Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola University
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (Spanish)
MottoEmprendedores que Forman Emprendedores (Spanish)
Motto in English
Entrepreneurs Educating Entrepreneurs
TypePrivate Research Coeducational Higher education institution
EstablishedDecember 7, 1995; 26 years ago (1995-12-07)
FounderRaúl Diez Canseco Terry
AffiliationCorporación Educativa USIL
RectorRamiro Salas Bravo[1]
Students18,763 (2018)[2]
Campus USIL: Av. La Fontana 550, La Molina
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12°04′21″S 76°57′06″W / 12.072536°S 76.951656°W / -12.072536; -76.951656Coordinates: 12°04′21″S 76°57′06″W / 12.072536°S 76.951656°W / -12.072536; -76.951656

--Fernando Belaúnde Terry Campus

--Miguel Grau Seminario Campus
ColorsBlue and white

St. Ignatius of Loyola University (Spanish: Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola) (USIL) is a private university located in Lima, Peru, part of a group of educational institutions founded in 1995 by former Peruvian Vice President Raúl Diez Canseco, along with an institute and two schools. Its Undergraduate Programme consists of 8 schools and 33 careers, though it does have a Graduate Programme. USIL has a strong focus on entrepreneurship and hospitality management, consistent with its mission statement, which is "to shape competent entrepreneurial professionals who are socially responsible and capable of performing successfully, both domestically and internationally".[3]


Fernando Belaúnde Terry Campus

The first campus is named after Fernando Belaúnde Terry, President of Peru from 1963 to 1968 and from 1980 to 1985. It is the campus that was first built upon the university's founding and has classroom capacity for about 4000 students. Besides classrooms its facilities include the following:

  • Deans' and other administrative offices
  • Laboratories
  • Library
  • Reading and research centres
  • TV and radio studios
  • Cafeteria
  • Don Ignacio Restaurant (run by students from the Culinary Arts major)

Miguel Grau Seminario Campus

The second campus is named after Miguel Grau Seminario, Peruvian naval hero from the War of the Pacific. It has eight floors of classrooms and also houses the Graduate Programme, offices of Junior Achievement Peru, and further administrative offices, a cafeteria, student centres and the university's book store. It is currently being expanded to encompass at least two more buildings to accommodate the increase of students in recent years.

Undergraduate Programme

The university's Undergraduate Programme consists of 8 schools and 33 careers, with strong focuses on business, entrepreneurship, culinary arts and hospitality management, but featuring other programmes as well.

School of Arquitecture

  • Architecture, Urbanism and Territory

School of Business

The School of Business is the oldest in USIL and has the most majors, with eight careers:

  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Development
  • Economics
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics and International Business
  • Corporate Environmental Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing

School of Law

  • Law
  • International Relations

School of Education

  • Initial Education
  • Bilingual Intercultural Initial Education
  • Bilingual Intercultural Primary Education

School of Hospitality Management, Tourism and Gastronomy

The School of Hospitality Management, Tourism and Gastronomy focuses on hospitality management, tourism management, culinary arts, and gastronomy, and has its own building on USIL's first campus, called Hall E, housing specific facilities for the use of its students, such as mock hotel rooms, bars, kitchens. Hall E is also shared with the Culinary Arts School, which is a different programme, as well as Don Ignacio Restaurant[4]

School of Engineering

  • Agroindustrial and Business Engineering
  • Industrial and Commercial Engineering
  • Systems Engineering and Information
  • Civil Engineering
  • Business Engineering
  • Food Industrial Engineering
  • Logistics and Transport Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

School of Health

  • Health Management
  • Nutrition and Diet


  1. ^ pe/sites/default/files/estatuto-universitario.pdf "Estatuo Universitario" (PDF) (in Spanish). Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. Retrieved September 30, 2017. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  2. ^ "Estudiantes USIL" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Ficha Técnica Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "Don Ignacio Restaurant Website". Retrieved March 21, 2019.
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