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Universidad de Chile

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Established in 1842, the 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-sized (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's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 181-year-old Chilean higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. 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.

University Snapshot


Universidad de Chile's Control Typepublic


Universidad de Chile's Entity Typenon-profit


Universidad de Chile' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


Universidad de Chile's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (English) University of Chile
Acronym UCH
Founded 1842
Mascot Owl
Video Presentation

n.a.; please submit an official Universidad de Chile general video presentation.

University Location

Address Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins Nº 1058
Region Metropolitana de Santiago
Universidad de Chile's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Universidad de Chile Phone Number +56 (2) 978 2000
Universidad de Chile Fax Number +56 (2) 978 2117

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Universidad de Chile's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Universidad de Chile's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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You can also explore our new A-Z Guide to 8,100 University Programs, Courses and Degrees to learn more about study outlines and typical duration, tuition ranges, career prospects, salary expectations of each course/program/degree.

Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Universidad de Chile's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Universidad de Chile.

Universidad de Chile: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

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Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.

Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Universidad de Chile's admission information.

Universidad de Chile's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Universidad de Chile's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Universidad de Chile a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Universidad de Chile's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Universidad de Chile's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Chile has more than 1800 international students.

Universidad de Chile's Admission Office Admission Office

Diagonal Paraguay 265 Oficina 1505

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Universidad de Chile.

Universidad de Chile's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Universidad de Chile has an enrollment range of 35,000-39,999 students making it a very large-sized institution.

Universidad de Chile's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 2,000-2,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Universidad de Chile's Control Type Control Type

Universidad de Chile is a public higher education institution.

Universidad de Chile's Entity Type Entity Type

Universidad de Chile is a non-profit higher education institution.

Universidad de Chile's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Universidad de Chile's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Universidad de Chile does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Universidad de Chile's main facilities:

Universidad de Chile's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Universidad de Chile's Library

Universidad de Chile's Housing University Housing

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Universidad de Chile's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Universidad de Chile's main services:

Universidad de Chile's Financial Aid Financial Aid

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Universidad de Chile's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Universidad de Chile's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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Universidad de Chile's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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Universidad de Chile's Career Services Career Services

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Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Universidad de Chile's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Universidad de Chile is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

Not available; please use the Feedback/Error report form at the end of this page to submit a list of Universidad de Chile's official programmatic or specialized accreditations. If you are an official representative of this university you can also claim and update this entire university profile free of charge (UPDATE ALL).

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Memberships and Affiliations


University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.

Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universidad de Chile's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

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

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Universidad de Chile 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Universidad de Chile's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

Universidad de Chile's Facebook page Universidad de Chile's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Universidad de Chile's X (formerly Twitter) page Universidad de Chile's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Universidad de Chile's YouTube channel Universidad de Chile's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Universidad de Chile's Instagram page Universidad de Chile's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Universidad de Chile's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.


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