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2021 Best Colleges in the United States for Students from Brazil

490 Colleges
$50,766 Avg Tuition & Fees*
77% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Quality BadgeIt's not easy to decide which college to attend when there so many options available for international students. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Brazilian Students ranking.

After analyzing 490 schools in the United States, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Brazilian students. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the total number of international students at the school and the school's overall quality.

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Top Colleges in the U.S. for Students from Brazil

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Our 2021 rankings named Columbia University in the City of New York the best school for Brazilian students working on their bachelor’s degree. Columbia is a large private not-for-profit school situated in New York, New York. It awarded 2,702 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 36.3% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Columbia come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

With a freshman retention rate of 97%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Columbia also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#2

New York University

New York, New York
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

Out of the 490 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, New York University landed the #2 spot on the list. NYU is a private not-for-profit institution located in New York, New York. The school has a large population, and it awarded 6,658 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 27.6% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at NYU are China, India, and South Korea.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, NYU also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#3

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend Harvard University. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Harvard is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,902 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 23.0% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, Canada, and India come to Harvard to study.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 98%. Harvard did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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#4

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Northeastern University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Brazilian students. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 4,127 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 32.5% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Northeastern are China, India, and Taiwan.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Northeastern excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#5

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Southern California. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Brazilian students list. USC is located in Los Angeles, California and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,337 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 23.9% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at USC come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, USC also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#6

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

University of Chicago did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Brazilian Students ranking, coming in at #6. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Chicago, Illinois, and it awarded 2,024 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 25.9% are international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to UChicago to study.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 99%. UChicago also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

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#7

Stanford University

Stanford, California

With a ranking of #7, Stanford University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Brazilian Students. Stanford is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Stanford, California. It awarded 1,892 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 24.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Canada come to Stanford to study.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 98%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, Stanford also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 1% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#8

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

With a ranking of #8, Northwestern University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Brazilian Students. Evanston, Illinois is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,770 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 17.1% are international. Students studying at Northwestern come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. Northwestern also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 1% of all schools in this category.

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#9

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Brazilian Students ranking. UPenn is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,632 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 20.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to UPenn to study.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. UPenn excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 1% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#10

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Institute of Technology came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Brazilian Students ranking. Cambridge, Massachusetts is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,333 students in 2018-2019.

Around 29.5% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Canada come to MIT to study.

With a freshman retention rate of 99%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. MIT not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #5 on our overall quality list.

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#11

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Cornell University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Brazilian Students ranking, coming in at #11. Located in Ithaca, New York, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 4,145 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 22.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Cornell come from such countries as China, India, and Canada.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. Cornell excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 1% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#12

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston University landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Brazilian Students. Boston University is a large private not-for-profit school located in Boston, Massachusetts that handed out 4,780 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 24.8% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Boston U are China, India, and South Korea.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 93%. Boston U also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

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#13

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Yale University landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Brazilian Students. Yale University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in New Haven, Connecticut that handed out 1,664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 20.7% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Yale are China, Canada, and India.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 99%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Yale also is in the top 1% of our overall quality ranking.

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#14

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

University of Miami did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Brazilian Students ranking, coming in at #14. U Miami is a private not-for-profit institution located in Coral Gables, Florida. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 3,118 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 16.1% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at U Miami are China, Kuwait, and Venezuela.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. U Miami also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#15

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California

University of California - Berkeley ranked #15 on this year’s Best Colleges for Brazilian Students list. Located in Berkeley, California, the large public school handed out 9,627 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 17.0% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, South Korea, and India come to UC Berkeley to study.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UC Berkeley also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

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#16

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Duke University came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Brazilian Students ranking. Duke is located in Durham, North Carolina and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,303 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Of the total number of students at the school, 21.6% are international. Students studying at Duke come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. Duke also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#17

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

University of California - Los Angeles did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Brazilian Students ranking, coming in at #17. UCLA is located in Los Angeles, California and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 9,069 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Of the total number of students at the school, 15.8% are international. Students studying at UCLA come from such countries as China, South Korea, and India.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UCLA excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#18

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan

With a ranking of #18, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Brazilian Students. U-M is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 7,815 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 14.9% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at U-M are China, India, and South Korea.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. U-M excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#19

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #19, Carnegie Mellon University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Brazilian Students. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,848 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 41.0% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Carnegie Mellon come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 96%. Carnegie Mellon excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#20

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
Top 5% in Quality in the United States

University of Florida landed the #20 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Brazilian Students. Located in Gainesville, Florida, the large public school awarded 9,663 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 8.4% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at UF are China, India, and South Korea.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, UF also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#21

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

University of California - San Diego came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Brazilian Students ranking. UCSD is a public institution located in La Jolla, California. The school has a large population, and it awarded 8,037 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 23.2% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at UCSD are China, India, and South Korea.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, UCSD also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#22

Babson College

Wellesley, Massachusetts

Babson College landed the #22 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Brazilian Students. Located in Wellesley, Massachusetts, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 548 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 31.2% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Thailand come to Babson College to study.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Babson College also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#23

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia

Georgetown University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Brazilian Students ranking, coming in at #23. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Washington, District of Columbia, and it awarded 2,169 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 17.3% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Georgetown come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 96%. Georgetown excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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Top 10% in Quality in the United States

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Brazilian Students ranking, coming in at #24. Located in Champaign, Illinois, the large public school awarded 8,983 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 22.3% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to UIUC to study.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 92%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UIUC excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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Top 15% in Quality in the United States

With a ranking of #25, University of South Florida - Main Campus did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Brazilian Students. Located in Tampa, Florida, the large public school handed out 8,684 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 10.8% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at USF Tampa are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. USF Tampa also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Colleges for Brazilian students

Not only did these schools make the top 50 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#26

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey
#28

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana
#30

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
#31

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York
#32

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
#33

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
#35

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
#36

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
#37

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
#38

Rice University

Houston, Texas
#39

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
#40

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
#41

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire
#42

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
#43

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
#44

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
#45

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
#46

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois
#47

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts
#48

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
#49

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina

Rest of the Top 15% Best Colleges in the United States for International Students

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Rank College Location
51 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
52 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
53 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
54 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
55 Bentley University Waltham, MA
56 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
57 University of California - Irvine Irvine, CA
58 The New School New York, NY
59 American University Washington, DC
60 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
61 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
62 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
63 University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
64 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
65 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
Rank College Location
66 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
67 Fordham University Bronx, NY
68 Iowa State University Ames, IA
69 University of Georgia Athens, GA
70 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
71 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
72 Tufts University Medford, MA
73 Auburn University Auburn, AL
74 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT

Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our Best Colleges for Brazilian Students ranking:

Rank College Location
75 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
76 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
77 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ
78 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
79 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
80 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
81 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
82 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
83 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
84 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
85 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
86 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
87 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
88 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
89 Berklee College of Music Boston, MA
Rank College Location
90 Rollins College Winter Park, FL
91 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
92 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
93 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
94 Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA
95 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
96 Brandeis University Waltham, MA
97 Pratt Institute - Main Brooklyn, NY
98 DePaul University Chicago, IL

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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