Universidad Católica del Norte

country rank  11
world rank  3128

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University Overview

Established in 1956, Universidad Católica del Norte (Catholic University of the North) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Antofagasta (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Coquimbo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile (National Accreditation Commission), Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) 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 64 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 Catholic University of the North
Acronym UCN
Founded 1956
Motto Ver más allá
Colours Orange, white and light blue

University Location

Address Avenida Angamos Nº 0610
Antofagasta (population range: 250,000-499,999)
1270709 Antofagasta
T +56 (55) 355 002
F +56 (55) 355 093
Other locations Coquimbo

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 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 Not reported
Admission Office Angamos 0610
Antofagasta 1270709
+56 (55) 355 002

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad Católica del Norte's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Consejo de Rectores de las Universidades Chilenas (CRUCH)
  • Red Universitaria G9
  • Red Universitaria Nacional (REUNA)
  • Consorcio para el Acceso a la Información Científica Electrónica (CINCEL)
  • Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas (CEAZA)
  • Centro de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica para la Minería (CICITEM)

Academic Structure


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