Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

country rank  13
world rank  3540

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Founded in 1961, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Lima (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, Peru (Ministry of Education, Peru), Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) 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 EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 58 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Peruvian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University
Acronym UPCH
Founded 1961
Motto Spiritus ubi Vult Spirat
The spirit spreads wherever it wants

University Location

Address San Martín de Porres 31
Lima (population range: over 5,000,000)
T +51 (1) 319 0000
F +51 (1) 482 3435

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office Avenida Honorio Delgado 430, San Martin de Porres
+51 (1) 319 0000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerio de Educación, Peru

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Consorcio de Universidades
  • Red Peruana de Universidades (RPU)
  • Asamblea Nacional de Rectores de Peru (ANR)
  • Organización Universitaria Interamericana (OUI)
  • Centro Interuniversitario de Desarrollo (CINDA)

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020