National Autonomous University of Mexico: Statistics



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#93 of 14,131 In the World
#2 of 1,756 In Latin America
#1 of 538 In Mexico
#1 of 42 In Mexico City
#13 of 3,255 For Zoology
Top100 For 24 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 169,297 scientific papers published and 2,006,823 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Engineering, Philosophy, Medicine, Quantum and Particle physics, and Biochemistry.


National Autonomous University of Mexico majors

by publication & citation count

81,910 / 1,511,244
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
80,572 / 596,602
69,781 / 1,334,331
Environmental Science
69,672 / 1,090,070
60,811 / 1,008,935
56,779 / 936,927
55,898 / 247,241
44,013 / 782,651
Quantum and Particle physics
43,373 / 693,074
40,146 / 875,038
38,971 / 710,342
37,561 / 786,981
Computer Science
37,533 / 608,588
Organic Chemistry
37,275 / 712,719
Geography and Cartography
35,238 / 449,426
32,049 / 630,485
Materials Science
30,009 / 507,615
Political Science
28,351 / 153,364
26,416 / 521,276
18,170 / 351,972
Optical Engineering
18,164 / 316,110
18,030 / 283,629
17,884 / 252,613
16,130 / 305,793
15,030 / 187,592
Astrophysics and Astronomy
14,570 / 269,757
Metallurgical Engineering
13,559 / 250,899
13,408 / 191,240
12,978 / 139,918
12,600 / 173,087
10,910 / 165,717
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
10,685 / 140,293
10,193 / 139,859
9,840 / 201,764
9,748 / 194,747
9,488 / 144,226
Chemical Engineering
9,340 / 175,378
9,253 / 176,275
9,112 / 108,495
Public Health
9,071 / 191,700

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1066 3366
1992 1228 3390
1993 1568 3488
1994 1675 3728
1995 1932 4543
1996 1836 4952
1997 2008 6061
1998 2227 7051
1999 2233 8459
2000 2512 10173
2001 2673 12288
2002 2956 15230
2003 3291 18264
2004 3496 21241
2005 3532 25670
2006 3929 30418
2007 4271 35592
2008 4573 39451
2009 5531 45923
2010 5017 52455
2011 5923 60237
2012 5798 69330
2013 6272 77305
2014 6482 83399
2015 6719 90416
2016 7215 94285
2017 7595 102194
2018 8185 117930
2019 8355 136642
2020 9291 162384
2021 9618 192980
2022 8817 202657
2023 8866 204234
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 84)
    business magnateentrepreneurchief executive officercivil engineerphilanthropist

    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 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 December 2023, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index ranked him as the 11th-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $105 billion or about 7% of Mexico's GDP, making him the richest person in Latin America.

  2. Andrés Manuel López Obrador

    Andrés Manuel López Obrador
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1953-.. (age 71)
    politicianwriterpolitical scientist

    Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known by his initials AMLO, is a Mexican politician who is the 65th and current president of Mexico. 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 63)
    cinematographertelevision actorfilm editortelevision directorfilmmaker

    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
    writersongwritertelevision actorcomediancomposer

    Roberto Mario 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 Ocho.

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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