Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Instituto Politécnico Nacional Ranking

country rank: 5
world rank: 578

University Overview

Instituto Politécnico Nacional (National Polytechnic Institute) was founded in 1936 and is a non-profit public higher-education institution situated in Mexico City’s metropolitan environment (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Naucalpan de Juárez, Ecatepec, Pachuca, León, and Zacatecas are among areas where this university maintains a branch campus. The Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), which is officially recognized by Mexico’s Secretara de Educación Pblica (Secretariat of Public Education), is a big (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Mexican higher education institution. In several fields of study, the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) offers courses and programs that lead to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 84-year-old Mexican university has a stringent admission procedure based on entrance exams. The admittance rate ranges from 20% to 30%, making this Mexican higher education school exceptionally exclusive. Students from all around the world are invited to apply for admission. IPN also offers a library, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning possibilities, as well as administrative services to students.

Instituto Politécnico Nacional Ranking

University Identity

Name Instituto Politécnico Nacional
Acronym IPN
Founded 1936
Motto La Técnica al servicio de la Patria Technology to meet the needs of the Nation
Colours Burgundy and white

University Location

Address Avenida Luis Enrique Erro S/N, Unidad Profesional Adolfo López Mateos, Zacatenco, Delegación Gustavo A. Madero Mexico City 07738 Mexico City Mexico
Tel +52 (55) 5729 6003
Fax +52 (55) 5729 6001
Other locations Naucalpan de Juárez, Ecatepec, Pachuca, León, Zacatecas

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office Politécnico Nacional No. 1936, Unidad Profesional Adolfo López Mateos Zacatenco C.P. 07738, Col. Lindavista, Delegación Gustavo A. Madero Mexico, D.F 07738 (55) 57296000 (55) 57296282

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior (ANUIES)

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