Universities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Rankings & Reviews

Rio de Janeiro
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11

Universities in Rio de Janeiro

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198584

Students

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6024000

Population

11 universities in Rio de Janeiro are listed in 22 different university rankings (by institution) as well as 3 different subject specific rankings. 10 of these universities are listed in at least one institution or subject specific ranking.

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Oldest university in Rio de Janeiro:
was founded in 1792
Largest university in Rio de Janeiro:
with 67000 students
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Rio de Janeiro
  • 01 Jan, 2021: Publication of Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with highest ranking among universities in Rio de Janeiro ranked #204.
  • 03 Dec, 2020: Publication of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with highest ranking among universities in Rio de Janeiro ranked #327.
  • 11 Nov, 2020: Latest QS University Rankings: Latin America from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. 4 universities from Rio de Janeiro appear in this ranking.
  • 19 Oct, 2020: US News: Best Global Universities updated with Federal University of Rio de Janeiro ranked highest among 2 listed universities in Rio de Janeiro.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Rio de Janeiro

#1
Art & Design
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#101 
#1 
Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro
#2
Dentistry
(URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject)
#127 
#7 
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
#3
Sociology
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#151 
#1 
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
#4
Biological Sciences
(URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject)
#153 
#3 
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
#5
Chemical Engineering
(NTU by Subject - Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers)
#245 
#3 
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
#6
Linguistics
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#251 
#2 
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Rankings of universities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2021

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#801  #11  THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
#3  #3  RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
#380  #3  QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 3.3 / 5.0 (139 reviews) Click to rate
#88  #88  RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
#570  #108  Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 23 March, 2020]
#563  #51  World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (515 reviews) Click to rate
#13  #13  RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
#1001  #18  THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
#201  #67  QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 11 November, 2020]


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#19  #19  RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
#601  #3  THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
#651  #6  QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]


#1001  #22  QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
#65  #65  RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
#91  #14  QS University Rankings BRICS
[Published 06 May, 2019]


Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (125 reviews) Click to rate
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#118  #117  RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
#583  #54  World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
#4610  #117  Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (16 reviews) Click to rate
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#164  #161  RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
#7652  #145  Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#178  #173  RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
#542  #48  World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
#7312  #144  Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (212 reviews) Click to rate
#192  #187  RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

#772  #11  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]

#11

Gama Filho University

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Key Facts about Rio de Janeiro

Population: 6024000

Time: GMT -3

District/province: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Living costs for students in Rio de Janeiro:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 68* (32% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 62* (38% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 58* (42% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 26.20 BRL
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 127 V / 220 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Plug Type N
    • Residential voltage: 127 V / 220 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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FAQ

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro ranks #1 in Rio de Janeiro in our meta ranking composed of 130 university rankings.

Among all universities in Rio de Janeiro Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 23 rankings where Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is listed.

Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro is ranked best in Rio de Janeiro for Arts Visual & Performing. See all rankings for the Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro.

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is ranked best in Rio de Janeiro for Medicine & Health. See all rankings for the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is ranked best in Rio de Janeiro for Social Studies & Humanities. See all rankings for the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is ranked best in Rio de Janeiro for Natural Sciences. See all rankings for the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is ranked best in Rio de Janeiro for Engineering. See all rankings for the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is ranked best in Rio de Janeiro for Languages & Literature. See all rankings for the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Latin America:
Academic Reputation 30%
Employer Reputation 20%
Faculty to Student Ratio 10%
Staff with PhD 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per Paper 10%

Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings BRICS:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 20%
Staff with a PhD 10%
Papers per faculty 10%

CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

Criteria used in ranking -NTU South America:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUF

Criteria used in ranking -RUF Ranking de universidades:
Research 42%
Teaching 32%
Labour Market 18%
Innovation 4%
Internalization 4%

Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

StuDocu

THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

Criteria used in ranking -THE Latin America Rankings:
Teaching (the learning environment) 36%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 34%
Citations (research influence) 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

Criteria used in ranking -BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 10%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 10%

Urap

Us News

Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%