Universidad Veracruzana

country rank  7
world rank  845

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University Overview

Founded in 1944, Universidad Veracruzana (University of Veracruz) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Xalapa (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Veracruz. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Veracruz, Boca del Río, Orizaba, Córdoba, Nogales, Ciudad Mendoza, Ixtaczoquitlán, Poza Rica, Tuxpan, Coatzacoalcos, Minatitlán, Acayucan. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (Secretariat of Public Education, Mexico), Universidad Veracruzana (UV) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad Veracruzana (UV) 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. 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 University of Veracruz
Acronym UV
Founded 1944
Motto Arte, Ciencia, Luz
Art, Science, Light
Colours Blue and green

University Location

Address Lomas del Estadio s/n Edif. A, 3er. Piso Zona Universitaria
Xalapa (population range: 250,000-499,999)
91090 Veracruz
T +52 (228) 842 1763
F +52 (228) 817 6370
Other locations Veracruz, Boca del Río, Orizaba, Córdoba, Nogales, Ciudad Mendoza, Ixtaczoquitlán, Poza Rica, Tuxpan, Coatzacoalcos, Minatitlán, Acayucan

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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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 Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office Circuito Gonzalo Aguirre Beltrán s/n, Zona Universitaria
Xalapa 91090
+52 (228) 842 1750

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 Universidad Veracruzana's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
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

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior (ANUIES)
  • Organización Universitaria Interamericana (OUI)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Unión de Universidades de America Latina y el Caribe (UDUAL)
  • Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC)
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Sunday, 21 April 2019