Universidad de Santiago de Chile

country rank  17
world rank  3552

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Founded in 1849, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (University of Santiago de Chile) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Santiago (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Region Metropolitana de Santiago. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile (National Accreditation Commission), Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), 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 170 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Chilean higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Santiago de Chile
Acronym USACH
Founded 1849
Motto Labor laetitia nostra
Work is Our Joy
Colours Blue, orange and white

University Location

Address Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins Nº 3363
Santiago (population range: over 5,000,000)
9170022 Region Metropolitana de Santiago
T +56 (2) 718 0000
F +56

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 20-30%
Admission Office Las Sophoras 135, Casa Central Universidad de Santiago de Chile
Santiago 9170022
+56 (2) 718 2707
(2) 718 3701

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad de Santiago de Chile's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Asociación de Universidades Grupo Montevideo (AUGM)
  • Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC)
  • Red de Educación Continua de Latinoamérica y Europa (RECLA)
  • Organización Universitaria Interamericana (OUI-IOHE)
  • Grupo de Universidades Iberoamericanas La Rábida

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020