University of Chile: Statistics

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#243 of 14,131 In the World
#4 of 1,756 In Latin America
#1 of 60 In Chile
#1 of 31 In Santiago
#63 of 6,416 For Philosophy
Top50% For 209 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* The University of Chile is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete 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)

Research profile

University of Chile is a world-class research university with 75,412 scientific papers published and 1,058,261 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Environmental Science, Medicine, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, and Genetics.


University of Chile majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
38,135 / 334,064
34,681 / 712,183
26,341 / 590,864
26,024 / 139,031
Environmental Science
25,597 / 441,716
25,422 / 484,919
22,473 / 455,674
22,374 / 460,974
Computer Science
19,018 / 392,859
17,403 / 401,695
17,226 / 426,896
Political Science
15,111 / 108,924
Quantum and Particle physics
14,215 / 292,292
Geography and Cartography
13,954 / 213,771
13,603 / 268,416
Organic Chemistry
12,713 / 280,025
11,237 / 254,319
11,149 / 187,370
10,016 / 209,178
9,932 / 121,716
9,490 / 182,006
Materials Science
9,337 / 189,451
8,818 / 100,804
8,450 / 142,174
7,080 / 102,083
6,597 / 102,498
6,444 / 112,247
6,136 / 98,003
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,037 / 103,076
5,836 / 89,906
5,749 / 93,052
Optical Engineering
5,499 / 125,960
5,408 / 67,054
5,184 / 120,386
5,095 / 107,371
Astrophysics and Astronomy
5,094 / 144,001
5,077 / 86,990
Public Health
4,755 / 90,833
4,734 / 100,204
4,669 / 84,024

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 611 1743
1991 583 1933
1992 553 2105
1993 609 2046
1994 605 2292
1995 641 2528
1996 641 2771
1997 777 3485
1998 784 3964
1999 827 4951
2000 934 5676
2001 1038 6740
2002 1157 7968
2003 1246 9733
2004 1358 11150
2005 1341 13759
2006 1605 16440
2007 1728 18919
2008 1694 21707
2009 1961 25339
2010 3254 27568
2011 3166 31426
2012 2818 36830
2013 2880 41293
2014 3165 45606
2015 3523 49865
2016 4354 53323
2017 3826 59894
2018 3658 66149
2019 3981 77582
2020 4347 95237
2021 4634 120313
2022 3455 113146
Academic rankings

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Chile.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Licenciatura Accountancy, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Dance, Dentistry, Design, Display and Stage Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Food Science, Forestry, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, History, Industrial Engineering, Law, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Midwifery, Mining Engineering, Modern Languages, Music, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Therapy, Painting and Drawing, Performing Arts, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Psychology, Public Administration, Sculpture, Social Sciences, Sociology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Theatre, Veterinary Science
Título Profesional Accountancy, Acting, Administration, Agronomy, Anthropology, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Ceramic Art, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Dentistry, Design, Education, Electrical Engineering, Fine Arts, Food Science, Food Science, Forestry, Geography, Geology, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Journalism, Law, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Performing Arts, Pharmacy, Photography, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Sculpture, Sociology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Surgery, Wood Technology
Post-título/Diploma Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science
Magister Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Aquaculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Law, Clinical Psychology, Commercial Law, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Cultural Studies, Curriculum, Economics, Education, Educational Psychology, English, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fiscal Law, Food Science, Genetics, Geography, Health Sciences, History, Human Resources, Immunology, Information Technology, International Law, Latin American Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanics, Medical Technology, Medicine, Meteorology, Microbiology, Mineralogy, Music Theory and Composition, Musicology, Natural Resources, Neurosciences, Nutrition, Oenology, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Public Health, Regional Studies, Seismology, Social Psychology, Sociology, Soil Science, Spanish, Theatre, Town Planning, Urban Studies, Veterinary Science, Visual Arts, Water Science
Doctorado Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Ecology, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Geology, Latin American Studies, Law, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Microbiology, Mining Engineering, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Social Sciences

University of Chile alumni

  1. Augusto Pinochet

    Augusto Pinochet
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    1915-2006 (aged 91)
    Enrolled in the University of Chile
    Studied law
    military personnelpolitician

    Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte was a Chilean general and dictator who ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990, first as the leader of the Military Junta of Chile from 1973 to 1981, being declared President of the Republic by the junta in 1974 and becoming the de facto dictator of Chile, and from 1981 to 1990 as de jure President after a new Constitution, which confirmed him in the office, was approved by a referendum in 1980. His rule remains the longest of any Chilean leader in history.

