Universidad de Chile

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world rank  199

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University Overview

Established in 1842, Universidad de Chile (University of Chile) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Santiago (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Region Metropolitana de Santiago. Officially recognized by the Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile (National Accreditation Commission), Universidad de Chile (UCH) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational Chilean higher education institution. Universidad de Chile (UCH) 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 180 years old Chilean higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UCH also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name University of Chile
Acronym UCH
Founded 1842

University Location

Address Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins Nº 1058
Region Metropolitana de Santiago
Tel +56 (2) 978 2000
Fax +56 (2) 978 2117

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 Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Diagonal Paraguay 265 Oficina 1505

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff 3,000-3,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad de Chile's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
  • Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
  • International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 9 March 2023