Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Master's Programmes



  • 1888 - Foundation - On June 21, the Archbishop of Santiago Mariano Casanova publishes the decree to open Universidad Católica. 
  • 1889 - The first classes, carried out with 10 professors and 50 students at the Círculo Católico, are offered. The courses range from Faculty of Law and Bachelor in math, which gives way years later to the Engineering and Architecture degrees.


  • 100 Undergraduate Programs
  • 88 Graduate Programs
  • 35 PhD programs
The UC academic staff is made up of more than 3,400 professors with varied and extensive backgrounds who fall under different classifications, such as tenured professorship and the honorary academic degree of emeritus professor.


  • Our passion is creating knowledge and sharing it with academics, researchers, students, and professionals. We transfer it to society through projects that address the country’s top social, economic, political and cultural needs.

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University Ranking

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Library services

  • UC Libraries is part of the UC Gradual Return plan, starting up some face-to-face services (to the extent that the phases of the Step-by-Step Plan allow it). 

Student Life

Campus life

  • The University is spread over five campuses: four in different districts of Santiago and one in the southern city of Villarrica. These campuses not only fill an academic need but have also become cultural landmarks that the University has provided to both cities.


Institutional Accreditation. Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile.

Student Reviews

POV: you study in the best Chilean University (PUC)
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Pontificial Catholic University of Chile is an amazing place to study, one of the best in Chile and latin america. It is not easy to be selected for your studies there, but it's worth it considering the integral education you will get.

She´s really gooood
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

i really like my university overall, i love the campuses, the professors and the experience overall, it could have been better on the online times

Bachelors degree? Underwhelming. Masters... Bring. It. On!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

At first I felt rather disoriented, but as i progressed I managed to handle all my courses and responsibilities. It became obvious to me that I excelled in classes that I find interesting, so my experience at college got better as soon as I made an effort to learn those topics.

Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile, Región Metropolitana, Chile


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