Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) is a private university, one of the most prestigious and recognized educational institutions in Latin America. Scattered among four campuses, UC’s 18 faculties specialize in various areas of the sciences, arts, and humanities, contributing research in social sciences, natural sciences, health, economics, agriculture, philosophy, theology, and arts and letters. Highly ranked in Economics and Mathematics, UC is known for its exceptional, first-rate education with an emphasis on tradition.
UC has approximately 25,400 undergraduates with an academic staff of 2,000. Scattered all across the city, UC’s campuses are accessible through the Transantiago system. Among the top choices among Chilean applicants, UC offers a stimulating intellectual environment in all disciplines.
Universidad de Chile (UCH)
The Universidad de Chile is a public university, the oldest higher educational institution in Chile and among the most prestigious in Latin America. With a rich history dating back to Chile’s Republican era at its founding in 1842, UCh continues to stand as the main Chilean institution in scientific and technological research. With 14 faculties distributed among five campuses, UCh consistently ranks internationally among the best universities for its innovation in science, technology, social sciences, and the arts.
UCh has approximately 29,000 undergraduates with an academic staff of 3,380. Scattered across the city, UCh’s campuses are accessible through the Transantiago system. With notable alumni like Nobel laureates Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral, UCh is one of the top choices for Chileans, a culture rich with diversity, social activism, and progressive thought.
Universidad Diego Portales (UDP)
Universidad Diego Portales is a private university, considered as one of the leading private universities in the country. Known for its high involvement in the development of social policies, UDP has implemented various research programs in the political and social sciences to find solutions to national public matters. In addition to their outstanding Political Science and Social Science departments, UDP’s schools of Law, Architecture, Psychology, Journalism, Education, and Economics are top-ranked. Committed to pluralism and transparency, UDP values diverse opinions among its students and professors.
UDP has approximately 14,400 undergraduates with an academic staff of 1,300. All UDP’s campuses are located in Barrio República, a historic university neighborhood in downtown Santiago. With excellent academics, UDP has a diverse student body and offers many interesting institutions and centers, like its Center for Human Rights and Center for Comparative Policies in Education.