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Latino Daily News

Wednesday May 29, 2013

Top 5 Universities in Latin American

Top 5 Universities in Latin American

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Universities in Latin America have long been recognized for their research contributions in various fields.

TopUniversities.com, ranks the Universities based on seven key indicators, chosen to reflect regional strengths and priorities.

The ranking is a helpful tool for those seeking more information on higher education in this dynamic and diverse region.

Check out the top universities in Latin America below:

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1. Universidade de São Paulo - USP  Brazil
The oldest University in Brazil and one of the most prestigious higher education and research institutions in Latin America.  USP is highly ranked because it offers it’s students a competitive education without charging for tuition.  11,500 students are accepted every year from an average 130,000 applicants.

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2. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile  Chile
Founded in 1888, this private university has led the country’‘s cultural and scientific development.  The university is ranked in the top five universities in the Spanish speaking world.

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3. Universidade Estadual de Campinas  Brazil
Offering 66 majors to undergrads, this university is also free to its students.  The university is as a leader in technology, health sciences, natural sciences, human sciences and the arts.

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4. Universidad de Los Andes Colombia  Colombia
Located in Bogota’s historical center, this university houses 15,000 students and offers a variety of majors and research opportunities.

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5. Universidad de Chile  Chile
This university offers over 60 undergraduate programs to the 20,000 students.  Also, the university has a commitment to social responsibility and social inclusion.