Universities in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Sao Paulo
20 out of 22
  • Universities in Sao Paulo
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
47
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Sao Paulo
  • (42 institution and 5 subject rankings)
40
  • 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
  • 15 Aug, 2022: ShanghaiRanking Consultancy published most recent results of ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking. Includes 3 universities from Sao Paulo.
  • 11 Aug, 2022: UniRank 4icu: Top 200 Universities in the World updated with University of São Paulo in position 61.
  • 14 Jul, 2022: Publication of THE Latin America Rankings. University of São Paulo with highest ranking among universities in Sao Paulo ranked #2.
  • 22 Jun, 2022: Publication of CWTS Leiden Ranking. University of São Paulo with highest ranking among universities in Sao Paulo ranked #12.

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
Engineering - Mineral & Mining
#31 
University of São Paulo
Geography
#38 
University of São Paulo
Mathematics
#38 
University of São Paulo
Modern Langugages
#41 
University of São Paulo
Sports Related Subjects
#49 
University of São Paulo
Art & Design
#51 
University of São Paulo
Computer Science & Information Systems
#89 
University of São Paulo

Rankings of universities in Sao Paulo, Brazil 2022

#1

University of São Paulo

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (1123 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #115 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #1 
  • #23 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#2

São Paulo State University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (1123 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #477 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #2 
  • #155 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#3

Federal University of São Paulo

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (334 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #441 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #9 
  • #349 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]



#4

Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo

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  • #9 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #75 
  • #526 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #56 
  • #56 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]


#5

Mackenzie Presbyterian University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (486 reviews)
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  • #53 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #33 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #34 
  • #34 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

#6

Nove de Julho University

Student satisfaction: 2.5 / 5.0 (58 reviews)
  • #54 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #91 
  • #536 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #67 
  • #67 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

#7

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

Student satisfaction: 2.1 / 5.0 (335 reviews)
  • #134 
  • #595 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #2 
  • #251 
QS Employability Rankings
[Published 23 September, 2021]

#8

City University of Sao Paulo

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (297 reviews)
  • #124 
  • #568 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #98 
  • #98 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #79 
  • #484 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#9

Southern Cross University

  • #133 
  • #591 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #85 
  • #84 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #99 
  • #639 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#10

Paulista University

Student satisfaction: 3.4 / 5.0 (188 reviews)
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  • #128 
  • #573 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #77 
  • #77 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #78 
  • #2732 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]

#11

Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa Sao Paulo

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (324 reviews)
  • #30 
  • #473 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #91 
  • #3573 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#12

University of Santo Amaro

Student satisfaction: 3.2 / 5.0 (572 reviews)
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  • #102 
  • #542 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #137 
  • #141 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #86 
  • #2834 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]

#13

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]
  • #87 
  • #351 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 25 August, 2021]
  • #61 
  • #301 
QS University Rankings BRICS
[Published 06 May, 2019]

#14

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]
  • #103 
  • #652 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #140 
  • #4818 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#15

Anhanguera University of São Paulo

  • #164 
  • #169 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #47 
  • #213 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#16

Bandeirante University of São Paulo

Student satisfaction: 2.8 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #70 
  • #351 
QS University Rankings BRICS
[Published 06 May, 2019]
  • #63 
  • #333 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#17

Brasil University

Student satisfaction: 3.5 / 5.0 (70 reviews)
  • #154 
  • #158 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #101 
  • #642 
StuDocu World University Ranking - Latin America
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #147 
  • #4899 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#18

Ibirapuera University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (445 reviews)
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  • #182 
  • #188 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #158 
  • #5408 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#19

Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa

  • #93 
  • #3645 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]
  • #46 
  • #1001 
THE World University Impact Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 27 April, 2022]
  • #40 
  • #1001 
THE University Impact Rankings - Quality Education (SDG4)
[Published 27 April, 2022]

#20

FIA, Fundação Instituto de Administração

  • #177 
  • #7470 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#21

Foundation Institute of Administration

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (161 reviews)
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#22

University Camilo Castelo Branco

Student satisfaction: 2.7 / 5.0 (135 reviews)

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 23.81 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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University of São Paulo ranks #1 in Sao Paulo in our meta ranking composed of 130 university rankings.

Among all universities in Sao Paulo University of São Paulo is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 48 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 (Engineering - Mineral & Mining). See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

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

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

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

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Sports Science (Sports Related Subjects). See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Computer Science (Computer Science & Information Systems). See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

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

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Law (Law). See all rankings for the 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 BRICS:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 20%
Staff with a PhD 10%
Papers per faculty 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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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)

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

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

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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%

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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 -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 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 Young 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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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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