University of Guanajuato

country rank  14
world rank  1952

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University Overview

Founded in 1945, Universidad de Guanajuato (University of Guanajuato) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Guanajuato (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Irapuato, Leon, Celaya, Salamanca, Salvatierra, Silao. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (Secretariat of Public Education, Mexico), Universidad de Guanajuato (UGto) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Guanajuato (UGto) 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 74 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Guanajuato
Acronym UGto
Founded 1945 Origins date back to 1732
Motto La Verdad os hará libres
The Truth Shall Make You Free

University Location

Address Lascurain de Retana No. 5, Colonia Centro
Guanajuato (population range: 50,000-249,999)
36000 Guanajuato
T +52 (473) 732 0006
F +52 (473) 735 1902
Other locations Irapuato, Leon, Celaya, Salamanca, Salvatierra, Silao

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 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 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 and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Lascurain de Retana Nº 5 Colonia Centro
Guanajuato 36000
+52 (473) 7320006

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universidad de Guanajuato's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


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