Universidade Castelo Branco

country rank  183
world rank  7986

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University Overview

Established in 1971, Universidade Castelo Branco (Castelo Branco University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Penha, Marechal Hermes, Recreio, Centro. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Castelo Branco (UCB) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Castelo Branco (UCB) 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 48 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades.

University Identity

Name Castelo Branco University
Acronym UCB
Founded 1971
Colours Red, blue and white

University Location

Address Avenida Santa Cruz 1631 - Realengo
Rio de Janeiro (population range: over 5,000,000)
21710-250 Rio de Janeiro
T +55 (21) 3216 7700
F +55 (21) 2401 9696
Other locations Penha, Marechal Hermes, Recreio, Centro

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported Not reported

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 and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Avenida Santa Cruz, 1631, Realengo
Rio de Janeiro 21710-255
+55 (21) 3216 7700

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidade Castelo Branco's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministério da Educação, Brazil

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 10 February 2020