University of the Pacific, Ecuador

country rank  42
world rank  8784

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University Overview

Founded in 1994, Universidad del Pacifico, Ecuador (University of the Pacific, Ecuador) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Quito (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Pichincha. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Guayaquil, Cuenca. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Consejo de Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior del Ecuador (Council for Quality Assurance of Higher Education of Ecuador), Universidad del Pacifico, Ecuador (UPacifico) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad del Pacifico, Ecuador (UPacifico) 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 in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 26 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Ecuadorian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of the Pacific, Ecuador
Acronym UPacifico
Founded 1994
Motto Formando Empresarios con Vision Internacional
Forming Entrepreneurs with a Global Vision
Colours Burgundy and Navy

University Location

Address El Pinar Alto, Calle B N48-177
Quito (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
17-08-8229 Pichincha
T +593 (2) 244 4510
F +593 (2) 244 4509
Other locations Guayaquil, Cuenca

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
Int'l student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Km 7 1/2 Via a la Costa
+593 (4) 287 3387

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of the Pacific, Ecuador's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Consejo de Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior del Ecuador

Year of first Accreditation


  • Consejo de Educacion Superior CES
  • Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administracion CLADEA
  • Red Latinoamericana de Emprendimiento RLE
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific UMAP
  • Universia
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ACBSP

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020