Universities in Brazil
- Rankings & Reviews -

Brazil
203 out of 211
  • Universities in Brazil
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
27
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Brazil
  • (21 institution and 6 subject rankings)
21
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Brazil
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Brazil

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Brazil
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Scimago Institutions published most recent results of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. Includes 119 universities from Brazil.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: Publication of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Accounting & Finance). University of São Paulo with highest ranking among universities in Brazil ranked #13.
  • 01 Mar, 2021: THE Times Higher Education, UK published most recent results of THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education. Includes 52 universities from Brazil.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: Latest UniRank 4icu - World Ranking from 4icu. in position #58.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Brazil

Dentistry
#2 
University of São Paulo
Agricultural Sciences
#6 
University of São Paulo
Environmental Sciences
#13 
University of São Paulo
Environmental Engineering
#32 
University of São Paulo
Anthropology
#44 
University of São Paulo
Linguistics
#151 
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Rankings of universities in Brazil 2021

#1

University of São Paulo

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (602 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #115 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #26 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

State University of Campinas

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #233 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #215 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (629 reviews)
  • #13 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #380 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #228 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#4

São Paulo State University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #493 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #181 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Federal University of Minas Gerais

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #276 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

Federal University of São Paulo

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (264 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #420 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #357 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (345 reviews)
  • #4 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #255 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#8

Federal University of Santa Catarina

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (854 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #382 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#9

Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro

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  • #8 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #55 
  • #549 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#10

University of Brasília

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (700 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #407 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#11

Federal University of Paraná

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (1913 reviews)
  • #18 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #373 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#12

Federal University of São Carlos

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (127 reviews)
  • #24 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #11 
  • #447 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#13

Federal University of Pernambuco

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (325 reviews)
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  • #19 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #14 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #471 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#14

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul

  • #9 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #32 
  • #507 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#15

Fluminense Federal University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (1176 reviews)
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  • #28 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #462 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#16

Federal University of Viçosa

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (572 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #462 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#17

Federal University of Sergipe

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (404 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #56 
  • #550 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #27 
  • #1258 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#18

Federal University of Pelotas

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (22 reviews)
  • #12 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #474 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #801 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#19

Federal University of Ceará

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (204 reviews)
  • #45 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #14 
  • #458 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#20

Federal University of Bahia

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (237 reviews)
  • #44 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #463 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#21

Federal University of Santa Maria

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  • #23 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #472 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#22

Federal University of ABC

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (764 reviews)
  • #42 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #29 
  • #495 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #529 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#23

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (53 reviews)
  • #21 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #481 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #888 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#24

University of the State of Rio de Janeiro

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (515 reviews)
  • #40 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #463 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #631 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#25

Federal University of Goiás

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (186 reviews)
  • #47 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #452 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #25 
  • #1110 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#26

State University of Londrina

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (69 reviews)
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  • #35 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #26 
  • #490 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#27

Federal University of Juiz de Fora

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (863 reviews)
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  • #50 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #37 
  • #522 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #769 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#28

Federal University of Paraíba

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (122 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #30 
  • #501 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #26 
  • #1226 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#29

Federal University of Uberlândia

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (210 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #39 
  • #526 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #31 
  • #1294 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#30

Federal University of Lavras

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (2577 reviews)
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  • #51 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #36 
  • #515 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #28 
  • #1271 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#31

Federal University of Pará

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (2524 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #35 
  • #512 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #30 
  • #1288 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#32

Federal University of Technology - Paraná

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (52 reviews)
  • #25 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #70 
  • #558 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #32 
  • #1600 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#33

Federal University of Itajubá

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (1079 reviews)
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  • #49 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #116 
  • #601 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #948 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#34

University of the Rio dos Sinos Valley

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (207 reviews)
  • #33 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #46 
  • #541 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #43 
  • #1996 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#35

State University of Maringá

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (205 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #472 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #1281 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#36

Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (372 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #42 
  • #535 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #71 
  • #3188 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#37

Federal University of Ouro Prêto

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (242 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #57 
  • #550 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #36 
  • #1443 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#38

Federal University of Alagoas

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (146 reviews)
  • #43 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #45 
  • #540 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #164 
  • #1499 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#39

Santa Catarina State University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (68 reviews)
  • #41 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #62 
  • #553 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #54 
  • #2459 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#40

Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (1243 reviews)
  • #37 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #86 
  • #569 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #33 
  • #1339 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]

#41

Federal University of Espírito Santo

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (211 reviews)
  • #46 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #34 
  • #508 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #35 
  • #1396 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#42

State University of Ponta Grossa

  • #31 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #54 
  • #547 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #72 
  • #3201 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#43

