QS Latin American University Rankings - 2011

We have adapted our university rankings methodology to produce the first ever Latin American University Rankings.

Rankings
My Rank QS Rank QS Rank School Name Country QS Stars Rating Overall
Academic Reputation
The Academic Reputation Index is the centrepiece of the QS World University Rankings® carrying a weighting of 40%. It is an approach to international university evaluation that QS pioneered in 2004 and is the component that attracts the greatest interest and scrutiny. In concert with the Employer Reputation Index it is the aspect which sets this ranking most clearly apart from any other.
Employer Reputation
The QS Global Employer Survey has seen a dramatic increase in response in 2012 from 17,000 in 2011 to over 25,500 in 2012. Growth has been seen worldwide but nowhere more profoundly than in Latin America, where a campaign conducted in Spanish met with great success. Responses are closely scrutinized and weighted to eliminate biases that may result from disproportionate response levels.
Faculty Student
Student Faculty Ratio is, at present, the only globally comparable and available indicator that has been identified to address the stated objective of evaluating teaching quality. Clearly it is not a satisfactory as a qualitative classroom evaluation as might be considered for a domestic teaching assessment, but it does speak to the notion of “commitment to teaching”, which ought to correlate strongly, if not completely with the level of teaching quality.
Citations per Paper
Citations per Paper focuses on the performance of the papers an institution produces that are actually indexed in Scopus – ignoring efforts undertaken resulting in publication in local language journals that may not be covered by Scopus. A publication threshold of 100 papers is applied to eliminate anomalous low numbers of papers from overly benefiting small institutions.
Papers per Faculty
Papers per Faculty looks at publication volume within SciVerse Scopus regardless of language (Scopus accepts non-English content as long as there are English language abstracts).
Faculty Staff with PhD
In our survey conducted early in 2011, Staff with PhD came out as the most important factor not already considered as part of the global methodology. First introduced for the QS University Rankings – Latin America in 2011, the inaugural data collection process has run a lot more smoothly than anticipated for a new indicator. The indicator is based on a simple proportion of each institution that hold a PhD or equivalent terminal degree.
Web Impact
