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Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, locally known as PUC or the Catholic University (Universidade Católica), is a private and non-profit Catholic university. It is one of the largest and most prestigious Brazilian universities. It is maintained by the Catholic Archdiocese of São Paulo.

Most of the scientific production in PUC-SP can be found in the areas of Law, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Economics, Education, Social Service and Communication, and, in these areas, it is considered one of the most important universities in Latin America, and internationally recognized by the issues and research in disorders of human communication, political economics, semiotics and psychology.

The main campus of PUC-SP and its administrative headquarters are located in Perdizes in the west side of São Paulo City. The School of Exact Sciences and Technology is located near the city centre (Consolação Campus) while Business and Economy courses are also offered in the north side of São Paulo City (Santana Campus). The School of Medical Sciences and Health is located in the city of Sorocaba (90 km from São Paulo) and a campus in the city of Barueri offers courses of Business, Economics, Physical Therapy and Psychology.

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501-550
2016
501-550
2017
501-550
2018
  • 41.7
    Employer Reputation
  • 55.2
    Faculty Student
201-250
2017
  • 54.6
    Academic Reputation
  • 65.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 32
    H-index Citations
33
2014
43
2014
31
2015
=47
2015
38
2016
52
2016
BRICS Rankings
  • 66.00
    Overall Score
  • 72.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 89.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 86
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 75.4
    Faculty Student
  • 26.5
    International Faculty
33
2014
43
2014
31
2015
=47
2015
38
2016
52
2016
LatAm University Rankings
  • 69.80
    Overall Score
  • 79.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 90.8
    Employer Reputation
  • 93.7
    Faculty Student
  • 14.2
    Papers per Faculty
  • 97.2
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 53.8
    Web Impact
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
700
International
22

Number of students

6,328
Postgraduate 17%
Undergraduate 83%

Number of international students

42
Postgraduate 17%
Undergraduate 83%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.