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The Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL) is the most important Higher Education Institution in northern Mexico, it is located within the three most important universities nationwide and has a great relevance internationally.

Due to the size of the student population it serves, UANL is considered a macro-university, as it currently has 202,039 students enrolled, and each year the size of its student population increases.

In order to provide the greatest education coverage in the state of Nuevo León and its decentralization policy, UANL is made up of 27 faculties (39 campuses) located on 6 campuses, four located in the Metropolitan area of ​​the City of Monterrey: University City, Agricultural Sciences, Health Sciences, Mederos, two more in rural areas: Linares and Sabinas Hidalgo, with which it provides educational coverage in 34 municipalities in the state of Nuevo León.

Due to its geographical location, all UANL campuses are located in climatic zones considered semi-arid.

  • The total area occupied by the six campuses that make up the UANL total 37,449,120m2.

  • 95% is a water retention area, equivalent to 35,570,294 m2.

  • The built area occupies 2.88%, equivalent to 1,079,294 m2.

  • The area occupied by 2% planted vegetation, equivalent to 760,294 m2.

  • The area occupied by forest vegetation 93%, equivalent to 35,852,846 m2.

  • The total area on the first floor is 534,565 m2.

  • The proportion of open space to the total area is equivalent to 36,914,555 m2.

  • The area on campus for water absorption in addition to forest and planted vegetation is 35,852,845 m2.

  • Open space area per capita 165 m2.

University City

It is the central campus of the UANL, in which the Rectory Tower is located and the faculties of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Law and Criminology, Public Accounting and Administration, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Biological Sciences, Mathematical Physics, Sports Organization, Chemical Sciences, Philosophy and Letters and Social Work. It has an area of ​​94.7 hectares.

Campus Health Sciences

This campus houses the faculties of Medicine, Psychology, Dentistry, Nursing and Public Health and Nutrition. It includes the University Hospital, which provides medical services to the local community and federal entities of northeastern Mexico. It has an area of ​​28.7 hectares.

Mederos Campus

It is the headquarters of the University Theater where the solemn meetings of the University Council and the functions of the University Symphony are held, among other important activities. On this campus you will find the faculties of Political Science and Public Administration, Economics, Communication Sciences, Visual Arts, Music, Performing Arts and the Institute of Social Research. It has an area of ​​193.6 hectares.

Campus of Agricultural Sciences

Located in the municipality of General Escobedo north of the City of Monterrey, this campus has an area of ​​24.7 hectares where the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics (with annex in General Bravo) and the Faculty of Agronomy (with annex in Marin). In the case of the agricultural research annex located in General Bravo, it has an area of ​​620 hectares, of which 20 have been transformed and the remaining 600 are occupied by forest vegetation.

For its part, the annex located in the municipality of Marín has 772.6 hectares, of which 0.4% is built area, 99.6% is water retentive area, 1.4% is planted vegetation, 22.7% is occupied by crops , 67% is forest vegetation and 6.6% is occupied by bodies of water.

Linares Campus

This campus is located in the municipality of Linares in the south of the state of Nuevo León, and serves as the headquarters of the Faculties of Forest Sciences and Earth Sciences, as well as the Agricultural Production Research Center, in an area of ​​988.6 hectares. In turn, these three academic units use the forest reserve that is located in the municipality of Iturbide, which has an area of ​​1,052.5 hectares, as a forest-school for academic and research practices.

It also has extensions of the faculties of the School of Public Accounting and Administration, Law and Criminology, Philosophy and Letters, Sports Organization, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Nursing.

Sabinas Hidalgo Campus

In the municipality of Sabinas Hidalgo, N.L., there is the most recently created campus where the faculties of Accounting and Public Administration, Law and Criminology, Nursing and Psychology extend their educational offer. The campus has an area of ​​6.7 hectares.