Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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world rank  658

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University Overview

Founded in 1888, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the metropolis of Santiago (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Region Metropolitana de Santiago. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile (National Accreditation Commission), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 130 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

Name
Name Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Acronym PUC
Founded 1888
Motto In Christi lumine pro mundi vita

University Location

Address Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins Nº 340
Santiago (population range: over 5,000,000)
Region Metropolitana de Santiago
Chile
T +56 (2) 222 4516
F +56 (2) 354 2739

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Local
students
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International
students
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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 reported
Admission Office

+56

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 3,000-3,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile


Year of first Accreditation

1988


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD-EQUIS)
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019