Chile Universities And Colleges

Overview of Higher Education in Chile Chile has a higher education system of 25 public universities and over 50 private universities. There are also technical and professional training institutes which focus on programs leading to specific vocational careers rather than academic degrees. Admission to the public universities and some of the older private universities is based on scores on the University Selection Test, known as the PSU, and secondary school grades. The PSU is made up of several subtests and is similar to the SATs that are used by US schools. Each university sets its own admission criteria with the more highly regarded public universities having more selective criteria than newer private universities. Accreditation of universities is the responsibility of the National Accreditation Commission which provides evaluations in five different areas. Fewer than 20 universities have received accreditation in all five areas and many smaller, private universities have no accreditation. Public universities receive about one-third of their funding from government sources with the remainder primarily coming from student fees. Tuition fees are substantial but there are a number of student grants and loan programs to help financially needy students. Tuition fees at private universities are not substantially higher than at public universities.

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Chile Universities And Colleges
Location: Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile
Languages: English, Spanish
Description: Overview of Higher Education in Chile Chile has a higher education system of 25 public universities and over 50 private universities. There are also technical and professional training institutes which focus on programs leading to specific vocational careers rather than academic degrees. Admission to the public universities and some of the older private universities is based on scores on the University Selection Test, known as the PSU, and secondary school grades. The PSU is made up of several subtests and is similar to the SATs that are used by US schools. Each university sets its own admission criteria with the more highly regarded public universities having more selective criteria than newer private universities. Accreditation of universities is the responsibility of the National Accreditation Commission which provides evaluations in five different areas. Fewer than 20 universities have received accreditation in all five areas and many smaller, private universities have no accreditation. Public universities receive about one-third of their funding from government sources with the remainder primarily coming from student fees. Tuition fees are substantial but there are a number of student grants and loan programs to help financially needy students. Tuition fees at private universities are not substantially higher than at public universities.
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