Year of foundation: 1791
Approx. number of students: 195,000
Period of study: Mid August-End December; End January-End June
MCI partner since: 2009
Guadalajara is the capital city of the Mexican state of Jalisco. The city is located in the central region of the state and in the western-Pacific area of Mexico. With a population of 1,579,174 it is Mexico's second most populous municipality. Guadalajara is situated at an altitude of 1,600 meters.
The tertiary activities of Guadalajara are based on tourism: the academic, entertainment, sport and cultural tourism. With an expectation for high growth within the next five years, tourism is now one of the most important sectors in the Guadalajaran economy. It is an important tourist destination center in itself and serves as an axis of an array of nearby tourist destinations (Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Mazatlan).
University of Guadalajara is a public university. It is the second oldest university in Mexico, the fourth oldest in North America and the fourteenth oldest in Latin America. It is regarded as one of the most significant Universities in Mexico, only behind by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in student population. The University of Guadalajara has a number of campi inside and outside the town of Guadalajara.
Tourism is also offered in the Centro Universitario de la Costa (www.cuc.udg.mx), CU de los Valles (www.cuvalles.udg.mx), CU de Costa Sur (www.cucsur.udg.mx) . CUCOSTA is in Puerto Vallarta. CUVALLES is in the north of Jalisco and serves towns like Tequila. CUCSUR is Autlán de Navarro which is close to the coast and is a smallish town famous for being the birthplace of Carlos Santana (a more tranquil place to study).