Universidad de Guadalajara

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world rank  383

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University Overview

Established in 1792, Universidad de Guadalajara (University of Guadalajara) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Guadalajara (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Jalisco. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Ameca, Autlán, Colotlán, Cd. Guzmán, Huentitán El Alto, Ocotlán, Puerto Vallarta, Tepatitlán de Morelos, Zapopan. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (Secretariat of Public Education, Mexico), Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG) 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 225 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 applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Guadalajara
Acronym UDG
Founded 1792
Motto Piensa y Trabaja
Think and Work

University Location

Address Avenida Juárez No. 975 Planta Alta Esq. Enrique Díaz de León, Colonia Centro
Guadalajara (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
44100 Jalisco
T +52 (33) 3134 1678
F +52 (33) 3825 2242
Other locations Ameca, Autlán, Colotlán, Cd. Guzmán, Huentitán El Alto, Ocotlán, Puerto Vallarta, Tepatitlán de Morelos, Zapopan

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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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)
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
Admission Rate Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office Avenida Juárez 976, Edificio Cultural y Administrativo, Piso -1, Col. Centro
Guadalajara 44100
+52 (33) 3134 2276

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 Continuous
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universidad de Guadalajara'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)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018