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Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)

Location

Campus Cumbayá, Quito Ecuador

Ranking

# 801-850QS World University Rankings

International

143International students

About Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)

Based in Quito, Ecuador, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is the only university in the world to have a campus in the Galapagos islands and in the Amazon Rainforest, where world-class scientists conduct groundbreaking research and teaching.

 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) offers 51 bachelor’s degrees, over 15 master’s programs and a PhD program, taught mainly in Spanish with a number of English options. Some of the subjects offered are: 

Marine Biology
Journalism
Digital media production
Agronomy
Anthropology
Tai-Chi
Entrepreneurship
Environmental engineering
Veterinary
Closely following the American model, USFQ is a liberal arts university that believes in freedom as a fundamental human characteristic, and in training students to become well-rounded “world citizens”, leaders and entrepreneurs. As a research-centric university, USFQ has the highest number of PhDs in the country; a strength they leverage across all subjects. 

USFQ is truly an international university. Over one thousand international students make their way to USFQ every year for a semester abroad or for their tailor made programs. With one of the best top study abroad programs in the country, USFQ has nearly 250 general research agreements with international institutions, including 114 student exchange programs with over 24 countries. As a member of the prestigious Berklee International Network (BIN), for example, USFQ College of Music (CoM) has become a leading school in the teaching of contemporary music and musical production in South America. They have over 100 full time international faculty representing 30 countries from all 5 continents.

Their main campus in the Cumbaya valley next to Quito is about 25 acres, and features a hospital, specialized dentistry clinic, eight restaurants and the largest academic library in Ecuador with 1 million titles. 

USFQ has the highest employability rate in the country and over 100 students admitted to international traineeships in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the US every year.

About Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)

Based in Quito, Ecuador, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is the only university in the world to have a campus in the Galapagos islands and in the Amazon Rainforest, where world-class scientists conduct groundbreaking research and teaching.

 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) offers 51 bachelor’s degrees, over 15 master’s programs and a PhD program, taught mainly in Spanish with a number of English options. Some of the subjects offered are: 

Marine Biology
Journalism
Digital media production
Agronomy
Anthropology
Tai-Chi
Entrepreneurship
Environmental engineering
Veterinary
Closely following the American model, USFQ is a liberal arts university that believes in freedom as a fundamental human characteristic, and in training students to become well-rounded “world citizens”, leaders and entrepreneurs. As a research-centric university, USFQ has the highest number of PhDs in the country; a strength they leverage across all subjects. 

USFQ is truly an international university. Over one thousand international students make their way to USFQ every year for a semester abroad or for their tailor made programs. With one of the best top study abroad programs in the country, USFQ has nearly 250 general research agreements with international institutions, including 114 student exchange programs with over 24 countries. As a member of the prestigious Berklee International Network (BIN), for example, USFQ College of Music (CoM) has become a leading school in the teaching of contemporary music and musical production in South America. They have over 100 full time international faculty representing 30 countries from all 5 continents.

Their main campus in the Cumbaya valley next to Quito is about 25 acres, and features a hospital, specialized dentistry clinic, eight restaurants and the largest academic library in Ecuador with 1 million titles. 

USFQ has the highest employability rate in the country and over 100 students admitted to international traineeships in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the US every year.

University information

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Tuition fee and scholarships

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Rankings & ratings

Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is one of the top private universities in Quito, Ecuador. It is ranked #801-850 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2014
    # 701+
  • 2015
    # 701+
  • 2016
    #701+
  • 2017
    #701+
  • 2018
    #701-750
  • 2019
    #701-750
  • 2020
    #751-800
  • 2021
    #751-800
  • 2022
    #751-800
  • 2023
    #701-750
  • 2024
    #801-850
  • 2025
    #801-850

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