University of Concepcion: Statistics



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#893 of 14,131 In the World
#35 of 1,756 In Latin America
#3 of 60 In Chile
#1 of 4 In Concepcion
#350 of 3,195 For Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
Top50% For 125 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of Concepcion 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) or recognized equivalent, and entrance examination (PAA)
Academic CalendarMarch to December (March - August; August-December)

Research profile

University of Concepcion is a world-class research university with 25,337 scientific papers published and 421,417 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Quantum and Particle physics, Geology, Computer Science, and Ecology.


University of Concepcion majors

by publication & citation count

14,129 / 278,564
Environmental Science
12,639 / 244,920
11,906 / 254,716
11,773 / 241,481
11,442 / 229,758
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
10,213 / 123,144
Quantum and Particle physics
8,583 / 190,547
7,797 / 159,286
Computer Science
7,266 / 150,317
7,246 / 164,263
Organic Chemistry
7,171 / 155,587
6,817 / 125,335
6,648 / 144,514
Geography and Cartography
6,136 / 119,525
5,819 / 38,031
5,417 / 109,483
Materials Science
5,368 / 96,919
4,914 / 102,406
3,766 / 81,214
3,223 / 50,660
Political Science
3,207 / 37,334
Astrophysics and Astronomy
3,080 / 89,634
3,025 / 78,222
2,822 / 46,796
2,798 / 41,995
Metallurgical Engineering
2,747 / 47,686
Optical Engineering
2,709 / 59,868
2,638 / 46,680
2,510 / 45,729
2,382 / 39,293
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,371 / 36,093
2,358 / 40,368
Computer Vision
2,275 / 66,234
2,263 / 36,280
2,193 / 49,329
Chemical Engineering
2,142 / 41,395
Electrical Engineering
2,057 / 40,132
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
2,030 / 40,449
Physical chemistry
1,931 / 36,688
Agricultural Science
1,759 / 40,486

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 83 236
1992 121 272
1993 141 258
1994 134 291
1995 146 373
1996 164 458
1997 173 477
1998 230 536
1999 221 743
2000 238 860
2001 277 1063
2002 430 1625
2003 394 2170
2004 385 2625
2005 453 3415
2006 548 4490
2007 614 5712
2008 628 6876
2009 691 8218
2010 712 9419
2011 809 11376
2012 861 13226
2013 925 15075
2014 950 17134
2015 1125 18903
2016 1307 20307
2017 1285 22022
2018 1462 26188
2019 1590 30370
2020 1727 38239
2021 1810 46651
2022 1701 50395
2023 1760 51314
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Concepcion gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Annual Tuition (CLP)
Engineering 4,500,000
Law 5,200,000
Medicine 7,800,000
Business Administration 4,800,000
Education 3,500,000
Architecture 4,200,000
Psychology 4,500,000
Journalism 3,800,000

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 Concepcion.

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
Bachiller Arts and Humanities, Mathematics
Licenciatura Accountancy, Administration, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Equipment, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Architecture, Art Education, Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Botany, Business and Commerce, Cattle Breeding, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Community Health, Computer Education, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dentistry, Dietetics, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engraving, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Fine Arts, Fishery, Food Science, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Forestry, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Gerontology, Hispanic American Studies, History, Human Resources, Humanities and Social Science Education, Hydraulic Engineering, Hygiene, Industrial Engineering, International Business, Irrigation, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Marine Biology, Marine Engineering, Marine Science and Oceanography, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgical Engineering, Microbiology, Mining Engineering, Modern Languages, Music Education, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthodontics, Painting and Drawing, Periodontics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Production Engineering, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Regional Planning, Science Education, Sculpture, Social and Community Services, Social Policy, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Soil Science, Spanish, Special Education, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Surgery, Surveying and Mapping, Telecommunications Engineering, Theatre, Town Planning, Toxicology, Translation and Interpretation, Vegetable Production, Veterinary Science, Visual Arts, Water Management, Zoology
Título Profesional Accountancy, Education, Forestry, Nursing, Surveying and Mapping
Magister Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Biochemistry, Botany, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Computer Education, Computer Engineering, Dentistry, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Family Studies, Fiscal Law, Fishery, Forestry, Geography, Government, Health Education, Health Sciences, Human Resources, Immunology, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Meat and Poultry, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Microbiology, Mining Engineering, Natural Resources, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Soil Science, Statistics, Toxicology, Veterinary Science, Welfare and Protective Services, Zoology
Doctorado Agronomy, Analytical Chemistry, Biology, Botany, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Education, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geology, Hispanic American Studies, Irrigation, Linguistics, Literature, Marine Science and Oceanography, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Metallurgical Engineering, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Natural Resources, Nursing, Physics, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Veterinary Science, Water Management, Water Science

