Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais: Statistics



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#1497 of 14,131 In the World
#69 of 1,756 In Latin America
#36 of 198 In Brazil
#2 of 4 In Belo Horizonte
#493 of 6,566 For Philosophy
Top50% For 65 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete 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)

Research profile

Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais has published 13,740 scientific papers with 58,218 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Political Science, Environmental Science, Biology, Medicine, Sociology, Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics.


Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
10,379 / 27,807
8,563 / 13,449
Political Science
4,279 / 10,148
Environmental Science
3,354 / 30,920
3,061 / 36,169
2,851 / 30,117
2,751 / 10,595
2,451 / 22,877
Computer Science
2,243 / 20,694
2,057 / 18,576
Geography and Cartography
2,032 / 13,343
1,901 / 8,172
1,797 / 22,088
1,559 / 15,155
1,516 / 13,451
1,332 / 19,676
1,226 / 6,476
Quantum and Particle physics
1,193 / 10,643
1,165 / 12,299
1,099 / 12,394
1,079 / 6,437
1,060 / 8,564
1,055 / 14,065
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
994 / 7,959
937 / 14,115
893 / 5,076
Materials Science
863 / 7,714
861 / 13,228
840 / 10,822
Art & Design
807 / 3,373
719 / 4,693
Organic Chemistry
697 / 9,096
682 / 11,191
Mechanical Engineering
664 / 5,070
579 / 8,215
Machine Learning
576 / 6,384
547 / 6,781
Anatomy and Physiology
517 / 7,015
Public Health
517 / 6,835
509 / 8,214

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 10
1992 2 6
1993 0 5
1994 1 5
1995 1 8
1996 4 4
1997 24 9
1998 40 8
1999 53 13
2000 47 24
2001 256 48
2002 93 96
2003 108 123
2004 137 157
2005 208 249
2006 277 411
2007 296 557
2008 294 848
2009 404 1150
2010 465 1527
2011 477 1812
2012 591 2201
2013 639 2543
2014 722 2847
2015 780 3112
2016 873 2966
2017 928 3029
2018 987 3377
2019 1024 4297
2020 1272 5415
2021 1108 6321
2022 834 6513
2023 726 6608
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per semester)
Undergraduate R$ 4,500
Graduate R$ 6,000
Doctorate R$ 8,000

The currency used is Brazilian Real (R$).

The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bacharelado Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Advertising and Publicity, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dentistry, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Geography, History, Information Sciences, Information Technology, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Law, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Nursing, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Production Engineering, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Sciences, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Telecommunications Engineering, Theology, Town Planning, Veterinary Science
Licenciatura Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Portuguese, Religious Education, Social Sciences, Special Education, Statistics
Especialização / Aperfeiçoamento Accountancy, Architecture, Business and Commerce, Civil Law, Cognitive Sciences, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Data Processing, Dental Technology, Educational Psychology, Electronics and Automation, 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

Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais alumni

  1. Aécio Neves

    Aécio Neves
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    1960-.. (age 64)

    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
    1954-.. (age 70)

    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. Rodrigo Pacheco

    Rodrigo Pacheco
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    1976-.. (age 48)

    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.

  4. Chico Pinheiro

    Chico Pinheiro
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    1953-.. (age 71)
    news presenterjournalist

    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.

All 12 notable alumni

Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais faculties and divisions

Department/Division : Architecture and Urbanism Architecture, Town Planning
Department/Division : International Relations International Relations and Diplomacy, Sociology
Department/Division : Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics, Statistics
Department/Division : Physics Physics
Department/Division : Physics and Chemistry Chemistry, Physics
Department/Division : Psychology Psychology
Department/Division : Social Communication Advertising and Publicity, Journalism, Public Relations
Department/Division : Social Work Social Work
Department/Division : Sociology Sociology
Faculty : Law Law
Institute : Biological and Health Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Dentistry, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Audiology
Institute : Computer Science Computer Science, Information Sciences
Institute : Economics and Management Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics
Institute : Humanities English, Geography, History, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Portuguese, Religious Education, Special Education, Theology
Institute : Polytechnic Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering
School : Teacher Qualification Teacher Training
School : Tourism Tourism
Unit : Metropolitan Unit II - Contagem Accountancy, Business Administration, Geography, Information Technology, International Business, Law, Social Work
Unit : PUC/ Minas - Arcos Advertising and Publicity, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, International Business, Journalism, Law, Psychology
Unit : PUC/ Minas - Poços de Caldas Architecture and Planning, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Law, Pedagogy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Tourism, Veterinary Science
Unit : PUC/ Minas - São Gabriel Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Information Sciences, Law, Management, Portuguese, Psychology, Social Sciences
Unit : PUC/ Minas - Serro Business Administration, Law
Unit : PUC/Minas - Betim Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, English, Information Technology, Law, Mathematics, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Portuguese, Psychology, Veterinary Science

General information

Alternative names PUC MINAS
Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais
Founded 1958
Accreditation Ministry of Education
Motto Conhecimento que transforma
Knowledge that transforms
Colors blue, gray

Location and contacts

Address Avenida Dom José Gaspar, 500 Coração Eucarístico
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, 30535-610
City population 2,531,000

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