Best Universities for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Latin America

Below is a list of best universities in Latin America ranked based on their research performance in Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. A graph of 38.7M citations received by 4.28M academic papers made by 440 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 between 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 the university website.

1. University of Sao Paulo

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#1 in Brazil
#13 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
97,964
Founded
1827

2. National Autonomous University of Mexico

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#1 in Mexico
#52 in the World
Enrollment
360,883
Founded
1551

3. State University of Campinas

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#2 in Brazil
#60 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Founded
1966

5. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#4 in Brazil
#84 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
67,329
Founded
1920

6. Sao Paulo State University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#5 in Brazil
#99 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Founded
1976

7. Federal University of Minas Gerais

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#6 in Brazil
#107 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Founded
1927

8. University of Buenos Aires

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#1 in Argentina
#124 in the World
Enrollment
262,932
Founded
1821

9. Federal University of Santa Catarina

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#7 in Brazil
#126 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1960

10. University of Chile

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#1 in Chile
#144 in the World
Founded
1842

11. University of Brasilia

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#8 in Brazil
#160 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Founded
1962

13. National University of Colombia

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#1 in Colombia
#216 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
54,284
Founded
1867

14. Federal University of Parana

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#10 in Brazil
#219 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Founded
1912

15. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#2 in Chile
#225 in the World
Enrollment
33,971
Founded
1888

16. Fluminense Federal University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#11 in Brazil
#257 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Founded
1960

17. Federal University of Sao Carlos

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#12 in Brazil
#303 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Founded
1968

18. Federal University of Pernambuco

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#13 in Brazil
#308 in the World
Founded
1946

19. Federal University of Bahia

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#14 in Brazil
#322 in the World
Founded
1946

20. Federal University of Sao Paulo

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#15 in Brazil
#323 in the World
Founded
1933

21. Metropolitan Autonomous University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#2 in Mexico
#328 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1974

22. University of Antioquia

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#2 in Colombia
#337 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Founded
1803

23. Federal University of Santa Maria

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#16 in Brazil
#351 in the World
Founded
1960

24. Federal University of Paraiba

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#17 in Brazil
#371 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Founded
1955

25. Federal University of Pelotas

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#18 in Brazil
#378 in the World
Founded
1969

26. Federal University of Ceara

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#19 in Brazil
#392 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Founded
1954

27. Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#20 in Brazil
#393 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Founded
1946

28. National University of La Plata

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#2 in Argentina
#406 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Founded
1905

29. University of Costa Rica

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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

30. State University of Londrina

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#21 in Brazil
#440 in the World
Founded
1970

31. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#22 in Brazil
#448 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Founded
1948

32. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#23 in Brazil
#452 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Founded
1958

33. Federal University of Goias

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#24 in Brazil
#456 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Founded
1960

34. State University of Maringa

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#25 in Brazil
#485 in the World
Founded
1970

35. University of Guadalajara

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#3 in Mexico
#492 in the World
Acceptance Rate
39%
Founded
1792

36. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#26 in Brazil
#494 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Founded
1941

37. National University of Cordoba

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#3 in Argentina
#501 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
120,055
Founded
1613

38. Federal University of Para

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#27 in Brazil
#508 in the World
Founded
1957

39. Brasil University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#28 in Brazil
#512 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
15,000
Founded
1989

40. Federal University of Espirito Santo

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#29 in Brazil
#513 in the World
Acceptance Rate
26%
Enrollment
23,744
Founded
1954

41. National Major San Marcos University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#1 in Peru
#565 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
32,399
Founded
1551

42. Federal University of Vicosa

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#30 in Brazil
#566 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Founded
1922

43. Pontifical Javeriana University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#3 in Colombia
#568 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Founded
1623

44. Federal University of Uberlandia

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#31 in Brazil
#569 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Founded
1969

45. University of the Rio dos Sinos Valley

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#32 in Brazil
#585 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
23,988
Founded
1969

46. National Polytechnic Institute

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#4 in Mexico
#594 in the World
Acceptance Rate
26%
Enrollment
170,000
Founded
1936

47. Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#2 in Peru
#595 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Founded
1917

48. Federal University of Juiz de Fora

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#33 in Brazil
#669 in the World
Acceptance Rate
16%
Founded
1960

49. University of the Republic

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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

