Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (Spanish for Popular Autonomous University of the State of Puebla). Commonly referred to by its official acronym: UPAEP


Central Campus Address:

21 Sur St. #1103, Barrio de Santiago. Puebla, Puebla. Postal Code 72410. Mexico.



Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) is a Mexican higher education institution founded under Catholic inspiration by university students and teachers. It is supported by broad sectors of the poblano society, an effort that represented a model of authentic social solidarity.


On May 7th of 1973, at the old premises of Ex Rancho La Noria as a straightforward educational facility, staff, and members of the Schools of architecture and Business Administration held the founding ceremony of UPAEP.


On August 1st of 1975, the Governor of the State of Puebla approved the incorporation of UPAEP as University, by granting, in accordance to decision number 2370, the Recognition of Official Validity to provide educational services in high and higher education levels.



Located 122 km south of Mexico City, Puebla City is the capital of Puebla State, fifth most populated state in the country with more than 6.1 million inhabitants, according to the National Statistics, Geography and Informatics Institute.



  Total land area Total land to building area Sports and green areas
Central campus (Puebla) 104,055.66 m2 150,630.7 m2 59,836.64 m2