Universities in Ecuador
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Ecuador
47 out of 59
  • Universities in Ecuador
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
11
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Ecuador
  • (11 institution and 0 subject rankings)
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  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Ecuador
  • Among TOP 200
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Ecuador
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities updated with Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial ranked highest among 19 listed universities in Ecuador.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: New edition of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Politics). 2 universities in Ecuador ranked.
  • 01 Jan, 2021: Publication of Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities. Escuela Politécnica Nacional with highest ranking among universities in Ecuador ranked #1744.
  • 03 Dec, 2020: Latest URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance from Urap . 4 universities from Ecuador appear in this ranking.

Rankings of universities in Ecuador 2021

#1

Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (3532 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #548 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #1648 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#2

Escuela Politécnica Nacional

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (726 reviews)
  • #2 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #600 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #1474 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#3

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (700 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #576 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #3265 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#4

Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (195 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #595 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #2454 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]

#5

Universidad Central del Ecuador

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (830 reviews)
  • #4 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #574 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #161 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 11 November, 2020]

#6

Universidad de las Americas

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (2256 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #567 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #3113 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #201 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 11 November, 2020]

#7

Universidad de Cuenca

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (656 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #584 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #4260 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #2175 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]

#8

Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (67 reviews)
  • #1 
  • #529 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #3165 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #32 
  • #390 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#9

Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (102 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #608 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #2600 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #201 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 11 November, 2020]

#10

Universidad de Especialidades del Espíritu Santo

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (66 reviews)
  • #10 
  • #596 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #201 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 11 November, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #101 
THE Latin America Rankings
[Published 29 June, 2020]

#11

Universidad Técnica del Norte

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (344 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #591 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #3540 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #193 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#12

Universidad Politécnica Salesiana

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (155 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #628 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #301 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 11 November, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #101 
THE Latin America Rankings
[Published 29 June, 2020]

#13

Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (536 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #608 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #251 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 11 November, 2020]
  • #33 
  • #401 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#14

Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (398 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #613 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #301 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 11 November, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #162 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#15

Universidad Técnica de Ambato

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (368 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #597 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #188 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #4244 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#16

Universidad Catolica de Cuenca

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (157 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #605 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #401 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 11 November, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #274 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#17

Universidad Técnica de Manabí

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (76 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #596 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #27 
  • #336 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #32 
  • #6614 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#18

Escuela Superior Politecnica de Chimborazo

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (105 reviews)
  • #18 
  • #628 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #22 
  • #256 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #3750 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#19

Universidad de Guayaquil

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (1921 reviews)
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  • #19 
  • #656 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #351 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 11 November, 2020]
  • #38 
  • #532 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#20

Universidad Metropolitana

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (43 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #301 
QS Employability Rankings
[Published 19 September, 2019]
  • #6 
  • #161 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 11 November, 2020]

#21

Universidad del Azuay

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (770 reviews)
  • #7 
  • #3862 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #14 
  • #301 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 11 November, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #243 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#22

Escuela Politécnica del Ejército

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (151 reviews)
  • #8 
  • #191 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 11 November, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #2322 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#23

Amazonian State University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (348 reviews)
  • #8 
  • #4202 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #89 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #4879 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#24

Universidad Estatal de Milagro

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (61 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #17 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #35 
  • #7155 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#25

Universidad Regional Autonoma de los Andes

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (258 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #58 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #33 
  • #6902 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#26

Universidad Técnica Estatal de Quevedo

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (207 reviews)
  • #4 
  • #63 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #36 
  • #7621 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#27

Universidad Tecnológica Ecotec

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (113 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #76 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #44 
  • #11481 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#28

Universidad Internacional del Ecuador

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (288 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #109 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #4294 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#29

Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (34 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #178 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #4718 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#30

Universidad Técnica de Cotopaxi

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (623 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #181 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #30 
  • #5417 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#31

Universidad Estatal del Sur de Manabi

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (27 reviews)
  • #19 
  • #241 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#32

Universidad Nacional de Loja

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (32 reviews)
  • #25 
  • #316 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #4414 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#33

Universidad Politecnica Estatal del Carchi

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (18 reviews)
  • #24 
  • #310 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#34

Universidad Agraria del Ecuador

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (61 reviews)
  • #26 
  • #324 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #40 
  • #9423 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#35

Technical University of Babahoyo

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (34 reviews)
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  • #28 
  • #351 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #41 
  • #10525 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#36

Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #31 
  • #362 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #24 
  • #4975 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#37

Universidad Tecnica Luis Vargas Torres

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (20 reviews)
  • #30 
  • #361 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #43 
  • #11141 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#38

Universidad Tecnica de Machala

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (23 reviews)
  • #34 
  • #480 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #4727 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#39

Universidad Estatal de Bolívar

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (24 reviews)
  • #36 
  • #496 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #37 
  • #7976 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#40

Universidad Laica Eloy Alfaro de Manabi

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (138 reviews)
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  • #37 
  • #520 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #29 
  • #5292 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#41

Universidad Particular San Gregorio de Portoviejo

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (60 reviews)
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  • #39 
  • #593 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#42

Universidad Laica Vicente Rocafuerte de Guayaquil

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (61 reviews)
  • #40 
  • #618 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #34 
  • #7034 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#43

Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (350 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #5003 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#44

Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales

  • #27 
  • #5026 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#45

Universidad Internacional SEK

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (14 reviews)
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  • #31 
  • #6024 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#46

Universidad Casa Grande

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (43 reviews)
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  • #39 
  • #9153 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#47

Escuela Superior Politecnica Agropecuaria de Manabi

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (56 reviews)
  • #42 
  • #10565 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#48

Panamerican University of Cuenca

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#49

Ecotec University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#50

Universidad de Los Hemisferios

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (39 reviews)
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#51

University of Santa María

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (108 reviews)
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#52

Civil University Vicente Rocafuerte of Guayaquil

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#53

Universidad Iberoamericana del Ecuador

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (55 reviews)
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#54

Universidad de Especialidades Turísticas

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (49 reviews)

#55

Universidad Tecnológica Empresarial de Guayaquil

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (15 reviews)
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#56

San Antonio de Machala University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (21 reviews)

#57

Universidad de Otavalo

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#58

Universidad Interamericana del Ecuador


#59

Jose Peralta Technical University


Ecuador Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT -5

Telephone country code: +593

  • Largest cities in Ecuador:
  • 1. Guayaquil: 2,000,000
  • 2. Quito: 1,400,000
  • 3. Cuenca: 280,000
  • 4. Machala: 200,000
  • 5. Santo Domingo de los Colorados: 200,000

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FAQ

Universidad San Francisco de Quito ranks #1 in Ecuador in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Ecuador Universidad San Francisco de Quito is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 9 rankings where Universidad San Francisco de Quito is listed.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Latin America:
Academic Reputation 30%
Employer Reputation 20%
Faculty to Student Ratio 10%
Staff with PhD 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per Paper 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE Latin America Rankings:
Teaching (the learning environment) 36%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 34%
Citations (research influence) 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Urap

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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