Universidade do Vale do Paraíba

country rank  93
world rank  4365

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University Overview

Founded in 1954, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (University of Paraíba Valley) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of São José dos Campos (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Sao Paulo. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Jacareí. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP) 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 66 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Brazilian higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Paraíba Valley
Acronym UNIVAP
Founded 1954
Motto Scientia et Labor
Science and Work

University Location

Address Avenida Shishima Hifumi, 2911 - Urbanova
São José dos Campos (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
12244-000 Sao Paulo
T +55 (12) 3947 1056
F +55 (12) 3949 1334
Other locations Jacareí

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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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 30-40%
Admission Office Avenida Shishima Hifumi, 2911 - Urbanova
São José dos Campos 12244-000
+55 (12) 3947 1000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidade do Vale do Paraíba'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

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020