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University of Guadalajara


1217th US-News World Ranking

University of Guadalajara History                                       

University of Guadalajara colloquially known as Universidad de Guadalajara is a Mexican higher education establishment located in Guadalajara. The university was founded as Royal University of Guadalajara in 1792 and adopted its present name in 1925. The university is second oldest in the country and enrols over 255000 students.

University of Guadalajara Programs, Courses, and Schools

University of Guadalajara offers over 141 undergraduate programs, 211 graduate programs, 42 doctoral programs, and 30 high school programs in a wide range of subjects such as Engineering, Science and Technology, Management, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Health Sciences.

University of Guadalajara offers programs in Seismic Engineering, Astronomy, Biomedical Sciences, Gender Studies, Political Sciences, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Innovation and Design, Neurosciences, Neurobiology, History, Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, Behavioural Studies, Molecular Biology, Mechanical Engineering, and Genetics.

University of Guadalajara Campuses

University of Guadalajara is based across 15 campus scattered throughout the city of Guadalajara and state of Jalisco in Mexico. The campus offers a range of facilities for students which include TV and Radio Station, University Sports Complex, Sports Clubs, Aquatic Center for Rehabilitation and Rescue, Arts Museum, and Jorge Martinez Arts Laboratory.

University of Guadalajara also houses Diana Cultural Center, Movie Theatre and Auditoriums,  University Cultural Center, research and engineering labs, health services, halls of residences, parking spaces, open green lawns and gardens, and an overseas campus in Los Angeles, United States.

University of Guadalajara Achievements

University of Guadalajara is ranked 90th in Times Higher Education Latin America Rankings 2020 and placed in 1001+ bracket in world university rankings published by Times Higher Education. The university also ranks amongst top 300 universities globally in THE Impact Rankings.

University of Guadalajara is accredited by ANUIES and Secretariat of Public Education of Mexico. The university is also ranked amongst top 800 institutions globally and 43rd in Latin America by QS Top Universities.

University of Guadalajara USP

University of Guadalajara is an averagely selective institution with its acceptance rate ranging from 30 to 40% varying as per the program. The university also offers a number of online degrees for professionals leveraging upon the digital technology and video conferencing.

University of Guadalajara also offers affordable tuition fee structure in addition to scholarships and grants for students. The university also has a Visual University System known as UDGVirtual is a dedicated platform for distance learning students.

University of Guadalajara Notable Alumni

Alejandro Colunga (Painter), Guillermo del Toro (Film director), Pedro Moreno (Mexican Politician), and Valentin Gomez Farias (Former President of Mexico).

University of Guadalajara Application Requirements


University of Guadalajara Cost of studies


Undergraduate: MXN 56,880

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees

University of Guadalajara Deadlines

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific requirements

University of Guadalajara Rankings


US News
751 -800
Times Higher Education
GTU Rank


US News


Latin America
US News
91 -100
Times Higher Education


Emerging Economies
Times Higher Education
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