Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

country rank  16
world rank  1085

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University Overview

Founded in 1958, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Natal (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Rio Grande do Norte. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Macaíba, Currais Novos, Santa Cruz, Caicó. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 59 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Brazilian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UFRN also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Acronym UFRN
Founded 1958
Motto Accipitut det
Receive to give
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address Campus Universitário, BR 101, Lagoa Nova
Natal (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
59072-970 Rio Grande do Norte
T +55 (84) 3215 3119
F +55 (84) 3215 3131
Other locations Macaíba, Currais Novos, Santa Cruz, Caicó

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office Campus Universitário, BR101-Lagoa Nova
Natal 59072-970
+55 (84) 3215 3224

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 4,500-4,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministério da Educação, Brazil

Year of first Accreditation


  • Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
  • Rede Nacional de Extensão (RENEX)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018