Top 198 universities in Brazil

  1. University of Sao Paulo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    96,364
    Founded
    1827
  2. State University of Campinas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1966
  3. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    67,329
    Founded
    1920
  4. Federal University of Minas Gerais logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1927
  5. Sao Paulo State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1976
  6. Federal University of Santa Catarina logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1960
  7. University of Brasilia logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1962
  8. Federal University of Parana logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1912
  9. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1941
  10. Federal University of Bahia logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1946
  11. Fluminense Federal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1960
  12. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1948
  13. University of the State of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1950
  14. Federal University of Ceara logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1954
  15. Federal University of Pernambuco logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1946
  16. Federal University of Santa Maria logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1960
  17. Federal University of Goias logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1960
  18. Pontifical Catholic University of Parana logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1959
  19. Federal University of Paraiba logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  20. Federal University of Sao Carlos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1968
  21. Federal University of Vicosa logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1922
  22. University of the Rio dos Sinos Valley logo
    Enrollment
    23,988
    Founded
    1969
  23. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1958
  24. Federal University of Uberlandia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1969
  25. Federal University of Para logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1957
  26. Federal University of Sao Paulo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1933
  27. Federal University of Technology - Parana logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1909
  28. Federal University of Espirito Santo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    23,744
    Founded
    1954
  29. Federal University of Juiz de Fora logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1960
  30. Federal University of Pelotas logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1969
  31. University of Caxias do Sul logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1967
  32. Federal University of Amazonas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1909
  33. Federal University of Maranhao logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1966
  34. State University of Ponta Grossa logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1970
  35. University of the Valley of Itajai logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1964
  36. Federal University of Mato Grosso logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1970
  37. Federal University of Alagoas logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1961
  38. Methodist University of Sao Paulo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Founded
    1970
  39. Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1969
  40. Federal University of Sergipe logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1963
  41. Federal University of ABC logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2005
  42. Federal University of Ouro Preto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1969
  43. Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1910
  44. Rio de Janeiro State Federal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1969
  45. Federal University of Lavras logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1908
  46. University of South Santa Catarina logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1964
  47. Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1941
  48. Federal University of Piaui logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1973
  49. University of Passo Fundo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1968
  50. Western Parana State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1994
  51. Federal University of Campina Grande logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2002
  52. Federal Rural University of Pernambuco logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1912
  53. University of Fortaleza logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1973
  54. Santa Catarina State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1965
  55. State University of Ceara logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1975
  56. Federal University of Itajuba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1913
  57. Federal University of Sao Joao del-Rei logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    12,446
    Founded
    1987
  58. Bahia State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1983
  59. Paulista University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1988
  60. Regional University of Blumenau logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1964
  61. Catholic University of Brasilia logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1974
  62. State University of Santa Cruz logo
    Acceptance Rate
    48%
    Founded
    1972
  63. State University of Feira de Santana logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1976
  64. Federal University of Roraima logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1989
  65. Estacio de Sa University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1970
  66. Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1954
  67. Catholic University Dom Bosco logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1961
  68. Nove de Julho University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1972
  69. Federal University of Rondonia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1982
  70. Anhembi Morumbi University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1972
  71. Lutheran University of Brazil logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1972
  72. Federal University of Amapa logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1990
  73. University of Santa Cruz do Sul logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1993
  74. Catholic University of Pernambuco logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1951
  75. Federal University of Tocantins logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2000
  76. Salvador University logo
    Founded
    1997
  77. University of Taubate logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1974
  78. Mato Grosso State University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1993
  79. Pontifical Catholic University of Goias logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1959
  80. Feevale University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1969
  81. University of Taquari Valley logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1969
  82. Federal University of Grande Dourados logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2005
  83. FUMEC University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1965
  84. La Salle University - Brazil logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1972
  85. University of Pernambuco logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1990
  86. Federal Rural University of the Semiarid Region logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1967
  87. University of the Extreme South of Santa Catarina logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1968
  88. University of the State of Amazonas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2001
  89. State University of Southwest Bahia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Founded
    1980
  90. Federal University of Acre logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1964
  91. Rio Grande do Norte State University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1968
  92. Federal University of Pampa logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2006
  93. Positivo University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1988
  94. University of Uberaba logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1947
  95. Municipal University of Sao Caetano do Sul logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1967
  96. Federal Rural University of the Amazon logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1945
  97. Minas Gerais State University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1989
  98. University of Northern Parana logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1972
  99. Federal University of Vale do Sao Francisco logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2002
  100. Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1973
  101. Regional Community University of Chapeco logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1970
  102. Sao Francisco University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Founded
    1976
  103. Federal University of Fronteira Sul logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2009
  104. Parana State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2013
  105. University of Amazon logo
    Acceptance Rate
    1%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1993
  106. Paranaense University logo
    Founded
    1972
  107. Potiguar University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1981
  108. Federal University of Alfenas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1914
  109. Para State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1993
  110. Sao Judas Tadeu University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1971
  111. University of Paraiba Valley logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1954
  112. Regional Integrated University of Upper Uruguai and Missions logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1992
  113. Catholic University of Santos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Founded
    1986
  114. Federal University of the Valleys of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1953
  115. State University of Piaui logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1988
  116. Catholic University of Petropolis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Founded
    1953
  117. Catholic University of Salvador logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1961
  118. University of Mogi das Cruzes logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1962
  119. Guarulhos University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1970
  120. Federal University of Cariri logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2013
  121. Anhanguera University logo
    Founded
    1969
  122. University of International Integration of the Afro-Brazilian Lusophony logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2010
  123. University of Cruz Alta logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1988
  124. State University of Northern Parana logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2006
  125. Veiga de Almeida University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1971
  126. University of Sorocaba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1994
  127. University of Ribeirao Preto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1924
  128. Acarau Valley State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1968
  129. Federal University of Western Para logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1970
  130. Contestado University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1997
  131. City University of Sao Paulo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1972
  132. Castelo Branco University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1971
  133. State University of Rio Grande do Sul logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2001
  134. Mackenzie Presbyterian University logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1952
  135. Vila Velha University logo
    Founded
    1976
  136. University of the Region of Joinville logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1967
  137. Federal University of Southern Bahia logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2013
  138. University of Marilia logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1956
  139. University of Tocantins logo
    Founded
    1990
  140. Vassouras University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1968
  141. Federal University of Western Bahia logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2011
  142. Sacred Heart University - Brazil logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Founded
    1953
  143. Ceuma University logo
    Founded
    1990
  144. Grande Rio University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Founded
    1970
  145. University of Franca logo
    Acceptance Rate
    98%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1970
  146. Brasil University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Founded
    1989
  147. University of Vale do Rio Verde logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Founded
    1967
  148. State University of Alagoas logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2006
  149. University of Rio Verde logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1973
  150. Methodist University of Piracicaba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1964
  151. University of Cuiaba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1988
  152. Tiradentes University logo
    Founded
    1962
  153. Iguacu University logo
    Founded
    1969
  154. Ibirapuera University logo
    Founded
    1971
  155. University of Tuiuti do Parana logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1973
  156. University of Itauna logo
    Founded
    1965
  157. Nilton Lins University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1986

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

Average cost of living for students in Brazil is $301 + $32-230 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).