University of the Americas (Chile)
|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), a branch of the Chilean Ministry of Education (Mineduc).
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.
Chilean universities can be granted accreditation status from the National Accreditation Commission (CNA), at an institutional and academic program level. Accreditation is a quality certification and is a requirement for government provided financial aid. In March 2016, UDLA was granted institution level accreditation status until March 2019. Additionally, multiple programs are individually accredited.
- Greater Santiago
- Downtown Santiago
- Northern Santiago
- La Florida
- Greater Concepcion
- El Boldal
- Viña del Mar
- Los Castaños
- "Acreditación institucional". www.udla.cl. Retrieved 2016-06-08.