UNM

University of New Mexico

1155 University Blvd, Albuquerque, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    754
  • Class Notes
    450
  • Textbook Notes
    73
  • Study Guides
    231
  • Currently Enrolled
    84
  • Previously Enrolled
    752

Overview of University of New Mexico (UNM)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:19,516
    • Men:8,530 Men (43.7%)
    • Women:10,986 Women (56.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (UNM)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of New Mexico is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
June 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Albuquerque, NM 87131-2039
Phone
(505) 277-8900
Fax
(505) 277-6686
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
49% of 11,347 applicants were admitted
Women
49% of 6,529 applicants were admitted
Men
50% of 4,818 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,687 (66%) of 5,604 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,079 (65%) of 3,202 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,608 (67%) of 2,402 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.39
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
470-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
8%
• Score 600 - 700
29%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
14%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
39%
• Score 400 - 500
16%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
30%
• Score 18 - 23
51%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UNM)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,146|Out-of-state: $22,409 (32.71%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,662 (44.23%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,102 (5.04%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,934 (18.01%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of New Mexico accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002663
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Engineering/Technologies
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UNM)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,103

Part-Time Faculty


348

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of New Mexico provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


Students Graduating Within 4 Years


19.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


41.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


48.3%

Programs & Majors (UNM)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (84)


  • 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
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • 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
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • 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
  • Russian Studies
  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Psychology, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, Latin American studies, business

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


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

Master's Programs of Study (112)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Dance
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • International Development
  • International Economics
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Management of Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural Resources
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optical Sciences
  • Organizational Management
  • Pathology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Photonics
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Water Resources
  • Writing

Campus Life (UNM)

Location & Geography

Population


552,804

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Albuquerque

Campus Size


769 acres

Weather


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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


6% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


94%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

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


University of New Mexico offers 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


5% of women participate

Fraternities


3% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


15,060

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
19,516
Women
10,986
Men
8,530

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 5.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.0% Asian
  • 2.5% Black/African-American
  • 49.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 33.1% White
  • 1.3% Unknown

International Students


1.9%

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


6,762

Student Resources (UNM)

Study resources