At the moment, this indicator is exclusively used in the QS University Rankings – Latin America. The Webometrics Ranking Web of World Universities looks at the effectiveness of institutions projection online. Due to the automated nature of the approach, the ranking embraces some 20,000 institutions worldwide – the most extensive comparative evaluation of world universities.
1 1
Brazil
100.00
100 100 59.2 80.9 100 100 100
2 2
Chile
99.60
100 100 61.3 97.6 91.7 89.8 96.2
3 3
Brazil
94.70
100 83.3 53.6 70.6 100 99.8 99.5
4 4
Chile
94.00
100 100 40.6 93.6 99.2 50.6 99.2
5 5
Mexico
92.10
100 100 77.7 88.9 41 58 100
6 6
Colombia
84.70
96.8 95.4 34.5 63.4 61.3 62 94
7 7
Mexico
83.00
98.6 100 78.9 37.2 27.1 43.6 98
8 8
Argentina
82.10
100 100 13.4 96.6 45.7 16.9 99.1
9 9
Colombia
79.50
96.6 93.5 25.4 28.4 60.7 59.2 97.2
10 10
Brazil
79.10
90.2 20.4 58.4 77.8 97.6 99 99
11 11
Brazil
78.20
88.4 58.9 36.3 42.7 76.4 98.6 98.4
12 12
Chile
75.50
92.7 34 24.7 83.5 90.7 68 97
13 13
Argentina
75.30
81.9 99.8 98.5 100 18.7 34.4 11.1
14 14
Brazil
75.20
88.1 11.5 50.3 71.8 99.9 98.2 99.5
15 15
Brazil
73.50
94.4 36.9 17.2 29.3 95.3 94.7 97.4
16 16
Brazil
72.60
82.4 14.5 66.9 41.4 99.2 99.6 98.8
17 17
Argentina
72.20
97.6 100 77.1 49.6 3 18.6 37.6
18 18
Argentina
71.60
96.4 64.3 13.5 85.4 31.8 28.9 96
19 19
Brazil
70.10
99.6 18.7 53.7 69.7 99.7 99.5
20 20
Argentina
69.20
92.9 56.1 28.8 64.9 39.4 29.8 96.4
21 21
Chile
68.90
99 64.6 27.1 59.8 46 48.1 40.2
22 22
Mexico
68.40
79.4 62.9 57.1 55.4 50.6 20.5 95.5
23 23
Colombia
63.50
83.7 92.1 60.8 29.4 13.6 13.7 43.9
24 24
Mexico
63.20
70.4 97.5 83.4 15.1 53.7 36.1
24 24
Mexico
63.20
70.4 97.5 83.4 53.7 15.1 36.1
25 25
Mexico
62.60
90 14.9 27.8 41 44.2 79.8 96.1
26 26
Argentina
62.50
57.2 98.5 39 37.5 29.3 100 13.1
27 27
Colombia
62.00
93.5 27.6 48.3 51.9 30.1 23.5 93.8
28 28
Brazil
61.10
39.8 6.3 84.4 85.1 79.7 97.4 95.8
29 29
Mexico
60.70
74.3 61.7 44.6 24 24.7 94 37.3
30 30
Chile
59.90
71.2 36.9 45.7 76.6 67.6 50.4 35.6
31 31
Brazil
59.60
77 17.3 63.2 94.5 100 36.7
32 32
Venezuela
59.30
51.9 34.4 37.5 21.6 92.3 91 90.7
33 33
Brazil
58.80
56.3 3.4 73.6 36.4 74.3 96.3 96.9
34 34
Peru
58.00
84.2 39 15.4 44.5 11.7 47.6 95.5
35 35
Brazil
56.00
62.4 4.2 43.9 38.5 98.5 99.5 50.9
36 36
Argentina
56.00
92.2 33.7 10.6 86.6 24.7 17.4 42.9
37 37
Brazil
55.70
79.7 79.6 74.6 1.9 6.5 42.6
38 38
Brazil
55.10
45.2 4.4 62 42.4 77.7 94.2 97.8
39 39
Argentina
54.80
74.9 85.9 49.3 2.3 40.3 26.9
40 40
Argentina
54.80
79.6 44.8 51.8 52.7 38.7 22.8 20.3
41 41
Chile
54.10
70.1 61.7 18.9 16.7 50.6 51.8 36.9
42 42
Brazil
53.20
33.5 2.8 93.8 77.6 47.2 77.9 97.3
43 43
Venezuela
51.60
68.7 12.1 20.8 60.8 21 57.5 94.6
44 44
Chile
51.30
56.5 42.9 9.5 63.1 77.2 33.7 43.4
45 45
Brazil
50.70
62.9 5.2 77.7 1.1 99.2 99.3
