Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon: Statistics

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#1059 of 14,131 In the World
#49 of 1,756 In Latin America
#6 of 538 In Mexico
#206 of 1,011 For Forestry
Top50% For 30 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate46%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachillerato)
Academic CalendarAugust to July (August - December; January-June)

We've calculated the 46% acceptance rate for Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon is a world-class research university with 13,979 scientific papers published and 139,121 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, and Environmental Science.


Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon majors

by publication & citation count

3,085 / 37,960
2,907 / 52,612
2,521 / 37,899
2,342 / 38,367
1,716 / 27,170
Materials Science
1,515 / 21,058
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,376 / 9,655
Environmental Science
1,212 / 17,482
606 / 7,524
518 / 4,483
Automation and Control engineering
512 / 8,060
Geography and Cartography
474 / 2,774
Chemical Engineering
378 / 5,937
Computer Science
365 / 3,572
Political Science
348 / 586
335 / 7,538
325 / 8,656
311 / 4,851
309 / 2,233
Metallurgical Engineering
301 / 3,235
Oncology and Cancer research
264 / 4,674
257 / 3,492
252 / 4,592
249 / 3,775
Inorganic Chemistry
226 / 4,852
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
222 / 3,688
Health Science
222 / 3,540
208 / 650
Nutrition and Food Science
207 / 3,711
203 / 3,598
203 / 2,808
201 / 8,141
188 / 1,363
188 / 4,422
185 / 1,230
184 / 1,667
Social Psychology
179 / 1,860
Agricultural Science
170 / 2,570
168 / 6,488
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
164 / 1,308

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 37 29
1992 47 64
1993 52 85
1994 64 116
1995 70 142
1996 93 180
1997 90 219
1998 78 254
1999 93 358
2000 136 418
2001 173 556
2002 200 781
2003 210 1072
2004 288 1258
2005 363 1667
2006 339 2227
2007 339 2292
2008 483 3022
2009 523 3777
2010 579 4347
2011 661 5585
2012 809 6640
2013 826 8459
2014 959 9931
2015 1100 11323
2016 1144 11911
2017 1462 13339
2018 1317 13546
2019 1370 16583
2020 1551 21156
2021 1496 25628
Academic rankings

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Licenciatura Accountancy, Administration, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Architecture, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Conducting, Criminology, Dance, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, Forestry, Geological Engineering, Geophysics, Graphic Design, Hispanic American Studies, History, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Sciences, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Mathematics, Medicine, Mineralogy, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Natural Resources, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Parasitology, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Public Administration, Singing, Social Welfare, Social Work, Sociology, Sports, Theatre, Veterinary Science, Visual Arts, Writing
Especialización Medicine
Maestría Accountancy, Administration, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Ceramic Art, Communication Arts, Constitutional Law, Criminology, Dentistry, Economics, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Fiscal Law, Forestry, Geology, Higher Education, Human Resources, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Management, Information Technology, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, Labour and Industrial Relations, Law, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Nursing, Occupational Health, Production Engineering, Psychoanalysis, Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Sports, Taxation, Telecommunications Engineering, Transport Engineering, Veterinary Science, Water Science
Doctorado Administration, Agriculture, Architecture, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Ceramic Art, Chemistry, Construction Engineering, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Management, Law, Materials Engineering, Medicine, Microbiology, Natural Resources, Nursing, Philosophy, Physical Engineering, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Urban Studies, Veterinary Science

Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon alumni

  1. Cepillín

    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1946-2021 (aged 75)
    Enrolled in the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon
    1949-1969 graduated with licentiate in dentistry
    television actorclownactorfilm actorsinger

    Ricardo González Gutiérrez known as Cepillín was a Mexican clown as well as a singer, TV host and actor.

