Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon: Statistics



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Position Category
#1110 of 14,131 In the World
#46 of 1,756 In Latin America
#6 of 538 In Mexico
#360 of 2,377 For Forestry
Top50% For 112 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate80%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachillerato)
Academic CalendarAugust to July (August - December; January-June)

We've calculated the 80% 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 20,987 scientific papers published and 178,035 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Medicine, Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Biochemistry, and Genetics.


Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon majors

by publication & citation count

11,731 / 144,816
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
9,797 / 48,508
8,583 / 120,352
Environmental Science
8,237 / 88,741
8,009 / 84,173
7,423 / 93,496
6,863 / 18,610
6,563 / 84,396
5,237 / 83,890
5,097 / 71,284
Organic Chemistry
4,878 / 71,333
Quantum and Particle physics
4,534 / 62,863
Computer Science
4,501 / 48,999
Materials Science
4,190 / 59,187
4,039 / 46,540
3,862 / 47,051
Geography and Cartography
3,687 / 27,113
Political Science
3,559 / 15,079
3,354 / 42,573
2,854 / 24,313
2,822 / 34,622
2,619 / 25,725
2,515 / 19,382
2,329 / 28,756
Metallurgical Engineering
2,322 / 32,369
2,304 / 32,028
2,268 / 23,080
2,110 / 21,938
2,092 / 20,673
Optical Engineering
2,034 / 27,769
Chemical Engineering
1,935 / 35,521
1,711 / 15,902
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,703 / 18,260
1,700 / 13,605
1,611 / 28,189
Electrical Engineering
1,481 / 20,485
1,454 / 13,941
1,412 / 13,048
Public Health
1,383 / 13,407
Physical chemistry
1,373 / 22,441

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 41 30
1992 48 52
1993 52 74
1994 58 82
1995 69 93
1996 99 130
1997 82 158
1998 79 176
1999 102 248
2000 143 295
2001 157 377
2002 234 552
2003 220 660
2004 297 807
2005 373 1056
2006 367 1422
2007 342 1502
2008 482 1909
2009 488 2241
2010 608 2765
2011 676 3476
2012 776 4181
2013 803 5296
2014 953 6270
2015 1117 7373
2016 1151 8178
2017 1296 9130
2018 1380 10776
2019 1447 13533
2020 1752 17655
2021 1805 22236
2022 1626 25146
2023 1455 26187
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 actorsingerfilm actoractorclown

    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 67)

    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 74)

    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 35)
    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 27 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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