46 46
Mexico
50.50
51 52.1 77.5 53.9 33 53
47 47
Cuba
49.90
84.8 42.5 47.5 32.4 19.4 30.1
48 48
Argentina
49.80
44 60.6 96.6 20.7 79.5 18.4
49 49
Peru
49.50
78.2 12.1 36.5 68 8.2 93.6
50 50
Argentina
49.20
76.6 76.7 68.9 10.2
51 51
Mexico
49.10
68.7 13.2 93.3 30.1 8.2 97.8
52 52
Venezuela
49.10
57.4 69.9 28 49.6 29.1 42.6
53 53
Puerto Rico
48.10
50.5 12.1 42.8 95.1 41.1 98
54 54
Colombia
48.10
90.2 18.3 16.8 12.8 38.5 29.7 47.1
55 55
Brazil
47.70
52 17 99.9 56.6 50.9 51.2
56 56
Argentina
47.50
81.7 26 13.9 79 19.8 14.2 23
57 57
Mexico
46.20
63.5 32.7 15.4 52.2 20.5 36.8 53.4
58 58
Argentina
45.70
76.6 19.2 26.6 90.4 15.9 28.7
59 59=
Costa Rica
45.50
81.2 44.2 96.1
59 59=
Brazil
45.50
21.3 2.8 65.2 12.6 96.6 95.1 89.1
61 61
Brazil
44.90
27 15.9 97.2 42.7 43.6 88.4 37.8
62 62
Colombia
44.90
53.3 45.3 10.3 80.4 36.7 31.7 12.1
63 63
Mexico
44.30
85.6 12.8 48.5 18.4 6.8 22.9 37.8
64 64
Argentina
43.90
55.1 10 69.3 74.1 29.1 16 38.6
65 65
Argentina
43.70
53.9 5.8 38.8 69.4 54.5 48.2 26.7
66 66
Argentina
43.10
42.6 64.9 28 64.1 4.1 2.8 48.7
67 67
Chile
42.80
50.4 77 20.2 4.6 16.9 49.3 5.9
68 68
Argentina
42.30
38 42.2 59.1 97 3.2 17.5 22.8
69 69
Brazil
42.10
22.6 75.2 59.3 74.8 87.3 31.3
70 70
Mexico
42.10
70.5 5.8 44.8 45.7 16.6 19.9 45.3
71 71
Chile
41.90
47.9 6.5 14.6 48.5 80.1 65.3 29
72 72
Brazil
40.80
49 4.5 49 31 50.4 97.2
73 73
Chile
40.20
47.8 11 22.4 50.7 74.8 31.9 33
74 74
Chile
40.20
55 26.7 12.8 92.4 15.2 19.5 19.7
75 75
Peru
40.00
33.4 1.8 99.7 100 49.1 23.5
76 76
Brazil
39.50
20.8 49.5 46.6 70.5 90.1 51.9
77 77
Colombia
39.40
60.8 33.3 30 20.8 17.4 33.3 19.5
78 78
Mexico
39.40
33.6 3.8 44.3 95.7 44.8 41.9 34.8
79 79
Ecuador
38.80
50.9 9.5 77.2 92.5 9.3 5 9.3
80 80
Argentina
37.50
46.1 18.2 16.4 78.5 32.2 13.4 37.6
81 81
Brazil
37.00
28.6 91.4 37.2 87.3 46.3
82 82
Brazil
36.80
12.2 4.8 63.4 28.6 68.2 88.6 51.3
83 83
Brazil
36.60
15.8 70.5 25.9 56.7 93 50.5
84 84
Chile
36.50
57.3 32.1 41.1 16.2 17.3 32.7
85 85
Chile
36.50
33.9 31.7 16.5 94.8 32.8 18.8 15.2
86 86
Mexico
35.40
63.5 2.7 100 8.2 28.9
87 87
Colombia
35.10
51.4 24.3 6.6 38.4 49.5 9.5 23.1
88 88
Brazil
34.60
10.2 6.3 48.3 26.2 98.5 100 8.9
89 89
Bolivia
34.20
34.9 48.6 4.4 98.6 5.6 10.9
90 90
Mexico
34.10
18 1.4 52.9 83.6 48.3 60.1 18.6
91 91
Argentina
34.00
38.7 7.3 45 78.5 23.2 23.4 18.4
92 92
Mexico
33.40
29.4 3.6 57.6 26.5 41.3 60 32.9
93 93
Brazil
33.30
18.1 9.5 45.8 38.4 47.6 70.4 37.6
94 94
Uruguay
33.20
48.9 9.1 23.4 95.5 20.3 7.3 1
95 95
Brazil
33.10
14 67.2 31.3 40.5 92 37.9
96 96
Brazil
32.50
32.3 6.9 99 5 15.2 36.3 39.2
97 97
Brazil
32.40
19.2 74.9 24.7 51 96.3
98 98
Brazil
32.30
4.1 53 75 46.1 84.5 32.7
99 99
Venezuela
32.20
65.9 44.6 16
