Published On: December 14th, 2022Categories: Best Of Lists, StudentsTags: ,

The 10 Best Colleges & Universities in Mexico

The 10 Best Colleges & Universities in Mexico

Studying abroad in Mexico is a great way to expand your education, develop professionally and explore a new culture. There are many excellent universities in Mexico offering quality programs in various fields in every region of the large, vibrant country. Plus, you’ll likely save over studying in the U.S., so maybe you won’t have to start your career drowning in student loans. Here are our picks for the top 10 universities and colleges in Mexico:

1. Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Located in Mérida, the capital of Yucatán, this university is one of the most renowned educational institutions in Mexico. It offers an array of programs such as Mathematics and Physics, Life Sciences and Medicine, Social Sciences and Humanities, Business Administration, Engineering and Applied Sciences. The university also has a number of research institutes that focus on specific areas of knowledge including health sciences, biotechnology, public administration and more.

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2. Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)

Often referred to as “Tec” for short; ITESM campus locations are spread throughout Mexico, including Mexico City, Monterrey, Queretaro, and Aguascalientes. It has a strong focus on international education with students coming from more than 80 countries. ITESM offers programs in engineering, computer science, business administration, international relations and many more fields of study.

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3. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Located in Mexico City; UNAM is the largest university in Latin America and one of the most respected universities in the world. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in various areas such as Architecture, Art History, Economics, Law and many others. The university also has an extensive research program that focuses on topics such as ecology and biodiversity conservation among others.

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4. Universidad de Guadalajara (UdG)

Founded in the early 19th century; this university serves as one of Mexico’s premier educational institutes. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, ranging from engineering to biochemistry, international relations and business administration. UdG also has satellite campuses located in other Mexican cities such as Puerto Vallarta and Tepic.

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5. Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Located in Mexico City; ITAM is one of the leading research universities in Latin America offering a variety of academic programs such as Economics, International Relations, Sociology, Philosophy and more. The institute boasts some impressive alumni including economists Carlos Slim and Ernesto Zedillo, and former president of Mexico Vicente Fox.

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6. Universidad Anáhuac México

This private university has two campuses in Mexico City and one in Cancun. It offers an array of degree programs from Business Administration to Law and Medicine; as well as subject-specific courses such as Advertising, Tourism, International Relations and more. The university also provides a number of exchange programs with universities around the world.

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7. Universidad Iberoamericana

Located in Mexico City; this private university offers an array of degree programs from Business Administration to International Relations and Art History. It also has several international exchange partnerships with universities from around the world, allowing students to gain an even deeper understanding of their chosen field of study.

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8. Universidad del Valle de México (UVM)

Founded in 1975; UVM is one of the largest universities in Latin America offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various areas such as Economics, Marketing and Business Administration among others. The university has campuses throughout Mexico including Puebla, Queretaro and Toluca, as well as one in the United States.

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9. Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC)

This university is located in Tijuana and offers programs ranging from Architecture to Veterinary Medicine and Nursing. It also has a number of exchange agreements with universities around the world, allowing students to gain an even deeper understanding of their chosen field of study. UABC is known for its strong research focus and commitment to sustainability.

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10. Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana (UCSJ)

The oldest university in Mexico, UCSJ was founded by the Jesuits in 1651 and has its main campus located in Mexico City. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of fields such as History, philosophy, Anthropology and Literature. The university also has an extensive research program focusing on topics such as the history of Latin America and gender studies.

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Jen Barnett is an expat influencer and co-founder of Expatsi, a company that's helped thousands of Americans on their moving abroad journeys. She created the Expatsi Test, an assessment that recommends countries for aspiring emigrants based on lifestyle data. Jen has an MBA from Emory University with concentrations in marketing and innovation. She's written for BusinessWeek, Health, Cooking Light, and Southern Living. Prior to Expatsi, she created Freshfully and Bottle & Bone—two businesses in the local food space—and spoke at TEDx on being brave. She's moving to Mexico in 2024, along with her husband and co-founder Brett, pitbull mix Squiggy, and three rotten cats. How can she help you move abroad?

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Co-founder at Expatsi | Website | + posts

Jen Barnett is an expat influencer and co-founder of Expatsi, a company that's helped thousands of Americans on their moving abroad journeys. She created the Expatsi Test, an assessment that recommends countries for aspiring emigrants based on lifestyle data. Jen has an MBA from Emory University with concentrations in marketing and innovation. She's written for BusinessWeek, Health, Cooking Light, and Southern Living. Prior to Expatsi, she created Freshfully and Bottle & Bone—two businesses in the local food space—and spoke at TEDx on being brave. She's moving to Mexico in 2024, along with her husband and co-founder Brett, pitbull mix Squiggy, and three rotten cats. How can she help you move abroad?