University of La Frontera: Statistics

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#1588 of 14,131 In the World
#76 of 1,756 In Latin America
#8 of 60 In Chile
#1 of 3 In Temuco
#539 of 1,019 For Agricultural Engineering
Top50% For 73 other topics
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Quick Review

Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
www.ufro.cl
Languages
Spanish
Acceptance rate
49%*

* The University of La Frontera 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 La Frontera has published 10,018 scientific papers with 111,882 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Medicine, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Philosophy, Engineering, Physics, Genetics, and Biochemistry.

Publications
10,018
Citations
111,882

University of La Frontera majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
5,233 / 44,619
Biology
5,082 / 79,169
Medicine
4,422 / 62,922
Environmental Science
4,102 / 58,333
Chemistry
3,640 / 61,690
Philosophy
3,517 / 14,894
Engineering
2,827 / 49,674
Physics
2,727 / 40,989
Genetics
2,304 / 40,254
Biochemistry
2,301 / 41,736
Geology
2,173 / 32,101
Computer Science
2,049 / 26,879
Ecology
2,046 / 37,095
Pathology
2,019 / 35,697
Organic Chemistry
1,893 / 35,295
Political Science
1,832 / 14,849
Geography and Cartography
1,831 / 21,568
Paleontology
1,653 / 23,694
Psychology
1,624 / 21,331
Sociology
1,608 / 21,836
Quantum and Particle physics
1,587 / 19,899
Botany
1,503 / 24,784
Mathematics
1,386 / 22,518
Surgery
1,290 / 23,115
Materials Science
1,275 / 20,543
Statistics
1,181 / 21,402
Law
1,174 / 13,860
History
1,026 / 13,304
Anatomy and Physiology
957 / 11,663
Archaeology
949 / 12,839
Agricultural Science
901 / 17,218
Business
823 / 8,852
Demography
779 / 16,755
Public Health
776 / 17,994
Psychiatry
776 / 13,815
Immunology
672 / 10,690
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
671 / 8,130
Metallurgical Engineering
616 / 12,314
Economics
607 / 8,190
Horticulture
602 / 10,553

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 27 13
1991 28 29
1992 25 22
1993 40 33
1994 35 27
1995 27 52
1996 41 79
1997 45 60
1998 46 63
1999 44 105
2000 60 140
2001 58 188
2002 87 263
2003 96 263
2004 95 383
2005 130 512
2006 143 699
2007 173 802
2008 221 1003
2009 251 1230
2010 279 1516
2011 370 1829
2012 394 2288
2013 397 2869
2014 507 3589
2015 640 4588
2016 574 5009
2017 635 6285
2018 700 7372
2019 763 9261
2020 881 12973
2021 1051 18555
2022 809 20218
Academic rankings

Tuition

The tuition table for University of La Frontera 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 Tuition Cost (per year)
Engineering $3,000,000 CLP
Law $3,500,000 CLP
Medicine $4,500,000 CLP
Business Administration $3,200,000 CLP
Education $2,800,000 CLP

The University of La Frontera has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Licenciatura Accountancy, Administration, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Agronomy, Arts and Humanities, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civics, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Education, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Dentistry, Development Studies, Dietetics, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Food Science, Food Technology, Forestry, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Journalism, Law, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Native American Studies, Natives Education, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Primary Education, Psychology, Public Health, Regional Planning, Regional Studies, Science Education, Social and Community Services, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Soil Science, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Sports, Statistics, Tourism
Magister Biotechnology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Dentistry, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Epidemiology, Family Studies, Higher Education Teacher Training, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Resources, Nursing, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Psychology, Public Health, Social Psychology, Social Sciences, Surgery, Vocational Education
Doctorado Bioengineering, Cell Biology, Educational Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Natural Resources, Psychology, Social Sciences

Notable alumni

  1. Francisco Ortega

    Francisco Ortega
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1974-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in the University of La Frontera
    1992-1993 studied journalism
    Occupations
    screenwriterwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Francisco Ortega is a Chilean journalist, novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, podcaster and editor.

  2. Elisa Loncon

    Elisa Loncon
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in the University of La Frontera
    Studied English teacher
    Occupations
    researcheractivistessayisttranslatorwriter
    Biography

    Elisa Loncón Antileo is a Mapuche linguist and indigenous rights activist in Chile. In 2021, Loncón was elected as one of the representatives of the Mapuche people for the Chilean Constitutional Convention. Following in the inauguration of the body, Loncón was elected President of the Constitutional Convention.

  3. Carmen Gloria Aravena

    Carmen Gloria Aravena
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1967-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    agricultural engineerpolitician
    Biography

    Carmen Gloria Aravena Acuña is a Chilean politician who serves as a member of the Senate of Chile.

  4. Natividad Llanquileo

    Natividad Llanquileo
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1984-.. (age 39)
    Enrolled in the University of La Frontera
    Graduated with certification course in interculturalism, human rights, and public policy
    Occupations
    lawyerindigenous leader of the Americaspoliticianhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Natividad Llanquileo Pilquimán is a Mapuche lawyer and human rights activist. Llanquileo was noted for her role as a spokesperson during the 2010 Mapuche hunger strike.

  5. Andrea Parra

    Andrea Parra
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1967-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    nursepolitician
    Biography

    Irle Andrea Parra Sauterel is a Chilean nurse and politician of the Party for Democracy (PPD). She has served as councilor of the municipality of Angol, governor of Malleco Province, and in March 2018 became the first woman to represent her region in the Chamber of Deputies for District 22.

  6. Gloria Dünkler

    Gloria Dünkler
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1977-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Gloria Dünkler is a Chilean writer, and winner of the 2016 Pablo Neruda Award. She is best known for her poetry, although she also collects folktales.

University of La Frontera faculties and divisions

Campus : Malleco Administration, Education, Primary Education
Campus : Pucon Administration, Communication Studies, Education, Mathematics Education, Modern Languages, Nursing, Tourism
Faculty : Agronomy and Forestry Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Agronomy, Biotechnology, Forestry, Natural Resources
Faculty : Dentistry Dentistry
Faculty : Education, Social Sciences and Humanities Arts and Humanities, Civics, Communication Studies, Development Studies, Education, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Geography, History, Journalism, Literature, Mathematics Education, Modern Languages, Physical Education, Psychology, Regional Studies, Science Education, Social and Community Services, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Sports
Faculty : Engineering and Science Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Physics, Statistics
Faculty : Law and Business Accountancy, Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Law, Management
Faculty : Medicine Dentistry, Dietetics, Epidemiology, Gender Studies, Medical Technology, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Speech Therapy and Audiology
Institute : Agro-industry Agricultural Business, Agronomy, Food Technology, Molecular Biology, Soil Science
Institute : Computer Education Computer Education, Educational Sciences, Information Technology
Institute : Environmental Studies Environmental Studies
Institute : Local and Regional Development Regional Planning
Institute : Native Studies Native American Studies, Natives Education

General information

Alternative names UFRO
Universidad de La Frontera
Founded 1981
Accreditation National Accreditation Commission (CNA)
Motto Itinerarium mentis ad veritatem
Colors blue, white

Location and contacts

Address Avenida Francisco Salazar 01145 Casilla 54-D
Temuco, Cautín
Chile
City population 282,000

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