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Pontifical Lateran University Ranking 2017

The Pontifical Lateran University ranking in the GPA system is Top 50 / Tier 3.

This is obviously a very specialized institution, of interest to Catholic students. There are only 3 Pontifical universities in the THE ranking and 1 in the QS ranking. Yet, most people understand that “Pontifical” means established or recognized by the Pope and Catholic Church, which bring immediate recognition. For the GPA ranking, it was determined that testing one Pontifical university as a test case, and it was clear that the perception was very favorable. For Catholic students, attending a Pontifical University in Rome can be a very rewarding academic experience. PLU was chosen for its reputation among Pontifical universities, alumni body, and internationally famous library. PLU needs to communicate (web) and teach in English to remain the World Top 50 list, but its presence signal the level of prestige associated with Pontifical Universities notably those located in major European capitals.


Pontifical Lateran University ranking

Other Agencies providing Pontifical Lateran University Ranking information:

  • QS World University Ranking (2015–16) Not ranked
  • THE World University Ranking (2015–16) Not ranked
  • GPA World’s Top 50 Ranking (2016) Included in Top 50 as Tier 3

Additional information: Institutional History

  • The history of the Pontifical Lateran University began in 1773 when Pope Clement XIV entrusted the Roman College’s Faculties of Theology and Philosophy to the clergy of Rome. In 1824, Pope Leo XII changed the institution’s location, situating it in the Sant’Apollinare Palazzo. In 1853, Pius IX established the Faculties of Canon Law and Civil Law as well as the Pontifical Institute Utriusque Iuris. In 1958, the Athenaeum acquired its present organization when Pius XII instituted the Pontifical Pastoral Institute, later dedicated with the name of Pope John Paul II’s first encyclical, Redemptor hominis. The following year, John XXIII granted it status as a Pontifical University.

Additional information: Tuition Fees

No documentation available.

Aalto University web site: http://www.pul.it/en/

THE (Times of Higher Education) ranking: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings