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Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile was founded on June 21, 1888 by Monsignor Mariano Casanova, Archbishop of Santiago. His goal was to create an institution capable of blending academic excellence and training based on the Christian doctrine. The local and universal historical context that the Church faced when the University was founded inspired the institution to train professionals who led Christian lives and who could renew energies for the coming generations. The first Rector was Monsignor Joaquín Larraín Gandarillas and the first two faculties were Law, Physical Sciences and Math.

In spite of the changes, the University has always aimed to achieve a solid education, founded in the sciences, arts, humanities and Catholic morals. Thus, the University aims for its students to be not only technically and scientifically prepared, but also to be open to different human realities and to the social and personal responsibilities involved in the complete development of a society. Throughout the history of the university, this first aim has been continuously fulfilled.

170
2016
147
2017
=137
2018
  • 56
    Overall Score
  • 92.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 94.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 30.3
    Faculty Student
=35
2016
=26
2017
  • 79.4
    Overall Score
  • 83.9
    Academic Reputation
  • 47.4
    Citations per Paper
  • 79.8
    Employer Reputation
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2015
3
2016
3
2017
45
2017
37
2018
1
2018
LatAm University Content
  • 100
    Overall Score
  • 100
    Academic Reputation
  • 100
    Employer Reputation
  • 65
    Faculty Student
  • 92.5
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 95.6
    Web Impact
  • 97.5
    Papers per Faculty
  • 96.3
    Citations per Paper
  • 98.6
    International Research Network
1
2015
3
2016
3
2017
45
2017
37
2018
1
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 73.6
    Overall Score
  • 77.5
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 85.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 96.9
    Graduate Employment Rate
  • 63.7
    Partnerships with Employers
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,260
International
198

Number of students

27,003
Postgraduate 16%
Undergraduate 84%

Number of international students

991
Postgraduate 70%
Undergraduate 30%
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.