100 100
Chile
31.80
51.9 18.7 19.5 14.3 23.8 26.9 21.4
101 101- 200
Brazil
16.90
34 1.7 35.9 1 16.7
101 101- 200
Brazil
17.20
2 1.7 65.8 34.4 26.8 25.4
101 101- 200
Brazil
21.90
3.9 54.3 20.1 33.8 85.9
101 101- 200
Colombia
31.10
42.5 32.3 27.4 30.9 11.1 8.2 22.2
101 101- 200
Brazil
22.10
7.8 1.7 73.1 23.1 45.6 39.3
101 101- 200
Brazil
22.90
5.2 83.5 20.6 20.1 53.3 22.3
101 101- 200
Brazil
19.10
7.6 19.4 14.2 57.2 18.3 28.5
101 101- 200
Argentina
18.30
69.4 29.5 20 19.4 33.9
101 101- 200
Mexico
18.30
44.1 19.8
101 101- 200
Brazil
29.70
14.8 54.3 35.9 25.7 71.3 47.5
101 101- 200
Brazil
30.40
3.9 97.6 34.4 47.2 93.6 1.8
101 101- 200
Brazil
15.80
11.5 5.8 1 64.4 15.7 21.5
101 101- 200
Paraguay
29.00
18.7 31.7 43.2 92.1 2.6 15.2
101 101- 200
Brazil
27.70
13 34 25.1 83.9 14.3 29.7
101 101- 200
Brazil
22.30
2.1 2.8 99.2 28.8 11.9 47.5 10.1
101 101- 200
Brazil
28.50
8.3 48.3 13.4 58.9 96.2 26.1
101 101- 200
Bolivia
19.20
12.1 13.1 96.2 21.7
101 101- 200
Mexico
26.00
19.4 14.8 99.8 19.4 5.8 16.7 15.2
101 101- 200
Brazil
21.40
6 70.7 6.5 20.1 53.7 31.9
101 101- 200
Brazil
15.50
14.1 36 30.4 19.1 18.1
101 101- 200
Brazil
17.00
11.1 1.7 38.1 61.7 23.5
101 101- 200
Brazil
25.00
11.7 5.7 84.5 4 81.5 18.6
101 101- 200
Brazil
17.70
4.6 78.5 21 31.8 21.5
101 101- 200
Chile
23.70
19.8 9 17.3 68.6 30.5 28.7
101 101- 200
Brazil
16.00
2.2 1.7 92.2 5.2 19.9 23.4
101 101- 200
Brazil
23.00
31 3.6 50.8 24.5 40.9
101 101- 200
Brazil
30.50
25.8 8.9 88.2 7.4 53.9 41.7
101 101- 200
Brazil
20.00
4.4 76.5 30 68.4
101 101- 200
Brazil
20.80
15.2 24.1 40.1 41.1 44.3
101 101- 200
Brazil
28.60
12.8 2.8 90.8 6.4 100 28.1
101 101- 200
Brazil
22.50
4.8 42.6 10.8 27.1 83.3 33.7
101 101- 200
Brazil
28.90
5.7 4.5 100 73.5 5.9 46.1 20.6
101 101- 200
Brazil
21.20
2 5.7 69.6 17.6 26.8 54.2 13.7
101 101- 200
Argentina
19.30
19.9 93.9 28.4 16.7 22.6
101 101- 200
Mexico
27.00
24.5 2 17.5 40.1 30.6 46.5 41.7
101 101- 200
Brazil
21.50
3.6 29.2 17.3 30.5 91.1 23.2
101 101- 200
Brazil
23.60
12.2 51 36.9 62.9 34.4
101 101- 200
Brazil
20.80
7.3 3.6 35.4 4.6 19.1 93.8 13.8
101 101- 200
Brazil
19.70
16.8 7.7 16.8 36.4 23.6 42.9
101 101- 200
Brazil
29.40
11.3 2.8 92.1 53.9 49.4 41.3
101 101- 200
Argentina
21.10
42.1 33.3 5.4
101 101- 200
Mexico
20.10
23.7 2.8 99.7 12.4
101 101- 200
Mexico
28.30
45.7 25.9 37 4.1 25.6 10.6
101 101- 200
Mexico
29.10
29.1 2.9 41 29.5 31.2 49.9 28.5
101 101- 200
Mexico
28.40
29.4 4 36.2 50.3 7.7 29.4 46.8
101 101- 200
Mexico
27.20
33.5 10.4 42.1 26.1 14.6 19.6 32.4
101 101- 200
Mexico
27.90
21.2 1.5 42.3 56.9 17.9 36 42.6
101 101- 200
Colombia
16.70
24.5 3.6 16.1 6.8 11 11.6 30.6
101 101- 200
Colombia
16.50
23.6 29.9 11.8 1.6 7.5 3.3
101 101- 200
