Universidad de La Serena

country rank  35
world rank  5880

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University Overview

Established in 1981, Universidad de La Serena (University of La Serena) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the small city of La Serena (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Coquimbo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile (National Accreditation Commission), Universidad de La Serena (USERENA) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de La Serena (USERENA) 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 39 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

Name University of La Serena
Founded 1981
Motto Tu Universidad Estatal en la Región Coquimbo
Your State University in the Coquimbo Region

University Location

Address Avenida Raúl Bitran s/n
La Serena (population range: 250,000-499,999)
1700000 Coquimbo
T +56 (51) 204 000
F +56 (51) 204 310

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
Admission Office


Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad de La Serena's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
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