University of the Americas (Chile)
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|Motto||"Your goals are ours"|
|Established||12 October 1988|
|President||Herman Chadwick Piñera|
|Location||Santiago de Chile, Chile|
|Campus||Santiago de Chile, Viña del Mar, Concepción|
University of the Americas (Spanish: Universidad de Las Américas) is a private Chilean university, founded in 1988. UDLA is a part of the Laureate International Universities network of higher education institutions.
UDLA is a private university, declared autonomous in 1997 by the Higher Education Council (CSE), allowing the institution to emit titles and degrees that are valid according to the Chilean Ministry of Education.
UDLA obtained its institutional accreditation status from the National Accreditation Commission (CNA) in 2007, and lost it in January 2014. This accreditation is a quality certification given by the CNA, which is also a requirement for specific types of student loans.
In 2000, Sylvan International Universities (now Laureate), acquired UDLA, allowing students to obtain combined degrees from other institutions in the Sylvan group.
Between 2000 and 2007, UDLA became the largest private university in Chile.
- Greater Santiago
- Antonio Varas
- Deportivo Macul
- Downtown Santiago
- North Santiago
- Americo Vespucio
- La Florida
- 5 de Abril
- Greater Concepcion
- El Boldal
- Deportivo Laureate
- Viña del Mar
- Deportivo Valparaiso