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National Autonomous University of Mexico

4.6 out of 5 (45 ratings / 45 reviews) Mexico City, Mexico
The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) was founded on September 21st, 1551 under the name Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico. It is the biggest and most important university in Mexico and Ibero-America.

Master's Programmes



Through the Open University and the Distance Education System, UNAM offers twenty-two undergraduate programs, one technical program, one distance high school, four doctoral and fourteen master programs, in twelve schools, two national schools, and one extension center in the University itself, as well as in the states of: Chiapas, Mexico, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Tabasco, and Tlaxcala.


UNAM produces 34 per cent of the articles written by Mexican scientists registered in the International Science Indicators (ISI). It excels for its leadership in several areas of knowledge, both within the national scientific environment and at the international level. 22 per cent of the academics who make up the National System of Researchers, and 45 per cent among those with the highest academic rank in the country belong to UNAM.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Library services

UNAM has 139 libraries distributed in its different schools, national schools, centers, museums and observatories. In addition to the National and the Newspaper Libraries, every academic body has at least one library. These bibliographical heritage represents a third part of the entire National Network of Public Libraries. 

Student Life

Campus life

University City, located in the southern area of Mexico City, is an urban architectural complex of exceptional quality and great historical value, which design and construction was undertaken by Mexico’s most renowned architects, engineers, and artists.

Its 730 hectares house 13 schools and one national school, 26 institutes, seven centers, and eight research programs, the Central Administration offices, the Cultural Center, sports facilities, the National Library and the Newspaper Archive as well as colleges, schools, institutes, and research centers. Its wide territorial extension includes a vast zone of an ecological reserve.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying in the biggest university of Latin America has been one of the biggest challenges of my career so far. Where only the 2% of the applicants get a spot to study through a selection exam, you can make your own way as the semesters go by. They gave me the chance to go abroad for one semester and it changed my life. I knew from that moment on that I wanted to go...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I was very happy overall with my degree.

Happy overall
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I has very happy overall with my degree


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