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Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Av. La Fontana 550 La Molina - Lima,


Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) is a private institution based in Lima, Peru. It was founded in 1995 by former vice president of Peru Raúl Diez Canseco Terry for the purpose of shaping entrepreneurial, ethical, and socially responsible leaders committed to the sustainable development of their countries with a global perspective.

Committed to producing highly qualified professionals in different areas of knowledge, USIL offers over 40 undergraduate programs through its eight colleges: Architecture; Business; Education; Engineering; Health Sciences; Hospitality Management, Tourism Administration and Gastronomy; Humanities; and Law. The graduate school offers doctorate, master’s degree and certificate programs. In addition, the university has over 240 strategic partnerships with institutions throughout the world. 

Its modern facilities are distributed over five campuses in Lima, which have a total of 80 000 square meters of building space that house classrooms, conference rooms, libraries, study rooms, specialized laboratories, a film viewing room, a TV set, computer rooms, sports courts, parking areas, a book store, a chapel and a gymnasium, among other spaces. 

USIL pertains to an education corporation with an over 50-year history, which has operations in other parts of the world such as the United States, Paraguay and China.


USIL possesses four main institutional pillars upon which its philosophical approach is based: a lifestyle that at all levels of education and in all its projects seeks to foster the development of entrepreneurs capable of achieving personal progress in a global level, in a socially responsible manner, contributing through a range of activities to the national development of a modern Peru able to participate with confidence and dynamism in the global economy.

  • Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is our constant source of inspiration and one of the hallmarks of our students’ education. We cultivate an entrepreneurial culture, a global vision of trade, built on a strong ethical and moral foundation that fosters innovation, leadership, competitiveness and value creation, and enables students to identify and maximize business opportunities.

  • Globalization

Our global approach to education prepares our students to work effectively and efficiently anywhere in the world. Over 240 strategic alliances with academic institutions throughout the world, corporate presence in several countries and being a bilingual institution enable our organization to offer an education with a global perspective, at the highest international standards.

  • Research and Development

We are committed to inclusive and sustainable national development through an educational model that prioritizes research and technological innovation in the different fields of knowledge and their transfer to society.

Click here to go to the website of the USIL Office of the Vice President of Research.

  • Sustainability

Entrepreneurship is about responding to needs. We are committed to contributing to social development and improving the quality of life of people with lower incomes. Practicing solidarity, our university conducts sustainable development oriented activities and instills awareness among our students of their responsibilities as citizens, in order to overcome inequality, combat extreme poverty and promote inclusion.

Accreditations and certifications

In line with its policy of continuous improvement, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola has obtained important recognition from national and international accreditation agencies, thereby reaffirming its commitment to educational quality. This makes it one of the leading Peruvian universities striving for academic excellence and shaping entrepreneurial leaders without borders. 

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University Highlights

Total students - 17,566


Total faculty staff - 575


Total students - 17,566


Total faculty staff - 575

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