University of Guadalajara: Statistics

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#857 of 14,131 In the World
#33 of 1,756 In Latin America
#5 of 538 In Mexico
#1 of 3 In Guadalajara
#300 of 6,416 For Philosophy
Top50% For 111 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate39%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (bachillerato) or foreign equivalent, and entrance examination. Spanish proficiency for foreign students
Academic CalendarAugust to June

We've calculated the 39% 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 26,248 scientific papers published and 162,976 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Biology, Environmental Science, Medicine, Political Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics.


University of Guadalajara majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
15,710 / 58,888
11,307 / 25,667
11,079 / 116,296
Environmental Science
9,610 / 66,721
7,730 / 83,308
Political Science
7,594 / 20,400
7,492 / 87,118
7,167 / 65,919
Computer Science
6,482 / 58,915
6,330 / 57,785
Geography and Cartography
5,871 / 27,482
4,729 / 65,080
4,688 / 64,111
Quantum and Particle physics
4,361 / 36,178
4,316 / 27,710
4,020 / 37,546
3,867 / 34,026
3,731 / 35,632
3,559 / 42,620
Organic Chemistry
3,338 / 38,398
3,224 / 15,642
2,900 / 16,697
Materials Science
2,806 / 26,634
2,757 / 19,388
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,697 / 23,667
2,649 / 25,131
2,414 / 14,222
2,413 / 24,007
2,250 / 16,494
2,145 / 12,447
1,919 / 22,352
1,912 / 10,287
Optical Engineering
1,820 / 18,336
Public Health
1,807 / 23,214
1,754 / 20,483
1,714 / 26,364
1,684 / 9,499
1,542 / 10,996
Electrical Engineering
1,492 / 12,949
1,437 / 16,149

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 72 52
1991 79 48
1992 80 60
1993 94 77
1994 83 62
1995 120 111
1996 321 169
1997 162 184
1998 242 268
1999 280 301
2000 301 450
2001 311 648
2002 313 723
2003 378 937
2004 453 1091
2005 428 1373
2006 518 1720
2007 532 1972
2008 583 2468
2009 716 2921
2010 711 3297
2011 808 4123
2012 958 4714
2013 956 5341
2014 1150 6260
2015 1498 7698
2016 1593 8246
2017 1688 9233
2018 1895 10465
2019 1888 13027
2020 2029 16213
2021 2327 23139
2022 1900 24122
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 in 1833, during the period of the First Mexican Republic, and again in 1846, 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 23 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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