Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

country rank  8
world rank  973

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University Overview

Established in 1974, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Metropolitan Autonomous University) 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 the following locations: Azcapzalco, Iztapalapa, Cuajimalpa, Xochimilco, Lerma. Officially recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (Secretariat of Public Education of Mexico), Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Mexican higher education institution. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 46 years old Mexican higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Mexican higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UAM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name Metropolitan Autonomous University
Acronym UAM
Founded 1974
Motto Casa abierta al tiempo
House open to time
Colours Black and white

University Location

Address Prolongación Canal de Miramontes, 3855
Mexico City
14387 Mexico City
Tel +52 (55) 5483 4000 ext 1691
Fax +52 (55) 5483 4000 ext 1658
Other locations Azcapzalco, Iztapalapa, Cuajimalpa, Xochimilco, Lerma

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office Prol. Canal de Miramontes No 3855
Mexico City 14387
(55) 5483 4000 ext 1618

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

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

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