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Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP)

Location

Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Cholula Mexico

Ranking

# 801-1000QS World University Rankings

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52Undergraduate programs

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26Postgraduate programs

stars

5QS stars

About Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP)

Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) , considered since 2012 as one of the best private universities in Mexico according to the ranking in the newspaper “El Universal”, currently has 73   licenciatura and graduate programs in

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Engineering
  • Business and Economics


UDLAP has only one campus , located in Cholula , an ancient city of great cultural richness with unique scenery, traditions, and history, only 20 minutes from Puebla , the capital city of the state of Puebla that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The campus is on a former 17th century hacienda, which is characterized by its architecture, gardens, and biodiversity.  It has vanguard facilities, including classrooms, labs, computer rooms, library, and more.

An international environment distinguishes UDLAP, with a multicultural community from around 60 different nationalities, 25% full-time professors from diverse countries, and the possibility of exchange programs with more than 30 countries .

The academic quality and integral formation of students is nationally and internationally supported by its accreditations , such as the one awarded by FIMPES (Mexico) and the one granted since 1959by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The latter was ratified at level 6 (the maximum possible),being only one of two universities outside the United States to have merited this distinction. This accreditation indicates that UDLAP has quality standards equal to those of the U.S.

In addition, UDLAP was the first one-campus university in Latin America, and thev only in Mexico, to obtain 5 stars in the international QS Stars audit, earning five stars in the categories of Teaching, Employability, Internationalization, Academic Development, Facilities, Arts & Culture, and Inclusion.

For more information about studying abroad at UDLAP, please contact the International Recruitment Office at [email protected]

About Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP)

Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) , considered since 2012 as one of the best private universities in Mexico according to the ranking in the newspaper “El Universal”, currently has 73   licenciatura and graduate programs in

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Engineering
  • Business and Economics


UDLAP has only one campus , located in Cholula , an ancient city of great cultural richness with unique scenery, traditions, and history, only 20 minutes from Puebla , the capital city of the state of Puebla that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The campus is on a former 17th century hacienda, which is characterized by its architecture, gardens, and biodiversity.  It has vanguard facilities, including classrooms, labs, computer rooms, library, and more.

An international environment distinguishes UDLAP, with a multicultural community from around 60 different nationalities, 25% full-time professors from diverse countries, and the possibility of exchange programs with more than 30 countries .

The academic quality and integral formation of students is nationally and internationally supported by its accreditations , such as the one awarded by FIMPES (Mexico) and the one granted since 1959by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The latter was ratified at level 6 (the maximum possible),being only one of two universities outside the United States to have merited this distinction. This accreditation indicates that UDLAP has quality standards equal to those of the U.S.

In addition, UDLAP was the first one-campus university in Latin America, and thev only in Mexico, to obtain 5 stars in the international QS Stars audit, earning five stars in the categories of Teaching, Employability, Internationalization, Academic Development, Facilities, Arts & Culture, and Inclusion.

For more information about studying abroad at UDLAP, please contact the International Recruitment Office at [email protected]

University information

Master

24+
2+
5,985
94%
6%
429
92%
8%
669
87%
13%

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,000 USD
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International Students

1,000 USD
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Rankings & ratings

Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) is one of the top private universities in Cholula, Mexico. It is ranked #801-1000 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #601+
  • 2014
    # 701+
  • 2015
    # 701+
  • 2016
    #701+
  • 2017
    #701+
  • 2018
    #801-1000
  • 2019
    #751-800
  • 2020
    #751-800
  • 2021
    #801-1000
  • 2022
    #801-1000
  • 2023
    #801-1000

Ranking criteria

7.5
Academic Reputation
18.4
Employer Reputation
35.4
Faculty Student Ratio
1.8
Citations per Faculty
25.9
International Faculty Ratio
8.4
International Students Ratio
9.3
International Research Network
10.7
Employment Outcomes
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

