The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (UC or PUC) is one of the six Catholic Universities existing in the Chilean university system and one of the two Pontifical Universities in the country, along with the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso. It is also one of Chile's oldest universities and one of the most recognized educational institutions in Latin America. Since it is a Pontifical University, it has always had a strong and very close relationship with the Vatican.
UC has four campuses in Santiago and one campus in Villarrica.
The campuses in Santiago are:
Casa Central (in downtown Santiago)
San Joaquín (in Macul Commune of Greater Santiago)
Oriente (in Providencia Commune of Greater Santiago)
Lo Contador (also in Providencia Commune)
These four campuses have a total of 223,326.06 m2 constructed in a 614,569.92 m2 area. The Villarrica campus has 1,664 m2 constructed in a 2,362.5 m2 area.