Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

country rank  11
world rank  696

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University Overview

Established in 1941, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RIO) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RIO) 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 79 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. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Acronym PUC-RIO
Founded 1941
Motto Alis grave nil
Nothing is too heavy for those who have wings
Colours Blue and yellow

University Location

Address Rua Marques São Vicente 225 - Gávea
Rio de Janeiro (population range: over 5,000,000)
22453-900 Rio de Janeiro
T +55 (21) 3527 1577
F +55 (21) 3527 1094

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 Rua Marques São Vicente 225
Rio de Janeiro 22453-900
+55 (21) 3527 1577

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
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 Catholic Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro and the Society of Jesus

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation

Ministério da Educação, Brazil

Year of first Accreditation


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