Universidad Católica del Norte

country rank  14
world rank  2250

Publish your
uniRank University Ranking

University Overview

Established in 1956, Universidad Católica del Norte (Catholic University of the North) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Antofagasta (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). This institution also has a branch campus in Coquimbo. Officially recognized by the Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile (National Accreditation Commission), Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Chilean higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) 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 64 years old Chilean higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UCN also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

Search Engine New

University Search Engine

search the Universidad Católica del Norte's website

University Identity

Name Catholic University of the North
Acronym UCN
Founded 1956
Motto Ver más allá
Colours Orange, white and light blue

University Location

Address Avenida Angamos Nº 0610
1270709 Antofagasta
Tel +56 (55) 355 002
Fax +56 (55) 355 093
Other locations Coquimbo

Study Areas and Degree Levels

Tip: search for Universidad Católica del Norte's courses and programs with the uniRank Search Engine

Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

Tip: search for Universidad Católica del Norte's tuition fees with the uniRank Search Engine

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 Angamos 0610
Antofagasta 1270709
(55) 355 002

Tip: search for Universidad Católica del Norte's admission policy with the uniRank Search Engine

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
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 Universidad Católica del Norte's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

Tip: search for Universidad Católica del Norte's facilities and services with the uniRank Search Engine


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Consejo de Rectores de las Universidades Chilenas (CRUCH)
  • Red Universitaria G9
  • Red Universitaria Nacional (REUNA)
  • Consorcio para el Acceso a la Información Científica Electrónica (CINCEL)
  • Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas (CEAZA)
  • Centro de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica para la Minería (CICITEM)

Academic Structure


Tip: search for Universidad Católica del Norte's faculties or academic divisions with the uniRank Search Engine

Social Media

Online Courses

iTunes U

Not reported

Open Education Global

Not reported

Tip: search for Universidad Católica del Norte's online or distance education courses with the uniRank Search Engine

Wikipedia Article

Video Presentation

Related Resources

Find out rankings and reviews of all Universities in Chile

Search for courses and scholarships with the uniRank World Universities Search Engine

Explore a list of all recognized Universities in Latin America by country

Errors and Update

Site last updated: Sunday, 19 September 2021