Universities in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Sao Paulo
19 out of 22
  • Universities in Sao Paulo
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
27
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Sao Paulo
  • (21 institution and 6 subject rankings)
21
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Sao Paulo
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Sao Paulo
  • 18 Mar, 2021: New edition of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. 9 universities in Sao Paulo ranked.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: Latest QS World University Rankings By Subject (Engineering - Petroleum) from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. 42 universities from Sao Paulo appear in this ranking.
  • 01 Mar, 2021: New edition of THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education. 3 universities in Sao Paulo ranked.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: UniRank 4icu - World Ranking updated with University of São Paulo in position 58.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Sao Paulo

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
#201 
Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo

Rankings of universities in Sao Paulo, 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

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]


#3

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]


#4

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]


#5

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]

#6

Nove de Julho University

Student satisfaction: 2.7 / 5.0 (22 reviews)
  • #72 
  • #560 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #67 
  • #67 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #65 
  • #2351 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]

#7

Southern Cross University

  • #88 
  • #572 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #85 
  • #84 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #80 
  • #616 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#8

City University of Sao Paulo

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (297 reviews)
  • #99 
  • #579 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #98 
  • #98 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #131 
  • #4657 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#9

Mackenzie Presbyterian University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (486 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #1516 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #34 
  • #34 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #92 
  • #2951 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]

#10

Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa Sao Paulo

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (324 reviews)
  • #27 
  • #491 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #77 
  • #3456 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#11

Anhembi Morumbi University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (247 reviews)
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  • #115 
  • #117 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #61 
  • #301 
QS University Rankings BRICS
[Published 06 May, 2019]
  • #66 
  • #530 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#12

São Judas Tadeu University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (1168 reviews)
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  • #108 
  • #109 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #79 
  • #611 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #141 
  • #5010 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#13

University of Santo Amaro

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (200 reviews)
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  • #137 
  • #141 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #88 
  • #351 
QS University Rankings BRICS
[Published 06 May, 2019]
  • #78 
  • #610 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]

#14

Brasil University

Student satisfaction: 3.5 / 5.0 (70 reviews)
  • #154 
  • #158 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #133 
  • #4736 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#15

Anhanguera University of São Paulo

  • #164 
  • #169 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

#16

Ibirapuera University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (164 reviews)
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  • #182 
  • #188 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #85 
  • #351 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 11 November, 2020]
  • #144 
  • #5224 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#17

Bandeirante University of São Paulo

Student satisfaction: 2.8 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #71 
  • #351 
QS University Rankings BRICS
[Published 06 May, 2019]
  • #101 
  • #3993 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#18

Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa

  • #78 
  • #3476 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#19

FIA, Fundação Instituto de Administração

  • #161 
  • #8820 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#20

University Camilo Castelo Branco

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (11 reviews)

#21

Foundation Institute of Administration

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (44 reviews)
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#22

Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo, Fundação Getulio Vargas


Sao Paulo Key Facts for International Students

Population: 10022000

Time: GMT -3

District/province: São Paulo, São Paulo

Living costs for students in Sao Paulo:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 70* (30% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 62* (38% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 53* (47% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 25.83 BRL
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 127 V / 220 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Plug Type N
    • Residential voltage: 127 V / 220 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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FAQ

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

Among all universities in Sao Paulo 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 Sao Paulo for Medicine & Health (Dentistry). See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

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

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

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

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

Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo.

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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