Costa Rica
30.60
58.8 39.9 31.3
101 101- 200
Chile
20.70
13.1 22.4 42.1 40.5 13.9 13.9
101 101- 200
Peru
31.60
39 3.8 39.5 94.3 15.6 23.2
101 101- 200
Peru
18.60
23 9.1 68.9 1 17.3
101 101- 200
Peru
16.10
30.8 15.9 18.7 1.7 6.6
101 101- 200
Chile
24.40
22.8 6.6 10.6 44.8 40.8 37.4 14.1
101 101- 200
Chile
17.30
7.4 7.7 23.6 73.6 8.7 7.2 11.9
101 101- 200
Uruguay
22.40
23.8 9.4 100 5.5 7.9 6.6
101 101- 200
Uruguay
23.50
34 6.5 97.8 4.2 3.7
101 101- 200
Venezuela
19.80
29.9 18.9 23.8 2.7 14.3 17.7
101 101- 200
Colombia
31.50
39.7 45 43.5 1 9.3 16.9 16.6
101 101- 200
Mexico
22.00
30.6 21.8 57.9 1.8 11.4
101 101- 200
Argentina
26.60
37.5 27.9 48.6 2.7 17.7 12.9
101 101- 200
Chile
25.50
38 15 10 19.8 58.1 8.1
101 101- 200
Colombia
30.50
46.7 20.8 9.2 1.1 20 41.2 33.6
101 101- 200
Chile
21.20
23.7 5.2 19.4 8.5 28.7 35.8 25.3
101 101- 200
Chile
25.40
23.4 12.5 46.8 28.8 27 30 10.5
101 101- 200
Costa Rica
17.90
20.9 52.9
101 101- 200
Panama
16.30
8.9 9.1 100 1 7.2
101 101- 200
Colombia
25.50
30.3 41.5 32.4 2.6 20.9 9.9
101 101- 200
Colombia
20.10
37.5 27.2 10.6 1.3 4.1 6.1
101 101- 200
Ecuador
20.40
17.7 7.5 12.9 5.4 10.1 95.6
101 101- 200
Colombia
24.40
36.6 16.1 18.7 38.2 15.3 15.7
101 101- 200
Argentina
25.60
36.2 66.1
101 101- 200
Colombia
21.80
22.9 4 20.5 74.8 13.8 7.3 11.6
101 101- 200
Chile
16.80
27.6 21.4 11 1.6 11.3 8.1
101 101- 200
Chile
30.90
29.1 11.5 31.3 34.4 55.7 43.4 15.1
101 101- 200
Uruguay
24.40
46.3 9.5 51.9 3.7 9.8 6.4
101 101- 200
Cuba
16.00
25.9 11.6 9.4 4.5 35.2
101 101- 200
Mexico
25.90
18.8 2.7 36.5 41.1 28.4 34.5 40.9
101 101- 200
Ecuador
15.80
9.7 4.9 18.4 15.1 33.9 42.6
101 101- 200
Mexico
18.50
8.2 32.8 57.5 1.2 5.9 18.9
101 101- 200
Cuba
19.40
46.8 21.1
101 101- 200
Chile
21.60
9.3 13.5 34.9 53.4 26.6 23.4 9.7
101 101- 200
Colombia
25.20
60.4 21.6 6 1 4 1.6
101 101- 200
Chile
17.50
25.4 2.4 39 10 19.2 15.4
101 101- 200
Colombia
19.10
28 40.9 1.1 6 7
101 101- 200
Argentina
29.30
27 75.9 24.5 2.5 10.5 4.8
101 101- 200
Mexico
21.40
27.6 2.6 61.5 8.5 11.3 20.1 11.4
101 101- 200
Brazil
28.60
33.1 16 15.2 29.4 13.1 50.5 29.8
101 101- 200
Brazil
26.50
45.5 18.3 30 12.2 15 18.8
101 101- 200
Colombia
24.40
38.4 40.5 10.8 8.2 1.1 12.9
101 101- 200
Mexico
18.30
17.5 8.3 51.3 3.7 16.1 31.9
101 101- 200
Mexico
18.90
6.3 70.6 57.7 13.8 17.1
101 101- 200
Mexico
23.40
29.2 2.1 94 7.5 15.5 11.5
101 101- 200
Mexico
21.70
42.3 11.5 31.7 5.8 7.8 8.9
101 101- 200
Mexico
23.70
21 3 53.4 37.4 14.8 32.4 15.7
101 101- 200
Mexico
15.40
7.2 2.4 29.6 61.5 5.2 18.9 3
101 101- 200
Mexico
16.40
10.4 3.2 15.8 14.9 8.9 39.7 37.2
101 101- 200
Mexico
18.50
11.7 11.1 34.5 35.3 6.4 7.2 33.1
101 101- 200
Colombia
20.80
7.5 9.1 43.2 100 10.7 1.3