Universidad Católica del Norte

country rank : 16

world rank     : 3271

University Overview


Established in 1956, Universidad Católica del Norte (Catholic University of the North) is a non-profit public private partnership 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 Consejo Nacional de Educación, Chile (National Council of Education, Chile), Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) is a 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 uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 61 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UCN also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity


Name Catholic University of the North
Acronym UCN
Founded 1956
Motto Ver más allá
Colours Orange, white and light blue

Yearly Tuition Range


uniRank Tuition Range Matrix

Local student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int’l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)


University Admissions


Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Angamos 0610
Antofagasta 1270709
+56 (55) 355 002


Size and Profile


Student Enrollment Not reported
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range
Control Type Control Type
Public Private Partnership
Entity Type Entity Type


Facilities and Services 


Library University Library
Yes Go to Universidad Católica del Norte's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities

Financial Aids University Financial Aids
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses




Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Consejo Nacional de Educación, Chile

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Chile




  • 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 Árida


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