Universidad de Antofagasta

country rank  34
world rank  5675

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Founded in 1981, Universidad de Antofagasta (University of Antofagasta) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the small city of Antofagasta (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile (National Accreditation Commission), Universidad de Antofagasta (UA) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Antofagasta (UA) 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 38 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

Name University of Antofagasta
Acronym UA
Founded 1981
Motto Luz y vida en el desierto
Light and life in the desert

University Location

Address Avenida Angamos Nº 601
Antofagasta (population range: 250,000-499,999)
1240000 Antofagasta
T +56 (55) 637 149
F +56 (55) 637 102

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 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
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, 14 October 2019