Pontifical Lateran University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#5614 of 14,131 In the World
#1391 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 1 In the Vatican

Quick Review

Religion
Christian-Catholic
Enrollment
2,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Private
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Website
www.pul.va
Languages
Italian
Acceptance rate
44%*

* Pontifical Lateran University 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 or high school graduation certificate (level of study required for access to university in student's home country)
Academic CalendarOctober to June (October - January; February-June)
Enrollment2,500
Full time employee250
Student:staff ratio10:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
135
Citations
74

Pontifical Lateran University majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
70 / 51
Philosophy
33 / 18
Sociology
16 / 19
Political Science
13 / 0
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
12 / 1
Law
12 / 0
Computer Science
9 / 7
Art & Design
7 / 5
Psychology
6 / 3
Classics and Ancient History
5 / 14
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
4 / 1
Geography and Cartography
3 / 2
Medicine
3 / 4
Environmental Science
3 / 2
Cognitive Science
3 / 3
Theoretical Physics
2 / 4
Literature
2 / 0
Performing arts
2 / 2
Computer Vision
2 / 1
Social Psychology
2 / 0
Political Economy
2 / 0
Engineering
2 / 3
Physics
2 / 4
Economics
2 / 0
History
2 / 0
Creative Writing
1 / 0
Development Studies
1 / 0
Computer Engineering
1 / 3
Architecture
1 / 3
Sexology
1 / 0
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
1 / 4
Human-Computer Interaction
1 / 0
Biology
1 / 4
Surgery
1 / 0
Art History
1 / 0
Archaeology
1 / 2
Nursing
1 / 0

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
2001 0 2
2002 2 2
2003 1 1
2004 2 0
2005 5 0
2006 4 1
2007 1 0
2008 6 0
2009 2 3
2010 2 2
2011 2 2
2012 3 2
2013 1 5
2014 7 1
2015 9 3
2016 9 9
2017 25 16
2018 17 6
2019 15 8
2020 20 16
2021 11 12

Tuition

Local studetns 1.250 - 3.000 per annum (EUR)

Pontifical Lateran University has financial aid programs.

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
Baccalaureatus Canon Law, Philosophy, Theology
Licentia Canon Law, Civil Law
Doctoratus Canon Law, Civil Law, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Theology

Pontifical Lateran University alumni

  1. Elisabetta Casellati

    Elisabetta Casellati
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Maria Elisabetta Casellati is an Italian lawyer and politician serving as President of the Italian Senate since 2018. She is the first woman to have ever held this position. Casellati is a long-time member of the liberal-conservative party Forza Italia and served as Undersecretary of Health and Justice in previous governments. In 2022, she was nominated as candidate for President of Italy by the centre-right coalition.

  2. Josemaría Escrivá

    Josemaría Escrivá
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1902-1975 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    writerlawyerLatin Catholic priest
    Biography

    Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás was a Spanish Roman Catholic priest. He founded Opus Dei, an organization of laypeople and priests dedicated to the teaching that everyone is called to holiness by God and that ordinary life can result in sanctity. He was canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II, who declared Josemaría should be "counted among the great witnesses of Christianity."

  3. Angelo Sodano

    Angelo Sodano
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1927-.. (age 95)
    Occupations
    theologianLatin Catholic priest
    Biography

    Angelo Raffaele Sodano, GCC is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church, a Cardinal since 1991. He was the Dean of the College of Cardinals from 2005 to 2019, and Cardinal Secretary of State from 1991 to 2006; Sodano was the first person since 1828 to serve simultaneously as Dean and Secretary of State.

  4. Guido Marini

    Guido Marini
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Guido Marini is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who serves as the bishop of Tortona in northern Italy. A priest since 1989, from 2007 to 2021 he was Master of Pontifical Liturgical Ceremonies, serving under Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. Before joining the papal household, Marini worked in the Archdiocese of Genoa, where he was the personal secretary to three archbishops from 1988 to 2003, chief liturgist from 2004 to 2007, and chancellor from 2005 to 2007.

General info

Alternative names PUL
Pontificia Università Lateranense
Founded 1773
Accreditation Congregation for Catholic Education of the Vatican City State
Academic structure Faculty of Theology
Faculty of Philosophy
Faculty of Civil Law
Faculty of Canon Law
"Utriusque Iuris" Institute
"Redemptor Hominis" Pastoral Institute
Affiliations and memberships European University Association (EUA)
Fédération des Universités Catholiques Européennes (FUCE)
International Federation of Chatolic Universities (FIUC)

Location and Contacts

Address Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano, 4
Roma, 00120
Vatican
City population 1,000
Phone +39 06 6989 5599
Fax +39 06 6988 6508

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