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 30.9M citations received by 2.77M publications made by 1,756 universities in Latin America, measured the popularity of 6,017 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database to account for non-academic prominence.

1. University of Sao Paulo

#1 in Brazil
#48 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
97,964
Founded
1827

3. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

#2 in Brazil
#227 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
67,329
Founded
1920

4. University of Chile

#1 in Chile
#243 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1842

5. State University of Campinas

#3 in Brazil
#254 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1966

7. Federal University of Minas Gerais

#5 in Brazil
#285 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1927

9. Sao Paulo State University

#6 in Brazil
#352 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1976

11. Federal University of Santa Catarina

#7 in Brazil
#421 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1960

13. National University of Colombia

#1 in Colombia
#476 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
54,284
Founded
1867

14. Federal University of Parana

#9 in Brazil
#494 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1912

16. National Polytechnic Institute

#2 in Mexico
#524 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1936

17. University of the Andes, Colombia

#2 in Colombia
#555 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1949

20. Fluminense Federal University

#12 in Brazil
#660 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1960

26. University of Costa Rica

#725 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
30,436
Founded
1940

29. Metropolitan Autonomous University

#3 in Mexico
#766 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1974

32. Monterrey Institute of Technology

#4 in Mexico
#798 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
92,736
Founded
1943

34. Federal University of Sao Carlos

#19 in Brazil
#823 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1968

36. University of Guadalajara

#5 in Mexico
#836 in the World
Acceptance Rate
39%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1792

37. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

#21 in Brazil
#850 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1958

38. Pontifical Javeriana University

#4 in Colombia
#874 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1623

41. National Major San Marcos University

#2 in Peru
#962 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1551

42. Federal University of Vicosa

#23 in Brazil
#971 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1922

43. Federal University of Para

#24 in Brazil
#1008 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1957

47. Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon

#6 in Mexico
#1045 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1933

50. Federal University of Espirito Santo

#29 in Brazil
#1106 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
23,744
Founded
1954

51. University of Santiago de Chile

#4 in Chile
#1107 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1849

52. Autonomous University of Puebla

#7 in Mexico
#1166 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1587

53. University of the Valley

#5 in Colombia
#1205 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1945

54. Pontifical Catholic University of Parana

#30 in Brazil
#1206 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1959

55. Federal University of Uberlandia

#31 in Brazil
#1216 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1969

60. El Rosario University

#6 in Colombia
#1286 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
13,226
Founded
1653

61. University of Veracruz

#8 in Mexico
#1324 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1944

63. Autonomous University of the State of Mexico

#9 in Mexico
#1395 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1956

64. Federico Santa Maria Technical University

#6 in Chile
#1405 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1931

65. University of the Republic

#1 in Uruguay
#1410 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
209,129
Founded
1833

69. Autonomous University of Baja California

#11 in Mexico
#1509 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
67,944
Founded
1957

71. University of Havana

#1 in Cuba
#1511 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1728

72. University of La Frontera

#8 in Chile
#1548 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1981

74. Andres Bello University

#9 in Chile
#1561 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1988

75. Diego Portales University

#10 in Chile
#1562 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1982

76. Federal University of Sergipe

#36 in Brazil
#1564 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1963

78. Ibero-American University, Mexico City

#12 in Mexico
#1602 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1943

79. Federal University of Amazonas

#38 in Brazil
#1610 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1909

80. Federal University of ABC

#39 in Brazil
#1623 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2005

82. EAFIT University

#8 in Colombia
#1652 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
2,868
Founded
1960

83. National Technological University

#6 in Argentina
#1671 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1959

88. University of Caxias do Sul

#44 in Brazil
#1729 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1967

89. Autonomous University of Yucatan

#14 in Mexico
#1731 in the World
Acceptance Rate
33%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1812

90. University for Development

#11 in Chile
#1747 in the World
Enrollment
16,544
Founded
1990

93. Colegio de Mexico

#15 in Mexico
#1783 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
375
Founded
1940

95. National Polytechnic School, Ecuador

#1 in Ecuador
#1789 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1869

96. Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi

#17 in Mexico
#1792 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1859

97. Northern University

#9 in Colombia
#1796 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966

99. National University of the South

#8 in Argentina
#1828 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1956