University of Guanajuato: Statistics



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#1464 of 14,131 In the World
#66 of 1,756 In Latin America
#9 of 538 In Mexico
#1 of 3 In Guanajuato
#436 of 2,119 For Theoretical Physics
Top50% For 93 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* The University of Guanajuato 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) and entrance examination
Academic CalendarAugust to June (August - December; January-June)
Full time employee3,628
Student:staff ratio12:1

Research profile

University of Guanajuato is a world-class research university with 17,039 scientific papers published and 137,005 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Philosophy, Biology, Quantum and Particle physics, Environmental Science, Computer Science, and Organic Chemistry.


University of Guanajuato majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
8,205 / 27,661
7,542 / 93,494
7,477 / 96,689
7,123 / 91,960
6,616 / 12,949
6,557 / 80,255
Quantum and Particle physics
5,968 / 78,180
Environmental Science
5,766 / 59,249
Computer Science
4,693 / 51,017
Organic Chemistry
4,518 / 65,532
Materials Science
3,941 / 50,581
3,589 / 53,181
3,425 / 34,069
Geography and Cartography
2,798 / 20,099
2,706 / 32,479
Political Science
2,661 / 6,928
2,593 / 36,286
Optical Engineering
2,528 / 28,980
2,062 / 23,042
2,014 / 26,187
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,981 / 21,190
Electrical Engineering
1,892 / 22,882
1,714 / 19,200
Astrophysics and Astronomy
1,685 / 25,691
1,616 / 20,238
Mechanical Engineering
1,550 / 14,364
1,549 / 12,149
1,505 / 14,280
Computer Vision
1,454 / 18,178
Metallurgical Engineering
1,435 / 23,031
1,388 / 14,687
1,382 / 8,560
Chemical Engineering
1,378 / 19,865
Physical chemistry
1,344 / 22,449
1,280 / 15,950
1,217 / 17,289
1,139 / 6,309
1,046 / 7,791
Machine Learning
950 / 10,087
941 / 7,272

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 20 72
1992 17 64
1993 83 79
1994 52 102
1995 72 112
1996 90 144
1997 80 158
1998 117 222
1999 143 402
2000 137 440
2001 161 647
2002 144 878
2003 173 885
2004 226 1096
2005 241 1181
2006 310 1503
2007 295 1584
2008 369 1825
2009 361 2308
2010 398 2704
2011 501 3369
2012 518 3992
2013 560 4725
2014 647 5190
2015 1090 5726
2016 1296 6447
2017 1502 7345
2018 1580 9158
2019 1164 10475
2020 1077 12330
2021 1273 15049
2022 1114 17162
2023 1019 16981
Academic rankings


International studetns (2023) Undergraduate: 38,880.00 mexican pesos / 10,045.00 mexican pesos per course Graduate : Varies (MXN)
Local studetns (2023) Undergraduate :1,840.00 mexican pesos per semester Graduate: Varies (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 University of Guanajuato.

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, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Architecture, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Demography and Population, Design, Environmental Engineering, Finance, Geological Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Graphic Design, History, Horticulture, Human Resources, Hydraulic Engineering, Interior Design, International Business, Labour and Industrial Relations, Law, Literature, Management, Management Systems, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Organic Chemistry, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Rural Planning, Rural Studies, Sociology, Statistics, Tourism, Town Planning, Veterinary Science, Visual Arts
Especialización Anaesthesiology, Architecture and Planning, Cardiology, Construction Engineering, Gerontology, Midwifery, Nephrology, Notary Studies, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Surgery
Maestría Administration, Aquaculture, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Criminal Law, Electrical Engineering, Epidemiology, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Human Resources, Labour and Industrial Relations, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Mining Engineering, Natural Resources, Nursing, Optics, Philosophy, Physics, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Statistics, Vegetable Production, Water Management
Doctorado Architecture, Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Fine Arts, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Physics, Water Management

Notable alumni

  1. Vanessa Ponce de León

    Vanessa Ponce de León
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1992-.. (age 32)

    Silvia Vanessa Ponce de León Sánchez, known simply as Vanessa Ponce, is a Mexican model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World 2018. She is the first Mexican to be crowned as Miss World. In the history of the Miss World competition, she holds the record for being the oldest winner thus far.

