Founded on September 21st, 1925, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso is today one of the oldest and prestigious institutions in Chilean higher education, with more than 14,000 students, and a strong and diverse faculty. PUCV has been voluntarily accredited by the Quality Agency of Chile, and received one of the highest qualifications. It is considered among the top ten Chilean universities in scientific publications and research.
The University is a heterogeneous institution developing its activities through nine colleges: Law, Engineering, Economic and Administrative Sciences, Philosophy and Education, Agronomic and Food Sciences, Sciences, Ocean Sciences and Geography, and the Ecclesiastic College of Theology.
During its history, it has been recognized as a leader in undergraduate programs, in research, in graduate studies, in outreach, and in community relations. The quality of its faculty and students are a reflection of its values and traditions.