Universidad de Sonora

country rank  14
world rank  1898

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University Overview

Founded in 1942, Universidad de Sonora (University of Sonora) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Hermosillo (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Sonora. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Caborca, Navojoa, Santa Ana. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico (Secretariat of Public Education, Mexico), Universidad de Sonora (UNISON) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universidad de Sonora (UNISON) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 77 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Mexican higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Sonora
Acronym UNISON
Founded 1942
Motto El saber de mis hijos hará mi grandeza
The knowledge of my children will be my greatness

University Location

Address Calle Rosales y Boulevard Luis Encinas s/n, Colonia Centro
Hermosillo (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
83000 Sonora
T +52 (662) 259 2136
F +52 (662) 259 2135
Other locations Caborca, Navojoa, Santa Ana

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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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 students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 50-60%
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
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 Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior (ANUIES)
  • Consorcio de Universidades Mexicanas (CUMEX)
  • Movilidad Académica Colombia-México (MACMEX)
  • Asociación Mexicana Para la Educación Internacional (AMPEI)
  • Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC)
  • Consejo de Rectores de las Principales Universidades de Québec (CREPUQ)
  • MÉXico Francia Ingenieros TECnología (MEXFITEC)
  • Organización Universitaria Interamericana (OUI)
  • Alianza del Pacifico
  • Consorcio de Universidades Mexicanas (CUMEX)
  • Espacio Común de Educación Superio (ECOES)
  • Erasmus Mundus KA+107
  • Jóvenes en Intercambio México-Argentina (JIMA)
  • Programa de Intercambio y Movilidad Académica (PIMA)
  • Santander-Universia
  • UDUAL-PAME (Unión de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020