Universidad de Tarapacá

country rank  15
world rank  2425

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University Overview

Founded in 1981, Universidad de Tarapacá (University of Tarapacá) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Arica (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Tarapaca. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile (National Accreditation Commission), Universidad de Tarapacá (UTA) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Tarapacá (UTA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), 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 38 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address General Velázquez Nº 1775
Arica (population range: 50,000-249,999)
1000000 Tarapaca
T +56 (58) 205 100
F +56 (58) 232 135

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

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 18 de septiembre 2222
Arica 1000000
+56 (58) 205 100

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 400-499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic 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.

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Sunday, 21 April 2019