Universidade de Caxias do Sul

country rank  66
world rank  3302

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University Overview

Founded in 1967, Universidade de Caxias do Sul (University of Caxias do Sul) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Caxias do Sul (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Rio Grande do Sul. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bento Gonçalves, Vacaria, Canela, Farroupilha, Guaporé, Nova Prata e São Sebastião do Caí. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education, Brazil), Universidade de Caxias do Sul (UCS) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidade de Caxias do Sul (UCS) 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 53 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Brazilian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Caxias do Sul
Acronym UCS
Founded 1967
Motto Pés na Região. Olhos no Mundo.
Feet in the Region. Eyes in the world
Colours Blue, red and white

University Location

Address Rua Francisco Getúlio Vargas 1130 - Bloco A - Petrópolis
Caxias do Sul (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
95070-560 Rio Grande do Sul
T +55 (54) 3218 2318
F +55 (54) 3218 2115
Other locations Bento Gonçalves, Vacaria, Canela, Farroupilha, Guaporé, Nova Prata e São Sebastião do Caí

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Not reported
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported

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 70-80%
Admission Office Rua Francisco Getúlio Vargas 1130
Caxias do Sul 95070-560
+55 (54) 3218 2100

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidade de Caxias 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

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
  • Organización Universitaria Interamericana (OUI)
  • Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa (AULP)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020