Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

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world rank  1005

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University Overview

Founded in 1948, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Porto Alegre (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Rio Grande do Sul. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Uruguaiana, Viamão. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 69 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Brazilian higher education organization a very selective institution.

University Identity

Name Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul
Acronym PUCRS
Founded 1948
Motto Ad Verum Ducit
Leading the truth
Colours Yellow and white

University Location

Address Avenida Ipiranga 6681 - Partenon
Porto Alegre (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
90619-900 Rio Grande do Sul
T +55 (51) 3320 3660
F +55 (51) 3320 3885
Other locations Uruguaiana, Viamão

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 6681, Av. Ipiranga
Porto Alegre 90619-900
+55 (51) 3320 3660

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministério da Educação, Brazil


  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018