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About UCO

The Université catholique de l'Ouest is 140 years old : originally a medieval university founded in 1373, it was later reopened in 1875 and has a current student population of 9,000.

The campus is situated in downtown Angers, a five-minute walk from train station and the nearest bus stops. It lies just minutes away from the main shopping area, restaurants, gardens, banks and administrative offices. The university campus boasts an unusual architectural blend of old and contemporary buildings, standing in a 5-hectare park.

Founded in 1875, the The Université catholique de l'Ouest is one of the oldest universities in Western France and is one of the important actors in Higher Education and research today.

A multidisciplinary university with a worldview, it offers more than a hundred programs in 6  faculties

Campus UCO Angers

  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Sciences
  • Human and Social Sciences
  • Theology and Religious Sciences
  • Law, Economy, Management


•  9,000 students including 1,700 foreign students and teachers
•  187 full-time faculty and 1,500 professionals providing lectures as experts.
•  12 foreign languages taught.
•  10 multimedia language laboratories.
•  10 research laboratories.
•  170 partner universities around the world.
•  3 university libraries comprising some 200,000 books.
•  1 audiovisual centre, multimedia rooms, WIFI access.
•  17 study areas.


•  French national degrees.
•  Guaranteed a personalized follow-up.
•  High graduation rate: graduation rate for the bachelor three years of 67% (Compared to public universities 27%).
•  High rate of work placements.
•  170 partner universities around the world: credit transfers and validation of grades.
•  Spiritual life: diverse activities offered by Catholic Campus Ministry.
•  Wide choices of student accommodation service.
•  2 university restaurants within walking distance, food and refreshments available on campus.
•  Diversity of cultural activities and sports.