Located in the city of Santiago, the University of Chile is the most experienced institution of higher education of the country in the areas of teaching and research in which the University of Chile develops about 50% off all scientific and technological research at the national level. It is an autonomous, public and national university.
It was founded on November 18, 1842. During the last 166 years, its faculty members and its alumni have been a key element in the development of new laws, new institutions and the frame of Chile’s social, political, economic, artistic and cultural system. The university, during this period, has had a strong influence in some Latin American countries by way of training their human resources
Founded on November 19, 1842. Among its first Presidents, it is important to mention the Venezuelan humanist and jurist Professor Andrés Bello (1843-1865), and the Polish scientist & mineralogist Professor Ignacio Domeyko (1867-1883).
Located in Santiago.
19 Chilean Presidents (61% of the total number) have been University of Chile alumni.
The two Chileans the Nobel Prize awarded in Literature - Gabriela Mistral (1945) and Pablo Neruda (1971) – were members of the University of Chile.
142 National Prizes in different fields (83% of the total) have been awarded to distinguished persons that have been alumni, and are or were professors or researchers at the University of Chile.
It is ranked among the best 500 universities in the World University Ranking (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) and in sixth place among the Latin American universities in the Research Institutions Ranking (SCImago Research Group, Spain).
- Undergraduate Students: 24,465 - Admission system: selection through a national admission test. Average minimum reference score for admission: 688, in a standard scale from 200 to 800 points.
- Graduate Students: 6,237 (906 in 35 Doctoral Programs; 3,663 in 120 Master´s Programs; 1,294 in Professional Specialization Programs; and 374 in Post Professional Degree Programs.
Yearly Graduates: 95 with Ph.D Degree; 757 with Master Degree.