Universities in Brazil

Higher Education in Brazil

2021 Ranking of Brazilian Universities New

What are the most popular Universities in Brazil? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 Brazilian University Ranking of 201 Brazilian higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Brazilian higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format

Explore the uniRank League Table and University Ranking of 201 Universities in Brazil

2021 Sub-rankings by states New

The Federative Republic of Brazil is divided into 26 states (Portuguese: estados) and 1 federal district (Portuguese: distrito federal). The large majority of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the states of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Rio Grande do Sul. The following uniRank league tables or sub-rankings take into account all states which include at least 2 Brazilian higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.


Alagoas (3)   Amapa (2)  
Amazonas (3)   Bahia (10)  
Ceara (7)   Distrito Federal (2)  
Espirito Santo (2)   Goias (4)  
Maranhao (3)   Mato Grosso (3)  
Mato Grosso do Sul (5)   Minas Gerais (22)  
Para (6)   Paraiba (3)  
Parana (15)   Pernambuco (5)  
Piaui (2)   Rio de Janeiro (17)  
Rio Grande do Norte (4)   Rio Grande do Sul (22)  
Roraima (2)   Santa Catarina (13)  
Sao Paulo (38)   Sergipe (2)  
Tocantins (3)  

Brazilian University lists

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