  2. Juan Carlos Romero Hicks

    Juan Carlos Romero Hicks
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1955-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in the University of Guanajuato
    Graduated with Licentiate

    Juan Carlos Romero Hicks is a Mexican politician and elected official, member of the National Action Party, and a Federal Senator since August 29, 2012. He was the Director General of the Mexican National Science and Technology Council (CONACyT) from 2006 to 2011. He served as Governor of Guanajuato from 2000 to 2006. From 1991 to 1999 he served as Chancellor of the University of Guanajuato.

  3. Merle Greene Robertson

    Merle Greene Robertson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1913-2011 (aged 98)

    Merle Greene Robertson was an American artist, art historian, archaeologist, lecturer and Mayanist researcher, renowned for her extensive work towards the investigation and preservation of the art, iconography, and writing of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization of Central America. She is most famous for her rubbings of Maya carved stelae, sculpture, and carved stone, particularly at the Maya sites of Tikal and Palenque.

  4. Éctor Jaime Ramírez Barba

    Éctor Jaime Ramírez Barba
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1956-.. (age 68)

    Éctor Jaime Ramírez Barba is a Mexican surgeon and politician affiliated with the National Action Party. As of 2014 he served as Deputy of the LX Legislature of the Mexican Congress representing Guanajuato.

  5. Verónica Cruz Sánchez

    Verónica Cruz Sánchez
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1971-.. (age 53)
    human rights activist

    Verónica Cruz Sánchez was the first Mexican human rights activist to be awarded the Defender of Human Rights award from Human Rights Watch. In 2006, she was awarded the honor for her work with women's right to access legal and medical services. She brings public awareness to the situation of predominantly uneducated, indigenous and impoverished women who are imprisoned for abortion and miscarriage in Mexico. Cruz has worked to decriminalize and de-stigmatize women's decisions over their bodies and reproductive rights. She is founder of Las Libres, an organization dedicated to the defense, guarantee and respect of human rights for women in the state of Guanajuato and across Mexico.

University of Guanajuato faculties and divisions

Department/Division : Architecture, Arts and Design, Campus Guanajuato Architecture, Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Music, Visual Arts
Department/Division : Economic and Administrative Sciences, Campus Guanajuato Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management
Department/Division : Engineering and Health Sciences, Campus Celaya-Salvatierra Agricultural Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Industrial Engineering, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Department/Division : Engineering, Campus Guanajuato Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geology, Hydraulic Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering
Department/Division : Engineering, Campus Irapuato-Salamanca Computer Graphics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Management, Mechanical Engineering
Department/Division : Health Sciences, Campus León Health Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychology
Department/Division : Law, Politics and Government, Campus Guanajuato Law, Political Sciences, Public Administration
Department/Division : Life Sciences, Campus Irapuato-Salamanca Agriculture, Agronomy, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Department/Division : Natural and Exact Sciences, Campus Guanajuato Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Pharmacy
Department/Division : Sciences and Engineering, Campus León Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Physical Engineering, Physics
Department/Division : Social Sciences and Administration, Campus Celaya-Salvatierra Accountancy, Administration, Agricultural Business, Finance, Marketing, Regional Planning, Social Sciences
Department/Division : Social Sciences and Humanities, Campus Guanajuato Cultural Studies, English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Spanish
Department/Division : Social Sciences and Humanities, Campus León Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Social Studies

General information

Alternative names UGto
Universidad de Guanajuato
Founded 1945
Accreditation Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP); Consejo Nacional de Humanidades,Ciencias y Tecnologías (CONAHCYT); Comités Interinstitucionales para la Evaluación de la Educación Superior (CIIES)
Motto La Verdad os hará libres
The Truth Shall Make You Free

Location and contacts

Address Lascuráin de Retana No.5 Zona Centro
Guanajuato, Guanajuato, 36000
City population 195,000

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