Universidad Austral de Chile

country rank  7
world rank  1849

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University Overview

Established in 1954, Universidad Austral de Chile (Southern University of Chile) is a private higher education institution located in the large town of Valdivia (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Los Lagos. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile (National Accreditation Commission), Universidad Austral de Chile (UAC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Austral de Chile (UAC) 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 64 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

Name Southern University of Chile
Acronym UAC
Founded 1954
Motto Libertas Capitur
Freedom is winning

University Location

Address Avenida Independencia Nº 641
Valdivia (population range: 50,000-249,999)
5090000 Los Lagos
T +56 (63) 293 430
F +56 (63) 212 679

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
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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
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Not reported
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation

Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Video Presentation

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019