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University of Santiago de Chile

Universidad de Santiago de Chile is a public institution that belongs to the State and its origin was the School of Arts and Crafts, founded in 1849 by President Manuel Bulnes. Since then, this higher education institution has made significant contributions to the country’s progress.

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The Universidad de Santiago community, known as one of the oldest and most traditional universities of higher education in our country, celebrated the 167th anniversary of its foundation.


The University has seven Faculties: Engineering, Administration and Economics, Science, Chemistry and Biology, Medical Sciences, Humanities, Technological as well as the School of Architecture and the Bachelor’s Program.


Scientific knowledge can and should be considered as the factor that catalyzes the progress and success of the country when it is based on research as well as development and innovation. On the basis of this principle, the Universidad de Santiago defines the priority areas of research related to the needs of the nation, its regions and localities.

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Universidad de Santiago de Chile has undergone institutional accreditation processes in three occasions, what reflects its commitment to quality. In 2003, it was accredited for three years and in 2008, it was accredited for six years in the five areas evaluated. In order to renew this certification, Universidad de Santiago carried out a thorough internal evaluation process in 2012 and 2013.

Student Reviews

very integral knowledge and good experience.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

high quality and good profesors

New people new methods
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Outdated academic content. Even though it is one of the best universities in Chile, its educational system is restrictive, it does not allow exploring and seeking new horizons. The quality of the laboratories is poor along with the null interaction with the business environment.

Online University
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It hasn't been much great because i just started this year, and because of the covid-19, i couldn't have a real university experience, everything has been online and it's kinda stressful


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