Available programs

Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), considered since 2012 as one of the best private universities in Mexico according to the ranking of “El Universal” newspaper, currently has 52 licenciatura programs in

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Engineering 
  • Business and Economics


The academic quality of the licenciatura programs is endorsed by UDLAP´s accreditations.  At the national level, 100% of accreditable licenciaturas are recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Higher Education (Consejo para la Acreditación de la Educación Superior - COPAES) or by Interinstitutional Committees for the Evaluation of Higher Education (Comités Interinstitucionales para Evaluación de la Educación Superior - CIEES). Internationally, there are accreditations in Engineering by the Institute Food Technology (IFT) and The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Likewise, there are accreditations in Science by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

UDLAP offers its international students the opportunity to have a unique experience 

  • Complete Licenciatura Study the entire program of one of the 52 licenciatura programs offered at the university.
  • Exchange Students Study at UDLAP during one, two or more semesters to obtain academic credits in your university. Currently there are over 200 agreements with over 30 countries.
  • Dual-Degree Students Obtain an academic degree in two institutions, thus widening your academic horizons and professional possibilities.
  • Free-Paying Visiting Students Students who have finished high school, or who come from a university with which UDLAP does not have an established agreement, have the opportunity to enroll in different UDLAP courses.
  • Business Internship Program Internships in Mexican companies for a wider knowledge and experience in the business world. 
  • Spanish Immersion Program Learn or improve your knowledge of the Spanish language.
  • HS Summer Camp Discover Mexican culture while you learn or improve your mastery of Spanish.
  • Community-Oriented Program Activities with altruistic focus related to social, education or environmental topics.
  • Tailor-Made Programs At UDLAP it is possible to design programs to meet specific needs.  The programs’ quality and flexibility allow it.


UDLAP licenciatura programs are distinguished in national rankings, and an example of this is the ranking of Best Mexican Universities by the newspaper El Universal, in which UDLAP participated with 21 academic programs, 17 of which are in first place among private universities. It is important to point out that the Marketing program has been in first place for seven consecutive years. 

For more information about studying abroad at UDLAP, please contact the International Recruitment Office at [email protected] 


Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), considered since 2012 as one of the best private universities in Mexico according to the ranking of the newspaper “El Universal”, currently has 15 in person and online master’s programs in

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Engineering
  • Business and Economics


UDLAP has 5 research doctorates recognized by the National Register of Quality Graduate Programs (Padrón Nacional de Posgrados de Calidad - PNPC) of the National Science and Technology Council (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología - CONACyT). These doctorates are

  • Creation and Culture Theory
  • Molecular Biomedicine
  • Food Science
  • Water Science
  • Intelligent Systems


UDLAP offers international students an opportunity to live a unique experience

  • Exchange Students Study at UDLAP during one, two or more semesters to obtain academic credits in your university. Currently there are over 200 agreements with over 30 countries.
  • Dual-Degree Students Obtain an academic degree in two institutions, thus widening your academic horizons and professional possibilities.
  • Free-Paying Visiting Students Students who have finished high school, or who come from a university with which UDLAP does not have an established agreement, have the opportunity to enroll in different UDLAP courses.
  • Business Internship Program Internships in Mexican companies for a wider knowledge and experience in the business world. 
  • Spanish Immersion Program Learn or improve your knowledge of the Spanish language.
  • HS Summer Camp Discover Mexican culture while you learn or improve your mastery of Spanish.
  • Community-Oriented Program Activities with altruistic focus related to social, education or environmental topics.
  • Tailor-Made Programs At UDLAP it is possible to design programs to meet specific needs.  The programs’ quality and flexibility allow it.

UDLAP’s graduate programs are distinguished by its place in national and international rankings.  The Master in Business Administration is positioned as the best online business program in Mexico according to FSO. Lastly, it is important to point out that all master’s programs in business are classified by the Eduniversal ranking as being among the best programs in Latin America and the world.

For more information about studying abroad at UDLAP, please contact the International Recruitment Office at [email protected]  

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