According to the Mori Barometer of Higher Education, UNAB is the top private university in Chile and the 6th best in the nation, following only: Universidad de Chile, Universidad Católica, Univerisdad de Santiago, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María and Universidad de Concepción.
The survey was conducted with 1,197 students from the 3rd and 4th year of municipal, subsidized and private high schools from all over Chile, from Arica to Punta Arenas, who provided their opinion on different parameters related to higher education in Chile.
This is the seventh time that Mori has conducted the Barometer of Higher Education. They conducted the survey in September and October 2012. The questions on the survey probe how high school students perceive public and private universities, the Technical Training Centers (DTC) and Professional Institutes (IP). In addition, they look at factors like the PSU, degree programs, funding, and student mobility, among others.
UNAB, for the seventh consecutive year, was recognized by students as the "Best Private University." Since 2009 the percentage of students that recognized UNAB as the best private university has risen rising from 19% to 28% in 2012, more than double the number of students giving top ranks to UDP, Santo Tomas and Adolfo Ibáñez.
Dr. Pedro Uribe, UNAB’s Rector, praised this recognition from potential students about the work the university has undertaken over the last years. "Those who aspire to progress and dream of access to higher education, appreciate the history of our institution and the work we do on an ongoing and consistent basis year after year. This makes us proud and inspires us," he said.
Universidad Andrés Bello maintained their ranking as 6th best in the country among all universities, which includes traditional universities like Universidad de Chile and Universidad Católica, among others. Dr. Uribe indicated that this shows that UNAB is an institution concerned with the quality of education, recognized for their contributions to scientific progress and with a strong dedication to the environment in which we live.
The study includes information on the perception of the quality of education received from the parents of students and the student movements. It also looked at specific issues related to the 2013 admissions process like the plan for the PSU, the type of institutions where they want to study, what factors are important to choose an institution or degree program, degree program preferences, financing options, perceived quality of education, and connectivity, among others.
For more detailed information check the Mori Barometer of Higher Education, please click here (hyper link - http://noticias.unab.cl/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/INFORME-BAROMETRO-DE-LA-EDUCACION-SUPERIOR-MORI.pdf)
This article was originally written in Spanish and has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.