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Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

Location

Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340, Santiago, CL, Santiago Chile

Ranking

# 93QS World University Rankings

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About Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile was founded on June 21, 1888 by Monsignor Mariano Casanova, Archbishop of Santiago. His goal was to create an institution capable of blending academic excellence and training based on the Christian doctrine. The local and universal historical context that the Church faced when the University was founded inspired the institution to train professionals who led Christian lives and who could renew energies for the coming generations. The first Rector was Monsignor Joaquín Larraín Gandarillas and the first two faculties were Law, Physical Sciences and Math.

In spite of the changes, the University has always aimed to achieve a solid education, founded in the sciences, arts, humanities and Catholic morals. Thus, the University aims for its students to be not only technically and scientifically prepared, but also to be open to different human realities and to the social and personal responsibilities involved in the complete development of a society. Throughout the history of the university, this first aim has been continuously fulfilled.

About Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile was founded on June 21, 1888 by Monsignor Mariano Casanova, Archbishop of Santiago. His goal was to create an institution capable of blending academic excellence and training based on the Christian doctrine. The local and universal historical context that the Church faced when the University was founded inspired the institution to train professionals who led Christian lives and who could renew energies for the coming generations. The first Rector was Monsignor Joaquín Larraín Gandarillas and the first two faculties were Law, Physical Sciences and Math.

In spite of the changes, the University has always aimed to achieve a solid education, founded in the sciences, arts, humanities and Catholic morals. Thus, the University aims for its students to be not only technically and scientifically prepared, but also to be open to different human realities and to the social and personal responsibilities involved in the complete development of a society. Throughout the history of the university, this first aim has been continuously fulfilled.

University information

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Rankings & ratings

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) is one of the top universities in Santiago, Chile. It is ranked #93 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #195
  • 2014
    #166
  • 2015
    #=167
  • 2016
    #170
  • 2017
    #147
  • 2018
    #=137
  • 2019
    #=132
  • 2020
    #127
  • 2021
    #121
  • 2022
    #135
  • 2023
    #121
  • 2024
    #103
  • 2025
    #93

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