University of the State of Rio de Janeiro: Statistics



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#676 of 14,131 In the World
#19 of 1,756 In Latin America
#13 of 198 In Brazil
#2 of 9 In Rio de Janeiro
#80 of 6,566 For Philosophy
Top50% For 163 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of the State of Rio de Janeiro 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 RequirementsSecondary school certificate and entrance examination
Academic CalendarMarch to December (March - June; August-December)

Research profile

University of the State of Rio de Janeiro is a world-class research university with 52,226 scientific papers published and 418,498 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Biology, Medicine, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Political Science, Physics, and Sociology.


University of the State of Rio de Janeiro majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
32,504 / 186,093
24,127 / 79,004
19,225 / 268,851
17,957 / 242,583
Environmental Science
15,117 / 179,102
13,425 / 208,004
12,273 / 150,904
Political Science
12,030 / 61,530
11,533 / 137,520
9,917 / 83,269
Computer Science
8,720 / 90,271
8,475 / 106,411
8,283 / 140,980
Geography and Cartography
8,244 / 84,039
7,994 / 137,105
7,404 / 129,274
Quantum and Particle physics
7,278 / 87,560
6,876 / 70,975
6,513 / 48,365
6,313 / 83,766
Organic Chemistry
5,779 / 91,467
5,717 / 79,151
5,648 / 73,419
5,272 / 50,151
Materials Science
5,244 / 70,070
4,565 / 48,708
4,461 / 66,384
4,215 / 61,467
3,699 / 48,809
3,689 / 60,599
3,571 / 30,151
Public Health
3,384 / 63,145
3,332 / 31,804
3,255 / 25,615
3,107 / 58,040
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
3,042 / 25,394
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
2,886 / 36,608
Art & Design
2,856 / 16,020
Optical Engineering
2,757 / 34,142
2,724 / 39,503

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 84 104
1992 103 156
1993 102 149
1994 97 192
1995 135 174
1996 179 266
1997 261 312
1998 338 586
1999 368 746
2000 429 1068
2001 501 1246
2002 666 1803
2003 735 2269
2004 816 2729
2005 880 3768
2006 978 4624
2007 1235 5997
2008 1263 7548
2009 1368 9119
2010 1427 11056
2011 1669 13100
2012 1888 14523
2013 2351 16443
2014 2491 18320
2015 2564 21188
2016 2952 20845
2017 3548 21839
2018 3400 24576
2019 3443 28842
2020 4177 37576
2021 4109 44934
2022 3696 44525
2023 3290 45225
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of the State of Rio de Janeiro 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.

Academic Year Undergraduate Tuition Graduate Tuition
2021 R$ 1,260 R$ 1,260
2020 R$ 1,260 R$ 1,260
2019 R$ 1,260 R$ 1,260

The currency used is Brazilian Real (R$).

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 University of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

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, Archaeology, Architecture, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dentistry, Design, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Industrial Design, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Modern Languages, Nursing, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Production Engineering, Psychology, Sanitary Engineering, Social and Community Services, Social Sciences, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Tourism, Town Planning, Visual Arts
Licenciatura Art Education, Art History, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Education, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Social Sciences, Teacher Training, Visual Arts
Especialização / Aperfeiçoamento Accountancy, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Chemistry, Civil Law, Clinical Psychology, Computer Graphics, Constitutional Law, Curriculum, Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Diabetology, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Electronic Engineering, Endocrinology, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Finance, Gerontology, Haematology, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Histology, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Law, Literature, Marketing, Mathematics Education, Medical Parasitology, Multimedia, Neurology, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Health, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Philosophy, Physical Education, Plastic Surgery, Political Sciences, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Portuguese, Primary Education, Private Law, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Administration, Public Health, Public Law, Radiology, Regional Planning, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Sanitary Engineering, Science Education, Service Trades, Social Sciences, Sociology, Stomatology, Surgery, Teacher Training, Transport Management
Mestrado Accountancy, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Civil Law, Computer Engineering, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Design, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Fiscal Law, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Geography, Geography (Human), History, Humanities and Social Science Education, International Law, Laboratory Techniques, Law, Linguistics, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mass Communication, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Nursing, Nutrition, Orthodontics, Pathology, Periodontics, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Public Health, Public Law, Science Education, Social and Community Services, Social and Preventive Medicine, Social Policy, Social Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Surgery
Doutorado Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Civil Law, Comparative Literature, Computer Engineering, Computer Graphics, Criminal Law, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Design, Ecology, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Fiscal Law, Geography, Geography (Human), History, International Law, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Nursing, Nutrition, Orthodontics, Pathology, Periodontics, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Private Law, Public Health, Public Law, Social and Community Services, Social and Preventive Medicine, Social Policy, Social Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Surgery

University of the State of Rio de Janeiro alumni

  1. Vinícius de Moraes

    Vinícius de Moraes
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    1913-1980 (aged 67)
    reporterdiplomatjournalistpoetjazz musician

    Marcus Vinícius da Cruz e Mello Moraes, better known as Vinícius de Moraes ( Portuguese pronunciation: [viˈnisjuʒ dʒi moˈɾajʃ]) and nicknamed O Poetinha ("The little poet"), was a Brazilian poet, diplomat, lyricist, essayist, musician, singer, and playwright. With his frequent and diverse musical partners, including Antônio Carlos Jobim, his lyrics and compositions were instrumental in the birth and introduction to the world of bossa nova music. He recorded numerous albums, many in collaboration with noted artists, and also served as a successful Brazilian career diplomat.

