Pontifical Catholic University of Chile: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#378 of 14,131 In the World
#10 of 1,756 In Latin America
#2 of 60 In Chile
#2 of 31 In Santiago
#103 of 1,014 For Astrophysics and Astronomy
Top50% For 134 other topics

Quick Review

Religion
Christian-Catholic
Enrollment
33,971
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Private
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Website
uc.cl
Languages
Spanish
Acceptance rate
64%*

* The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile 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
Academic CalendarMarch to December (March - July; August-December)
Enrollment33,971
Full time employee2,352
Student:staff ratio14:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
39,610
Citations
993,949

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
7,948 / 188,041
Physics
5,900 / 306,980
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
5,558 / 114,977
Biology
5,059 / 188,831
Environmental Science
3,683 / 103,571
Astrophysics and Astronomy
3,159 / 189,350
Chemistry
2,796 / 75,702
Engineering
2,655 / 59,545
Psychology
1,980 / 77,081
Demography
1,927 / 75,257
Computer Science
1,845 / 80,514
Business
1,509 / 41,721
Ecology
1,340 / 59,194
Economics
1,259 / 31,262
Geography and Cartography
1,255 / 19,956
Political Science
1,200 / 10,811
Mathematics
1,144 / 27,903
Surgery
1,095 / 29,616
Materials Science
998 / 15,773
Sociology
898 / 9,449
Health Science
847 / 22,156
Quantum and Particle physics
782 / 75,522
Oncology and Cancer research
619 / 15,997
Art & Design
546 / 6,782
Biochemistry
541 / 29,321
Immunology
535 / 19,849
Pediatrics
518 / 9,178
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
487 / 16,714
Botany
479 / 18,490
Philosophy
470 / 1,117
Cardiology
469 / 15,865
Environmental Management
458 / 18,738
Pathology
453 / 11,488
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
453 / 10,451
Social Psychology
448 / 21,853
Public Health
447 / 21,447
Neuroscience
429 / 40,728
Geology
394 / 7,272
Healthcare Management (MHA)
383 / 7,636
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
383 / 10,839

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 234 1114
1992 235 1121
1993 247 1373
1994 285 1437
1995 279 1652
1996 304 1885
1997 355 1914
1998 352 2512
1999 451 3429
2000 577 4216
2001 579 5523
2002 729 7583
2003 790 9553
2004 888 11845
2005 1003 14514
2006 1144 18272
2007 1239 20999
2008 1386 24877
2009 1533 29899
2010 1572 33513
2011 1898 41130
2012 1991 48529
2013 2170 55515
2014 2529 66353
2015 2805 81635
2016 3193 85788
2017 3345 88826
2018 3132 93041
2019 3294 101328
2020 3588 123721
2021 3329 134236

Tuition

Undergraduate
Local students $6,250
International students $6,250

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 Aesthetics, Agriculture, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Dentistry, Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Management, Fine Arts, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Music, Natural Resources, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Spanish, Statistics, Theology, Urban Studies, Veterinary Science
Título Profesional Biochemistry, Business Administration, Design, Economics, Engineering, Geography, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Translation and Interpretation
Magister Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Animal Husbandry, Business Administration, Construction Engineering, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Natural Resources, Nursing, Public Administration, Statistics
Doctorado Agriculture, Architecture, Astrophysics, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Fine Arts, Genetics, Geography, Health Sciences, History, Industrial Engineering, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Theology, Transport Management, Urban Studies

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile alumni

  1. Manuel Pellegrini

    Manuel Pellegrini
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    association football playerassociation football manager
    Biography

    Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti is a Chilean professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Real Betis. As a coach, he has managed teams in Spain, England, Argentina, Chile, China and Ecuador. Pellegrini has won national leagues in four countries.

  2. Sebastián Piñera

    Sebastián Piñera
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Enrolled in the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in commercial engineering
    Occupations
    politicianbusinesspersoneconomistinvestorconsultant
    Biography

    Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique OMCh is a Chilean billionaire businessman, politician who served as president of Chile from 2010 to 2014 and again from 2018 to 2022.

  3. José Antonio Kast

    José Antonio Kast
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
    Studied law
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    José Antonio Kast Rist, also known by his initials JAK, is a Chilean lawyer and politician. Kast ran for president in 2021, winning the first round and losing in the second round run-off to Gabriel Boric.

  4. Eduardo Frei Montalva

    Eduardo Frei Montalva
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1911-1982 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Eduardo Nicanor Frei Montalva was a Chilean political leader. In his long political career, he was Minister of Public Works, president of his Christian Democratic Party, senator, President of the Senate, and the 27th president of Chile from 1964 to 1970. His eldest son, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, also became president of Chile (1994–2000).

General info

Alternative names PUC
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Founded 1888
Accreditation National Accreditation Commission (CNA)
Motto In Christi lumine pro mundi vita
Affiliations and memberships International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)

Location and Contacts

Address Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins Nº 340
Santiago, Region Metropolitana de Santiago
Chile
City population 6,258,000
Phone +56 (2) 222 4516
Fax +56 (2) 354 2739

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