Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Founded

1888

Description

The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile is regarded as one of the best universities in South America.

Established in 1888 by the then archbishop of Santiago and receiving the blessing of Pope Leo XIII a year later, UC is one of six private Catholic institutions in the country.

Originally teaching law, mathematics, legal sciences and physical sciences, its Faculty of Theology was created in 1935, and it later made courses in available in subjects like philosophy, commerce, education sciences and technology.

With four of its campuses based in Santiago, Chile’s capital and most populous city, and the fifth is located in Villarrica next to the city’s eponymous lake, UC hosts an increasing number of international students and develops a significant proportion of the nation’s research.

UC’s growth and success in some ways epitomises Chile’s rise since its 18 years of military dictatorship came to an end in 1990. Now attracting more applicants than any of the country’s other universities, UC has even topped South American league tables as well as performing outstandingly in subject rankings for mathematics, physics and economics and management.

Santiago is relatively safe, has the second biggest metro system in Latin America - with more than 100 stations - and is a relatively affordable place compared to most capital cities in Europe and North America. Its highlights include views of the Andes, several scenic parks, a buzzing nightlife and a booming arts scene.

Its alumni include former presidents of Chile Sebastian Piñera and Eduardo Frei Montalva.

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Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Medicine and Healthcare, Life Science and Biology, Social Science, Law, Physical Science, Arts and Humanities, Education, Psychology
Sectors Manufacturing, Construction, Information and communication, Financial and insurance, Professional, scientific and technical activities, Public administration and defence, Education, Human health and social work, Arts, entertainment

Location

Chile
Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins Nº 340

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PUC is a really good university. First, PUC is a big university which proposes a variety of different classes, some of them really specific, other more general. Subjects are really interesting. Some of the classes demand a lot of work. What is a...

PUC is a really good university. First, PUC is a big university which proposes a variety of different classes, some of them really specific, other more general. Subjects are really interesting. Some of the classes demand a lot of work. What is a bit disappointing is that often, classes are only about acquiring knowledge and not really analyzing and developing a sense of criticism. That doesn't mean that classes are easy. Student life at the PUC is very rich. There are a lot of clubs and association in which you can take part. Each faculty being in rivalry, there are a lot of activities organized by each one of them along the year before a final vote. Also, sport is a real institution there. A lot of clubs and association also make you discover Chile. Talking about student's life, it is important to know that most of the associations and clubs are catholic. What is pleasant with that university is that the facilities are really great. Not only are they esthetic and splendid, but they also offer you all what you need, from a library and a computer room to a Starbucks and a gift shop. Moreover, all the campus are easy to reach. The PUC is also an international university, as they welcome a lot of exchange student and send a lot of Chilean abroad. Exchange students are really well welcomed. If we talk about career prospects, the PUC gives you a lot of opportunities, especially in Latin America, being the best university of South America.

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