Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

country rank  6
world rank  1725

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University Overview

Established in 1928, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Valparaíso (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Valparaiso. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Viña del Mar, Quillota, Quintero. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile (National Accreditation Commission), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 90 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso
Acronym PUCV
Founded 1928
Motto Fides et Labor
Faith and Work
Colours Dark blue, dark red and golden

University Location

Address Avenida Brasil 2950
Valparaíso (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
2340000 Valparaiso
T +56 (32) 277 3901
F +56 (32) 277 3910
Other locations Viña del Mar, Quillota, Quintero

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Avenida Brasil 2950
Valparaiso 2340000
+56 (32) 227 3252

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Acreditación Regional de Carreras Universitarias del Sur (ARCU-SUR)


  • International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • Centro Interuniversitario de Desarrollo (CINDA)
  • Asociación Columbus

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018