University of New Mexico

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The University of New Mexico, also known as the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, UNM-Albuquerque, New Mexico, and UNM, is a four-year, coeducation public research university that was founded in 1889. UNM is the flagship research university for the state of New Mexico and is based in the city of Albuquerque. In addition to its 600-acre main campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico, UNM has branch campuses in Rio Rancho, Valencia County, Taos, Los Alamos, and Gallup. With total annual enrollment of over 35,000 students and nearly 7,000 staff, UNM is the largest higher education institution in the state. It is also one of New Mexico's largest employers.

Academics

UNM offers a comprehensive selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs including over 85 bachelor's, over 70 master's, and over 35 doctoral degree programs in various fields of study including architecture, ethnic studies, biological sciences, business, computer science, education, engineering, English, foreign languages, health services, history, corrections, public administration, law, liberal arts, math, physical sciences, environmental sciences, psychology, social sciences, work and family studies, and visual and performing arts.Additionally, UNM has an Evening and Weekend Degree Program, which offers approximately 40 complete degree programs and approximately 1,000 classes each semester on weekends or after 4 p.m., allowing nearly 12,000 nontraditional, working students to attend the university.

Rankings

The Princeton Review ranked UNM's School of Engineering 14th out of the Top 20 Graduate Engineering programs. UNM was ranked 181st in US News & World Report's 2014 rankings of "Best Colleges." UNM has also received high rankings from US News & World Report for their School of Medicine, Health Science Center's curriculum, School of Law, electrical engineering programs, and graduate photography program.

Athletics

UNM belongs to the NCAA Division I program, has 16 sports teams, are known as the Lobos, and compete in the Mountain West Conference. In 2004, UNM won the National title for Division I Skiing. In 2005, the men's soccer team took second in Division I Soccer. UNM is home to "The Pit," which houses men's basketball and was ranked 13th in Sport's Illustrated's list of top sporting venues in the 20th century. The women's basketball team has won the Mountain West championship four times and consistently competes in the NCAA Tournament. The Lobo football team has recently competed in bowl games and made history in the 2003 Las Vegas Bowl when Katie Hnida became the first woman to score in an NCAA Division I-A game.

General Information

Admission Office
Office of Admissions
PO Box 4895
Albuquerque, NM 87196-4895
(505) 277-2446
(800) 225-5866
Fax: (505) 277-6686
[email protected]
Contact: Deborah Kieltyka
Director of Admissions and Recruiting Services
Main Address
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-0111
www.unm.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 18,743
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,220
Degree-seeking undergrads: 18,394
Graduate enrollment: 6,071

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $20
Online application fee: $20
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: Not reported
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 77%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $4,571 $4,834 $5,101 $5,506 +7.94%
Books and Supplies $883 $920 $920 $944 +2.61%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,800 $7,080 $7,746 $7,948 +2.61%
Other $3,284 $3,430 $3,430 $3,520 +2.62%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,858 $8,180 $8,180 $8,392 +2.59%
Other $4,402 $4,584 $4,584 $4,704 +2.62%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $15,538 $16,264 $17,197 $17,918 +4.19%
In-state Off Campus $17,714 $18,518 $18,785 $19,546 +4.05%
In-state with Family $5,454 $5,754 $6,021 $6,450 +7.13%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $4,851
In-state Student Fees $1,190
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $18,017
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,190

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 3,076 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 3,034 96% $14,358,319 $4,732
• Federal grants 887 28% $3,478,618 $3,922
• Pell grants 877 28% $3,055,831 $3,484
• Other federal grants 465 15% $422,787 $909
Institutional scholarships or grants 2,464 78% $5,881,498 $2,387
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,841 58% $4,998,203 $2,715
Student loan financial aid 748 24% $3,398,773 $4,544
• Federal student loans 741 24% $3,183,721 $4,297
• Other student loans 27 1% $215,052 $7,965

