The Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL, for its acronym in Spanish) is the third largest university in Mexico and the most important public institution of higher education which offers the largest number of academic programs in Northeastern Mexico.
Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon has increased its total enrollment from 174,000 in 2014 to over 197,381 students in 2017, representing a remarkable growth of 13 percent during this period.
Today, UANL comprises 26 undergraduate schools (39 school buildings) located within 6 campuses: Ciudad Universitaria, Agricultural Sciences, Health Sciences, Linares, Mederos, and Sabinas Hidalgo, providing education to 36 municipalities in the state of Nuevo Leon.
UANL campuses are located in an area of semi-arid climate.
The surface area of the six UANL campuses is 37,820,612 square meters.
Water retention areas represent 95 percent or 35,570,294 square meters.
Buildings cover 2.85 percent or 1,069,120 square meters.
Planted vegetation totals 2 percent or 760,294 square meters.
Forest vegetation totals 93 percent or 34,810,000 square meters.
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, of which 404,640 square meters are buildings and floors.
The 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, of which 61,567 square meters are buildings and floors.
The 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, of which 38,292 square meters are buildings and floors.
The 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, of which 25,254 square meters are buildings and floors. The annex for agricultural research in General Bravo amounts to 620 hectares, of which 20 have been transformed and 600 represent forest vegetation.
The 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. The campus surface area covers 988.6 hectares, of which 15,240 square meters are buildings and floors.
The 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, of which 1,492 square meters are buildings and floors.
The Marin 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
The 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.