State University of Santa Cruz

1001+
World University Rankings 2020
601+
Impact Rankings 2020
351–400 th
Young University Rankings 2020
Jorge Amado Highway, Km 16, Bairro Salobrinho, Ilheus-Bahia, 45662-900, Brazil

About State University of Santa Cruz

The State University of Santa Cruz (Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz in Portuguese or UESC for short) is a public, higher education institution in the city of Ilheus, Bahia in Brazil.

In 1972, a group of independent schools were unified to form the Federação das Escolas Superiores de Ilhéus e Itabuna – FESP. It then became a public higher education institution in 1991 and was the only university in the city until the early nineties. It was the result of a merging of a variety of academic institutions in the twin cities of Ilheus and Itabuna. It now leads in the higher education sphere in the south of Bahia.

UESCO offers 37 undergraduate courses including medicine, law, arts and sciences and it also offers 35 different graduate programmes. The student body comprises 8,500 undergraduate students and 1,050 graduate students.

Surrounded by Atlantic Rainforest, UESC was built within the grounds of a large cocoa farm, as can be seen from the cocoa trees located around the administrative buildings.

It prioritises its ecological role in the area’s conservation by implementing various research activities relating to agriculture and farming. It is also surrounded by many other cocoa farms, most of which were founded over a century ago and have small houses with drying roofs where the cocoa is processed. Needless to say, the area is rich in flora and fauna.

UESC's campus is 40 minutes from Ilhéus airport, in Bahia state and one can reach UESC by taxi or several bus lines. From Salvador, it is a six-hour bus ride to Ilhéus.

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  • 4.7
    No. of students per staff
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  • 0%
    Percentage of International Students
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  • 54 : 46
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
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  • 3,954
    Number of FTE Students
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