International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Universities in Milan

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Founded in 1921, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is the largest private university in Europe and the largest catholic university in the world. With connections to some of Italy's largest multinational corporations and world-recognized brands, students will be able to experience the energy of Milan's business sectors situated right around the campus. With its focus on international students, ISA participants will have numerous opportunities to develop their academic and professional careers while closely experiencing the language and culture in one of the country's most powerful economic and cultural metropolises.

Some popular areas of study include:
  • Business
  • Italian
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Fashion & Design
  • Communications
  • International Relations

The university is located in the heart of the city in a 16th Century monastery designed by Renaissance architect, Bramante. Near many of Milan's famous monuments and ensconced in the bustling financial, commercial, and industrial center of the city, the campus is subtly tucked within picturesque gardens and courtyards, which provides for an excellent environment in which to study.

Campus has sports facilities (with soccer field, volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts), and a gymnasium. The ISA office in Milan is located on the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore's main campus in downtown Milan. ISA students can visit the staff to talk about their cultural experiences, receive language tutoring, and get assistance with all aspects of daily life in Italy. Students who wish to travel during the program will also be able to get advice from the ISA staff.

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education. QS World University Rankings, a global university evaluation system, named UCSC as one of the top 200 universities in 10 fields of study. This is an improvement over UCSC's still impressive rankings in 2012, which demonstrates the university's growing prominence on a global scale. In 2013, QS awared the university five stars for its achievements in employability, teaching, facilities and engagement. In a survey sample of 65 European universities performed by the International Student Barometer, UCSC was declared second place and the fourth most recommended university by foreign students, demonstrating the university's expansive internationalization efforts. According to QS World University Rankings, the UCSC was decided in 2012 to be within the 450-500 best universities in the world, and was ranked 51-100 for Philosophy, 151-200 for agriculture and technologies, and 100-151 for Psychology.