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  • Locations: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rice applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:

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ITAM is a private, secular, non-profit Mexican institution of higher education, enrolling 5,800 students in its undergraduate, master and doctorate programs and is located in Mexico City, Mexico.  ITAM's international reputation for excellence in education is built on a commitment to a full-time, international faculty with credentials similar to those found in faculties from leading institutions abroad.

ITAM’s mission is to contribute to the comprehensive education of students and to the development of a freer, more just and more prosperous society.  In order to carry out its teaching and research objectives, ITAM aspires to the highest levels of academic excellence, while supporting a diversity of ideas and a community that respects ethnic, cultural, and religious differences.

Considered one of the nation's preeminent institutions of higher learning, ITAM is ranked by El Universal as being the best private university in Mexico.  The Accounting, Business, International Relations and Economics schools are held in high regard though out Mexico, as well as being regarded as one of Mexico’s preeminent think tanks.


ITAM offers 14 undergraduate programs as follows:  Applied Mathematics, Business Administration (English), Business Engineering, Computer Science, Law, Mechatronics Engineering, Economics (English), Industrial Engineering, International Relations, Political Science (English), Public Accounting and Financial Strategy, Telematics Engineering, Joint Programs.

A complete listing of courses may be found at the following website:

 *PLEASE NOTE:  All courses are taught in Spanish. 

Student Life

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ITAM is located in the historic neighborhood of San Ángel, southwest of Mexico City in the delegación (borough) of Álvaro Obregón.  Its wistful name originated in the times of the founding of the Carmelite college during the 17th century, established there to take advantage of a location ideally suited to quiet meditation and the contemplation of nature.

Mexico is a vast country covering over 770,000 square miles, or almost 2 million square kilometers.  With over 100 million inhabitants it is the largest Spanish-speaking nation in the world.  Mexico's Mayan-Aztec heritage, colonial cities, coastal resorts and cultural diversity, attract many foreign visitors every year.


ITAM will arrange for students to live in a comfortable student residence within walking distance of ITAM.  Accommodation is completely furnished with full kitchen facilities,  common living and dining rooms, roof garden, wireless internet, 24-hour security, bedding (students should bring their own towels), and all utilities.  Laundry services are also located on the premises.