Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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world rank  757

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University Overview

Founded in 1888, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile) is a private higher education institution located in the metropolis of Santiago (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Metropolitan Region. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Consejo Nacional de Educación, Chile (National Council of Education, Chile), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 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 129 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

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)
Metropolitan Region
T +56 (2) 222 4516
F +56 (2) 354 2739

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

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 Not reported
Admission Office


Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Not reported
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Consejo Nacional de Educación, Chile

Year of first Accreditation

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)


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

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2018