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Instituto Politécnico Nacional

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world rank  479

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Founded in 1936, the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (National Polytechnic Institute) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Mexico City (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution also has branch campuses in Naucalpan de Juárez, Ecatepec, Pachuca, León and Zacatecas. Officially recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (Secretariat of Public Education of Mexico), Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: over-50,000 students) coeducational Mexican higher education institution. Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 88-year-old Mexican higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The acceptance rate range is 20-29% making this Mexican higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. IPN also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Control Typepublic


Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Entity Typenon-profit


Instituto Politécnico Nacional' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratevery selective

University Identity

Name (English) National Polytechnic Institute
Acronym IPN
Founded 1936
Motto La Técnica al servicio de la Patria
Technology to meet the needs of the Nation
Colours Burgundy and white
Mascot Burro blanco
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University Location

Address Avenida Luis Enrique Erro S/N, Unidad Profesional Adolfo López Mateos, Zacatenco, Delegación Gustavo A. Madero
Mexico City
07738 Mexico City
Instituto Politécnico Nacional's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Instituto Politécnico Nacional Phone Number +52 (55) 5729 6003
Instituto Politécnico Nacional Fax Number +52 (55) 5729 6001
Other locations Naucalpan de Juárez, Ecatepec, Pachuca, León and Zacatecas

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Instituto Politécnico Nacional's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


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Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Instituto Politécnico Nacional.

Instituto Politécnico Nacional: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

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Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Instituto Politécnico Nacional a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's acceptance rate range is 20-29% making this institution a very selective higher education institution.

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Admission Office Admission Office

Politécnico Nacional No. 1936, Unidad Profesional Adolfo López Mateos Zacatenco C.P. 07738, Col. Lindavista, Delegación Gustavo A. Madero
Mexico, D.F 07738
(55) 57296000
(55) 57296282

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Instituto Politécnico Nacional.

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Instituto Politécnico Nacional has an enrollment range of over-50,000 students making it a very large-sized institution.

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of over-5,000 academic employees (Faculty).

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Control Type Control Type

Instituto Politécnico Nacional is a public higher education institution.

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Entity Type Entity Type

Instituto Politécnico Nacional is a non-profit higher education institution.

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Instituto Politécnico Nacional does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Library

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Housing University Housing

Not reported

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Instituto Politécnico Nacional's main services:

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Instituto Politécnico Nacional is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Instituto Politécnico Nacional's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Consejo para la Acreditación de la Educación Superior, A.C. (COPAES)
  • Comités Interinstitucionales para la Evaluación de la Educación Superior (CIEES)
  • Consejo de Acreditación de Ciencias Sociales, Contables y Administrativas en la Educación Superior de Latinoamérica A.C. (CACSLA)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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  • Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior (ANUIES)

Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Twitter X (Twitter)

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YouTube YouTube

Instituto Politécnico Nacional's YouTube channel Instituto Politécnico Nacional's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

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