About USFQ

Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) is a private liberal arts university located in Quito, Ecuador.

  • Founded in 1988, it is the first private university of Ecuador.
  • USFQ currently has 8500 students.
  • 50% of professors have a PhD.
  • USFQ is ranked #1 University in Ecuador and #57 in Latin America (2016 QS University Rankings).
  • There are more than 100 Bilateral Exchange Partnerships at USFQ.
  • 1000 International students attend USFQ every year.
  • USFQ’s main scientific stations include “GAIAS” in the Galapagos Islands and the “Tiputini Biodiversity Station” in the Amazon Rainforest.