The University of Lima is a private university in Lima, the capital of Peru. It was founded in 1962. The decision to create the University of Lima was made in the early 1960s by a group of university professors, along with important commerce and industry representatives. It started with only 120 students in a small campus in the Jesús María District. Due to the university's quick growth, the campus in the Monterrico area of Surco was inaugurated to serve the university's space needs. Today, the University of Lima has 10,470 students, ten schools, a postgraduate school, a general studies program and a scientific research institute, along with many services for students, faculty, and the community at large.