San Francisco de Quito University

4.6 out of 5 (32 ratings / 29 reviews) Quito, Ecuador
We offer students from across the world the highest-quality academic experience and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study at the Galapagos Islands. Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ hosts an exciting International Semester Program in our campus located in the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno town on San Cristobal island, which will provide classroom and laboratory facilities.

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About

Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, is surrounded by the Andes Mountains with an elevation of 9,350 feet (2,800 meters above sea level), and is the highest capital city in the world housing the administrative, legislative and judicial function

Quito´s population is around 2,197,698 according to the last census (2001).

The Historic Center of Quito has one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved historic centers in the Americas. Quito is the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in 1978. The central square of Quito is located about 25 kilometers (16 mi) south of the equator; the city itself extends to within about 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) of zero latitude. A monument and museum marking the general location of the equator is known locally as la Mitad del Mundo (the middle of the world), to avoid confusion, as the word Ecuador is Spanish for equator.

Quito has a subtropical highland climate. Because of its elevation and its proximity to the equator, Quito has a fairly constant cool climate, with spring-like weather year-round. The average temperature at noon is 18.7 °C (65.7 °F) with a normal night-time low of 9.3 °C (48.7 °F). The annual average temperature is 14.0 °C (57.2 °F).

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Student Reviews

Liberal Arts wonders
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Liberal Arts education is the best thing that could happen to me. I got to learn from so many areas of knowledge and in the process, I was able to find my passions.

My learning growth in Ecuador
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

San Francisco de Quito University has offered me a wide variety of courses that contributed to my extensive knowledge in biology, especially in conservation. Their teaching methods, teachers and curriculum have been of great contribution to better understand the biological world. That said, the only thing that could have improved my learning process could have been having...

USFQ improves each year
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I consider USFQ to be the leading university of the country, with great infrastructure, organization and staff. That said, there is still space for improvement, especially regarding mediation and accountability of small-scale issues. There have been incidents in which teachers and/or students have been reported for inappropriate behavior and harassment, most of which is...

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

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