National Autonomous University of Mexico: Statistics



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#89 of 14,131 In the World
#2 of 1,756 In Latin America
#1 of 538 In Mexico
#1 of 42 In Mexico City
#12 of 6,416 For Philosophy
Top100 For 25 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The National Autonomous University of Mexico is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachillerato) or recognized equivalent, and entrance examination
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May)

Research profile

National Autonomous University of Mexico is a world-class research university with 154,684 scientific papers published and 1,742,726 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, Philosophy, Engineering, Medicine, Quantum and Particle physics, and Biochemistry.


National Autonomous University of Mexico majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
73,874 / 494,917
73,262 / 1,299,036
Environmental Science
62,678 / 917,288
61,531 / 1,138,877
53,573 / 836,963
51,948 / 203,691
49,875 / 776,941
38,842 / 662,524
Quantum and Particle physics
37,561 / 559,285
35,224 / 750,133
34,474 / 587,195
33,185 / 678,385
Computer Science
33,021 / 498,214
Organic Chemistry
32,465 / 591,796
Geography and Cartography
32,258 / 385,014
28,274 / 525,588
Political Science
26,655 / 127,540
Materials Science
26,268 / 424,865
23,044 / 428,917
16,206 / 208,116
16,070 / 241,639
15,937 / 296,066
Optical Engineering
15,330 / 243,606
13,985 / 254,809
13,439 / 152,883
Astrophysics and Astronomy
12,786 / 216,610
12,029 / 114,551
Metallurgical Engineering
11,660 / 203,964
11,571 / 154,841
11,147 / 141,545
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
9,522 / 115,113
9,393 / 133,534
9,200 / 111,938
8,760 / 177,908
8,698 / 127,530
8,497 / 91,720
8,307 / 152,036
8,189 / 153,878
Chemical Engineering
8,014 / 144,601
Public Health
7,747 / 156,050

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 992 2527
1991 986 3028
1992 1145 2993
1993 1508 3162
1994 1571 3377
1995 1811 4042
1996 1745 4440
1997 1901 5489
1998 2085 6537
1999 2144 7791
2000 2386 9321
2001 2527 11372
2002 2789 13671
2003 3143 16642
2004 3297 19362
2005 3375 23624
2006 3618 27859
2007 4039 32573
2008 4319 36617
2009 5272 42462
2010 4771 47786
2011 5657 55544
2012 5639 64651
2013 6141 71575
2014 6261 77596
2015 6548 85063
2016 6974 88087
2017 7461 98537
2018 7691 105985
2019 7945 126841
2020 8775 151869
2021 9654 196239
2022 7634 188494
Academic rankings


The tuition table for National Autonomous University of Mexico gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per semester)
Bachelor's Degree MXN $1,000
Master's Degree MXN $1,500
Doctoral Degree MXN $2,000

All costs are in Mexican Pesos (MXN).

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 National Autonomous University of Mexico.

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
Especialización Anthropology, Astronomy and Space Science, Computer Engineering, Earth Sciences, Economics, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Geography, Law, Materials Engineering, Political Sciences, Social Work, Water Science
Maestría Administration, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Architecture, Art Education, Biochemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Engineering Drawing and Design, Fishery, Geography, History, Information Technology, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Music, Neurology, Nursing, Painting and Drawing, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Physical Engineering, Political Sciences, Psychotherapy, Secondary Education, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Studies, Veterinary Science, Water Science
Doctorado Architecture, Art History, Astronomy and Space Science, Engineering, History, Information Technology, Library Science, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Nanotechnology, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Physical Chemistry, Physical Engineering, Physics, Psychotherapy, Urban Studies

National Autonomous University of Mexico alumni

  1. Carlos Slim

    Carlos Slim
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1940-.. (age 83)
    computer scientistinvestorphilanthropistcivil engineerchief executive officer

    Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine. He derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso. As of February 2023, Bloomberg Billionaires Index ranked him as the 10th-richest person in the world with a net worth of $86 billion, making him the richest person in Latin America.

  2. Andrés Manuel López Obrador

    Andrés Manuel López Obrador
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1953-.. (age 70)

    Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known by his initials AMLO, is a Mexican politician who has been serving as the 65th president of Mexico since 1 December 2018. He previously served as Head of Government of Mexico City from 2000 to 2005.

  3. Alfonso Cuarón

    Alfonso Cuarón
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1961-.. (age 62)
    television actorcinematographerfilm producertelevision producerscreenwriter

    Alfonso Cuarón Orozco is a Mexican filmmaker. He is known for directing films in a variety of genres, including the family drama A Little Princess (1995), the romantic drama Great Expectations (1998), the coming of age road film Y tu mamá también (2001), the fantasy film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), science fiction films such as Children of Men (2006) and Gravity (2013) and the semi-autobiographical drama Roma (2018).

