Mexico's Largest University Opens LA Branch

The largest university in the Western Hemisphere has opened up a branch in downtown Los Angeles, according to a report.

The National Autonomous University of Mexico operated out of the local Consulate in LA for three years before opening this new satellite office, the Los Angeles Business Journal Staff reported:

The office, rather than being classroom-intensive, is focused on putting students in touch with professors in Mexico. It offers long-distance classes, final exams and consultations for theses and dissertations. Among the favorite degrees are law, nursing and economics, said Carlos Escobar, director of academic affairs for UNAM-LA, located at 634 S. Spring St.

"A lot of these students just need to take their exam to become a doctor or a lawyer," Escobar said. "As long as they don’t need laboratory classes, we can help them get their degree."

The school, which has more than 300,000 students, was first established in 1551, according to the school's website.

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