General information on ranking

Name of the ranking (in English) AméricaEconomía Ranking of the Best Universities of Peru
Name of the ranking (in original) AméricaEconomía Ránking de las Mejores Universidades del Perú
Scope of the ranking general ranking
Name of person in charge of ranking Ándres Musalem
Website of the ranking
First year of publication 2010
Most recent year of publication 2021
Date of last update 2023-05-07
Publication frequency annual
Ranking organization AméricaEconomía
Methodology website

Annually, América Economía magazine publishes its ranking of the best universities. This ranking is carried out at the national level in various Latin American countries. This ranking evaluates universities through 26 quality indicators grouped into seven dimensions. Of these, Teaching Quality and Research & Innovation stand out, which together account for 57% of the total score. Unlike the 2020 ranking, this year the reputation dimension was not evaluated.


  • Composition (percentages of teachers according to the type of chronological shift, taking into account the full-time weightings) – 35%
  • Academic Degree (percentage of professors according to their academic degree) – 35%
  • Prestige of the academic degree (evaluation of 15 professors who are the most outstanding of the university) – 30% 



  • Scientific output – 60%
  • Competitive research funds (they do not include consulting and business advice that are not related to research with the final product of a publication) – 20%
  • Research budget – 5%
  • Number of researchers (the total number of university researchers who have been financed internally and externally by CONCYTEC) – 5%
  • Industrial Patents that have been registered with INDECOPI – 5%
  • Research, innovation or laboratory center: Assesses that these establishments are interfaculty and have their own budget – 5% 



  • Accreditation – 90%
  • Licensing (the years of license that SUNEDU grants to the university) – 10%. 



  • Quality of agreements – 70%
  • Total number of agreements and number of people involved – 30% 



  • Mts2 built per student enrolled – 16%
  • Mts2 of classrooms per enrolled student – 16%
  • Mts2 of libraries and documentation centers per enrolled student – 16% 
  • Mts2 of sports facilities per enrolled student – 13%
  • Mts2 of laboratories per enrolled student – 16% 
  • Mts2 of extension facilities such as theaters, cinemas, radio, TV, etc. – 13%
  • Mts2 of green areas per enrolled student – 10% 



  • Percentage of first-year students according to secondary educational establishment of origin – 35%
  • Average amount of scholarships and percentage of students benefitem – 35%
  • Gender parity – 25%
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility and materials and facilities for blind people – 5% 



  • Acceptance rate – 70%
  • Tuition fee – 30%

Additional information

  • Main target groups: students and parents, higher education institutions, policy makers, governments and funding agencies
  • Level of comparison: institutional: 19
  • Major dimensions covered: innovation, internationalization, reputation, research, teaching, student facilities
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