Pontificia Universidad Católica del Per

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Per Ranking

country rank: 1
world rank: 506

University Overview

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Per ranking (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru) was founded in 1917 and is a non-profit private higher-education school situated in the urban environment of Lima, Peru’s largest city (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). The Pontificia Universidad Católica del Per ranking (PUCP) is a large (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Peruvian higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. It is officially recognized by the Ministerio de Educación, Peru (Ministry of Education of Peru). In a variety of fields of study, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Per (PUCP) 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, and doctorate degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. The selective admission strategy of this 103-year-old Peruvian higher-education institution is based on entrance tests. Students from all around the world are invited to apply for admission. Students may take use of a library, lodging, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning options, as well as administrative services, all of which are provided by PUCP.

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Per Ranking

University Identity

Name Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Acronym PUCP
Founded 1917
Motto Et Lux in Tenebris Lucet The Light Shines in Darkness
Colours Gold, blue and dark red

University Location

Address Avenida Universitaria 1801, San Miguel Lima Lima Peru
Tel +51 (1) 626 2000
Fax +51 (1) 626 2805

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
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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 Avenida Universitaria 1801, San Miguel Lima 32 (1) 626 2000 ext 2626

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Social Media

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