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Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340 Santiago View map
Chile
#=132
Private
High
27,694
2,305

Overview

The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) was founded on June 21, 1888, to offer training in traditional professions and in technological and practical fields such as business, accounting, chemistry, and electricity. On February 11, 1930, Pope Pius XI declared it a Pontifical University, and in 1931 it was granted full academic autonomy by the Chilean government. It is a private (but with some public support), urban, multi-campus university. It is one of six Catholic universities, and one of 25 institutions within the Chilean university system. Its 18 Faculties are distributed on four campuses in Santiago and one regional campus located in southern Chile. The technical training centers affiliated with the University are: DUOC, the Rural Life Foundations, the Baviera Foundation, the Catechetical Home and the San Fidel Seminary. These centers carry out technical-academic extension activities in rural and agricultural areas.

University Highlights

Total students - 27,694

14.4%
85.6%

Total faculty staff - 2,305

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2305

Total students - 27,694

14.4%
85.6%

Total faculty staff - 2,305

2305
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