Catholic University of the North: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#1749 of 14,131 In the World
#91 of 1,756 In Latin America
#12 of 60 In Chile
#1 of 2 In Antofagasta
#209 of 1,012 For Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
Top50% For 13 other topics

Quick Review

Religion
Christian-Catholic
Enrollment
12,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Private
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
ucn.cl
Languages
Spanish
Acceptance rate
73%*

* The Catholic University of the North is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Licencia de Educación Media) and entrance examination (PSU). Special admissions for professionals and foreign students.
Academic CalendarMarch to December (March - July; August-December)
Enrollment12,500
Full time employee1,250
Student:staff ratio10:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
5,754
Citations
88,964

Catholic University of the North majors

by publication & citation count

Environmental Science
1,604 / 44,658
Biology
855 / 18,590
Physics
832 / 14,573
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
815 / 11,169
Ecology
576 / 15,789
Geography and Cartography
469 / 8,592
Chemistry
452 / 10,629
Astrophysics and Astronomy
431 / 9,547
Geology
398 / 12,883
Engineering
354 / 4,812
Demography
342 / 7,639
Medicine
336 / 4,240
Psychology
235 / 3,611
Business
206 / 2,373
Zoology
194 / 2,413
Computer Science
161 / 1,802
Oceanography
159 / 7,934
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
156 / 4,324
Materials Science
139 / 1,834
Mathematics
136 / 1,501
Political Science
136 / 748
Earth science and Geophysics
126 / 5,534
Petrology and Geochemistry
124 / 3,173
Sociology
111 / 972
Economics
110 / 1,204
Botany
108 / 2,558
Environmental Management
103 / 4,131
Quantum and Particle physics
99 / 1,138
Theoretical Physics
93 / 538
Social Psychology
85 / 1,703
Paleontology
81 / 3,349
Condensed Matter Physics
79 / 1,686
Archaeology
75 / 1,555
Animal Science
59 / 1,093
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
58 / 679
Clinical Psychology
55 / 735
Art & Design
55 / 113
Inorganic Chemistry
53 / 994
Philosophy
48 / 27
Evolutionary Biology
46 / 945

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 12 8
1992 10 6
1993 24 16
1994 28 24
1995 33 19
1996 36 37
1997 40 69
1998 52 61
1999 53 88
2000 81 134
2001 56 233
2002 69 286
2003 115 632
2004 103 603
2005 115 965
2006 164 1276
2007 182 1635
2008 197 1818
2009 258 2304
2010 277 2754
2011 308 3609
2012 335 3909
2013 331 5062
2014 362 5652
2015 425 6527
2016 393 6664
2017 450 7612
2018 497 8985
2019 496 10920
2020 617 14576
2021 677 17120

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $3,750$3,750
International students $3,750$3,750

The Catholic University of the North has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities ++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine ++
Engineering | IT +++
Maths | Natural Sciences +++
Licenciatura Accountancy, Administration, Anthropology, Aquaculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Arts, Computer Education, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Distance Education, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Geology, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, Journalism, Law, Management, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics Education, Medicine, Metallurgical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Secondary Education, Statistics, Theology
Post-título/Diploma Ethics, Religion
Magister Architecture, Business Administration, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Government, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Law, Mathematics, Mining Engineering, Physics, Public Administration, Public Health, Regional Studies
Doctorado Anthropology, Aquaculture, Biology, Ecology, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology

Notable alumni

  1. Alejandro Guillier

    Alejandro Guillier
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    journalistpoliticiansociologist
    Biography

    Alejandro René Eleodoro Guillier Álvarez is a Chilean sociologist, television and radio journalist, and independent politician. He is a Senator of the 2nd District of Antofagasta and was the 2017 Presidential candidate of the New Majority.

  2. Paulina Núñez Urrutia

    Paulina Núñez Urrutia
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Paulina Andrea Nunez Urrutia is a Chilean politician from National Renewal. She has been a member of the National Congress of Chile since 2014.

  3. Catalina Pérez Salinas

    Catalina Pérez Salinas
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Catalina Ilona Io Pérez Salinas is a Chilean lawyer, politician, and activist. She currently serves as a member of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, representing the Antofagasta Region for the 2018–2022 term, and from January 2019 to June 2021 was president of the Democratic Revolution party.

  4. Marcela Hernando

    Marcela Hernando
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of the North
    Studied industrial management
    Occupations
    physicianpoliticiansurgeon
    Biography

    Marcela Ximena Hernando Pérez is a Chilean politician and physician who currently serves as Minister of Mining.

  5. Consuelo Valdés

    Consuelo Valdés
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    archaeologist
    Biography

    Consuelo Valdés Chadwick is a Chilean politician and archeologist.

  6. Carlos Cantero

    Carlos Cantero
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politiciangeographer
    Biography

    Carlos Raúl Cantero Ojeda is a Chilean politician and geographer who served as member of the Senate of Chile.

  7. Aurora Williams

    Aurora Williams
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of the North
    Studied commercial engineering
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Aurora Elvira Williams Baussa is a Chilean business engineer. She was the Chilean Minister of Mining from 11 March 2014 to 11 March 2016.

  8. Daniel Bravo Silva

    Daniel Bravo Silva
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    lawyeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Daniel Alejandro Bravo Silva is a Chilean lawyer and university teacher who was elected as a member of the Chilean Constitutional Convention.

General info

Alternative names UCN
Universidad Católica del Norte
Founded 1956
Accreditation National Accreditation Commission (CNA)
Motto Ver más allá
Colors orange, white, light blue
Academic structure Faculty of Science
Faculty of Humanities
School of Law
Faculty of Marine Sciences
Faculty of Economics and Management
Faculty of Engineering and Geological Sciences
Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Affiliations and memberships Consejo de Rectores de las Universidades Chilenas (CRUCH)
Red Universitaria G9
Red Universitaria Nacional (REUNA)
Consorcio para el Acceso a la Información Científica Electrónica (CINCEL)
Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas (CEAZA)
Centro de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica para la Minería (CICITEM)

Location and Contacts

Address Avenida Angamos Nº 0610
Antofagasta, Antofagasta, 1270709
Chile
City population 349,000
Phone +56 (55) 355 002
Fax +56 (55) 355 093

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