Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, también denominada UPAEP



21 Sur 1103 Bario de Santiago C.P. 72410, Puebla, México



The Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) is a private Mexican institution of higher education with Catholic identity. It was founded by a community of students and university professors. This institution arose due to the solidary support of broad sectors of Puebla’s society. UPAEP has constituted itself as an authentic model of Social solidarity.


On May 7th, 1973, at the improvised facilities in the former Rach La Noria, the Foundation ceremony of UPAEP took place. It started with two professional schools: Architecture and Business Administration. (UPAEP, 2013).

On August 1st, 1975, the governor of the State of Puebla authorized the creation of UPAEP when he granted the recognition of the official validity of the studies of Upper and Upper Medium type, through Agreement 2370.



Puebla, capital of the State of Puebla, which is located 122 kms. to the south of Mexico City, occupies the fifth place at national level by its number of inhabitants, being the number of inhabitants by federal entity of 6,168,883 according to the Intercensus 2015 survey of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).



  Total construction floor area Build-up area Sports and green areas
Main Campus Puebla 108,805.61 m2 152,877.64 m2 60,208.01 m2