Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#1491 of 14,131 In the World
#68 of 1,756 In Latin America
#7 of 60 In Chile
#2 of 4 In Valparaiso
#306 of 1,004 For Theoretical Physics
Top50% For 16 other topics

Quick Review

Religion
Christian-Catholic
Enrollment
17,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Private
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
ucv.cl
Languages
Spanish
Acceptance rate
76%*

* The Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso 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 RequirementsHigh School Diploma (Licencia de Educación Media) or foreign equivalent, and entrance examination
Academic CalendarMarch to December (March - July; August-December)
Enrollment17,500
Full time employee1,250
Student:staff ratio14:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
7,909
Citations
75,215

Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,247 / 5,689
Biology
1,146 / 18,190
Physics
1,018 / 15,772
Environmental Science
916 / 12,556
Chemistry
852 / 12,882
Engineering
774 / 10,261
Computer Science
461 / 3,287
Medicine
439 / 4,136
Theoretical Physics
411 / 7,242
Mathematics
370 / 4,211
Psychology
353 / 2,350
Business
333 / 3,800
Geography and Cartography
297 / 2,025
Sociology
271 / 1,481
Materials Science
264 / 3,163
Political Science
260 / 734
Demography
225 / 1,641
Ecology
202 / 2,101
Art & Design
197 / 776
Economics
164 / 2,742
Philosophy
164 / 228
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
155 / 895
Biochemistry
155 / 2,913
Botany
151 / 2,076
Education Majors
146 / 933
Astrophysics and Astronomy
145 / 2,437
Quantum and Particle physics
140 / 2,958
Nutrition and Food Science
132 / 2,027
Oceanography
119 / 1,948
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
118 / 2,646
Horticulture
116 / 1,090
Microbiology
115 / 2,320
Math Teachers
114 / 458
Geology
98 / 1,802
Environmental Management
97 / 2,978
Inorganic Chemistry
94 / 1,397
Law
79 / 225
Zoology
77 / 762
Environmental Chemistry
77 / 1,190
Statistics
71 / 528

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 3
1992 5 3
1993 6 4
1994 12 6
1995 12 13
1996 16 25
1997 8 14
1998 13 22
1999 23 24
2000 18 39
2001 12 48
2002 32 33
2003 68 82
2004 98 133
2005 134 195
2006 158 348
2007 222 603
2008 211 796
2009 309 1298
2010 315 1538
2011 423 2084
2012 368 2819
2013 482 3611
2014 588 4628
2015 621 5633
2016 792 6298
2017 740 7171
2018 886 8349
2019 944 10856
2020 1022 14961
2021 918 17113

Tuition

The Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso 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 +++
Bachiller Design, Fine Arts, Natural Sciences, Religious Studies
Licenciatura Accountancy, Administration, Agronomy, Applied Linguistics, Aquaculture, Architecture, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Christian Religious Studies, Civil Engineering, Computer Education, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Construction Engineering, Curriculum, Design, Economics, Education, Education of the Handicapped, Educational Administration, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Ethics, Fishery, Food Science, Food Technology, Geography, Graphic Design, History, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literacy Education, Literature, Management, Marine Engineering, Marine Science and Oceanography, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Metallurgical Engineering, Music, Music Education, Native Language, Natural Resources, Optics, Pastoral Studies, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Preschool Education, Production Engineering, Psychology, Religious Studies, Science Education, Social and Community Services, Social Sciences, Social Work, Spanish, Special Education, Statistics, Theology, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation, Transport Engineering, Writing
Post-título/Diploma Accountancy, Administration, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Electrical Engineering, English, Finance, Industrial Engineering, International Relations and Diplomacy, Justice Administration, Mathematics Education, Metallurgical Engineering, Physics, Public Administration, Science Education, Taxation, Transport Engineering, Writing
Magister Accountancy, Agriculture, Applied Linguistics, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Criminal Law, Design, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Food Technology, History, Industrial Engineering, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Leadership, Literature, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Microbiology, Philosophy, Physics, Science Education, Social Work, Spanish, Statistics, Transport Engineering, Transport Management, Water Management
Doctorado Aquaculture, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, History, Industrial Engineering, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology

Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso alumni

  1. Álvaro Rudolphy

    Álvaro Rudolphy
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Álvaro Gonzalo Rudolphy Fontaine is a Chilean actor who works in theater, soap operas and film. He has obtained numerous awards, among them the Apes Prize in 2001 to the best Actor in his role in Amores de mercado and the Altazor Prize in 2008 for his role in Alguien te mira.

  2. Jorge Baradit

    Jorge Baradit
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso
    Studied architecture
    Occupations
    graphic designerwriterpolitician
    Biography

    Jorge Marcos Baradit Morales is a Chilean writer, author of the bestselling popular history trilogy Historia secreta de Chile, politician and podcaster.

  3. Mario Salas

    Mario Salas
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Mario Alfredo Salas Saieg is a former Chilean football midfielder and current manager of Huachipato. He earned five caps for the Chile national team, scoring no goals between 1993 and 1997.

  4. Alejandro Navarro

    Alejandro Navarro
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso
    Studied geography
    Occupations
    politicianpedagogue
    Biography

    Alejandro Navarro Brain is a Chilean politician who has served as a member of Parliament for the Bío-Bío Region since 1994. First as Deputy and since 2006 as Senator, in 2009 founded the Broad Social Movement (MAS in Spanish), same year that he ran for the President of the Republic post. His partner is Ana Garcia Sciaraffia and has five children. He later left MAS to form País.

General info

Alternative names PUCV
Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Founded 1928
Accreditation National Accreditation Commission (CNA)
Motto Fides et Labor
Faith and Work
Colors dark blue, dark red, golden
Affiliations and memberships International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
Centro Interuniversitario de Desarrollo (CINDA)
Asociación Columbus

Location and Contacts

Address Avenida Brasil 2950
Valparaíso, Valparaiso, 2340000
Chile
City population 297,000
Phone +56 (32) 277 3901
Fax +56 (32) 277 3910

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