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Universidade de São Paulo

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP) is the oldest University in Brazil and one of the most prestigious higher education and research institutions in Latin America. Its first school, the Law School was established in 1827 and the University was founded in 1934 upon the unification of several pre-existing schools. USP is located in the state of São Paulo, the richest and most developed region of Brazil, with campuses distributed over eight cities: Bauru, Lorena, Piracicaba, Pirassununga, Ribeirão Preto, São Carlos, Santos and São Paulo. Its academic structure is organized into 42 schools, 6 specialized institutes, and four important museums. USP has quickly achieved a leading role in many different fields as a research centre and is responsible for around 20% of all Brazilian academic output. At the same time, undergraduate and graduate courses have always improved their quality and attracted the best students. As a public university, USP does not charge its students for tuition, and receives over 11,000 new students per year in the undergraduate courses, selected among over than 130,000 applicants. USP has over 90,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, 5,900 faculty members, 87% of which have a full-time job contract.

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=143
2016
120
2017
121
2018
  • 59.10
    Overall Score
  • 94.8
    Academic Reputation
  • 25.7
    Citations per Faculty
  • 90.2
    Employer Reputation
  • 31.4
    Faculty Student
12
2015
9
2016
18
2017
  • 83.10
    Overall Score
  • 65.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 88.7
    Citations per Paper
  • 76.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 97.5
    H-index Citations
2
2014
7
2014
1
2015
9
2015
1
2016
10
2016
BRICS Rankings
  • 87.00
    Overall Score
  • 100
    Academic Reputation
  • 77.4
    Citations per Paper
  • 100
    Employer Reputation
  • 100
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 43
    International Faculty
  • 94.6
    Papers per Faculty
2
2014
7
2014
1
2015
9
2015
1
2016
10
2016
LatAm University Rankings
  • 100.00
    Overall Score
  • 100
    Academic Reputation
  • 100
    Employer Reputation
  • 73.7
    Faculty Student
  • 78.1
    Citations per Paper
  • 100
    Papers per Faculty
  • 100
    International Research Network
  • 99.9
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 100
    Web Impact
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
5,582
International
279

Number of students

65,711
Postgraduate 46%
Undergraduate 54%

Number of international students

2,086
Postgraduate 83%
Undergraduate 17%
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.