Ranking  807   1
Country Ecuador
City Quito
Bachelor (foreigners)1,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)9,000 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)5,000 USD/year.
Master (citizens)5,000 USD/year.
Cost of living $428-773 USD/Month.
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Established 1946
Abbreviation PUCE
Teachers 1,640
Students 19,112
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Accreditation
• Consejo de Evaluación, Acreditación y Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior del Ecuador
Affiliations
• International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
• Asociación de Universidades Confiadas a la a Compañía de Jesús en América Latina (AUSJAL)
• Organización de Universidades Católicas de América Latina y el Caribe
Rankings
World ranking807
Country ranking1
Quality of teaching394
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking807
QS World University Rankings771
Cost of living in Quito
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 152 218
Food 157 266
Transportation 8 32
Communications and utilities 52 46
Clothing 29 111
Sports and leisure 28 101
Total428773
Accommodation in Quito USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre154
Shared room in city centre220
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre238
1 bedroom apartment in city centre388
Alternative title
English Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador
Location on map
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE) - private nonprofit higher education institution in Ecuador. PUCE was founded in 1946. The main building of the university proudly stands in Quito inside an urban campus.

University ranking. According to the international ratings Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador is the leading university of Ecuador and a desirable place to study for the majority of students. Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador is in the top 5% according to the international rankings.

Application process and the cost of tuition. In most cases the admission committee prioritizes applicant’s academic performance when considering him/her for admission. Like in many universities of Ecuador the academic year consists of two semesters. Studying bachelor’s at PUCE is relatively inexpensive - only 1,000 USD per year. Those who wish to continue their studies at a master’s level should expect to spend at least 9,000 USD per year. Even though the tuition fees are not that high, the students still can apply for scholarship. Before starting to plan your education at PUCE read more information on the official website http://www.puce.edu.ec.

The composition of the university. Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador is average in size with a capacity of 20 thousand students. The education is provided by more than 1600 teachers and professors. The university participates in a variety of international exchange programs between students and academic staff. The university is present on social media: Flickr, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin, so if you want to know more about its daily happenings and events this is the place to go.

Infrastructure of PUCE. The students have access to the university’s library. The university belongs to the number of groups and associations like the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), as well as the Asociación de Universidades Confiadas a la a Compañía de Jesús en América Latina (AUSJAL) and Organización de Universidades Católicas de América Latina y el Caribe.
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