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Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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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.

=167
2014
170
2015
147
2016
  • 54.70
    Overall Score
  • 89.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 98.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 28.9
    Faculty Student
=35
2016
=26
2017
  • 79.40
    Overall Score
  • 83.9
    Academic Reputation
  • 47.4
    Citations per Paper
  • 79.8
    Employer Reputation
1
2014
3
2015
3
2016
45
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 63.30
    Overall Score
  • 81.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 73.8
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 72.7
    Graduate Employment Rate
1
2014
3
2015
3
2016
45
2016
LatAm University Rankings
  • 99.40
    Overall Score
  • 100
    Academic Reputation
  • 100
    Employer Reputation
  • 70.9
    Faculty Student
  • 90.1
    Citations per Paper
  • 98.2
    Papers per Faculty
  • 99.6
    International Research Network
  • 92.1
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 87.6
    Web Impact
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,156
International
172

Number of students

26,522
Postgraduate 21%
Undergraduate 79%

Number of international students

852
Postgraduate 65%
Undergraduate 36%
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.