The aim of Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM) is to offer undergraduate
and graduate programs to produce competent and professional students and researchers.
One of our main objectives is to preserve the principles of the public university
while creating the conditions for study, work, participation and free expression
for university students and teachers.
Today, UAEM is composed of 20 departments, an art school, 8 high schools, 9 academic
professional areas and 18 research centers. It offers 61 professional careers, 3
technical careers and a senior high school program. The graduate study level has
72 programs: 30 specialties, 32 Masters and 10 Doctoral degree options. UAEM currently
has 45,531 students enrolled-14,531 senior high school students, 29,309 undergraduate
or technical career students and 1,691 graduate students.
For informaton on study at UAEM please visit their
UAEM has created the housing program called "Mi casa sera tú casa" ("My house
is your house"); where students and scholars meet in a family-like environment.
Click here to visit the Residential Life Office at UAEM.
Toluca is the capital of the state of Mexico in central Mexico. It is located
only 40 miles west of Mexico City and only a 30 minute drive from Santa Fe, Mexico’s
fastest growing suburb. (http://www.colonossantafe.com/)
The climate is cool all year round, particularly at night, due mainly to its
altitude of 8,790 ft above sea level. Toluca is an important industrial center with
large automotive plants and many factories. The municipality of Metepec, well known
for its talented artisans, particularly the master craftsmen, contributes another
450,000 to Touluca’s population because of their shared border.
Toluca is also home of a popular Mexican First Division soccer team, the "Diablos
Rojos" (Red Devils) of Toluca.
The best way to get to Toluca is to fly to Toluca International Airport from
Oklahoma City or Tulsa via Houston.
Banks with ATM machines can be found throughout Toluca. During business hours,
the “Casas de Cambio” (banks) will buy traveler's checks or cash.
Toluca offers a wide variety of activities for its visitors. It lies in a valley
dominated by the snow-capped Nevado de Toluca (an extinct volcano). As well as a
fine market, the town has several interesting museums in its Cultural Center dedicated
to archaeology, folk and modern art. Nearby are the Indian villages of Tenancingo,
Metepec, Chinconcuac and Calixtlahuaca, an Aztec site of archaeological interest
where a circular pyramid is dedicated to the god of wind. The spa town of Ixtapan
de la Sal, 50 miles from Toluca, has excellent hot springs and spa facilities. Valle
de Bravo, 44 miles southwest of Toluca, is a resort town at an elevation of 6,135
ft set among pines and a large lake.