Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte

country rank  109
world rank  4986

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University Overview

Established in 1968, Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (Rio Grande do Norte State University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Mossoró (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Rio Grande do Norte. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Assu, Pau dos Ferros, Patu, Natal. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN) 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 51 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

Name Rio Grande do Norte State University
Acronym UERN
Founded 1968
Motto Liber VI Spiritus

University Location

Address Rua Almino Afonso 478 - Centro
Mossoró (population range: 50,000-249,999)
59610-210 Rio Grande do Norte
T +55 (84) 3315 2139
F +55 (84) 3315 2108
Other locations Assu, Pau dos Ferros, Patu, Natal

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

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
Admission Office Rua Almino Afonso, 478 Centro
Mossoro 59610-210

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministério da Educação, Brazil

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
  • Rede Nacional de Extensão (RENEX)
  • Associação Brasileira dos Reitores das Universidades Estaduais e Municipais (ABRUEM)

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Site last updated: Monday, 10 February 2020