51. University of the Valley

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#4 in Colombia
#699 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Founded
1945

52. Santa Catarina State University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#35 in Brazil
#708 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Founded
1965

53. Federal University of Sergipe

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#36 in Brazil
#723 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Founded
1963

54. Monterrey Institute of Technology

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#5 in Mexico
#729 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Enrollment
92,736
Founded
1943

55. University of Concepcion

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#3 in Chile
#746 in the World
Founded
1920

56. Federal University of Mato Grosso

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#37 in Brazil
#755 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1970

57. University of Zulia

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#1 in Venezuela
#772 in the World
Founded
1891

58. Pontifical Catholic University of Parana

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#38 in Brazil
#777 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Founded
1959

59. Central University of Venezuela

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#2 in Venezuela
#786 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Founded
1721

60. Southern University of Chile

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#4 in Chile
#804 in the World
Founded
1954

61. Autonomous University of the State of Mexico

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#6 in Mexico
#809 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Founded
1956

63. Federal University of Alagoas

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#39 in Brazil
#817 in the World
Founded
1961

64. Federal University of Technology - Parana

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#40 in Brazil
#830 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Founded
1909

65. State University of Ceara

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#41 in Brazil
#837 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Founded
1975

66. University of Ribeirao Preto

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#42 in Brazil
#838 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Founded
1924

67. National University of Mar del Plata

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#5 in Argentina
#842 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Founded
1975

68. Colegio de Mexico

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#7 in Mexico
#861 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Founded
1940

69. Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#43 in Brazil
#877 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Founded
1969

70. Rio de Janeiro State Federal University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#44 in Brazil
#880 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Founded
1969

71. Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#8 in Mexico
#887 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Founded
1933

72. University of Havana

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#1 in Cuba
#894 in the World
Founded
1728

73. Federal University of Piaui

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#45 in Brazil
#895 in the World
Founded
1973

74. Federal University of Lavras

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#46 in Brazil
#900 in the World
Acceptance Rate
16%
Founded
1908

75. Western Parana State University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#47 in Brazil
#916 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Founded
1994

76. Lutheran University of Brazil

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#48 in Brazil
#923 in the World
Founded
1972

77. El Rosario University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#5 in Colombia
#936 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Enrollment
13,226
Founded
1653

78. Federal University of Maranhao

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#49 in Brazil
#938 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Founded
1966

79. Federal University of Campina Grande

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#50 in Brazil
#943 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Founded
2002

80. Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#51 in Brazil
#952 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Founded
1910

81. Federal Rural University of Pernambuco

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#52 in Brazil
#956 in the World
Founded
1912

82. University of Veracruz

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#9 in Mexico
#958 in the World
Acceptance Rate
54%
Founded
1944

83. University of Santiago de Chile

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#5 in Chile
#980 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Founded
1849

84. University of the Northeast

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#10 in Mexico
#988 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1970

85. University of the Andes, Colombia

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#6 in Colombia
#989 in the World
Acceptance Rate
48%
Founded
1949

86. Autonomous University of Puebla

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#11 in Mexico
#1032 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Founded
1587

87. Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#53 in Brazil
#1036 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Founded
1941

88. University of Guanajuato

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#12 in Mexico
#1041 in the World
Founded
1945

89. University of the Andes

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#3 in Venezuela
#1045 in the World
Acceptance Rate
28%
Founded
1810

90. Industrial University of Santander

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#7 in Colombia
#1047 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Founded
1948

91. Federal University of Amazonas

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#54 in Brazil
#1054 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Founded
1909

92. University of Fortaleza

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#55 in Brazil
#1071 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Founded
1973

93. Francisco Jose de Caldas District University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#8 in Colombia
#1077 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Founded
1950

94. Federal University of Ouro Preto

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#56 in Brazil
#1079 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Founded
1969

95. Mackenzie Presbyterian University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#57 in Brazil
#1082 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Founded
1952

96. Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#3 in Peru
#1094 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
16,000
Founded
1961

97. Nove de Julho University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#58 in Brazil
#1098 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Founded
1972

98. State University of Ponta Grossa

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#59 in Brazil
#1099 in the World
Founded
1970

99. University of Pernambuco

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#60 in Brazil
#1102 in the World
Founded
1990

100. Diego Portales University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#6 in Chile
#1103 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Founded
1982