We are proud to be the first Peruvian University to be institutionally accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States as well as one of the most prestigious worldwide.

According to the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 33 of the world’s top 50 universities are American, and all of them are institutionally accredited by a regional entity. Out of the 33, 9 of them have been accredited by WSCUC, including Stanford University (# 2); UC Berkeley (# 4); California Institute of Technology (# 7) and University of California Los Angeles, UCLA (# 12).

This institutional accreditation represents a valuable contribution to the Peruvian higher education system and it reaffirms UPC’s solid commitment to academic excellence and to the country's development.

 “Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001.”

National and international programmatic accreditations for various of our programs

  • Communication and Journalism Program accredited by the Latin American Council of Education Accreditation in Journalism (CLAEP, in Spanish).
  • Communication and Advertising Program accredited by the International Advertising Association (IAA).
  • Electronic Engineering, Software Engineering and Information Systems Engineering Programs accredited by the Accreditation Board For Engineering and Technology (ABET) and by the Institute of Quality and Accreditation of Computer, Engineering and Technology Programs (ICACIT, in Spanish).
  • Industrial Engineering and Civil Engineering Programs accredited by the Institute of Quality and Accreditation of Computer, Engineering and Technology Programs (ICACIT, in Spanish).
  • Law Program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Legal Education (CONAED, in Spanish).
  • UPC Graduate’s Administration and Project Management master's degree accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standard Certification
In the design, development and academic processes of all our undergraduate, graduate and Working Adult (EPE) academic programs. By March 8, 2016, we are the only Peruvian university with an ISO 9001: 2015 certification.

Five Stars in the 2015 QS Stars Rating
UPC was rated five stars (highest rating) in four categories: Teaching, Employability, Social Responsibility and Inclusiveness. In some categories, the University shares the same rating as some of the world’s most important universities, such as MIT (USA), University of Cambridge (UK) and University of Oxford (UK).

Third Private University with More Research in Peru
According to the 2015 Scimago Rankings, we have doubled the number of published papers in the last three years.

Our Graduates are Renowned Professionals of the Market
Some of our main evidence on employability are the following:

  • 7 out of 10 students finish their studies with a job position*.
  • One month for labor market integration. In the last three years, all of our graduates have managed to enter the labor market in just one month*.
  • 95% of our alumni are working in an area of their field*.

* Source: Ipsos Peru Study: Empleabilidad Egresados UPC 2015.

High Academic Performance Students
We are the only University in the country with a special program designed exclusively for high academic performance students: UPC’s Academic Excellence Group (AEG-UPC), with which UPC acknowledges and rewards its students’ academic efforts. The members of this group have access to multiple benefits, such as scholarships, international opportunities, contests, services, international events and others. We currently have 850 students in this group.

UPC Sports Program
UPC is the only Peruvian University with an integral program designed exclusively for athletes. UPC Sports Program promotes high performance sports, providing our students a number of special benefits, which include the possibility of getting a 50% scholarship, academic tutoring and psychological, nutritional and physical therapy assistance by professional specialists.