Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo

country rank  36
world rank  1479

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University Overview

Established in 1954, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (Federal University of Espírito Santo) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Vitória (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Espirito Santo. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Alegre, São Mateus. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES) 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 64 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Brazilian higher education organization a very selective institution.

University Identity

Name Federal University of Espírito Santo
Acronym UFES
Founded 1954
Motto Docete Omnes Gentes
Teach to all people

University Location

Address Avenida Fernando Ferrari 514 - Campus Universitário - Goiabeiras
Vitória (population range: 250,000-499,999)
29075-910 Espirito Santo
T +55 (27) 3335 2200
F +55 (27) 3335 2818
Other locations Alegre, São Mateus

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

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 20-30%
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministério da Educação, Brazil


  • Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
  • Rede Nacional de Extensão (RENEX)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018