University of Guanajuato: Statistics

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#1476 of 14,131 In the World
#66 of 1,756 In Latin America
#10 of 538 In Mexico
#1 of 3 In Guanajuato
#430 of 1,946 For Theoretical Physics
Top50% For 85 other topics
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Highest Degree
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 CalendarJuly to June (July - December; January-June)

Research profile

University of Guanajuato is a world-class research university with 15,363 scientific papers published and 115,414 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Philosophy, Biology, Environmental Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Computer Science, and Organic Chemistry.


University of Guanajuato majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
7,431 / 21,982
6,690 / 77,716
6,569 / 79,274
6,268 / 76,070
6,012 / 10,468
5,786 / 64,422
Environmental Science
5,097 / 47,705
Quantum and Particle physics
5,086 / 61,874
Computer Science
4,157 / 42,870
Organic Chemistry
3,917 / 51,724
Materials Science
3,468 / 42,046
3,067 / 41,673
3,040 / 27,583
Geography and Cartography
2,525 / 16,156
Political Science
2,412 / 5,619
2,347 / 25,610
2,273 / 28,351
Optical Engineering
2,201 / 23,118
1,757 / 18,149
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,728 / 16,805
1,721 / 20,448
Electrical Engineering
1,604 / 18,162
Astrophysics and Astronomy
1,484 / 20,875
1,458 / 15,214
1,408 / 16,250
1,367 / 10,278
1,349 / 10,758
Mechanical Engineering
1,313 / 10,608
1,308 / 6,425
Computer Vision
1,269 / 14,089
Metallurgical Engineering
1,235 / 18,357
Chemical Engineering
1,190 / 15,794
1,165 / 11,344
1,149 / 13,577
1,088 / 14,077
Physical chemistry
1,074 / 16,920
1,056 / 5,141
966 / 6,170
866 / 5,716
824 / 5,977

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 18 48
1991 20 62
1992 17 55
1993 74 76
1994 49 95
1995 71 96
1996 80 130
1997 84 148
1998 101 202
1999 134 380
2000 132 401
2001 152 564
2002 129 745
2003 175 778
2004 199 957
2005 223 1093
2006 265 1311
2007 271 1475
2008 353 1734
2009 350 2183
2010 353 2507
2011 478 3092
2012 488 3686
2013 526 4412
2014 610 4702
2015 1061 5422
2016 1236 6040
2017 1465 6836
2018 1521 8189
2019 1112 9618
2020 1012 11237
2021 1271 15091
2022 963 15425
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Guanajuato 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 $3,000
Master's Degree MXN $4,500
Doctorate Degree MXN $6,000

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 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, Analytical Chemistry, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Applied Chemistry, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Demography and Population, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Finance, Geological Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, History, Horticulture, Human Resources, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, International Business, Labour and Industrial Relations, Law, Literature, Management Systems, Marketing, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Organic Chemistry, Philosophy, Physical Chemistry, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Rural Planning, Rural Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology, Statistics, Tourism, Town Planning, Urban Studies
Especialización Anaesthesiology, Architecture and Planning, Notary Studies, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Surgery
Maestría Administration, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Criminal Law, Electrical Engineering, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, Human Resources, Labour and Industrial Relations, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Mining Engineering, Natural Resources, Nursing, Optics, Philosophy, Physics, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Statistics, Water Management
Doctorado Biology, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Optics, Physics

Notable alumni

  1. Vanessa Ponce de León

    Vanessa Ponce de León
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1992-.. (age 31)

    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 68)
    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. Éctor Jaime Ramírez Barba

    Éctor Jaime Ramírez Barba
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1956-.. (age 67)

    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.

  4. Verónica Cruz Sánchez

    Verónica Cruz Sánchez
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    1971-.. (age 52)
    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 Architecture, Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Music, Visual Arts
Department/Division : Economic and Administrative Science Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management
Department/Division : Engineering Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geology, Hydraulic Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering
Department/Division : Engineering Computer Graphics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Management, Mechanical Engineering
Department/Division : Engineering and Health Sciences Agricultural Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Industrial Engineering, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Department/Division : Engineering and Science Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Physical Engineering, Physics
Department/Division : Health Sciences Health Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychology
Department/Division : Life Sciences Agriculture, Agronomy, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Department/Division : Natural and Exact Science Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Pharmacy
Department/Division : Politics and Law Law, Political Sciences, Public Administration
Department/Division : Social Sciences and Administration Accountancy, Administration, Agricultural Business, Finance, Marketing, Regional Planning, Social Sciences
Department/Division : Social Sciences and Humanities Cultural Studies, English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Spanish
Department/Division : Social Sciences and Humanities Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Social Studies

General information

Alternative names UGto
Universidad de Guanajuato
Founded 1945
Accreditation Agencia Española de Cooperación Interuniversitaria (AECI); Servicio Alemán de Intercambio Académico (DAAD); The British Council; Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Fundación Japón en México; Institute of International Education (IIE); Comisión México-Estados Unidos para el Intercambio Educativo y Cultural (COMEXUS); Embajada Americana en México; Consejo de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)
Motto La Verdad os hará libres
The Truth Shall Make You Free

Location and contacts

Address Lascuraín de Retana 5 Colonia Centro
Guanajuato, Guanajuato, 36000
City population 195,000

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