  2. Pablo Neruda

    Pablo Neruda
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    1904-1973 (aged 69)

    Pablo Neruda (born Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto; 12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973), was a Chilean poet-diplomat and politician who won the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature. Neruda became known as a poet when he was 13 years old, and wrote in a variety of styles, including surrealist poems, historical epics, political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and passionate love poems such as the ones in his collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924).

  3. Salvador Allende

    Salvador Allende
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    1908-1973 (aged 65)
    Enrolled in the University of Chile
    Studied medicine
    politicianPresident of Chilesurgeonphysician

    Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens was a Chilean physician and socialist politician who served as the 28th president of Chile from 3 November 1970 until his death on 11 September 1973. He was the first Marxist to be elected president in a liberal democracy in Latin America.

  4. Alejandro Jodorowsky

    Alejandro Jodorowsky
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    1929-.. (age 94)
    Enrolled in the University of Chile
    1947-1950 studied philosophy and psychology
    writerscreenwritertheatrical directorcomics creatorscience fiction writer

    Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky is a Chilean-French avant-garde filmmaker. Best known for his 1970s films El Topo and The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky has been "venerated by cult cinema enthusiasts" for his work which "is filled with violently surreal images and a hybrid blend of mysticism and religious provocation".

All 100 notable alumni

University of Chile faculties and divisions

Faculty : Agriculture Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Aquaculture, Biotechnology, Crop Production, Food Science, Food Technology, Forestry, Fruit Production, Natural Resources, Nutrition, Veterinary Science
Faculty : Architecture and Town Planning Architecture, Design, Geography, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, Regional Planning, Rural Planning, Social Welfare, Town Planning
Faculty : Arts Art History, Art Management, Art Therapy, Arts and Humanities, Ceramic Art, Computer Education, Dance, Engraving, Heritage Preservation, Jewellery Art, Multimedia, Music, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Musicology, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Restoration of Works of Art, Sculpture, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Textile Design, Theatre, Visual Arts
Faculty : Chemistry and Pharmacy Biochemistry, Chemistry, Food Science, Pharmacy
Faculty : Dentistry Dental Technology, Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Periodontics
Faculty : Economics and Administration Accountancy, Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Public Administration
Faculty : Forestry and Nature Conservation Environmental Studies, Forestry, Natural Resources
Faculty : Law Commercial Law, Fiscal Law, International Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Medicine Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biophysics, Child Care and Development, Diabetology, Dietetics, Epidemiology, Ethics, Gerontology, Haematology, Health Administration, Medicine, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Therapy, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Urology
Faculty : Philosophy and Humanities Arts and Humanities, Cognitive Sciences, English, English Studies, Ethics, Ethnology, History, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Spanish
Faculty : Physics and Mathematics Applied Mathematics, Astronomy and Space Science, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Econometrics, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, History, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Multimedia, Physics, Structural Architecture, Transport Engineering
Faculty : Science Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Physics
Faculty : Social Sciences Anthropology, Archaeology, Communication Studies, Computer Education, Curriculum, Development Studies, Education, Gerontology, Journalism, Preschool Education, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology
Faculty : Veterinary Medicine and Stockraising Animal Husbandry, Cattle Breeding, Meat and Poultry, Social and Preventive Medicine, Veterinary Science
Institute : Communication and Image Communication Studies
Institute : International Studies American Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies
Institute : Nutrition and Food Technology Food Science, Food Technology, Genetics, Nutrition, Public Health
Institute : Public Affairs American Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy, Political Sciences, Public Administration

General information

Alternative names UC
Universidad de Chile
Founded 1842
Accreditation Ministry of Education - Directory of Higher Education Institutions
Motto Una universidad cuyo norte sea Chile y las necesidades de su pueblo

Location and contacts

Address Avenida Bernardo O'Higgins 1058 Casilla 10-D
Santiago, Santiago
City population 6,258,000

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