Catholic University of Portugal: Statistics

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#1165 of 14,131 In the World
#421 of 2,785 In Europe
#7 of 95 In Portugal
#3 of 27 In Lisbon
#135 of 1,514 For Nutrition and Food Science
Top50% For 19 other topics
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Quick Review

Religion
Christian-Catholic
Enrollment
12,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Private
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
ucp.pt
Languages
Portuguese;English
Acceptance rate
70%*

* The Catholic University of Portugal is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate and entrance examination, or recognized foreign equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to July (September - February; March-July)
Enrollment12,500
Full time employee850
Student:staff ratio15:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
5,317
Citations
123,267

Catholic University of Portugal majors

by publication & citation count

Biology
1,168 / 46,279
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,037 / 22,484
Medicine
857 / 24,661
Chemistry
851 / 33,024
Business
689 / 17,208
Psychology
530 / 5,388
Nutrition and Food Science
491 / 19,110
Engineering
403 / 16,768
Economics
339 / 9,805
Computer Science
315 / 6,242
Environmental Science
260 / 9,953
Sociology
249 / 2,480
Microbiology
220 / 10,478
Mathematics
216 / 6,218
Political Science
210 / 386
Nursing
205 / 1,359
Art & Design
195 / 387
Demography
167 / 16,712
Social Psychology
157 / 2,570
Biochemistry
149 / 8,722
Physics
144 / 3,860
Botany
139 / 6,990
Marketing
136 / 5,882
Health Science
125 / 708
Investment Banking and Stock trading
114 / 4,099
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
102 / 4,365
Public Health
102 / 2,342
Materials Science
99 / 2,627
Healthcare Management (MHA)
93 / 2,639
Education Majors
91 / 386
Finance
88 / 2,716
Philosophy
87 / 32
Law
81 / 707
Communications and Public Relations
80 / 708
Clinical Psychology
80 / 453
Advertising
79 / 1,922
Child Psychology
73 / 1,226
Horticulture
71 / 1,807
Management Information Systems
69 / 1,798
Biotechnology
68 / 5,152

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 2
1992 12 15
1993 14 37
1994 23 66
1995 30 86
1996 48 131
1997 53 166
1998 58 239
1999 45 411
2000 61 443
2001 55 535
2002 66 582
2003 86 813
2004 97 1005
2005 106 1295
2006 127 1766
2007 162 2142
2008 185 2525
2009 201 3226
2010 202 3640
2011 267 4867
2012 341 5517
2013 293 6931
2014 375 8179
2015 440 8953
2016 498 9776
2017 490 11204
2018 473 12304
2019 559 15704
2020 618 20763
2021 620 25627

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $6,250$3,750
International students $6,250$3,750

The Catholic University of Portugal has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences ++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +++
Engineering | IT
Maths | Natural Sciences +++
Licenciado Bioengineering, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Cinema and Television, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Economics, Finance, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Management, Microbiology, Modern Languages, Museum Studies, Nursing, Nutrition, Pastoral Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Psychology, Restoration of Works of Art, Social and Community Services, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Spanish, Tourism
Mestre Accountancy, Agricultural Engineering, Asian Studies, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Cinema and Television, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Ethics, Family Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Gerontology, Health Sciences, Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, International Business, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Leadership, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Microbiology, Museum Studies, Native Language Education, Neurosciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Philosophy, Photography, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Psychology, Religious Studies, Restoration of Works of Art, Social and Community Services, Social Work, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Special Education, Theology, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation
Doutor Biotechnology, Cognitive Sciences, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Educational Sciences, Ethics, Fine Arts, Food Technology, Heritage Preservation, History, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Law, Linguistics, Management, Museum Studies, Nursing, Nutrition, Oenology, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Religious Studies, Restoration of Works of Art, Social and Community Services, Technology, Theology, Translation and Interpretation, Viticulture

Catholic University of Portugal alumni

  1. António Costa

    António Costa
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    Years
    1961-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Portugal
    Graduated with postgraduate education
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    António Luís Santos da Costa GCIH is a Portuguese lawyer and politician serving as the 119th and current prime minister of Portugal since 26 November 2015, presiding over the XXI (2015–2019), XXII (2019–2022) and XXIII Constitutional Governments (2022-present). Previously, he was the secretary of state for parliamentary affairs from 1995 to 1997, minister of parliamentary affairs from 1997 to 1999, minister of justice from 1999 to 2002, minister of internal administration from 2005 to 2007, and mayor of Lisbon from 2007 to 2015. He was elected as secretary general of the Socialist Party in September 2014.

  2. Ricardo Araújo Pereira

    Ricardo Araújo Pereira
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    Years
    1974-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    screenwriterwriter
    Biography

    Ricardo Artur de Araújo Pereira is a Portuguese comedian, political commentator and journalist. Pereira first rose to national notoriety in the early 2000s as a member of the Portuguese comedy group, Gato Fedorento.

  3. Paulo Portas

    Paulo Portas
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    Years
    1962-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politiciantelevision presenterjournalist
    Biography

    Paulo de Sacadura Cabral Portas is a Portuguese media and political figure, who has, since the 1990s, been one of Portugal's leading conservative politicians. He was the leader of one of Portugal's right-wing parties, the CDS – People's Party (CDS-PP) from 1998 to 2005 and 2007–2016, on whose lists he was elected to the Portuguese Parliament in every legislative election between 1995 and 2015. He was Deputy Prime Minister from 2013 to 2015, Minister of State and Foreign Affairs from 2011 to 2013, and Minister of Defence from 2002 to 2005, all three times in coalitions of the PSD and his CDS-PP. Portas withdrew from politics in 2016.

  4. Paulo Rangel

    Paulo Rangel
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    Years
    1968-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politicianwriter
    Biography

    Paulo Artur dos Santos Castro de Campos Rangel is a Portuguese jurist and politician of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) who has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament since 2009. He also serves as vice-president of the European People's Party under the leadership of its president Donald Tusk.

All 23 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names UCP
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
Founded 1971
Accreditation Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES)
Motto Veritati
Colors blue, white, gray
Academic structure Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
Faculty of Theology
Catolica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics
Faculty of Human Sciences
Higher Institute for Canon Law
Institute of Health Sciences
Institute for Political Studies
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Biotechnology
Católica Porto Business School
Faculty of Education and Psychology
School of Arts
Institute of Bioethics
Institute of Management and Health Organisations
Affiliations and memberships European University Association (EUA)
International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa (AULP)
Fédération des Universités Catholiques Européennes (FUCE)
Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas (CRUP)
Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils
EUROPAEUM

Location and Contacts

Address Palma de Cima
Lisbon, Lisboa, 1649-023
Portugal
City population 546,000
Phone +351 (21) 721 4000
Fax +351 (21) 726 0546

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