Universidade de Caxias do Sul

country rank  63
world rank  2808

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University Overview

Founded in 1967, Universidade de Caxias do Sul (University of Caxias do Sul) is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Caxias do Sul (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Rio Grande do Sul. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bento Gonçalves, Vacaria, Canela, Farroupilha, Guaporé, Nova Prata, Veranópolis e São Sebastião do Caí. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade de Caxias do Sul (UCS) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade de Caxias do Sul (UCS) 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 51 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UCS also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name University of Caxias do Sul
Acronym UCS
Founded 1967
Motto Pés na Região. Olhos no Mundo.
Feet in the Region. Eyes in the world
Colours Blue, red and white

University Location

Address Rua Francisco Getúlio Vargas 1130 - Bloco A
Caxias do Sul (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
95070-560 Rio Grande do Sul
T +55 (54) 3218 2318
F +55 (54) 3218 2115
Other locations Bento Gonçalves, Vacaria, Canela, Farroupilha, Guaporé, Nova Prata, Veranópolis e São Sebastião do Caí

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Not reported

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 Not reported
Admission Office Rua Francisco Getúlio Vargas 1130
Caxias do Sul 95070-560
+55 (54) 3218 2100
(54) 3218 2318

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministério da Educação, Brazil

Year of first Accreditation


  • Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
  • Organización Universitaria Interamericana (OUI)
  • Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa (AULP)
  • Organización de las Américas para la Excelencia Educativa (ODAEE)
  • Grupo Tordesillas (GT)

Academic Structure

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