Federal University of Santa Maria

The Universidade Federal de Santa Maria is a Brazilian public university located in Santa Maria, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, funded by the federal government of Brazil. It was founded in 1960, by Professor José Mariano da Rocha Filho.

Master's Programmes

About

UFSM's presence in the municipality of Santa Maria is one of the reasons why the city is sometimes called "university city" or "culture city". Santa Maria is located in western Rio Grande do Sul, approximately 290 km far from the capital city of the state, Porto Alegre. Set in the heart of the pampas of Brazil, the city thrives with gaúcho culture.UFSM is a public, free university, and students do not pay any tuition fees. It is the oldest federal university not located in a Brazilian state capital city, and the largest in number of undergraduate courses offered in Rio Grande do Sul state.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
901
2020
901 -100
2019
801
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
1201 -200
2021
1001
2020
1001
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
1201
2021
-
2020
-
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
1056 7
2020
1063
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student Life

UFSM has four campuses: the main one in Santa Maria; one campus in the municipality of Silveira Martins, near Santa Maria; and two smaller ones in northern Rio Grande do Sul, in the municipalities of Frederico Westphalen and Palmeira das Missões. In Santa Maria, however, the courses of Law, Business, Accounting, Psychology, Economics, International Relations, and Dentistry are still offered off-campus, in the city centre.

Student Reviews

Woderfull experience, but hard to express in words
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good university to study, but it wasn't exactly the course I always dreamed to make

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM) is a pioneer Brazilian university. It has the only Acoustical Engineering course and other unique engineering fields.

Simple review by a simple man
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University's structure is very good, libraries, restaurants, open spaces.

Autazes, Amazonas, Brazil

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