Universidad Central de Chile

country rank  23
world rank  4490

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University Overview

Established in 1990, Universidad Central de Chile (Central 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. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): La Serena, Antofagasta. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile (National Accreditation Commission), Universidad Central de Chile (UCEN) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Central de Chile (UCEN) 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. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Central University of Chile
Acronym UCEN
Founded 1990
Motto Independencia, Pluralismo, Compromiso
Independence, Pluralism, Commitment
Colours Blue, black and white

University Location

Address Toesca Nº 1783
Santiago (population range: over 5,000,000)
8370178 Region Metropolitana de Santiago
T +56 (2) 582 6000
F +56
Other locations La Serena, Antofagasta

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Lord Cochrane 417
Santiago 8330507
+56 (2) 582 6293

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Not reported
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad Central de Chile's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
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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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020