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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.


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.


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.


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

Contact: Deborah Kieltyka

Director of Admissions and Recruiting Services
Main Address

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

(505) 277-0111

Total undergrads: 18,743

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,220

Degree-seeking undergrads: 18,394

Graduate enrollment: 6,071


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
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


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


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 – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


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 – 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

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of New Mexico-Main Campus Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(505) 277-0111
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:26,999
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):48%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:18,228 (68% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,340
Out-of-state Tuition:$21,929
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,157

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of New Mexico-Main Campus Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of New Mexico-Main Campus.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services223
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies21022
Biological and Biomedical Sciences211
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services112
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1121
English Language and Literature/Letters332
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences321
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1063
Health Professions and Related Programs628113
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities3
Mathematics and Statistics222
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies31
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Philosophy and Religious Studies211
Physical Sciences455
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences1554
Visual and Performing Arts861
Grand total222907639

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of New Mexico-Main Campus.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of New Mexico-Main Campus and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,080

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,15596%
Grant or scholarship aid3,11195%$6,157
Student loan aid1,23638%$4,626

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid15,86374%$6,359
Federal student loans8,25439%$6,093

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of New Mexico-Main Campus. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of New Mexico-Main Campus students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants15,5826,5469,036
Percent admitted100%58%57%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%23%21%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of New Mexico-Main Campus Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment26,999
Undergraduate enrollment21,023
Graduate enrollment5,976

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of New Mexico-Main Campus Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
    • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine)
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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