Universities in Sao Paulo, Brazil - Rankings & Reviews

Sao Paulo
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22

Universities in Sao Paulo

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372908

Students

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10022000

Population

22 universities in Sao Paulo are listed in 26 different university rankings (by institution) as well as 6 different subject specific rankings. 20 of these universities are listed in at least one institution or subject specific ranking.

Most comprehensive collection of university ranking scores worldwide. We monitor continuously 89 different university and subject rankings so that you can conveniently compare all rankings in one place.

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Oldest university in Sao Paulo:
was founded in 1870
Largest university in Sao Paulo:
with 75000 students
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Sao Paulo
  • 30 Jan, 2021: UniRank 4icu - World Ranking updated with University of São Paulo in position 58.
  • 28 Jan, 2021: THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education updated with University of São Paulo in position 156.
  • 01 Jan, 2021: Webometrics published most recent results of Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities. Includes 18 universities from Sao Paulo.
  • 03 Dec, 2020: URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance updated with University of São Paulo ranked highest among 6 listed universities in Sao Paulo.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Sao Paulo

#1
Food Science
(URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject)
#1 
#1 
University of São Paulo
#2
Dentistry
(URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject)
#1 
#2 
University of São Paulo
#3
Engineering - Mineral & Mining
(URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject)
#1 
#4 
University of São Paulo
#4
Sports Science
(URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject)
#1 
#6 
University of São Paulo
#5
Mathematics
(NTU by Subject - Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers)
#1 
#35 
University of São Paulo
#6
Architecture
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#1 
#43 
University of São Paulo
#7
Law
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#1 
#47 
University of São Paulo
#8
Psychology
(URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject)
#1 
#76 
University of São Paulo
#9
Molecular Biology & Genetics
(NTU by Subject - Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers)
#1 
#78 
University of São Paulo
#10
Computer Studies
(URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject)
#1 
#149 
University of São Paulo

Rankings of universities in Sao Paulo, Brazil 2021

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (602 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #1 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #115 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #1 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]


Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (5 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #10 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #493 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #6 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]


Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (264 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #6 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #420 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #16 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]


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  • #9 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #56 
  • #56 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #16 
  • #59 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 11 November, 2020]

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (486 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #34 
  • #34 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #38 
  • #84 
THE Latin America Rankings
[Published 29 June, 2020]
  • #37 
  • #126 
QS University Rankings: Latin America
[Published 11 November, 2020]

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (40 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #77 
  • #77 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #65 
  • #301 
QS University Rankings BRICS
[Published 06 May, 2019]
  • #66 
  • #544 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 23 March, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 2.7 / 5.0 (22 reviews) Click to rate
  • #67 
  • #67 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #49 
  • #101 
THE Latin America Rankings
[Published 29 June, 2020]
  • #62 
  • #541 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 23 March, 2020]

  • #85 
  • #84 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #103 
  • #567 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 23 March, 2020]
  • #80 
  • #616 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (297 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #98 
  • #98 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #59 
  • #539 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 23 March, 2020]
  • #120 
  • #4657 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 3.6 / 5.0 (200 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #137 
  • #141 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #111 
  • #577 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 23 March, 2020]
  • #78 
  • #610 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]

Student satisfaction: 3.5 / 5.0 (70 reviews) Click to rate
  • #154 
  • #158 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #119 
  • #598 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 23 March, 2020]
  • #122 
  • #4736 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (324 reviews) Click to rate
  • #25 
  • #479 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 23 March, 2020]
  • #68 
  • #3456 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

  • #121 
  • #618 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 23 March, 2020]

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (1168 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #108 
  • #109 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #79 
  • #611 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #128 
  • #5010 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (247 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #115 
  • #117 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #66 
  • #530 
World University Ranking 2020 - Latin America
[Published 21 September, 2020]
  • #134 
  • #5362 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

  • #164 
  • #169 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (164 reviews) Click to rate
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  • #182 
  • #188 
RUF Ranking de universidades
[Published 07 October, 2019]
  • #131 
  • #5224 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

  • #69 
  • #3476 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 2.8 / 5.0 (5 reviews) Click to rate
  • #92 
  • #3993 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

  • #148 
  • #8820 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#21

University Camilo Castelo Branco

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (11 reviews) Click to rate

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (44 reviews) Click to rate
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Key Facts about Sao Paulo

Population: 10022000

Time: GMT -3

District/province: São Paulo, São Paulo

Living costs for students in Sao Paulo:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 70* (30% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 62* (38% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 53* (47% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 26.14 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

University of São Paulo ranks #1 in Sao Paulo in our meta ranking composed of 89 university rankings.

Among all universities in Sao Paulo University of São Paulo is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 29 rankings where University of São Paulo is listed.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Agriculture. See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Medicine & Health. See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Engineering. See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Sports Science. See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Mathematics. See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Architecture, Building & Planning. See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Law. See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Social Studies & Humanities. See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Natural Sciences. See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Computer Science. See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Arts Visual & Performing. See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Languages & Literature. See all rankings for the University of São Paulo.

Federal University of São Paulo is ranked best in Sao Paulo for Education. See all rankings for the Federal University of São Paulo.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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%

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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 Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

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%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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

Urap

Webometrics

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