National Autonomous University of Mexico

4.5 out of 5 (49 ratings / 49 reviews) Mexico City, Mexico
Our primary purpose is to serve the country and humanity, train professionals useful to society, organize and carry out research, mainly about national conditions and problems, and extend as widely as possible, the benefits of culture.

Master's Programmes



The National Autonomous University of Mexico was founded on September 21, 1551 under the name of the Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico.


UNAM offers a wide and varied educational offer at the undergraduate level, made up of 130 careers in the areas of Physical-Mathematical Sciences and Engineering; Biological, Chemical and Health Sciences; Social Sciences and Humanities and Arts. It has 31 academic headquarters, both in Mexico City and in the interior of the Republic.


In order to strengthen teaching and research activities, as well as the application and transfer of knowledge that meets social, educational and economic demands, UNAM offers the following linking services for the University's academic staff.

  • University Job Bank
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business incubation
  • Applied research and technological development
  • Laboratory testing, analysis and use
  • Process development

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Student Reviews

UNAM best University in Mexico
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent. Above expectations.

Best preparation in neuroscience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The faculty of psychology in UNAM has a lot of courses in neuropsychology which is very hard to find in Mexico. In general the teachers are very good and they want you to learn. The only thing that I think is needed in UNAM is that they teach us how much money we should earn doing the different applications as a psychologists

OK university, bad place and timing
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

UNAM has a big campus and lots of opportunities, however, I found their sociology program deeply biased towards an institutional focus, which I didn't enjoy. This allows the student to expand in a very reduced profesional area, not to mention the hardships of the Mexican politics, media, academia and teaching (most likely the fields you'll end up in). Also, being a woman...


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