The ITESM (Instituto Technológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (NAUM) make themselves conspicuous in the list of the best Mexico Universities due to their cherished traditions and long established reputations.
The National Autonomous University of Mexico is a public institution of higher education, and was founded in 1551 - claiming to be the oldest university in North America. UNAM is also considered to be the largest university in Latin America. In 2005, The Times ranked it as the best in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, and 95th overall. UNAM has an enrollment of 269,000 students, which makes it one of the world's largest universities. Several of its campuses are located in the Mexico City, while others can be found at various locations across Mexico. Foreign campuses of the University are situated in Chicago (Illinois, USA), San Antonio (Texas, USA), and Hull (Quebec, Canada). It is the only institution of higher learning in Mexico, which has three Nobel Prize winners among its graduates. The University is organized in faculties, each one offering a range of undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. Each faculty is comprised of departments, and these include those of Architecture, Science, Law, Economics, Engineering, Medicine, Philosophy and Literature, Social and Political Sciences, Accounting and Management, Dentistry, Chemistry, Nursing, Plastic Art, Social Work and Psychology. The University is ranked 20th in the field of Humanities and Arts, and 93rd in the field of science. With such a ranking, it is placed among the best Mexico universities, and both students and professors count it a high honor to be a part of it.
The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies, abbreviated as ITESM, is seen to be one of the best Mexico universities in terms of both technology and research. Currently it ranks second in the nation after UNAM, in a variety of engineering degrees. The university is considered by many as the most prestigious business school and one of the most celebrated private institutions in the country. ITESM was established in 1943, in Monterrey, Mexico, by Eugenio Garza Sada. The model for education, which the university uses, aims at redesigning the traditional model around technology and attitude towards culture, knowledge and social consciousness. Online courses are seen now as a part of its redesigned educational program. ITESM is also a pioneer among Mexico institutes in the introduction and use of wireless technologies. The Monterrey campus houses eight buildings with classes, five administrative buildings, a theatre, a gymnasium and a library building. Mexico City has the second largest campus in the university system. Established in 1973 as a Graduate Business School, it started providing undergraduate education in the field of engineering in 1990. Undergraduate programs offered at Mexico City Campus range from Architecture and Business Management to Medicine and Industrial Engineering. The University's faculty is comprised of 7,600 teachers with 99% of them holding a degree superior to the level that they are teaching. The position of ITESM, as one of the best Mexico universities, is determined much by its medical school, which is the only one in Mexico that owns a hospital where students can practice.