The University of New Mexico, founded in 1889, is a public, comprehensive institution. It has the unique quality of having a wonderful moderate climate, with a ski area less than 30 miles away. 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. Students may choose to work at UNM's Maui, Hawaii High Performance Computer Center. UNM has a number of engineering research and development opportunities in the fields of space and nuclear power, high technology materials, micro-engineered ceramics, microelectronics, photonic technology, waste management, plastics and satellite technology. Its 729-acre campus is located in Albuquerque.

Website: www.unm.edu/

Public
Co-ed
17,859
Undergraduate
Students
(56.1%) 10,019 Women
(43.9%) 7,840 Men
6,534
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
52% of 10,912 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.44
SAT Math
510-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,328
Out-of-state: $37,972
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,322
Out-of-state: $22,966
Room and Board
$9,864
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,635
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,069
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Albuquerque Population
552,804
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
9% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lobo
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
5.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.1% Asian
2.5% Black/African-American
50.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
32.7% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students
2.3%
First-Year Students Returning
73.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
21.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required June 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Albuquerque, NM 87131-2039
Phone
(505) 277-8900
Fax
(505) 277-6686
E-mail
apply@unm.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
July 12
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
52% of 10,912 applicants were admitted
Women
52% of 6,288 applicants were admitted
Men
52% of 4,624 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,687 (66%) of 5,629 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,695 (52%) of 3,244 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,353 (57%) of 2,385 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.44
3.75 and Above
23%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
510-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
26%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
520-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
33%
Score of 500 - 600
41%
Score of 400 - 500
16%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
31%
Score of 18 - 23
48%
Score of 12 - 17
13%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,328
Out-of-state: $37,972
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,322
Out-of-state: $22,966
Room and Board
$9,864
Books and Supplies
$1,126
Other Expenses
$4,016
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@unm.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 31
Final deadline May 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 16
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002663
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,776 freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,746 applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,714 applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
931 aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,615 aid recipients, average amount $6,731
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,354 aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 24 aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
11,222 undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
11,105 (99.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,754 applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,681 aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Received by 9,787 aid recipients, average amount $6,846
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,576 aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 221 aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
47%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,635
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Engineering/Technologies
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, Latin American studies, business
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,069
Part-Time Faculty
320
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
59%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 34% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
990
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of City and Regional Planning, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Construction Management, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Water Resources, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Engineering, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Physical Therapy, Master of Architecture, Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art Education
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Education of Students with Severe/Multiple Disabilities
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Finance and Banking
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Health Education
  • History
  • International Business
  • Management of Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Taxation
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Water Resources

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Pharmacy, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Medicine

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of Students with Severe/Multiple Disabilities
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics

Location and Setting


Albuquerque Population
552,804
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
769 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.7 average low in January, 90 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Albuquerque
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Albuquerque

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
9% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lobo
School Colors
Cherry and silver

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf   x x x
Skiing (Cross-Country) x x x x
Skiing (Downhill) x x   x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x  
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf   x
Skiing (Cross-Country) x x
Skiing (Downhill) x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Skiing (Cross-Country) x x
Skiing (Downhill)   x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
golf
Men's Club Sports
skiing (downhill)

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, basketball, fencing, football, golf, racquetball, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, associated students of unm, graduate and professional students association, golden key national honor society
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
17,859
Women
10,019 (56.1%)
Men
7,840 (43.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
13,591
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
5.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.1% Asian
2.5% Black/African-American
50.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
32.7% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students.
2.3%
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
6,534

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
21.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
42.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
48.3%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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