Metropolitan Autonomous University

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
Young University Rankings 2023
Prol. Canal de Miramontes 3855, Ex Hacienda San Juan de Dios, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, 14387, Mexico

About Metropolitan Autonomous University

Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) was founded in 1974, with the aid of the then-president Luis Echeverria Alvarez. This was one of the establishments implemented after the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico (1968) and several other movements, all of which called for a national improvement in education and comprehensive education reform.

It is spread over four campuses around Mexico City: Azcapotzalco, Cuajimalpa, Iztapalapa and Xochimilco. The fifth is based in Lerma, a conurbated town near Toluca in the state of Mexico.

Split into six academic divisions: basic sciences and engineering, biological sciences and health, communications sciences and design, natural sciences and engineering, social sciences and humanities and sciences and arts for design, UAM offers 75 undergraduate and 75 postgraduate programs.

As soon as it opened, UAM began offering an undergraduate degree in environmental engineering, making it the first Mexican university to do so.

UAM is implicated in a wide range of social enterprise projects, with the aim of supporting and resolving the problems of Mexican society’s most vulnerable. These include stomatology clinics and legal services for those who cannot afford them, a research and training centre in Chiapas, and the Sierra Nevada Project, with the goal of reconfiguring traditional production practices into sustainable operations that can be maintained long-term.

On-campus facilities and opportunities include foreign language centres, a library, several bookshops, medical centres and sports grounds.

It is highly selective in its admission policy and relies on entrance examinations and past academic records. Between 20-30 per cent of those who apply are accepted to study.

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Key statistics

  • 60,865
    Number of FTE Students
  • 31%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 42.1
    No. of students per staff
  • 50 : 50
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 1%
    Percentage of International Students
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Subjects taught at Metropolitan Autonomous University

  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Architecture
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Physical sciences

    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Chemistry
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Law

    • Law
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Veterinary Science
    • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Engineering & technology

    • Chemical Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • General Engineering
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Social sciences

    • Sociology
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Geography
    • Communication & Media Studies
  • Education

    • Education
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Psychology

    • Psychology