Colleges & Universities in Brazil

Universities in Brazil

Higher Education in Brazil


What are the most popular Universities and Colleges in Brazil? uniRank answers this question by publishing the 2024 Brazilian University Ranking of 203 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 three-year bachelor's degrees or postgraduate master's or doctoral degrees
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, non-distance education format

2024 Ranking of Brazilian Universities

2024 Sub-rankings by States

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 (7)  
Maranhao (3)   Mato Grosso (4)  
Mato Grosso do Sul (5)   Minas Gerais (20)  
Para (6)   Paraiba (3)  
Parana (16)   Pernambuco (6)  
Piaui (3)   Rio de Janeiro (17)  
Rio Grande do Norte (4)   Rio Grande do Sul (21)  
Roraima (2)   Santa Catarina (13)  
Sao Paulo (36)   Sergipe (2)  
Tocantins (3)  

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