peru

Year of first Accreditation


  • Consorcio de Universidades
  • Red Peruana de Universidades (RPU)
  • Asamblea Nacional de Rectores de Peru (ANR)
  • Organización Universitaria Interamericana (OUI)
  • Centro Interuniversitario de Desarrollo (CINDA)

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