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3312 1003 470 56
Architecture and Related Services 62 56 11
Architectural History and Criticism 8
Architecture 51 33 3
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning 7
Environmental Design/architecture 11
Landscape Architecture 16
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 39 11 1
African-american/black Studies 3
American Indian/native American Studies 6
American/united States Studies/civilization 11 3 1
Asian Studies/civilization 3
European Studies/civilization 5
Latin American Studies 6 8
Women's Studies 5
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 249 5 9
Biochemistry 23
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 226 5 9
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 475 185 3
Accounting 44
Business Administration and Management 475 141 3
Communication and Journalism Programs 89
Journalism 48
Mass Communication/media Studies 41
Computing and Information Sciences 16 23 8
Computer and Information Sciences 16 23 8
Education 361 294 32 14
Art Teacher Education 6 17
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 17 1
Curriculum and Instruction 1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 11
Education, Other 1
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Autism 2
Educational Leadership and Administration 20 5 12
Elementary Education and Teaching 188 63
Health Teacher Education 47 7
Music Teacher Education 3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 15 26 8
Secondary Education and Teaching 60 51
Social and Philosophical Foundations Of Education 35 11
Special Education and Teaching 23 47 2
Technical Teacher Education 11 3
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education 8
Engineering 144 84 32
Chemical Engineering 13 5
Civil Engineering 22 14
Civil Engineering, Other 5
Computer Engineering 4 6
Construction Engineering 1
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 31 24
Engineering Science 11
Engineering 32
Manufacturing Engineering 2
Mechanical Engineering 48 16
Nuclear Engineering 10 9
Water Resources Engineering 7
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 170 21 17
Creative Writing 7
English Language and Literature 116 5 6
Rhetoric and Composition 54 9 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 142 15 9
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Comparative Literature 2 3
Foreign Languages and Literatures 17
French Language and Literature 5 1
German Language and Literature 8 2
Linguistics 17 5
Portuguese Language and Literature 4 1
Russian Language and Literature 1
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 14
Spanish Language and Literature 71 8 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 292 131 190 20
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 21
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician 19
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 25 3
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 10
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mri) Technology/technician 8
Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist 11
Medical Scientist 4 18 2
Medicine 77
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist 7
Nursing Science 2
Occupational Therapy/therapist 22
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 1
Pharmacy 93
Physical Therapy/therapist 20
Physician Assistant 14
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies 6
Public Health 20
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 186 47 3
Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 14
History 81 2 3
History 81 2 3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 110
Corrections 110
Human Services 32
Public Administration 32
Legal and Law Studies 111
Law 111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 168
General Studies 162
Humanities/humanistic Studies 6
Mathematics and Statistics 23 22 5
Mathematics 21 11 2
Statistics 2 11 3
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 8
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 8
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Environmental Science 11
Physical Sciences 69 28 25
Astrophysics 6
Chemistry 44 4 6
Geology and Earth Science 14 6 3
Materials Science 1
Optics/optical Sciences 9 6
Physics 5 8 10
Psychology 302 16 7
Educational Psychology 5
Psychology 302 11 7
Social Sciences 315 31 20
Anthropology 76 12 12
Economics 57 9 3
Geography 11 4
Political Science and Government 105 3 2
Sociology 66 3 3
Visual and Performing Arts 153 41 1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 9 4 1
Art/art Studies 66 7
Dance 4 1
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 19 7
Film/cinema/video Studies 28
Music Performance 22 20
Playwriting and Screenwriting 2
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology 5
Work and Family Studies 41 6
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 10 1
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies 24 5
Human Development and Family Studies 7
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B
Environmental Design B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Asian Studies B
European Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Native American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Music – General Performance B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

Engineering
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Science B
Mechanical Engineering B
Nuclear Engineering B

English Language & Literature
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Linguistics B
Portuguese B
Russian B
Sign Language Interpretation B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Dental Hygiene B
Emergency Medical Technology B
Medical Radiologic Technology B
Nuclear medical imaging C
Nursing (RN) B
Physician Assistance B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies B
Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Astrophysics B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Community Organization/Advocacy A,B

Security & Protective Services
Corrections B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
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