Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

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world rank  1138

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Founded in 1948, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Porto Alegre (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Rio Grande do Sul. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Uruguaiana, Viamão. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) 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 EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 71 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Brazilian higher education organization a very selective institution.

University Identity

Name Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul
Acronym PUCRS
Founded 1948
Motto Ad Verum Ducit
Leading the truth
Colours Yellow and white

University Location

Address Avenida Ipiranga 6681 - Partenon
Porto Alegre (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
90619-900 Rio Grande do Sul
T +55 (51) 3320 3660
F +55 (51) 3320 3885
Other locations Uruguaiana, Viamão

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 6681, Av. Ipiranga
Porto Alegre 90619-900
+55 (51) 3320 3660

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministério da Educação, Brazil

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020