University of Concepcion: Statistics



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#865 of 14,131 In the World
#34 of 1,756 In Latin America
#3 of 60 In Chile
#1 of 4 In Concepcion
#325 of 2,165 For Forestry
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 24,141 scientific papers published and 360,673 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, Ecology, and Computer Science.


University of Concepcion majors

by publication & citation count

12,889 / 228,351
Environmental Science
11,712 / 204,132
10,492 / 206,821
10,472 / 198,020
10,226 / 188,058
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
9,901 / 102,043
Quantum and Particle physics
7,399 / 152,595
6,952 / 128,747
6,530 / 132,275
Computer Science
6,390 / 123,633
Organic Chemistry
6,294 / 124,544
6,294 / 102,954
6,090 / 35,233
5,837 / 116,822
Geography and Cartography
5,748 / 97,636
4,834 / 88,903
Materials Science
4,754 / 78,400
4,296 / 80,139
3,475 / 66,587
Political Science
3,036 / 30,254
2,848 / 38,764
Astrophysics and Astronomy
2,635 / 70,706
2,632 / 36,809
2,612 / 61,873
2,538 / 33,272
Metallurgical Engineering
2,363 / 37,485
Optical Engineering
2,315 / 46,775
2,298 / 35,794
2,169 / 34,977
2,162 / 33,353
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,123 / 30,689
2,072 / 28,717
1,998 / 29,601
1,975 / 41,445
Computer Vision
1,927 / 53,311
Chemical Engineering
1,917 / 34,330
Electrical Engineering
1,819 / 33,596
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
1,760 / 30,296
Physical chemistry
1,599 / 27,412
Agricultural Science
1,508 / 32,300

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 97 273
1991 79 217
1992 118 264
1993 144 257
1994 134 269
1995 138 339
1996 165 423
1997 180 416
1998 227 513
1999 228 706
2000 270 810
2001 311 1047
2002 391 1343
2003 410 1951
2004 420 2291
2005 487 3082
2006 555 4058
2007 625 5099
2008 651 6320
2009 736 7617
2010 758 8711
2011 801 10340
2012 938 12301
2013 948 13899
2014 969 15943
2015 1169 17776
2016 1312 18699
2017 1327 20947
2018 1439 23624
2019 1601 28250
2020 1725 35435
2021 1863 47784
2022 1475 47050
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 54)

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

  2. Karol Cariola

    Karol Cariola
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    1987-.. (age 36)

    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).

  3. Beatriz Sánchez

    Beatriz Sánchez
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    1970-.. (age 53)
    news presenterpoliticianjournalist

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

  4. Miguel Enríquez

    Miguel Enríquez
    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.

All 36 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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