You are here

Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)

i
  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

i

Based in Quito, Ecuador, the 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

Browse all courses here.

Closely following the American model, USFQ are a liberal arts university. They believe 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, specialised 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.

For more information, follow Universidad San Francisco de Quito on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, Snapchat, or subscribe to their blog!



701+
2016
701+
2017
701-750
2018
  • 41
    Employer Reputation
  • 61.2
    International Faculty
71
2015
68
2016
57
2017
101-150
2018
=57
2018
LatAm University Rankings
  • 58.2
    Overall Score
  • 52.3
    Academic Reputation
  • 78.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 38.2
    Faculty Student
  • 51.1
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 39.5
    Web Impact
  • 17.2
    Papers per Faculty
  • 97.9
    Citations per Paper
71
2015
68
2016
57
2017
101-150
2018
=57
2018
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 1988
    Establishment Year
  • 701-750
    WUR Overall
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
i

Number of academic faculty staff

In total
485
International
109

Number of students

7,430
Postgraduate 6%
Undergraduate 94%

Number of international students

407
Postgraduate 3%
Undergraduate 97%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
i
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

40 Undergraduate Courses

View Courses

Postgraduate Offers

View postgrad offers