University of New Mexico

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1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 277-0111
2012-2013 Tuition
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#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. National Universities

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University of New Mexico is a public institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,773, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 769 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of New Mexico's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 181. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,274 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,568 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Noted for its beautiful campus and distinctive pueblo-style architecture, UNM offers more than 200 national recognized degree programs (including 94 baccalaureates, 74 Master's and 40 doctoral programs). In addition to housing the only medical, pharmacy, architecture and law schools in New Mexico, the University's Nursing and Midwifery program is ranked 2nd in the country, as is the UNM photography department. Both its rural medicine and family medicine programs are placed in the top 10 nationally by U.S. News & World Report, and the UNM School of Law is prized for its faculty and student diversity, as well as being ranked 6th in the nation for clinical training. UNM is home to the nation's largest long-term ecological research facility

While UNM is a leader in academics, UNM students are leaders of their campus and communities. The University of New Mexico is home to more than 300 student organizations, from cultural and religious to academic, political and service-oriented groups. The abundance of opportunities, and New Mexico's 310 days of sunshine each year, encourages students to explore the lifestyle of New Mexico. Culture, art, adventure and recreation are around every corner. Students hike, bike, snowboard and ski the Sandia Mountains and raft the Rio Grande River. Santa Fe and Taos are just to the north, White Sands National Monument and Carlsbad Caverns to the south. UNM is located in the center of Albuquerque, home to the Sandia National Laboratories and the world's largest hot air balloon fiesta. This is a place where a world-class research university blends rich history, amazing diversity and unexcelled natural beauty with cutting-edge education and discovery.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1889
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to University of New Mexico, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 15. The application fee at University of New Mexico is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 64.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of New Mexico is 26:1, and the school has 42.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of New Mexico include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Psychology; Social Sciences; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 26:1
4-year graduation rate 13%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 14%
Education 10%
Psychology 10%
Social Sciences 9%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 8%

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Student Life

University of New Mexico has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,773, with a gender distribution of 44.1 percent male students and 55.9 percent female students. University of New Mexico is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 29,033
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

University of New Mexico offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of New Mexico also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of New Mexico.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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In-state tuition and fees $7,274 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $11,568 (2012-13)
Room and board $8,312 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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