Universidad de Monterrey was founded in 1969 by a group of representatives from five Catholic orders, local business people, professionals and educators with the goal of building an institution of higher learning based on Christian beliefs and tradition, humanistic values and ideals, and social consciousness and awareness. Since then, UDEM has forged a reputation as one of the finest private universities in Mexico, attracting students from across the country. UDEM is recognized for its concept of holistic education (formacion integral), standards of academic excellence and community service commitment. The university is accredited in the U.S. by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The total enrollment is approximately 13,000 students.
Main CampusSan Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in San Pedro Garza GarciaLanguage(s) spoken on campus: Spanish
UDEM is located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, a friendly, safe and prosperous suburb of 126,000 inhabitants, which is part of the metropolitan area of Monterrey, the state capital of Nuevo León. Monterrey lies in a valley surrounded by majestic mountains about 250 kilometers south of the border with Texas and 1,000 kilometers north of Mexico City. Monterrey is Mexico's third largest city and one of the nation's most important industrial, financial and business centers.
It is also home to a thriving artistic community, various museums, theaters, concert halls, symphony orchestra, ballet company and prominent sports teams. The barrio antiguo, the old quarters, with its many restaurants, pubs, bars, discotheques and vibrant nightlife, is a favorite student hangout on the weekends.
UDEM offers a variety of clubs and activities. The I-link program assigns "international buddies" to interested students. The I-link program also regularly plans excursions and outings.