Universidade Católica de Pernambuco

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world rank  3859

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University Overview

Established in 1951, Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (Catholic University of Pernambuco) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Recife (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Pernambuco. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (UNICAP) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (UNICAP) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 68 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

Name Catholic University of Pernambuco
Acronym UNICAP
Founded 1951
Motto Veritati et vitae
Truth and Life
Colours Grey and white

University Location

Address Rua do Príncipe 526 - Campus Universitário-UNICAP - Boa Vista
Recife (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
50050-900 Pernambuco
T +55 (81) 2119 4110
F +55 (81) 3423 0541

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Jesuit - www.jesuit.org

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidade Católica de Pernambuco's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministério da Educação, Brazil

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)

Academic Structure

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