Best Universities for Theoretical Physics in Latin America

Below is the list of best universities in Latin America ranked based on their research performance in Theoretical Physics. A graph of 231K citations received by 17.7K academic papers made by 81 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 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 an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Theoretical Physics

    National Autonomous University of Mexico logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    360,883
    Founded
    1551
  2. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Sao Paulo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    96,364
    Founded
    1827
  3. For Theoretical Physics

    National University of La Plata logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1905
  4. For Theoretical Physics

    Sao Paulo State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1976
  5. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    67,329
    Founded
    1920
  6. For Theoretical Physics

    State University of Campinas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1966
  7. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Paraiba logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1955
  8. For Theoretical Physics

    National Polytechnic Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1936
  9. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Buenos Aires logo
    Enrollment
    262,932
    Founded
    1821
  10. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Chile logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1842
  11. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Guanajuato logo
    Enrollment
    23,155
    Founded
    1945
  12. For Theoretical Physics

    University of the State of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1950
  13. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of ABC logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2005
  14. For Theoretical Physics

    Metropolitan Autonomous University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1974
  15. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Juiz de Fora logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1960
  16. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Espirito Santo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    23,744
    Founded
    1954
  17. For Theoretical Physics

    Pontifical Catholic University of Chile logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1888
  18. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Santiago de Chile logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1849
  19. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Brasilia logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1962
  20. For Theoretical Physics

    Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1928
  21. For Theoretical Physics

    Fluminense Federal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1960
  22. For Theoretical Physics

    Michoacan University of Saint Nicholas of Hidalgo logo
    Founded
    1540
  23. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Minas Gerais logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1927
  24. For Theoretical Physics

    Autonomous University of Puebla logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1587
  25. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Sao Carlos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1968
  26. For Theoretical Physics

    National University of Cordoba logo
    Enrollment
    120,055
    Male:Female
    37:63
    Founded
    1613
  27. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Ceara logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1954
  28. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Concepcion logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1920
  29. For Theoretical Physics

    Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1967
  30. For Theoretical Physics

    • #30 in Latin America
    • #1 in Ecuador
    • #473 in the World
    National Polytechnic School, Ecuador logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1869
  31. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1958
  32. For Theoretical Physics

    University of the Andes, Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    17,808
    Male:Female
    56:44
    Founded
    1949
  33. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1934
  34. For Theoretical Physics

    Central University of Venezuela logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1721
  35. For Theoretical Physics

    • #35 in Latin America
    • #1 in Costa Rica
    • #497 in the World
    University of Costa Rica logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    30,436
    Founded
    1940
  36. For Theoretical Physics

    Federico Santa Maria Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1932
  37. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Parana logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1912
  38. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Santa Catarina logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1960
  39. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Bahia logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1946
  40. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Pernambuco logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1946
  41. For Theoretical Physics

    National University of Colombia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1867
  42. For Theoretical Physics

    • #42 in Latin America
    • #1 in Uruguay
    • #550 in the World
    University of the Republic logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1833
  43. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Campina Grande logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2002
  44. For Theoretical Physics

    Autonomous University of Zacatecas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1959
  45. For Theoretical Physics

    Andres Bello University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1988
  46. For Theoretical Physics

    Southern University of Chile logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1954
  47. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Maranhao logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1966
  48. For Theoretical Physics

    State University of Maringa logo
    Founded
    1970
  49. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Para logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1957
  50. For Theoretical Physics

    Adolfo Ibanez University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1953
  51. For Theoretical Physics

    Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1941
  52. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Colima logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1940
  53. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Bio Bio logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1988
  54. For Theoretical Physics

    University of the Valley logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1945
  55. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Guadalajara logo
    Acceptance Rate
    39%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1792
  56. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Itajuba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1913
  57. For Theoretical Physics

    Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1859
  58. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Talca logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1981
  59. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1910
  60. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Mato Grosso logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1970
  61. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Antofagasta logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1981
  62. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Piaui logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1973
  63. For Theoretical Physics

    State University of Londrina logo
    Founded
    1970
  64. For Theoretical Physics

    National University of Cuyo logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1939
  65. For Theoretical Physics

    Industrial University of Santander logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1948
  66. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Alagoas logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1961
  67. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Vicosa logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1922
  68. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Lavras logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1908
  69. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Goias logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1960
  70. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Sonora logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1942
  71. For Theoretical Physics

    Catholic University of the North logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1956
  72. For Theoretical Physics

    University of La Frontera logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1981
  73. For Theoretical Physics

    Autonomous University of Sinaloa logo
    Founded
    1872
  74. For Theoretical Physics

    Federal University of Santa Maria logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1960
  75. For Theoretical Physics

    Diego Portales University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1982
  76. For Theoretical Physics

    Autonomous University of the State of Mexico logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1956
  77. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Tarapaca logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1981
  78. For Theoretical Physics

    State University of Ceara logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1975
  79. For Theoretical Physics

    University of Veracruz logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1944
  80. For Theoretical Physics

    University of La Serena logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1981
  81. For Theoretical Physics

    National University of Mar del Plata logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1975