Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#1384 of 14,134 In the World
#62 of 1,756 In Latin America
#34 of 198 In Brazil
#2 of 4 In Belo Horizonte
#320 of 1,052 For Philosophy
Top50% For 14 other topics

Quick Review

Religion
Christian-Catholic
Enrollment
45,000
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Private
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
www.pucminas.br
Languages
Portuguese
Acceptance rate
25%*

* The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais 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 RequirementsSenior high school certificate and entrance examination
Academic CalendarFebruary to November (February - June; August-November)
Enrollment45,000
Full time employee3,750
Student:staff ratio12:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
10,009
Citations
48,594

Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,619 / 7,737
Medicine
942 / 14,419
Environmental Science
681 / 7,896
Engineering
601 / 5,176
Sociology
500 / 1,833
Computer Science
473 / 3,702
Biology
429 / 6,388
Business
383 / 3,675
Political Science
371 / 643
Psychology
344 / 5,046
Geography and Cartography
334 / 2,335
Art & Design
262 / 279
Chemistry
260 / 2,830
Ecology
254 / 5,259
Philosophy
247 / 509
Physics
244 / 1,923
Materials Science
201 / 1,670
Demography
195 / 2,289
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
175 / 1,213
Zoology
165 / 2,161
Dentistry
133 / 2,418
Economics
131 / 809
Mathematics
110 / 2,423
Public Policy / Administration
103 / 360
Social Psychology
101 / 625
Law
96 / 60
Creative Writing
81 / 39
Physical Therapy
81 / 4,943
Orthodontics
78 / 738
Anatomy and Physiology
78 / 1,043
Health Science
78 / 743
Nursing
76 / 354
Education Majors
75 / 146
Art History
69 / 15
Human Rights Law
67 / 20
Public Health
66 / 1,091
Surgery
64 / 836
Environmental Management
56 / 714
Metallurgical Engineering
55 / 555
Automation and Control engineering
55 / 1,118

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1993 2 1
1994 0 1
1995 4 1
1996 7 1
1997 33 0
1998 44 3
1999 63 10
2000 51 31
2001 291 47
2002 67 92
2003 118 169
2004 135 227
2005 220 305
2006 273 634
2007 316 868
2008 317 1218
2009 462 1704
2010 508 2252
2011 495 2780
2012 624 3312
2013 655 3833
2014 804 4387
2015 730 4298
2016 884 3987
2017 898 3986
2018 1009 3964
2019 996 5296
2020 1203 7058
2021 752 7968

Tuition

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

The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais 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 ++++
Especialização / Aperfeiçoamento Accountancy, Architecture, Automation and Control Engineering, Business and Commerce, Civil Law, Cognitive Sciences, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Data Processing, Dental Technology, Educational Psychology, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Finance, Fiscal Law, Geological Engineering, Gerontology, Human Resources, Industrial Engineering, Labour Law, Management, Marketing, Notary Studies, Nursing, Pathology, Production Engineering, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Public Law, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Safety Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Software Engineering, Structural Architecture, Taxation, Telecommunications Engineering
Mestrado Administration, Arts and Humanities, Computer Science, Dentistry, Education, Electrical Engineering, Geography, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Mass Communication, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, Religious Studies, Science Education, Social Sciences, Surveying and Mapping, Zoology
Doutorado Administration, Arts and Humanities, Computer Science, Dentistry, Education, Electrical Engineering, Geography, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Mass Communication, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, Religious Studies, Science Education, Social Sciences, Surveying and Mapping, Zoology

Notable alumni

  1. Aécio Neves

    Aécio Neves
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Aécio Neves da Cunha is a Brazilian economist, politician and former president of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB). He was the 17th Governor of Minas Gerais from 1 January 2003 to 31 March 2010, and is currently a member of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies. He lost in the runoff presidential election against Dilma Rousseff in 2014.

  2. Carmen Lúcia

    Carmen Lúcia
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Cármen Lúcia Antunes Rocha is a Brazilian jurist and member of the Supreme Federal Court since 2006. She is the second woman to have been chosen as a justice for the Court and Chief Justice and a professor of Constitutional Law at Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais. She was nominated by former President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Antunes Rocha's work has been marked by the rigor with which she tries corruption cases and her firm stance regarding women's rights.

  3. Chico Pinheiro

    Chico Pinheiro
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    journalistnews presenter
    Biography

    Francisco de Assis Pinheiro, known professionally as Chico Pinheiro, is a Brazilian newscaster and journalist. He is the current editor-in-chief and anchorman of Bom Dia Brasil, the Brazilian news program, aired by Rede Globo.

  4. Rodrigo Pacheco

    Rodrigo Pacheco
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rodrigo Otavio Soares Pacheco is a Brazilian politician and lawyer, serving as the President of the Federal Senate and of the National Congress of Brazil. Although born in Rondônia, he has spent his political career representing Minas Gerais, having served as senator since 2019. He previously served in the chamber of deputies from 2015 to 2019.

  5. Natália Guimarães

    Natália Guimarães
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    modelactortelevision actorbeauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Natália Aparecida Guimarães is a Brazilian actress, TV host, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won the title of Miss Brasil 2007.

  6. Fernando Damata Pimentel

    Fernando Damata Pimentel
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Fernando Damata Pimentel is a Brazilian politician and economist. He is a member of the Workers' Party (PT). He was the Mayor of Belo Horizonte from 2001 to 2009, the Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade in the Cabinet of former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff from 2011 to 2014 and the Governor of Minas Gerais from 2015 to 2019.

  7. Clésio Andrade

    Clésio Andrade
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Clésio Soares de Andrade is a Brazilian politician and businessman. He represented Minas Gerais in the Federal Senate from 2011 to 2014. Previously, he was Vice-Governor of Minas Gerais from 2003 to 2006. He is a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party.

  8. Elpídio Donizetti

    Elpídio Donizetti
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    jurist
    Biography

    Elpídio Donizetti, is a Brazilian jurist, professor of Private Law and Procedural Law, chief judge of the Court of Appeal of Minas Gerais State (TJMG), author of various juridical works and takes part of the jurists committee responsible for writing the new procedural law code.

  9. Enemésio Ângelo Lazzaris

    Enemésio Ângelo Lazzaris
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1948-2020 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Enemésio Ângelo Lazzaris was a Brazilian Roman Catholic bishop.

General info

Alternative names PUC MINAS
Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais
Founded 1958
Accreditation Ministério da Educação, Brazil
Motto Conhecimento que transforma
Knowledge that transforms
Colors blue, gray
Academic structure Faculty of Biological and Health Sciences
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Faculty of Mathematical Sciences and Informatics
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Philosophy and Theology
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Psychology
Faculty of Law
Affiliations and memberships International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
Brazilian Association for International Education (FAUBAI)
Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB)

Location and Contacts

Address 500 Dom José Gaspar Street - Coração Eucarístico
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, 30535-901
Brazil
City population 2,513,000
Phone +55 (31) 3319 4444
Fax +55 (31) 3319 4225

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