UP4 specialises in engineering and architecture studies.
· 90% of UP4 undergraduates study in engineering and architecture programmes, compared to 25% for public campus-based universities as a whole. Together, they represent a third of all engineering and architecture students in Spain.
Three out of four UP4 postgraduate students opt to pursue further study in engineering and architecture (compared to one in five for public universities as a whole). UP4 students represent 38% of postgraduates in engineering and architecture in Spain.
UP4 attracts more students with good academic records and more international students.
· 66% of UP4 first-year students are admitted with an overall average grade above 6.5 out of 10, compared to 59% for campus-based public universities as a whole.
· 3% of undergraduates are international students, three times the percentage for the rest of campus-based public universities.
· 26% of postgraduates are international students, compared to 10% for the rest of campus-based public universities.
· UP4 attracts 8% of Erasmus students who come to Spain, one percentage point more than the rest of campus-based public universities.
UP4 students perform better.
· The assessment rate for UP4 students (percentage of students who take the exams for subjects they are enrolled in) is 91%, more than ten percentage points higher than the overall rate for engineering and architecture studies at campus-based public universities (80%).
· The performance rate (credits passed as a percentage of enrolled credits) is 75%, four percentage points higher than the average for engineering and architecture at campus-based public universities (71%).
UP4 graduates have higher employment rates.
· Four years after completing their studies, 78% of engineering and architecture graduates are affiliated to the Spanish social security system, compared to 74% for Spanish university graduates as a whole.
UP4 graduates have higher-quality jobs.
· Four years after completing their studies, 62% of engineering and architecture graduates have permanent contracts, compared to 51% for Spanish graduates as a whole.
· 91% have full-time contracts, compared to 74% for Spanish university graduates as a whole.
· Engineering and architecture graduates have the highest social security contribution base of any branch of study (an average of €25,737.60).
The UPC, the UPM, the UPV and the UPCT have the stamp of Campus of International Excellence