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Universidad de Tarapacá

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world rank  3175

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Founded in 1981, the Universidad de Tarapacá (University of Tarapacá) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Arica (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Tarapaca. Officially recognized by the Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile (National Accreditation Commission), Universidad de Tarapacá (UTA) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational Chilean higher education institution. Universidad de Tarapacá (UTA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), 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 42-year-old Chilean higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UTA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Universidad de Tarapacá's Control Typepublic


Universidad de Tarapacá's Entity Typenon-profit


Universidad de Tarapacá' Size by Total Enrollmentmedium-sized


Universidad de Tarapacá's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (English) University of Tarapacá
Acronym UTA
Founded 1981
Motto Universidad de verdad
University of Truth

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University Location

Address General Velázquez Nº 1775
1000000 Tarapaca
Universidad de Tarapacá's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Universidad de Tarapacá Phone Number +56 (58) 205 100
Universidad de Tarapacá Fax Number +56 (58) 232 135

Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between 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 Tarapacá'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 Tarapacá's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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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 Tarapacá'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 Tarapacá.

Universidad de Tarapacá: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

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Admission Information

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

Universidad de Tarapacá's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Universidad de Tarapacá's Admission Selection Admission Selection

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

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

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

Universidad de Tarapacá's International Students Admission International Students Admission

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

University of Tarapacá has more than 200 international students.

Universidad de Tarapacá's Admission Office Admission Office

18 de septiembre 2222
Arica 1000000
(58) 205 100

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

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

Universidad de Tarapacá's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Universidad de Tarapacá has an enrollment range of 9,000-9,999 students making it a medium-sized institution.

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

This institution has a range of 300-399 academic employees (Faculty).

Universidad de Tarapacá's Control Type Control Type

Universidad de Tarapacá is a public higher education institution.

Universidad de Tarapacá's Entity Type Entity Type

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

Universidad de Tarapacá's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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

Universidad de Tarapacá's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Universidad de Tarapacá does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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

Universidad de Tarapacá's Library University Library

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

Universidad de Tarapacá's Housing University Housing

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Universidad de Tarapacá'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 Tarapacá's main services:

Universidad de Tarapacá's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Universidad de Tarapacá's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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

Universidad de Tarapacá's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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Universidad de Tarapacá's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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

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

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universidad de Tarapacá's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Agencia Acreditadora Colegio de Ingenieros de Chile S.A.
  • Agencia de Acreditación y Evaluación de Educación Superior S.A.
  • Agencia Acreditadora Akredita-QA, Quality Assessment S.A.

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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

  • Consejo de Rectores de las Universidades Chilenas (CRUCH)
  • Consejo de Rectores por la Integración de la Subregión Centro Oeste de Sudamérica (CRISCOS)

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and fields of study a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. 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.

Academic Structure

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


Social Media


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Social Media

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Free Online Courses

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Video Presentation

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