THE ONLY PERUVIAN UNIVERSITY TO BE INSTITUTIONALLY ACCREDITED AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL BY WSCUC, FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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.
National and international programmatic accreditations for various of our programs
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:
* 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.