With internationally prestigious programs, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon is the most important higher education institution in Northern Mexico and the third largest university in the country.
UANL is considered a large university because of its enrollment, which currently consists of 202,039 students and increases each year.
In order to cover most of Nuevo Leon and follow its decentralization policy, UANL comprises 27 undergraduate schools (39 school buildings) located within 6 campuses: Main, Agricultural Sciences, Health Sciences, Linares, Mederos, and Sabinas Hidalgo, providing education to 34 municipalities of the state.
UANL campuses are located in semi-arid areas:
- The surface area of the six campuses is 37,449,120 square meters.
- Water retention areas represent 95 percent or 35,570,294 square meters.
- Facilities make up 2.88 percent or 1,079,294 square meters.
- Planted vegetation totals 2 percent or 760,294 square meters.
- Forest vegetation totals 93 percent or 35,852,846 square meters.
- The surface area of all first floors is 534,565 square meters.
- Open spaces are equal to 36,914,555 square meters.
- Per capita open space represents 165 square meters.