University of Concepcion alumni

  1. Álvaro Henríquez

    Álvaro Henríquez
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    1969-.. (age 55)

    Álvaro Felipe Henríquez Pettinelli is a Chilean singer-songwriter, best known for being the vocalist and guitarist of the band Los Tres And Pettinellis considered by to be "the great musical symbol of the 1990s in Chile".

  2. Miguel Humberto Enriquez Espinosa

    Miguel Humberto Enriquez Espinosa
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    1944-1974 (aged 30)

    Miguel Humberto Enríquez Espinosa was a physician and a founder of the Chilean Marxist-Leninist urban guerrilla Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR), founded in 1965. He was General Secretary of the MIR between 1967 and his death in 1974.

  3. Karol Cariola

    Karol Cariola
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    1987-.. (age 37)

    Karol Aída Cariola Oliva is a Chilean politician, and former president of the Federación de Estudiantes de la Universidad de Concepción (University of Concepción Student Federation) for 2010. She was elected General Secretary of the Juventudes Comunistas de Chile, abbr. JJ.CC., (the youth wing of the Communist Party of Chile) at the organizations XIII Congress held in October 2011. Cariola is the second woman to hold this post in the Communist Youth of Chile after the late communist leader Gladys Marin (1941–2005).

  4. Beatriz Sánchez

    Beatriz Sánchez
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    1970-.. (age 54)
    journalistpoliticiannews presenter

    Beatriz de Jesús Sánchez Muñoz is a Chilean journalist and politician.

All 46 notable alumni

University of Concepcion faculties and divisions

Centre : Environmental Sciences Environmental Management, Environmental Studies
Faculty : Agricultural Engineering Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Equipment, Irrigation
Faculty : Agronomy Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Soil Science, Vegetable Production
Faculty : Architecture, Town Planning and Geography Architecture, Geography, Town Planning
Faculty : Arts and Humanities Applied Linguistics, Arts and Humanities, Engraving, Ethics, Fine Arts, Hispanic American Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Painting and Drawing, Philosophy, Sculpture, Spanish, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation
Faculty : Biological Sciences Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology
Faculty : Chemistry Chemistry, Geology
Faculty : Dentistry Dentistry, Orthodontics, Periodontics
Faculty : Economics and Administration Accountancy, Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Human Resources, International Business
Faculty : Education Art Education, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Education, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Foreign Languages Education, Geography, History, Humanities and Social Science Education, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Preschool Education, Science Education, Social Work, Spanish, Special Education
Faculty : Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Production Engineering
Faculty : Environmental Sciences Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Regional Planning, Water Management
Faculty : Forestry Forestry
Faculty : Law and Social Sciences Administration, Law, Political Sciences, Social Sciences
Faculty : Medicine Community Health, Gender Studies, Gerontology, Medicine, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Surgery, Toxicology
Faculty : Oceanography and Natural Sciences Biology, Botany, Fishery, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Natural Sciences, Zoology
Faculty : Pharmacy Biochemistry, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Dietetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy
Faculty : Physics and Mathematics Astronomy and Space Science, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Statistics
Faculty : Social Sciences Communication Studies, Educational Psychology, Human Resources, Journalism, Psychology, Social and Community Services, Social Policy, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology
Faculty : Veterinary Medicine Cattle Breeding, Food Technology, Hygiene, Veterinary Science
Unit : Academic Food Science, Food Technology, Forestry, Surveying and Mapping

General information

Alternative names UdeC
University of Concepción
Universidad de Concepción
Founded 1920
Accreditation National Accreditation Commission (CNA)
Motto Por el Desarrollo Libre del Espíritu
For the free development of the spirit
Colors blue, yellow

Location and contacts

Address Victor Lamas No 1290 Casilla 160-C, Correo 3
Concepción, Concepción
City population 218,000

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