State University of Santa Cruz

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (52 reviews)
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  • #32 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #94 
  • #577 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #36 
  • #1743 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#44

Federal University of Piauí

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (156 reviews)
  • #20 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #69 
  • #557 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #61 
  • #2710 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#45

University of Caxias do Sul

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (32 reviews)
  • #38 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #97 
  • #578 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #78 
  • #3550 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#46

State University of Ceará

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (222 reviews)
  • #39 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #81 
  • #566 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #55 
  • #2491 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#47

University of Fortaleza

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (299 reviews)
  • #30 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #58 
  • #551 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #63 
  • #63 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]


#48

Federal University of Health Sciences, Porto Alegre

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (822 reviews)
  • #48 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #49 
  • #544 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #74 
  • #3407 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#49

Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais

  • #36 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #101 
  • #580 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #77 
  • #3522 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#50

State University of West Paraná

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (43 reviews)
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  • #34 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #84 
  • #568 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #62 
  • #62 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

#51

Federal Rural University of the Semiarid Region

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (40 reviews)
  • #22 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #78 
  • #564 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #91 
  • #91 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

#52

Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo

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  • #9 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #60 
  • #553 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #56 
  • #56 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]


#53

Federal University of São João del-Rei

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  • #48 
  • #543 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #792 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #52 
  • #2312 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#54

Rio de Janeiro State Federal University

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  • #16 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #91 
  • #573 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #76 
  • #3438 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#55

Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (462 reviews)
  • #47 
  • #543 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #31 
  • #1558 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #35 
  • #35 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]


#56

Federal University of Maranhão

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (503 reviews)
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  • #61 
  • #553 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #30 
  • #1528 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #51 
  • #51 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

#57

Federal University of Campina Grande

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (82 reviews)
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  • #50 
  • #545 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #42 
  • #1979 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #44 
  • #44 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

#58

Federal University of Mato Grosso

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #51 
  • #546 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #34 
  • #1688 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #33 
  • #33 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

#59

Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (80 reviews)
  • #95 
  • #577 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #35 
  • #1691 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #46 
  • #46 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]


#60

State University of North Fluminense

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (37 reviews)
  • #77 
  • #564 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #33 
  • #1680 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #43 
  • #43 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

#61

Federal University of Amazonas

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (619 reviews)
  • #66 
  • #555 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #50 
  • #2217 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #60 
  • #60 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

#62

Federal Rural University of Pernambuco

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (784 reviews)
  • #43 
  • #535 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #48 
  • #2117 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #64 
  • #64 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]


#63

Federal University of Alfenas

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (114 reviews)
  • #87 
  • #571 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #53 
  • #2397 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #68 
  • #68 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

#64

Federal Foundation University of Rio Grande

  • #71 
  • #558 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #34 
  • #1360 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #87 
  • #4006 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#65

State University of Paraíba

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (60 reviews)
  • #100 
  • #579 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #46 
  • #2091 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #92 
  • #92 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

#66

State University of Feira de Santana

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (124 reviews)
  • #85 
  • #569 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #75 
  • #3434 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #58 
  • #58 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]


#67

Paulista University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (40 reviews)
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  • #89 
  • #572 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #65 
  • #2903 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #77 
  • #77 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

#68

Federal University of Pampa

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #98 
  • #578 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #80 
  • #3637 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #83 
  • #83 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

#69

Federal University of Tocantins

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (142 reviews)
  • #53 
  • #546 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #40 
  • #1819 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #113 
  • #115 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

#70

Catholic University of Pelotas

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  • #113 
  • #589 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #66 
  • #2944 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #73 
  • #73 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

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University of São Paulo ranks #1 in Brazil in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Brazil University of São Paulo is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 31 rankings where University of São Paulo is listed.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Brazil for Medicine & Health (Dentistry). See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Brazil for Agriculture (Agricultural Sciences). See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Brazil for Natural Sciences (Environmental Sciences). See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Brazil for Engineering (Environmental Engineering). See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Brazil for Social Studies & Humanities (Anthropology). See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul is ranked best in Brazil for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Latin America:
Academic Reputation 30%
Employer Reputation 20%
Faculty to Student Ratio 10%
Staff with PhD 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per Paper 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings BRICS:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 20%
Staff with a PhD 10%
Papers per faculty 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU South America:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUF

Criteria used in ranking -RUF Ranking de universidades:
Research 42%
Teaching 32%
Labour Market 18%
Innovation 4%
Internalization 4%

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE Latin America Rankings:
Teaching (the learning environment) 36%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 34%
Citations (research influence) 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 10%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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