  2. Flávia Alessandra

    Flávia Alessandra
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    1974-.. (age 50)
    Playboy Playmatefilm actortelevision actor

    Flávia Alessandra Martins da Costa is a Brazilian actress, best known for roles in both telenovelas, television series and films.

  3. Thiago Lacerda

    Thiago Lacerda
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    1978-.. (age 46)
    performing artisttelevision actorfilm actoractor

    Thiago Ribeiro Lacerda is a Brazilian actor.

  4. Luís Roberto Barroso

    Luís Roberto Barroso
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    1958-.. (age 66)

    Luís Roberto Barroso is a Brazilian law professor, jurist, Justice and President of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil, having been nominated to the position by President Dilma Rousseff in 2013. Form 2020 to 2022, Barroso also served as President of the Superior Electoral Court.

All 29 notable alumni

University of the State of Rio de Janeiro faculties and divisions

Centre : Biomedical Studies (CBI) Biomedicine
Centre : Education and Humanities (CEH) Documentation Techniques, Information Sciences, Mass Communication, Performing Arts
Centre : Production (CEPUERJ) Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Communication Studies, Documentation Techniques, Finance, Management, Marketing
Centre : Social Sciences (CCS) African American Studies, African Studies, Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, Latin American Studies, Religion, Social Sciences
Centre : Technology and Sciences (CTC) Natural Sciences, Technology
Faculty : Administration and Finance (FAF) Accountancy, Administration, Business Administration
Faculty : Dentistry (ODO) Community Health, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Social and Preventive Medicine
Faculty : Economics (FCE) Economics
Faculty : Education (EDU) Adult Education, Continuing Education, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Humanities and Social Science Education, Political Sciences, Special Education, Teacher Training
Faculty : Education (FEBF - Baixada Fluminense) Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Mathematics Education, Teacher Training
Faculty : Engineering (FEN) Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Sanitary Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Telecommunications Engineering, Transport Engineering
Faculty : Geology (FGEL) Earth Sciences, Geography, Geology, Mineralogy, Paleontology, Surveying and Mapping
Faculty : Law (DIR) Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Labour Law, Law, Public Law
Faculty : Medical Sciences (FCM) Education, Immunology, Information Technology, Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Parasitology, Pathology, Public Health, Surgery
Faculty : Nursing (ENF) Nursing, Public Health
Faculty : Oceanography Geography, Marine Science and Oceanography, Meteorology
Faculty : Social Communication (FCS) Journalism, Mass Communication, Public Relations
Faculty : Social Services (FSS) Social and Community Services, Social Policy
Faculty : Teacher Training (FFP) Arts and Humanities, Education, Geography (Human), Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Teacher Training
Faculty : Technology (FAT) Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Mechanics, Physics, Production Engineering
Institute : Application (Fernando Rodrigues da Silveira) Art Education, Design, Literature, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Physical Education, Primary Education, Social Work
Institute : Arts (ART) Art Education, Art History, Fine Arts
Institute : Biology (IBRAG) Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biophysics, Ecology, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Genetics, Histology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Science Education, Zoology
Institute : Chemistry (QUI) Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Industrial Management, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry
Institute : Geography (IGEOG) Geography, Geography (Human), Tourism
Institute : Letters (ILE/UERJ) Arts and Humanities, Classical Languages, English, French, German, Greek (Classical), Italian, Japanese, Latin, Literature, Philology, Portuguese
Institute : Mathematics and Statistics (IME) Mathematics, Statistics
Institute : Nutrition (NUT) Nutrition
Institute : Philosophy and Human Sciences (IFCH) Archaeology, History, International Relations and Diplomacy, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Tourism
Institute : Physical Education and Sports (IEFD) Physical Education, Sports
Institute : Physics (FIS - Armando Dias Tavares) Applied Physics, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Nuclear Physics, Physics
Institute : Political and Social Science (IESP) Political Sciences, Social Sciences
Institute : Polytechnic (IPRJ) Computer Engineering, Computer Graphics, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Institute : Psychology (PSI) Clinical Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology
Institute : Social Medicine (IMS) Epidemiology, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Human Rights, Medicine, Public Health, Social Work
School : Industrial Design (ESDI) Computer Graphics, Industrial Design

General information

Alternative names UERJ
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Founded 1950
Accreditation Ministry of Education

Location and contacts

Address Rua São Francisco Xavier 524 Maracanã
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 20550-900
City population 6,776,000

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