Best Universities for Development Studies in Latin America

Below is the list of best universities in Latin America ranked based on their research performance in Development Studies. A graph of 175K citations received by 13.3K academic papers made by 67 universities in Latin America was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Development Studies

    University of Sao Paulo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    96,364
    Founded
    1827
  2. For Development Studies

    • #2 in Latin America
    • #1 in Jamaica
    • #156 in the World
    University of the West Indies, Mona logo
    Enrollment
    49,092
    Founded
    1948
  3. For Development Studies

    National Autonomous University of Mexico logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    360,883
    Founded
    1551
  4. For Development Studies

    University of Chile logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1842
  5. For Development Studies

    University of the Andes, Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    17,808
    Male:Female
    56:44
    Founded
    1949
  6. For Development Studies

    State University of Campinas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1966
  7. For Development Studies

    Pontifical Catholic University of Chile logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1888
  8. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    67,329
    Founded
    1920
  9. For Development Studies

    University of Antioquia logo
    Enrollment
    39,900
    Founded
    1803
  10. For Development Studies

    University of Brasilia logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1962
  11. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Minas Gerais logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1927
  12. For Development Studies

    National University of Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1867
  13. For Development Studies

    University of Buenos Aires logo
    Enrollment
    262,932
    Founded
    1821
  14. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1934
  15. For Development Studies

    Metropolitan Autonomous University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1974
  16. For Development Studies

    • #16 in Latin America
    • #1 in Uruguay
    • #536 in the World
    University of the Republic logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1833
  17. For Development Studies

    University of Guadalajara logo
    Acceptance Rate
    39%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1792
  18. For Development Studies

    Center for Research and Teaching in Economics logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1974
  19. For Development Studies

    Colegio de Mexico logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1940
  20. For Development Studies

    Monterrey Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    92,736
    Founded
    1943
  21. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Bahia logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1946
  22. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Santa Catarina logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1960
  23. For Development Studies

    • #23 in Latin America
    • #1 in Costa Rica
    • #661 in the World
    University of Costa Rica logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    30,436
    Founded
    1940
  24. For Development Studies

    Fluminense Federal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1960
  25. For Development Studies

    National Polytechnic Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1936
  26. For Development Studies

    University of the State of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1950
  27. For Development Studies

    National University of La Plata logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1905
  28. For Development Studies

    El Rosario University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    11,450
    Founded
    1653
  29. For Development Studies

    Pontifical Javeriana University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1623
  30. For Development Studies

    Diego Portales University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1982
  31. For Development Studies

    Sao Paulo State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1976
  32. For Development Studies

    Central University of Venezuela logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1721
  33. For Development Studies

    Pontifical Catholic University of Peru logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1917
  34. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Pelotas logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1969
  35. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Parana logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1912
  36. For Development Studies

    Ibero-American University, Mexico City logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1943
  37. For Development Studies

    Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1961
  38. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Pernambuco logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1946
  39. For Development Studies

    University of the Valley logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1945
  40. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Sao Paulo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1933
  41. For Development Studies

    Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1946
  42. For Development Studies

    Torcuato di Tella University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1991
  43. For Development Studies

    Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1941
  44. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Paraiba logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  45. For Development Studies

    University of Santiago de Chile logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1849
  46. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Ceara logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1954
  47. For Development Studies

    Autonomous University of the State of Mexico logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1956
  48. For Development Studies

    National University of Cordoba logo
    Enrollment
    120,055
    Male:Female
    37:63
    Founded
    1613
  49. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Sao Carlos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1968
  50. For Development Studies

    EAFIT University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1960
  51. For Development Studies

    National Major San Marcos University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1551
  52. For Development Studies

    Autonomus Institute of Technology of Mexico logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1946
  53. For Development Studies

    Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1933
  54. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Vicosa logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1922
  55. For Development Studies

    University of Cartagena logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1827
  56. For Development Studies

    Externado University of Colombia logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1886
  57. For Development Studies

    Northern University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  58. For Development Studies

    Autonomous University of Baja California logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1957
  59. For Development Studies

    Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1967
  60. For Development Studies

    University for Development logo
    Enrollment
    16,544
    Founded
    1990
  61. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Goias logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1960
  62. For Development Studies

    Nueva Granada Military University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1980
  63. For Development Studies

    • #63 in Latin America
    • #1 in Cuba
    • #1281 in the World
    University of Havana logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1728
  64. For Development Studies

    University of the Pacific - Peru logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1962
  65. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1958
  66. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Santa Maria logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1960
  67. For Development Studies

    Federal University of Para logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1957