The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, founded in 1928, has established itself as one of the most prestigious, traditional higher educational institutions in Chile. The student body numbers over 14,000 students. The PUCV facilities include a modern library system, sport centers, specialized laboratories and recreational centers. The university runs a television channel, radio station and film storehouse.
The PUCV is a heterogeneous institution; through the activities of its nine colleges, it takes on wide, and various, areas of knowledge. These range from the arts and humanities, to engineering, to basic sciences, education and theological studies.
ValparaísoValparaíso, Chile Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in ValparaísoLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English, Spanish
The university is distributed in different campuses and university centers located in the main cities of the Valparaíso region. The region combines beautiful weather, wonderful beaches and the splendid Cordillera de Los Andes. With a population of about one million, the region has a multicultural flavor. The city of Valparaíso is the cultural and legislative capital, and the main commercial harbor of Chile. Seventy miles from Santiago, Valparaíso fascinates visitors with its history, geography and architecture.