Universities in Brazil are ranked in a number of ways, including both national and international ranks.
- 1 National Rankings
- 2 World rankings
- 3 See also
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Ranking Universitário Folha
Brazil's largest newspaper Folha de S. Paulo organizes, since 2012, a national ranking of universities with criteria akin to those used by the better known worldwide rankings: research, teaching, internationalization, innovation and market value.
|1||2||UFRJ - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro|
|2||1||USP - University of São Paulo|
|3||4||Unicamp - University of Campinas|
|4||3||UFMG - Federal University of Minas Gerais|
|5||5||UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul|
|6||6||Unesp - São Paulo State University|
|7||8||UFPR - Federal University of Paraná|
|8||7||UFSC - Federal University of Santa Catarina|
|9||9||UnB - University of Brasília|
|10||11||UFC - Federal University of Ceará|
|11||12||UFSCar - Federal University of São Carlos|
|12||10||UFPE - Federal University of Pernambuco|
|13||14||UERJ - Rio de Janeiro State University|
|14*||15||UFBA - Federal University of Bahia|
|14*||13||UFF - Fluminense Federal University|
|16||22||UNIFESP - Federal University of São Paulo|
|17||16||UFV - Federal University of Viçosa|
|18||18||UFSM - Federal University of Santa Maria|
|19||20*||UFJF - Federal University of Juiz de Fora|
|20||17||UFG - Federal University of Goiás|
Brazilian government evaluation
This section's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (October 2014)
Higher education evaluations are also conducted by the Brazilian Government; specifically by Inep (Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais; English: National Institute of Studies and Research). The Government uses a General Index of Courses (Portuguese: Índice Geral de Cursos; IGC) to determinate the quality of Brazilian's higher education (graduate and post-graduate courses) in Brazil. It's important to add that Universidade de São Paulo, one of the most prestigious universities in the country, has been participating in the IGC since 2013 as part of a technical cooperation with Inep that will last three years, during which time the results concerning the university's courses will not be disclosed. Only then will the university decide whether to fully participate in the government evaluation.
2012 Índice Geral de Cursos
2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities 
|101-150||USP - University of Sao Paulo|
|301-400||UFMG - Federal University of Minas Gerais|
|301-400||UFRJ - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro|
|301-400||UNESP - Sao Paulo State University|
|301-400||UNICAMP - University of Campinas|
|401-500||UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul|
2013 QS World University Rankings
|127||USP - University of Sao Paulo|
|215||UNICAMP - University of Campinas|
|284||UFRJ - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro|
|411-420||UNIFESP - Federal University of São Paulo|
|471-480||UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul|
|481-490||UFMG - Federal University of Minas Gerais|
|491-500||UNESP - Sao Paulo State University|
|551-600||PUC-SP - Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo|
|551-600||PUC-RJ- Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro|
|551-600||UnB- University of Brasília|
|601-650||UFBA- Federal University of Bahia|
|601-650||UFSCar- Federal University of São Carlos|
|601-650||UFV - Federal University of Viçosa|
|651-700||UFPR - Federal University of Paraná|
|651-700||PUCRS - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul|
2011-2012 Times Higher Education World University Rankings
|178||USP - University of Sao Paulo|
|276-300||UNICAMP - University of Campinas|
- "Ranking Universitário Folha".
- "Ranking Universitário Folha - 2016". Retrieved January 25, 2017.
- "Ranking Universitário Folha - 2015". Folha de S. Paulo. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
- "Indicador de qualidade das instituições de educação superior". INEP. Archived from the original on 6 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- "Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2013 - Brazil -". Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
- "QS World University Rankings 2013". Quacquarelli Symonds. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- "The World University Rankings 2011-2012". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 29 October 2011.