Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas

country rank  59
world rank  5075

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University Overview

Founded in 1959, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas (Autonomous University of Zacatecas) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Zacatecas (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Jalpa, Jerez, Fresnillo, Tlaltenango, Uaz Siglo XXI, Villa de Cos, Calera de Victor Rosales. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (Secretariat of Public Education, Mexico), Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas (UAZ) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas (UAZ) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), 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 60 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Mexican higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Autonomous University of Zacatecas
Acronym UAZ
Founded 1959
Motto Labor vincit omnia
Hard work beats everything
Colours Gold, blue navy and white

University Location

Address Jardín Juárez, 147
Zacatecas (population range: 50,000-249,999)
98000 Zacatecas
T +52 (492) 925 6690
F +52 (492) 923 9407
Other locations Jalpa, Jerez, Fresnillo, Tlaltenango, Uaz Siglo XXI, Villa de Cos, Calera de Victor Rosales

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

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 70-80%
Admission Office Avenida Ramon Lopez Velarde 707
Zacatecas 98000
+52 (492) 925 6690 ext 1163
(492) 923 9407 ext. 1165, 1164

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 3,500-3,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consorcio de Universidades Mexicanas CUMEX
  • Consejo Nacional de Educacion Odontologica CONAEDO
  • Consejo Mexicano para la Acreditacion de la Educacion Medica COMAEM
  • Consejo Mexicano de Acreditacion y Certificacion de la Enfermeria COMACE

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior (ANUIES)
  • Consorcio de Universidades Mexicanas (CUMEX)
  • Corporación Universitaria para el Desarrollo de Internet (CUDI)
  • Consejo para la Acreditación de la Educación Superior (COPAES)
  • Comités Interinstitucionales para la Evaluación de la Educación Superior (CIEES)

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Site last updated: Monday, 14 October 2019