University of Guadalajara: Statistics



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#879 of 14,131 In the World
#34 of 1,756 In Latin America
#5 of 538 In Mexico
#1 of 3 In Guadalajara
#131 of 1,067 For Plastic Surgery
Top50% For 124 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate28%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachillerato) or foreign equivalent, and entrance examination. Spanish proficiency for foreign students
Academic CalendarAugust to June

We've calculated the 28% acceptance rate for University of Guadalajara 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

University of Guadalajara is a world-class research university with 29,008 scientific papers published and 194,140 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Philosophy, Environmental Science, Medicine, Chemistry, Engineering, Political Science, Computer Science, and Physics.


University of Guadalajara majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
17,166 / 71,446
12,674 / 141,366
12,278 / 30,277
Environmental Science
10,840 / 83,813
8,812 / 100,394
8,673 / 108,714
8,189 / 80,975
Political Science
8,069 / 24,875
Computer Science
7,429 / 71,107
7,247 / 71,250
Geography and Cartography
6,460 / 35,553
5,545 / 81,697
5,425 / 79,059
Quantum and Particle physics
5,066 / 46,526
4,745 / 34,442
4,542 / 44,518
4,507 / 44,322
4,282 / 44,946
4,129 / 52,511
Organic Chemistry
3,921 / 47,653
3,461 / 19,535
3,273 / 25,687
Materials Science
3,257 / 34,197
3,219 / 21,645
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
3,109 / 30,007
3,074 / 31,525
2,760 / 28,815
2,690 / 22,178
2,689 / 18,703
2,406 / 16,904
2,209 / 25,801
Optical Engineering
2,150 / 23,189
2,093 / 13,036
Public Health
2,055 / 28,298
2,039 / 25,869
1,979 / 31,208
1,815 / 11,861
1,750 / 14,114
Electrical Engineering
1,748 / 16,689
Machine Learning
1,736 / 19,542

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 80 53
1992 90 64
1993 97 87
1994 84 81
1995 134 138
1996 328 222
1997 164 227
1998 250 329
1999 276 380
2000 310 541
2001 330 736
2002 325 825
2003 394 1062
2004 455 1218
2005 457 1546
2006 559 1954
2007 555 2229
2008 625 2675
2009 753 3189
2010 775 3696
2011 843 4624
2012 994 5167
2013 989 5880
2014 1186 6880
2015 1535 8322
2016 1512 8830
2017 1769 9682
2018 1982 11793
2019 2024 14208
2020 2181 17676
2021 2324 22961
2022 2171 25768
2023 1980 26032
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Guadalajara 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 $2,500
Master's Degree MXN $3,500
Doctorate Degree MXN $4,500

All costs are in Mexican Pesos (MXN).

The University of Guadalajara has financial aid programs.

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 University of Guadalajara.

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 Agriculture, Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Science
Maestría Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Applied Linguistics, Architecture, Business Administration, Cultural Studies, Data Processing, Design, Digital Technology, Economics, Ethnology, Film, Fiscal Law, Graphic Design, Health Education, Industrial Engineering, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Literacy Education, Literature, Management, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Microbiology, Musicology, Neurology, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Public Health, Social Sciences, Software Engineering, Sustainable Development, Taxation, Technology, Tourism, Water Science
Doctorado Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Education, Educational Sciences, Fine Arts, Fiscal Law, Geology, History, Human Rights, Law, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Physics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sustainable Development

University of Guadalajara alumni

  1. Valentín Gómez Farías

    Valentín Gómez Farías
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1781-1858 (aged 77)

    Valentín Gómez Farías was a Mexican physician and liberal politician who became president of Mexico twice, first from 1833 to 1834, during the period of the First Mexican Republic, and again from 1846 to 1847, during the Mexican–American War.

  2. Aristóteles Sandoval

    Aristóteles Sandoval
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1974-2020 (aged 46)
    Enrolled in the University of Guadalajara
    Graduated with Licentiate in law

    Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz was a Mexican politician belonging to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He served as Governor of Jalisco from 2013 to 2018.

  3. Pedro Vélez

    Pedro Vélez
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1787-1848 (aged 61)

    José Pedro Antonio Vélez de Zúñiga was a Mexican politician and lawyer. In the aftermath of a successful coup against president Vicente Guerrero, he was placed at the head of a triumvirate that briefly led the Mexican government during the last days of 1829.

  4. Agustín Yáñez

    Agustín Yáñez
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1904-1980 (aged 76)
    Enrolled in the University of Guadalajara
    In 1929 graduated with Licentiate

    Agustín Yáñez Delgadillo was a Mexican writer and politician who served as Governor of Jalisco and Secretary of Public Education during Gustavo Díaz Ordaz's presidency. He is the author of numerous books and the recipient, in 1952 as member of the Academia Mexicana de la Lengua, in 1973, of the Premio Nacional de las Letras. Al filo del agua (On the Edge of the Storm) is considered his most important work, according to the Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean literature, 1900-2003 By Daniel Balderston, Mike Gonzalez, page 616.

All 25 notable alumni

University of Guadalajara faculties and divisions

Centre : Art, Architecture and Design Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Dance, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Music, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Production Engineering, Singing, Technology, Theatre, Town Planning, Urban Studies, Visual Arts
Centre : Biology and Agronomy Agronomy, Biology, Cattle Breeding, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Health Sciences, Veterinary Science
Centre : Health Sciences Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Cardiology, Clinical Psychology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Educational Psychology, Endocrinology, Epidemiology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Genetics, Gerontology, Haematology, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Immunology, Medical Technology, Medicine, Midwifery, Molecular Biology, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physical Education, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Rheumatology, Social and Preventive Medicine, Surgery, Urology
Centre : La Ciénega Accountancy, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Economics, Education, Industrial Engineering, Law, Management, Pharmacy, Social Studies
Centre : La Costa Accountancy, Economics, Law, Management, Psychology, Social Studies, Social Welfare, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism
Centre : La Costa Sur Accountancy, Agricultural Engineering, Construction Engineering, Economics, Law, Management, Natural Resources, Regional Planning, Regional Studies, Social Studies, Tourism
Centre : Los Altos Accountancy, Cattle Breeding, Comparative Law, Economics, Engineering, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Management, Social Studies, Taxation
Centre : Los Lagos Accountancy, Agronomy, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Law, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, Technology, Telecommunications Engineering
Centre : Los Valles Accountancy, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Management, Computer Science, Education, Educational Technology, Law, Management, Tourism
Centre : Management and Economics Accountancy, Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Educational Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Business, Management, Marketing, Taxation, Tourism
Centre : Norte Accountancy, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Management, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Law, Management, Nursing, Nutrition, Psychology
Centre : Science and Engineering Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Food Science, Forest Products, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Pharmacology, Physics, Surveying and Mapping, Telecommunications Engineering
Centre : Social Sciences and Humanities Applied Linguistics, Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Education, English, Foreign Languages Education, French, Geography (Human), Government, History, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Literature, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Regional Studies, Social Policy, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish
Centre : Sur Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Food Science, Law, Medicine, Psychology, Social Sciences, Veterinary Science

General information

Alternative names UDG
Universidad de Guadalajara
Founded 1792
Accreditation Secretaría de Educación Pública; CONACyT
Motto Piensa y Trabaja.

Location and contacts

Address Avenida Juárez 976, Col. Centro
Guadalajara, Jalisco, 44100
City population 1,460,000

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