  2. Jaime Rodríguez Calderón

    Jaime Rodríguez Calderón
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1957-.. (age 66)

    Jaime Heliodoro Rodríguez Calderón, sometimes referred to by his nickname "El Bronco", is a Mexican politician. He served as the Governor of the northern state of Nuevo León from 2016 to 2017 and from 2018 to 2021. He is the first independent candidate to have won a governorship in Mexico. He served as mayor of García, Nuevo León (2009–2012) while a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), and was best known for his hard-line stance against organized crime. Rodríguez won the 2015 race for Governor as an independent candidate on June 7, 2015, winning half the votes of the election compared to his traditional party competitors, who split the remainder of the votes. He served as governor from 4 October 2015 until 31 December 2017, when he formally became candidate in the 2018 presidential race. He lost, only attaining 5% of the popular vote and resumed his term as governor.

  3. Mauricio Fernández Garza

    Mauricio Fernández Garza
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1950-.. (age 73)

    Mauricio Fernández Garza is a Mexican politician, businessman and collector directly related to the Fernández Ruiloba wealthy and prominent family; owners of PYOSA (Pigmentos Y Oxidos SA). He was the mayor of San Pedro Garza García, former senator and current member of the board of Grupo Alfa, a Monterrey-based chemical, food and auto-parts producer. He is well known for his art contribution to Nuevo León.

  4. Paola Longoria

    Paola Longoria
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1989-.. (age 34)
    racquetball player

    Paola Michelle Longoria López is a Mexican racquetball player. She is the current Women's World Champion in both Singles and Doubles, winning both divisions at the 2022 International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Championships in San Luis Potosi. Longoria is the winningest player in IRF World Championship history, and she is the only woman to win both singles and doubles at Worlds. Longoria is also the #1 player on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) tour, and was the first Mexican woman to attain the #1 pro ranking, doing so at the end of the 2008–09 season. She repeated the feat at the end of 2009–2010 season, and has been #1 for ten consecutive seasons. Longoria's style is characterized by a semi-western grip of the racquet, which is unusual for racquetball; Longoria is the only pro player using this grip style.

All 26 notable alumni

Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon faculties and divisions

Faculty : Accountancy and Administration Accountancy, Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Business, Marketing
Faculty : Agronomy Agricultural Business, Agriculture, Agronomy, Biotechnology, Food Technology
Faculty : Architecture Architecture, Industrial Design
Faculty : Biology Biology, Biotechnology, Food Science, Immunology, Microbiology, Parasitology
Faculty : Chemistry Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry
Faculty : Civil Engineering Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Structural Architecture
Faculty : Communication Sciences Communication Studies
Faculty : Dentistry Dentistry, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Surgery
Faculty : Earth Sciences Earth Sciences, Geology, Mineralogy, Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Faculty : Economics Economics, Finance
Faculty : Forestry Forestry
Faculty : Law and Criminology Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Criminology, Labour Law, Law
Faculty : Mathematics and Physics Computer Science, Mathematics, Multimedia, Physics
Faculty : Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering
Faculty : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Cardiology, Dermatology, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Surgery
Faculty : Music Conducting, Music, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Singing
Faculty : Nursing Nursing
Faculty : Philosophy and Letters Arts and Humanities, Bilingual and Bicultural Education, English, French, History, Library Science, Literature, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Sociology, Translation and Interpretation
Faculty : Political Science and Public Administration International Relations and Diplomacy, Political Sciences, Public Administration
Faculty : Psychology Psychology
Faculty : Public Health and Nutrition Nutrition, Public Health
Faculty : Scenic Arts Dance, Performing Arts, Theatre
Faculty : Social Work and Human Development Development Studies, Social Work
Faculty : Sport Sports
Faculty : Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science
Faculty : Visual Arts Cinema and Television, Painting and Drawing, Sculpture, Visual Arts

General information

Alternative names UANL
Autonomous University of Nuevo León
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Founded 1933
Motto Alere Flammam Veritatis
Let the Flame of Truth Shine
Colors yellow, blue

Location and contacts

Address Avenida Universidad s/n, Ciudad Universitaria
San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, 66451
City population 443,000

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