The University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

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Tuition & Fees

$7,875

$23,292

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
36%
500-599
37%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
10%
600-699
27%
500-599
45%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
26%
18-23
48%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,973
Declined 6,208
Total Received 12,181
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Public

16,662

undergraduate students

6,131

graduate students

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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, Pharmacy, and the Schools of Management and Medicine. Its 769-acre campus is located in Albuquerque.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 22,793
Established in 1889
Coeducational Coeducational

769-acre campus in Albuquerque (population: 558,545); branch campuses in Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos, and Valencia County. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Albuquerque International Sunport

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
11%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Associated Students of UNM
  • Graduate and Professional Students Association
  • Golden Key National Honor Society

Top Events

  • Spring Fiestas
  • Welcome Back Days
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
36%
500-599
37%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
10%
600-699
27%
500-599
45%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
26%
18-23
48%
12-17
16%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.44

Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,973
Declined 6,208
Total Received 12,181

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
application essay
interview
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

96%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,144

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,299
Room & board $9,390
Additional fees $1,576
Books & supplies $1,158
Other fees $4,108
Total $22,531
Average Financial Aid - $5,144
Total with Avg. Aid $17,387
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Skiing (cross-country)
Skiing (downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

cricket, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

cricket, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Field hockey, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astrophysics
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering
Corrections
Dance, General
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Digital Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Engineering Science
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Design/Architecture
Environmental Science
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health Teacher Education
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Nuclear Engineering
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Statistics, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

22,793

total students

84%

in-state

16%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

73%

16,662
students

Female
56%
9,403

Male
44%
7,259

27%

6,131
students

Female
56%
3,429

Male
44%
2,702

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

76%

12,676
students

Female
56%
7,075

Male
44%
5,601

24%

3,986
students

Female
59%
2,328

Male
41%
1,658

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 77%
Student 4 year graduation rate 29%
Student 5 year graduation rate 19%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
49%
Hispanic/Latino
30%
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

1,424

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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