Université Catholique de Louvain

Université Catholique de Louvain Ranking

country rank: 4
world rank: 258

University Overview

Université Catholique de Louvain ranking (Catholic University of Louvain) was founded in 1425 and is a non-profit private higher education school situated in the urban environment of Louvain-la-Neuve (population range of 10,000-49,999 people), Walloon Brabant. Brussels Woluwe, Mons, Tournai, Brussels Saint-Gilles, and Charleroi are all areas where this school maintains a branch campus. The Université Catholique de Louvain ranking (UCL) is a large (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Belgian higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christi. It is officially recognized by the Direction générale de l’Enseignment non obligatoire et de la Recherche scientifique, Belgique (Directorate General for Non-Compulsory Education and Scientific Research). In a variety of fields of study, the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s and master’s degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 595-year-old Belgian higher-education institution has a strict admissions criteria based on entrance exams and previous academic records and ratings. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. Students at UCL have access to a library, dormitories, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

Université Catholique de Louvain Ranking

University Identity

Name Université Catholique de Louvain
Acronym UCL
Founded 1425 Founded under the name of Univeritas Lovaniensis, that was closed in 1797 during Napoleonic period. Re-founded in 1834. In 1968 there was a split into Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Université catholique de Louvain.
Motto Sedes Sapientiae Seat of Wisdom
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Place de l'Université, 1 Louvain-la-Neuve 1348 Walloon Brabant Belgium
Tel +32 (10) 472 111
Fax +32 (10) 472 999
Other locations Brussels Woluwe, Mons, Tournai, Brussels Saint-Gilles, Charleroi

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro) 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 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 and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Place de l'Université 1 Louvain-la-Neuve 1348 (10) 472 172

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 3,500-3,999
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 Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Yes


Memberships and Affiliations

European University Association (EUA) Coimbra Group International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)

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