Universidad La Salle

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Universidad La Salle
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MottoIndivisa Manent (Latin)
Motto in English
Remain Undivided
Type Private
Established1962 (see history)
Affiliation Catholic (Lasallian)
President Enrique González Álvarez
Location, ,
Colors Blue, white and red
Nickname Águilas De La Salle
Affiliations CNAHEC
Website www.ulsa.edu.mx

Universidad La Salle (ULSA) is a private institution of higher education with 15 campuses in Mexico. It is part of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. It offers high school, bachelor, master and Ph.D degrees. It has had an expansion in the country, creating its own university national system. Its main campus is located in Mexico City, and has a presence in Ciudad Obregon, Chihuahua, Gomez Palacio, Monterrey, Ciudad Victoria, Leon, Morelia, Pachuca, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Cuernavaca, Puebla, Oaxaca, Cancun and Saltillo.


It is part of the educational community of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, founded by Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, patron saint of education. The congregation has about seventy-seven thousand lay partners and one million students around the world, with establishments of higher learning in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Ivory Coast, Spain, France, Guatemala, the Philippines, the United States, Venezuela and Israel.


In 1905, the brothers of La Salle Jerbert Alphonse Gibert, Adrien Marie Astruc, Amedée Francois Vincent and Antoinde Claude Carrel traveled to Mexico from Le Havre, France, along with Br. Pedro Celestino Schniedier who traveled from Colombia. They founded the delegation of LaSalle brethren in Mexico. The brothers created schools in Puebla, Toluca, Torreon, Monterrey, and various other locations in the country. Their first high school in Mexico City opened in 1931, the Colegio Francés De la Salle. In 1932 the school won formal recognition and authorization by the National Autonomous University of Mexico. In 1938 the Colegio Cristóbal Colón was also established in the Colonia San Rafael.

The history of Universidad La Salle began with the relocation of Colegio Cristóbal Colón to the center of the traditional Colonia Condesa in Mexico City in 1962. On February 15 it opened its doors with only the high school building completed and a partially built tower, gym and auditorium. By May of the same year, it had rapidly grown enough to announce its transformation from a just a school to a full university category. Since then it has undergone continuous expansion. The main campus has a population of approximately 10,000 students, and has expanded its campus throughout Mexico City with buildings in many areas of the city.

There are branches of Universidad La Salle in 15 Mexican states. The La Salle educational institution itself is represented in over 82 different countries, and 5 continents making it the largest educational community in the world.

ULSA is among the top 7 private universities in Mexico and ranked in the top three in areas such as Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Medicine.

The Universidad La Salle medical school (Facultad Mexicana de Medicina) is one of the most prestigious universities in Mexico for medical training. It was Mexico's first private medical school and was founded in 1970. It is accredited by the Consejo Mexicano para la Acreditación de la Educación Médica (COMAEM), and is listed in the International Medical Education Directory. Albeit a young school, many of the country's department heads are graduates from La Salle.

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University presidents




Foundation YearSchoolCareerStarting Year
1962High School1962
1964Mexican School of Architecture, Design and CommunicationArchitecture1964
Communication Science2001
Graphic Design1990
1961Business SchoolActuaría
Trade and International Business
Information Technology for Business
1967Faculty of LawLaw1967
International Relationships
1968Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesEducational Sciences
Religious sciences1971
Elementary School
Teaching of Foreign Language
1964Engineer SchoolBiomedical Engineering
Cybernetic Engineering and Computational Systems1975
Civil engineering1964
Electronic Engineering and Communications1965
Industrial Engineering1965
Mechanic Engineering1965
1970Mexican School of MedicineMedical Doctor1970
1973Chemical Science SchoolEnvironmental Engineering
Chemical Engineering1973
Chemistry of Food
Pharmaceutical Chemical Biologist1973
Biomedical Engineering2008


White-Collar WorkersTaxes
Corporate and Stock Exchange Finance
Lógistic and Electronic Business
Marketing and Publicity
SciencesQuality and Estadític
LawCivil law
Company's Right
Higher educationHigher education
Strategies Psicopedagógicas in The Educational practice
Mexican School of Architecture, Design and CommunicationManagement of Real-Estate Projects
Strategic Step of Check Mark
Mexican School of MedicineAnesthesiology
General surgery
Gynecology and Obstetrics
Critical Care Medicine
Internal medicine
Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)

Graduate programs

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Plaza La Salle.

Business School

Chemical Sciences School

Law School

Engineering School

Social Sciences and Humanities School

Mexican Architecture, Design and Communication School

Graduate school and research direction



Courses of distant learning

Courses of continuous education

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