Autonomous University of Puebla

country rank  11
world rank  1503

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University Overview

Founded in 1587, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (Autonomous University of Puebla) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Puebla (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Tehuacan, Libres, Huauchinango, Tetela de Ocampo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (Secretariat of Public Education, Mexico), Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (BUAP) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (BUAP) 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 433 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Mexican higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Autonomous University of Puebla
Acronym BUAP
Founded 1587
Motto Pensar bien, para vivir mejor
To think well, in order to live better
Colours Royal blue

University Location

Address Calle 4 Sur No. 104 Edificio Carolino, Colonia Centro
Puebla (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
72000 Puebla
T +52 (222) 229 5500 Ext 3084
F +52 (222) 229 5500 Ext 5632
Other locations Tehuacan, Libres, Huauchinango, Tetela de Ocampo

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Not reported

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 and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office Edificio Central de la DAE. Ciudad Universitaria. Colonia San Manuel (Entre 24 Sur y Avenida San Claudio)
Puebla 72570
+52 (222) 229 5500

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff 4,500-4,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Autonomous University of Puebla's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo para la Acreditacion de la Educacion Superior COPAES
  • Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia CONACYT
  • Sistema Nacional de Investigadores SNI
  • Programa para el mejoramiento del profesorado PROMEP


  • Asociacion Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educacion Superior ANUIES
  • Consorcio de Universidades Mexicanas CUMEX

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020