University of Sao Paulo (USP) is the highest ranked Brazilian university in the Shangai Jiao Tong University's Ranking 2009 (ranked 101-151st internationally), followed by State University of Campinas (201-302nd). According to the Ranking Web of World Universities (Jan 2010), USP is ranked 53rd in the world and ahead of other leading Brazilian institutions such as State University of Campinas (143rd) and Federal University of Santa Catarina (222nd).

List of some of the leading universities in Brazil:
  • Federal University of Alagoas UFAL
  • Federal University of Amazonas UFAM
  • Federal University of Bahia UFBA
  • State University of Ceará UECe
  • Federal University of Ceara UFC
  • The Catholic University of Brasília UCB
  • University of Brasília UnB
  • Federal University of Goiás UFG
  • Federal University of Mato Grosso UFMT
  • University of Mato Grosso State UNEMAT
  • Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul UFMS
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais PUC-MG
  • Itajubá Federal University UNIFEI
  • Federal University of Juiz de Fora UFJF
  • Federal University of Minas Gerais UFMG
  • Federal University of Viçosa UFV
  • Federal University of Paraíba UFPB
  • State University of Londrina UEL
  • State University of Maringá UEM
  • Federal University of Paraná UFPR
  • University of Technology - Paraná UTFPR
  • Federal University of Pernambuco UFPE
  • Federal Rural University of Pernanmbuco UFRPE
  • University of Pernambuco UPE
  • Military Institute of Engineering IME
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro PUC-Rio
  • State University of Rio de Janeiro UERJ
  • State University of Norte Fluminense UENF
  • Estácio de Sá University ESTÁCIO
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro UFRJ
  • Fluminense Federal University UFF
  • Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte UFRN
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul PUCRS
  • Catholic University of Pelotas UCPel
  • University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos UNISINOS
  • Federal University of Pelotas UFPEL
  • Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul UFRGS
  • Federal University of Santa Maria UFSM
  • Lutheran University of Brazil ULBRA
  • Foundation Federal University of Rio Grande FURG
  • Health Sciences Federal University of Porto Alegre UFCSPA
  • Franciscan University Center UNIFRA
  • Federal University of Rondônia UNIR
  • Federal University of Santa Catarina UFSC
  • Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation FAAP
  • Getulio Vargas Foundation FGV
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas PUCCAMP
  • Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo PUC-SP
  • Methodist University of São Paulo METODISTA
  • Mackenzie Presbyterian University MACKENZIE
  • University of São Paulo USP
  • State University of Campinas UNICAMP
  • São Paulo State University UNESP
  • Federal University of São Carlos UFSCar
  • Federal University of São Paulo UNIFESP
  • Federal University of ABC UFABC
  • University of Taubaté UNITAU
  • University of Itaúna UIT
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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