The Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL) is the Institution of Higher Education of greater importance in the north of Mexico, and is among the three most important universities nationwide, and has a great relevance at the international level.

Due to the size of the student population it serves, the UANL is considered a macro-university, since it currently has 204,684 students enrolled, and each year the size of its student population increases.

In order to provide the largest coverage of education in the state of Nuevo Leon and its decentralization policy, the UANL is made up of 26 faculties (38 schools) 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 provides educational coverage in 36 municipalities of the state of Nuevo Leon.

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

  • The total area occupied by the six campuses that make up the UANL is 37,449,120 m2
  • 95% is water retention area, equivalent to 35,570,294 m
  • The built area occupies is 2.88%, equivalent to 1,079,294 m2
  • The area occupied by vegetation planted is 2%, equivalent to 760,294 m2
  • The area occupied by forest vegetation is 93%, equivalent to 35,852,846 m2
  • The total area on the first floor is 534,565 m2
  • The proportion of open space towards the total area is equivalent to 36,914,555 m2
  • The area on the campus for the absorption of water as well as forest and planted vegetation is 35,852,845 m2
  • Area of open space per capita is 180 m2

Ciudad Universitaria

Ciudad Universitaria is the main campus of our University and home to the Office of the President and the Schools of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Law and Criminology, Accounting and Business Management, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Biological Sciences, Physics and Mathematics, Physical Education, Chemistry, Philosophy and Literature, and Social Work. Its surface area covers 94.7 hectares.

Health Sciences campus


Houses the Schools of Medicine, Psychology, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health and Nutrition, along with the University Hospital, an institution that provides services not only to the local community but also the northeastern states of Mexico. The campus surface area covers 28.7 hectares.

Mederos campus

Is the seat of the University Theater, where UANL conducts the University Senate meetings and the University Symphony Orchestra performances, among other activities. The Schools of Political Science and Public Administration, Economics, Communication Sciences, Visual Arts, Music, and Performing Arts, as well as the Social Research Institute are constituted within this campus. Its surface area covers 193.6 hectares.

Agricultural Sciences campus

Holds the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Agronomy, both with annexes for agricultural practices and research in the municipalities of General Bravo and Marin, respectively. The surface area of the Escobedo-located campus covers 24.7 hectares. The annex for agricultural research in General Bravo amounts to 620 hectares, of which 20 have been transformed and 600 represent forest vegetation.

Linares campus

Includes the School of Forestry, the School of Earth Sciences, and the Center for Research in Agricultural Production. Their facilities are located at the forest reserve in the municipality of Iturbide, functioning as an experimental section of 1,052.5 hectares for practices and research.

Sabinas Hidalgo campus

Offers the most recent UANL facilities where the Schools of Accounting and Business Management, Law and Criminology, Nursing, and Psychology have extended their academic reach. The campus surface area covers 6.7 hectares.

Marín campus

For agricultural practices covers 772.6 hectares, of which 0.4 percent are buildings, 99.6 percent are water retention areas, 1.4 percent is planted vegetation, 22.7 percent are crops, 67 percent is forest vegetation, and 6.6 percent are bodies of water.

Iturbide Experimental Section

Is the largest campus and the most important forest reserve at UANL. Its surface area covers 1,052.5 hectares for university practices and research in forestry and Earth sciences.

Near the entrance, three cabins for researchers and students, two pine-oak production greenhouses, and an equipment and tool storage have been established within 1,400 square meters of the entire campus. Almost 100 percent of the experimental section is water retention areas and forest vegetation.