Tuition & Fees

$6,950

$21,936

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,780
Declined + 6,737
Total Received 13,517
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Public

20,522

undergraduate students

6,831

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Psychology
  3. Elementary Education
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Codes

SAT 4845
ACT 2650

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
23%
500-599
38%
400-499
26%
300-399
5%
700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
39%
400-499
26%
300-399
5%
700-800
5%
600-699
20%
500-599
35%
400-499
34%
300-399
6%
30-36
10%
24-29
27%
18-23
44%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
34%
18-23
41%
12-17
20%
30-36
5%
24-29
32%
18-23
53%
12-17
10%
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School Facts

The University of New Mexico, founded in 1889, is a public, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Dental Programs, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Nursing, and Pharmacy, and the Schools of Management and Medicine. Its 769-acre campus is located in Albuquerque.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 27,353
Established in 1889
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACNM (American College of Nurse Midwives)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

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Albuquerque, NM

769-acre campus in Albuquerque (population: 556,495); branch campuses in Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos, and Valencia County. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

The University of New Mexico
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
8%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
23%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
15 fraternities 5% of male students
 
9 sororities 6% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
23%
500-599
38%
400-499
26%
300-399
5%
700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
39%
400-499
26%
300-399
5%
700-800
5%
600-699
20%
500-599
35%
400-499
34%
300-399
6%
30-36
10%
24-29
27%
18-23
44%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
34%
18-23
41%
12-17
20%
30-36
5%
24-29
32%
18-23
53%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,780
Declined + 6,737
Total Received 13,517

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Matthew Hulett
Director of Admissions and Recruitment Services
P: 505 277-2446
F: 505 277-6686
apply@unm.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,950
Room & board $8,690
Books & supplies $1,072
Total $16,712

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
Nordic skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mountain West Conference (Football I-A)
Mascot
Lobos
School colors
cherry and silver
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Africana Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Architecture
Art Education
Art History
Art Studio
Asian Studies
Astrophysics
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Sciences
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chicana/Chicano Studies
Civil Engineering
Classical Studies
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Communication
Community/Regional Planning
Comparative Literature/Cultural Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Construction Management
Counseling
Counselor Education
Creative Writing
Criminology
Dance
Dental Hygiene
Design for Performance
Dramatic Writing
Early Childhood Multicultural Education
Earth/Planetary Science
Earth/Planetary Sciences
Economics
Educational Leadership
Educational Linguistics
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Emergency Medical Services
Engineering
English
English Studies
English/Philosophy
Environmental Planning/Design
Environmental Science
European Studies
Exercise Science
Family Studies
French
French Studies
Geography
German
German Studies
Health Administration
Health Education
Health/Medicine/Human Values
History
Human Development/Family Relations
Integrative Studies
Interdisciplinary Film/Digital Media
Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts
International Studies
Journalism/Mass Communication
Landscape Architecture
Language/Literacy/Sociocultural Studies
Languages
Latin American Studies
Law
Liberal Arts
Linguistics
Manufacturing Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Media Arts
Medical Laboratory Science
Medicine
Music
Music Education
Nanoscience/Microsystems
Native American Studies
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nutrition
Nutrition/Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Optical Science/Engineering
Organization/Information/Learning Sciences
Organizational Learning/Instructional Technologies
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Education/Sport/Exercise Science
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Physics/Astrophysics
Political Science
Portuguese
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Radiologic Sciences
Religious Studies
Russian
Secondary Education
Sign Language Interpretation
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish/Portuguese
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Statistics
Teaching/Learning/Teacher Education
Technology/Training
Theatre
Theatre/Dance
Water Resources
Women Studies
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Undergraduate

75%

20,522
students

Female
55%
11,336

Male
45%
9,186

Graduate

25%

6,831
students

Female
54%
3,706

Male
46%
3,125

undergraduateFull-time

78%

16,085
students

Female
55%
8,831

Male
45%
7,254

undergraduatePart-time

22%

4,437
students

Female
57%
2,505

Male
43%
1,932

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
45%
Hispanic/Latino
34%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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