Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU) : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities

Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU)

  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
  • StatusPrivate
  • Research OutputMedium
  • Student/Faculty Ratio7
  • International Students68
  • SizeS
  • Total Faculty602

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The Catholic University of Uruguay is the first private university in Uruguay. Its foundation in 1985 paved the way for a Uruguayan tertiary education system, which ended a long tradition of state monopoly in university education. The University forms part of the Uruguayan Episcopal Conference and its management has been entrusted to the Company of Jesus. From its foundation, the UCU played an innovative role in developing novel educational methods. The university’s objective is to provide graduates with a humane and holistic education which allows them to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed globally, and also to foster social transformation and justice. The University’s Main Campus is in the city of Montevideo, and there are two Branch Campuses in the country’s provinces, one in the city of Salto and the other one in Punta del Este. The University’s current academic offer includes 34 degree programs and 50 postgraduate programs and master’s degrees. In 2016, 7326 students were enrolled in degree programs and 2132 students in postgraduate programs. As a teaching and research University, the UCU carries out relevant, multidisciplinary research projects which are committed to the generation of knowledge for the development of the region. 300 students in international student exchange programs.

About

The Catholic University of Uruguay is the first private university in Uruguay. Its foundation in 1985 paved the way for a Uruguayan tertiary education system, which ended a long tradition of state monopoly in university education. The University forms part of the Uruguayan Episcopal Conference and its management has been entrusted to the Company of Jesus. From its foundation, the UCU played an innovative role in developing novel educational methods. The university’s objective is to provide graduates with a humane and holistic education which allows them to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed globally, and also to foster social transformation and justice. The University’s Main Campus is in the city of Montevideo, and there are two Branch Campuses in the country’s provinces, one in the city of Salto and the other one in Punta del Este. The University’s current academic offer includes 34 degree programs and 50 postgraduate programs and master’s degrees. In 2016, 7326 students were enrolled in degree programs and 2132 students in postgraduate programs. As a teaching and research University, the UCU carries out relevant, multidisciplinary research projects which are committed to the generation of knowledge for the development of the region. 300 students in international student exchange programs.

University highlights

Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU) is one of the top Private universities in Montevideo, Uruguay. It is ranked #801-1000 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2021
    #801-1000
  • 2022
    #801-1000

Ranking criteria

9.5
Academic Reputation
1.2
Citations per Faculty
17.6
Employer Reputation
42.3
Faculty Student Ratio
3.7
International Faculty Ratio
2
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
4,085

15%
85%

International students
68

25%
75%

Total faculty staff
602

44
558

Total students
4,085

15%
85%

International students
68

25%
75%

Total faculty staff
602

558
44
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