General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Abbreviation PUC-RIO
Teachers 740
Students 15,137
Foreigners 3%
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Colors Blue and yellow
Campus type Urban
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Alis grave nil
• Ministério da Educação, Brazil
• International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
• Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
World ranking586
Country ranking10
Academic Reputation280
Employer Reputation386
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities319
Engineering and Technology389
Social Sciences and Management375
Cost of living in Rio de Janeiro, USD/month
Accommodation $230 $373
Food $136 $277
Transportation $41 $89
Communications and utilities $69 $88
Clothing $23 $89
Sports and leisure $26 $130
Accommodation in Rio de Janeiro, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre$229
Shared room in city centre$372
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre$361
1 bedroom apartment in city centre$536
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking586
QS World University Rankings523
Webometrics Ranking779
Alternative title
Portuguese Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro PUC-RIO (PUC-RIO) - private nonprofit higher education institution in Brazil.

Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro PUC-RIO - Description

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, commonly known as PUC-Rio, is a private non-profit Catholic University created in 1940 with the mission of producing and transmitting knowledge based on humanistic values and Christian ethics. PUC-Rio is a leading research institution that focuses primarily on the development of science and innovation. It is recognized as one of the top five universities in Brazil. With approximately 1500 faculty members and researchers, the University has 24 Departments organized in four Academic Centers: the Center of Theology and Human Sciences, the Center of Social Sciences, the Center of Science and Technology, and the Center of Biomedical Sciences. PUC-Rio offers 36 Bachelors Programs and 26 Graduate Research Programs for 13.000 undergraduate students, 2.500 graduate students and 7.000 continuing education students. The International Program Office – CCCI ( – makes possible the exchange of students, professors and researchers. PUC-Rio offers Programs for undergraduate and graduate international students: Exchange and Short-Term Programs, and Double Degree Programs, among others. PUC-RIO is located in Gávea, a charming and green neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. Its campus is provided with a complete infrastructure including computer centers and free internet access; libraries; restaurants, bookstore; and cultural and community service projects....

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