The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, founded in Lima in 1917, is the nation’s No. 1 university, one of the twenty-five best universities in Latin America and the only Peruvian university to be listed among the top 500 universities in the world in the international rankings. In the 2008 Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings, the University is ranked 401-500th globally and rated 275th among the world's top universities for Arts & Humanities. In the Webometrics Ranking of Top Colleges and Best Universities of Peru (July 2010), Pontifical Catholic University of Peru is ranked 1st in the country and 629th globally.

Following are some of the leading universities in Peru:
  • Cayetano Heredia University
  • Catholic University of Santa María
  • La Molina National Agrarian University
  • Los Andes Peruvian University
  • National University of Trujillo
  • Northern Private University
  • National University of Education Enrique Guzmán and Valle
  • National University of San Marcos
  • National University of Engineering
  • National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco
  • National University of Callao
  • National University of St Augustin of Arequipa
  • Peruvian University of Applied Sciences
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
  • Scientific University of the South
  • San Cristóbal of Huamanga University
  • University of Lima
  • University of the Pacific (Peru)
  • University of Piura
  • Union Peruvian University
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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