You are here

/sites/all/themes/topuni/assets/images/profile/uni-cover-default.jpg
/sites/all/themes/topuni/assets/images/profile/uni-cover-default-mobile.jpg

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340 Santiago View map
Chile
#127
Private
Very High
28,313
2,306
971

Overview

PUC was born with the mission of serving Chile in the creation of intellectual capital. From the beginning it has sought to give a solid education, rooted in science, arts and humanities, so that  students are not only scientifically and technically trained, but also open to the various dimensions of human, social and personal responsibilities arising from the development of a society.

With 130 years of excellence and tradition, the university is placed among the 150 best universities in the world and first at a regional level according QS ranking; it receives the highest number of university applicants among Chilean universities.  

Today the university has an enrollment of more than 25,000 undergraduate students. 

PUC, as a pioneering institution in research and innovation, is one of the most important universities in Chile, developing 25% of higher education research in the country. This leadership in research and graduate programmes has made a significant impact on cultural and scientific society in Chile, contributing to study in several areas of knowledge including social sciences, natural sciences, health, economy, agriculture, philosophy, theology, arts and letters, creating a stimulating educational and intellectual environment.

University Highlights

Total students - 28,313

14%
86%

International students - 971

%
%

Total faculty staff - 2,306

221
2085

Total students - 28,313

14%
86%

International students - 971

Total faculty staff - 2,306

2085
221
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.
For more in-depth information about QS Stars, please click here.

Upcoming QS Events

Campus Locations

Test Preparation

Join QS Leap, the most advanced free test-prep platform in the world.