University of Chile: Statistics



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#253 of 14,131 In the World
#5 of 1,756 In Latin America
#1 of 60 In Chile
#1 of 31 In Santiago
#68 of 1,006 For Web Design and Development
Top50% For 211 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 84,239 scientific papers published and 1,251,896 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
43,154 / 418,972
39,108 / 858,631
29,905 / 718,833
29,344 / 174,872
Environmental Science
29,142 / 544,950
28,417 / 575,595
25,729 / 563,015
25,686 / 578,465
Computer Science
21,986 / 487,410
19,578 / 479,388
19,456 / 513,911
Political Science
17,126 / 146,935
Quantum and Particle physics
16,618 / 375,356
Geography and Cartography
15,915 / 266,400
15,730 / 328,882
Organic Chemistry
14,482 / 341,585
12,739 / 307,166
12,618 / 227,780
11,630 / 264,239
11,227 / 149,002
11,134 / 233,248
Materials Science
10,706 / 236,468
10,080 / 137,472
9,961 / 184,331
8,099 / 134,365
7,690 / 148,586
7,646 / 133,887
7,095 / 129,441
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,969 / 127,943
6,762 / 120,790
Optical Engineering
6,566 / 167,284
6,496 / 113,917
6,178 / 81,669
Astrophysics and Astronomy
5,943 / 181,755
5,864 / 132,771
5,766 / 140,274
5,688 / 105,572
Public Health
5,482 / 109,232
5,419 / 121,671
5,388 / 102,573

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 629 2165
1992 616 2513
1993 652 2262
1994 643 2540
1995 660 2852
1996 677 3116
1997 807 3800
1998 826 4339
1999 882 5500
2000 959 6374
2001 1111 7498
2002 1311 9128
2003 1342 11204
2004 1452 13031
2005 1503 15694
2006 1754 18994
2007 1833 21774
2008 1835 24223
2009 2068 28001
2010 3523 30799
2011 3435 35143
2012 2901 40419
2013 3152 45507
2014 3416 50617
2015 3794 55291
2016 4859 59113
2017 4007 64287
2018 4096 76418
2019 4279 86317
2020 4717 104737
2021 4634 120233
2022 4028 123656
2023 3767 124902
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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
    politicianmilitary personnel

    Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte was a Chilean military officer and politician who served as Chile's head of state under various titles 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 thus 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.

  2. Pablo Neruda

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

    Pablo Neruda 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
    physiciansurgeonPresident of Chilepolitician

    Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens was a socialist politician, who served as the 28th president of Chile from 1970 until his death in 1973. As a democratic socialist committed to democracy, he has been described as 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 95)
    Enrolled in the University of Chile
    1947-1950 studied psychology and philosophy
    film directortheatrical directorcomics creatorpuppeteerfilm editor

    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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