Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas is a public institution of high academic level with more students in the state.

It currently serves about 40,000 students in 26 academic units, colleges and schools distributed all around the state, as well as through online virtual campus. In addition, it has research and knowledge transfer centers.

UAT students receive a well-rounded education that strengthens the academic offer with art and sports, as well as a solid culture of values.  Besides, the university supports students with children, with its own daycare center Círculo de Desarrollo Infantil.