List of 100 best universities in Latin America

We ranked 100 best universities in Latin America based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 32.9M citations received by 3.07M publications made by 1,756 universities in Latin America, measured the popularity of 5,052 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. University of Sao Paulo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    96,364
    Founded
    1827
  2. National Autonomous University of Mexico logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    360,883
    Founded
    1551
  3. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    67,329
    Founded
    1920
  4. University of Chile logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1842
  5. State University of Campinas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1966
  6. Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1934
  7. University of Buenos Aires logo
    Enrollment
    262,932
    Founded
    1821
  8. Federal University of Minas Gerais logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1927
  9. Sao Paulo State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1976
  10. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1888
  11. Federal University of Santa Catarina logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1960
  12. University of Brasilia logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1962
  13. Federal University of Parana logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1912
  14. National University of Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1867
  15. National Polytechnic Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1936
  16. National University of La Plata logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1905
  17. University of the Andes, Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    17,808
    Male:Female
    56:44
    Founded
    1949
  18. Federal University of Pernambuco logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1946
  19. University of the State of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1950
  20. Federal University of Bahia logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1946
  21. Federal University of Sao Paulo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1933
  22. Fluminense Federal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1960
  23. National University of Cordoba logo
    Enrollment
    120,055
    Male:Female
    37:63
    Founded
    1613
  24. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1941
  25. University of the West Indies, Mona logo
    Enrollment
    49,092
    Founded
    1948
  26. University of Costa Rica logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    30,436
    Founded
    1940
  27. Federal University of Ceara logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1954
  28. University of Antioquia logo
    Enrollment
    39,900
    Founded
    1803
  29. Metropolitan Autonomous University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1974
  30. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1948
  31. Monterrey Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    92,736
    Founded
    1943
  32. Federal University of Santa Maria logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1960
  33. University of Concepcion logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1920
  34. University of Guadalajara logo
    Acceptance Rate
    39%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1792
  35. Federal University of Sao Carlos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1968
  36. Federal University of Paraiba logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  37. Pontifical Javeriana University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1623
  38. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1958
  39. Federal University of Goias logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1960
  40. Pontifical Catholic University of Peru logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1917
  41. Federal University of Vicosa logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1922
  42. Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1933
  43. Federal University of Para logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1957
  44. State University of Londrina logo
    Founded
    1970
  45. Central University of Venezuela logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1721
  46. State University of Maringa logo
    Founded
    1970
  47. Federal University of Pelotas logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1969
  48. Pontifical Catholic University of Parana logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1959
  49. National Major San Marcos University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1551
  50. Federal University of Juiz de Fora logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1960
  51. University of Santiago de Chile logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1849
  52. Federal University of Espirito Santo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    23,744
    Founded
    1954
  53. Salesian Polytechnic University logo
    Founded
    1994
  54. University of the Valley logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1945
  55. Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1946
  56. National University of Rosario logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1968
  57. Autonomous University of Puebla logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1587
  58. Federal University of Uberlandia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1969
  59. University of the Rio dos Sinos Valley logo
    Enrollment
    23,988
    Founded
    1969
  60. University of the Republic logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1833
  61. Southern University of Chile logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1954
  62. El Rosario University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    11,450
    Founded
    1653
  63. University of Veracruz logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1944
  64. Autonomous University of the State of Mexico logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1956
  65. University of Havana logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1728
  66. Federico Santa Maria Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1932
  67. University of the Valley of Itajai logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1964
  68. Mackenzie Presbyterian University logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1952
  69. National University of Litoral logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1919
  70. Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1928
  71. Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1958
  72. Federal University of Mato Grosso logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1970
  73. Federal University of ABC logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2005
  74. Federal University of Sergipe logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1963
  75. University of Guanajuato logo
    Enrollment
    23,155
    Founded
    1945
  76. Federal University of Amazonas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1909
  77. Autonomous University of Baja California logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1957
  78. Andres Bello University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1988
  79. Pontificia Bolivariana University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1937
  80. University of La Frontera logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1981
  81. Diego Portales University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1982
  82. Federal University of Alagoas logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1961
  83. Federal University of Maranhao logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1966
  84. National University of Mar del Plata logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1975
  85. Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1859
  86. Ibero-American University, Mexico City logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1943
  87. EAFIT University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1960
  88. National Technological University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1959
  89. University of Palermo, Argentina logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1986
  90. University of South Santa Catarina logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1964
  91. Federal University of Piaui logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1973
  92. Colegio de Mexico logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1940
  93. Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1969
  94. National University of Cuyo logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1939
  95. University for Development logo
    Enrollment
    16,544
    Founded
    1990
  96. Federal University of Ouro Preto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1969
  97. National University of the South logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1956
  98. Northern University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966