National Polytechnic Institute

country rank  4
world rank  588

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University Overview

Founded in 1936, Instituto Politécnico Nacional (National Polytechnic Institute) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Mexico City (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Ecatepec, Pachuca, León, Zacatecas. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (Secretariat of Public Education, Mexico), Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) 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 83 years old 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 students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name 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

University Location

Address Avenida Luis Enrique Erro S/N, Unidad Profesional Adolfo López Mateos, Zacatenco, Delegación Gustavo A. Madero
Mexico City (population range: over 5,000,000)
07738 Mexico City
T +52 (55) 5729 6003
F +52 (55) 5729 6001
Other locations Ecatepec, Pachuca, León, Zacatecas

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 20-30%
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
+52 (55) 57296000
(55) 57296282

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range over-45,000
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range over-5,000
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico


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

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Site last updated: Sunday, 21 April 2019