  4. Chespirito

    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1929-2014 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in the National Autonomous University of Mexico
    Studied mechanical engineering
    television actorsongwriterwriterfilm actorfilm producer

    Roberto Gómez Bolaños, more commonly known by his stage name Chespirito, or "Little Shakespeare", was a Mexican actor, comedian, screenwriter, humorist, director, producer, and author. He is widely regarded as one of the icons of Spanish-speaking humor and entertainment and one of the greatest comedians of all time. He is also one of the most loved and respected comedians in Latin America. He is mostly known by his acting role Chavo from the sitcom El Chavo del 8.

All 100 notable alumni

National Autonomous University of Mexico faculties and divisions

Centre : Applied Physics and Advanced Technology Applied Physics, Technology
Centre : Applied Sciences and Technological Development Design, Electronic Engineering, Instrument Making, Measurement and Precision Engineering
Centre : Astrophysics and Radioastronomy Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics
Centre : Atmospheric Sciences Environmental Studies, Meteorology
Centre : Ecosystems Research Ecology
Centre : Energy Research Energy Engineering, Natural Resources
Centre : Environmental Geography Research Environmental Studies, Geography
Centre : Foreign Languages Teaching Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, English, Foreign Languages Education, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Linguistics, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish
Centre : Foreign Students Education Hispanic American Studies, History, Literature, Native Language, Social Sciences, Spanish
Centre : Geosciences Earth Sciences
Centre : Humanities and Social Sciences Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
Centre : Interdisciplinary Research on Science and Humanities Arts and Humanities, Development Studies, Social Sciences
Centre : Latin America and Caribbean Research Caribbean Studies, Economics, History, Latin American Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Sociology
Centre : Library Science Research Documentation Techniques, Information Technology, Library Science
Centre : Nanotechnology and Nanosciences (CNyN) Nanotechnology, Physical Chemistry, Physics
Centre : North America Research American Studies, Canadian Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy
Centre : Regional Multidisciplinary Research Regional Studies
Course/Programme : Energy Energy Engineering, Thermal Engineering
Course/Programme : Environment Environmental Studies
Course/Programme : Food Food Science
Course/Programme : Gender Studies Gender Studies
Course/Programme : Health Research Health Sciences
Course/Programme : Mexico - Multicultural Nation Cultural Studies
Course/Programme : Urban Studies Urban Studies
Research Division : Aesthetical Research Aesthetics
Research Division : Anthropological Research Anthropology
Research Division : Applied Mathematics and Systems Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Systems Analysis
Research Division : Astronomy Astronomy and Space Science
Research Division : Bibliographic Research Library Science
Research Division : Biology Biology, Botany, Cell Biology, Ecology, Microbiology
Research Division : Biomedical Research Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Toxicology
Research Division : Biotechnology Bioengineering, Biotechnology
Research Division : Cellular Physiology Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Physiology
Research Division : Chemistry Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry
Research Division : Cinematographic Studies Cinema and Television, Film, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Writing
Research Division : Ecology Ecology, Natural Resources
Research Division : Economic Research Economics
Research Division : Engineering Construction Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Research Division : Geography Geography, Geophysics, Surveying and Mapping
Research Division : Geology Geology, Geophysics, Paleontology, Petrology
Research Division : Geophysics Geophysics, Natural Resources, Seismology
Research Division : Historical Research History
Research Division : Legal Research Law
Research Division : Materials Research Ceramics and Glass Technology, Heating and Refrigeration, Metal Techniques, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Solid State Physics
Research Division : Mathematics Mathematics
Research Division : Neurobiology Neurosciences
Research Division : Nuclear Science Energy Engineering, Nuclear Physics, Radiology
Research Division : Ocean Sciences and Limnology Coastal Studies, Limnology, Marine Science and Oceanography
Research Division : Philological Research Philology
Research Division : Philosophical Research Philosophy
Research Division : Physical Sciences Physics
Research Division : Physics Physical Chemistry, Physics, Solid State Physics
Research Division : Social Research Social Studies
Research Division : Theatre Studies Acting, Display and Stage Design, Theatre
Research Division : University and Educational Research Curriculum, Education, History, Pedagogy, Political Sciences, Social Sciences
School : Accounting and Management Accountancy, Business Administration, Management
School : Architecture Architecture
School : Chemistry Chemistry
School : Dentistry Dentistry
School : Economics Economics
School : Engineering Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Physical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering
School : Fine Arts Fine Arts
School : Law Law
School : Medicine Medicine
School : Music Music
School : Nursing and Obstetrics Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
School : Philosophy and Literature Arts and Humanities, Classical Languages, English, French, Geography, German, History, Latin American Studies, Literature, Modern Languages, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Spanish, Theatre
School : Political and Social Sciences Communication Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Sociology
School : Psychology Psychology
School : Science Actuarial Science, Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics, Water Science
School : Social Work Social Work
School : Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnology Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science

General information

Alternative names UNAM
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Founded 1551
Accreditation Sub-secretariat of Higher Education (SES) of the Ministry of Public Education (SEP)
Motto Por mi raza hablará el espíritu
The Spirit will speak for my race
Colors blue, gold

Location and contacts

Address Ciudad Universitaria Coyoacán
México, D.F., 04510
City population 9,210,000

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