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Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

  • QS World University Rankings
    121
  • StatusPrivate
  • Research OutputVery High
  • Student/Faculty Ratio12
  • ScholarshipsYes
  • International Students1,063
  • SizeL
  • Total Faculty2,343

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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

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 highlights

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) is one of the top Private universities in Santiago, Chile. It is ranked #121 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #195
  • 2013
    #166
  • 2014
    #=167
  • 2015
    #170
  • 2016
    #147
  • 2018
    #=137
  • 2019
    #=132
  • 2020
    #127
  • 2021
    #121

Ranking criteria

53.8
Overall
87.7
Academic Reputation
96.4
Employer Reputation
24.2
Faculty Student Ratio
14.1
Citations per Faculty
18.6
International Faculty Ratio
3.9
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
29,249

15%
85%

International students
1,063

68%
32%

Total faculty staff
2,343

235
2108

Total students
29,249

15%
85%

International students
1,063

68%
32%

Total faculty staff
2,343

2108
235

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.