List of 100 best universities in Brazil

We ranked 100 best universities in Brazil based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 17.7M citations received by 1.54M publications made by 198 universities in Brazil, measured the popularity of 1,120 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Brazil
#47 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
97,964
Founded
1827
#2 in Brazil
#227 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
67,329
Founded
1920
#3 in Brazil
#254 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1966
#4 in Brazil
#262 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1934
#5 in Brazil
#285 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1927
#6 in Brazil
#352 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1976
#7 in Brazil
#420 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1960
#8 in Brazil
#474 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1962
#9 in Brazil
#494 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1912
#10 in Brazil
#620 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1950
#11 in Brazil
#646 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1946
#12 in Brazil
#660 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1960
#13 in Brazil
#669 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1946
#14 in Brazil
#676 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1933
#15 in Brazil
#704 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1941
#16 in Brazil
#743 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1954
#17 in Brazil
#794 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1960
#18 in Brazil
#796 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1948
#19 in Brazil
#823 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1968
#20 in Brazil
#832 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1955
#21 in Brazil
#850 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1958
#22 in Brazil
#958 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1960
#23 in Brazil
#971 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1922
#24 in Brazil
#1008 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1957
#27 in Brazil
#1060 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1969
#28 in Brazil
#1092 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1960
#29 in Brazil
#1106 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
23,744
Founded
1954
#30 in Brazil
#1206 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1959
#31 in Brazil
#1216 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1969
#32 in Brazil
#1228 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1946
#33 in Brazil
#1282 in the World
Enrollment
23,988
Founded
1969
#35 in Brazil
#1510 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1952
#36 in Brazil
#1564 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1963
#37 in Brazil
#1587 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1970
#38 in Brazil
#1610 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1909
#39 in Brazil
#1623 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2005
#40 in Brazil
#1687 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1973
#41 in Brazil
#1689 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1961
#42 in Brazil
#1711 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1969
#43 in Brazil
#1722 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1966
#44 in Brazil
#1729 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1967
#45 in Brazil
#1801 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1970
#46 in Brazil
#1879 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1909
#47 in Brazil
#1886 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1910
#48 in Brazil
#1899 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1969
#49 in Brazil
#1986 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1969
#50 in Brazil
#2050 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1912
#51 in Brazil
#2183 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1975
#52 in Brazil
#2186 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1976
#53 in Brazil
#2194 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1972
#55 in Brazil
#2281 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1941
#56 in Brazil
#2285 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1968
#57 in Brazil
#2299 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1994
#58 in Brazil
#2346 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1965
#59 in Brazil
#2399 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1973
#60 in Brazil
#2453 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1970
#61 in Brazil
#2507 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1908
#63 in Brazil
#2523 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
2002
#64 in Brazil
#2617 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
12,446
Founded
1987
#65 in Brazil
#2662 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1959
#66 in Brazil
#2677 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1974
#67 in Brazil
#2808 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1990
#68 in Brazil
#2868 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1913
#71 in Brazil
#3163 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1951
#72 in Brazil
#3273 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1961
#73 in Brazil
#3347 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1989
#74 in Brazil
#3376 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1964
#75 in Brazil
#3378 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1982
#76 in Brazil
#3392 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1974
#77 in Brazil
#3402 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1990
#78 in Brazil
#3454 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
2005
#80 in Brazil
#3556 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1989
#81 in Brazil
#3603 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
2000
#82 in Brazil
#3694 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1993
#83 in Brazil
#3711 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1972
#85 in Brazil
#3807 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
2005
#86 in Brazil
#3858 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1969
#87 in Brazil
#3897 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Founded
1976
#88 in Brazil
#3909 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1972
#89 in Brazil
#3970 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1988
#90 in Brazil
#3974 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1967
#91 in Brazil
#4001 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1968
#92 in Brazil
#4013 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1969
#94 in Brazil
#4096 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1972
#95 in Brazil
#4206 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1969
#96 in Brazil
#4207 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1988
#97 in Brazil
#4232 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2006
#98 in Brazil
#4353 in the World
Founded
1997
#100 in Brazil
#4391 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1962

The best cities to study in Brazil based on the number of universities and their ranks are Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, and Porto Alegre.

Average cost of living for students in Brazil is $378 + $40-288 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).