Universidade de Passo Fundo

country rank  74
world rank  2645

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University Overview

Established in 1968, Universidade de Passo Fundo (University of Passo Fundo) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Passo Fundo (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Rio Grande do Sul. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade de Passo Fundo (UPF) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade de Passo Fundo (UPF) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), 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 52 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this Brazilian higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Passo Fundo
Acronym UPF
Founded 1968
Motto Conhecimento é a nossa natureza.
Knowledge is our nature.
Colours Green, orange and red

University Location

Address UPF Campus Passo Fundo - Campus I s/n - Br 285 - Km 171 - São José
Passo Fundo (population range: 50,000-249,999)
99052-900 Rio Grande do Sul
T +55 (54) 3316 8117
F +55 (54) 3311 1307

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 90-100%
Admission Office Campus I, BR 285, São José
Passo Fundo 99052-900
+55 (54) 3316 8117

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation

Ministério da Educação, Brazil

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Sistema de Acreditacion Regional del MERCOSUR ARCUSUR

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
  • Consórcio das Universidades Comunitárias Gaúchas (COMUNG)

Academic Structure


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