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University of New Mexico - Main Campus Overview

University of New Mexico - Main Campus is a public institution located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The location of UNM is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is University of New Mexico - Main Campus Known For?

4,359 Undergraduate Awards
$29,866 Avg Cost After Aid
67% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at UNM is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 70% of the faculty were full-time.

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University of New Mexico - Main Campus Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UNM has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#104 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#123 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#186 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UNM.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best International Relations & National Security Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value International Relations & National Security Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Public Health Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Foreign Languages & Linguistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Most Popular Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Most Popular Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UNM has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#34 Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#56 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#60 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#69 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#101 Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#102 Best General Psychology Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of New Mexico - Main Campus?

Location of University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Contact details for UNM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1700 Lomas Blvd Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505-277-0111
Website: www.unm.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universityofnewmexico
Twitter: https://twitter.com/unm

How Do I Get Into UNM?

You can apply to UNM online at: www.unm.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for UNM

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNM?

67% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
3% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 67%, UNM does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Average Test Scores

About 3% of students accepted to UNM submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 590. Math scores were between 470 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of New Mexico - Main Campus  ( 460 to 590 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of New Mexico - Main Campus  ( 470 to 580 )
200
800
UNM received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of New Mexico - Main Campus  ( 18 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of New Mexico - Main Campus  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of New Mexico - Main Campus  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of New Mexico - Main Campus?

$29,866 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
11.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNM is $29,866. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UNM, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $5,921 a year. That adds up to $23,684 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNM is 11.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

University of New Mexico - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,705 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 17,330 undergraduate students at UNM, with 12,705 being full-time and 4,625 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UNM

There are also 5,399 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,705 full-time undergraduates at UNM, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UNM

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of New Mexico - Main Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UNM Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 549
Black or African American 314
Hispanic or Latino 6,273
White 3,815
International Students 500
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,254

Geographic Diversity

New Mexico students aren't the only ones who study at University of New Mexico - Main Campus. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 106 countries are represented at UNM. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Nepal.

Online Learning at University of New Mexico - Main Campus

2,144 Took All Classes Online
9,515 Took At Least One Class Online
8.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at UNM. In 2017-2018, 9,515 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNM has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 8th most popular in New Mexico for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UNM

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of New Mexico - Main Campus was 8.4%. This is the #1,426 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNM regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UNM majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Construction Engineering 43%
Educational Assessment 17%
Engineering 1%
Mechanical Engineering 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UNM ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UNM.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing #314

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of New Mexico - Main Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 572 5 199 0 776
Nursing 0 0 432 4 50 14 500
General Psychology 0 0 460 0 9 14 483
General Biology 0 0 226 0 10 15 251
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 221 0 0 0 221
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 139 0 48 0 187
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 111 0 35 9 155
Writing Studies 0 10 131 0 7 5 153
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 102 0 34 0 136
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 48 0 2 80 130
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 127 0 0 0 127
Political Science & Government 0 0 113 0 7 1 121
Law 0 0 0 0 0 117 117
Romance Languages 0 0 96 0 18 2 116
General English Literature 0 0 82 0 14 7 103
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 93 93
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 77 0 12 1 90
Computer Information Systems 0 0 51 0 31 7 89
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 85 0 0 0 85
Allied Health Professions 0 12 50 0 17 0 79
Electrical Engineering 0 0 34 0 41 0 75
Public Health 0 0 17 3 40 12 72
Civil Engineering 0 0 31 0 37 0 68
Anthropology 0 0 49 0 13 5 67
Chemical Engineering 0 0 56 0 9 0 65
History 0 0 61 0 2 2 65
Economics 0 0 46 0 7 10 63
Ethnic Studies 0 0 53 7 0 0 60
General Architecture 0 0 57 0 0 0 57
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 31 26 57
Communication Sciences 0 0 37 0 19 0 56
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 45 0 9 0 54
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 54 0 0 0 54
Accounting 0 0 0 0 52 0 52
Physics 0 0 13 0 20 18 51
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 48 0 48
Journalism 0 0 47 0 0 0 47
Mathematics 0 0 40 0 7 0 47
Chemistry 0 0 35 0 4 8 47
Music 0 0 15 0 31 0 46
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 0 32 13 45
International Studies 0 0 44 0 0 0 44
Sociology 0 0 42 0 2 0 44
Educational Administration 0 0 0 19 19 4 42
Special Education 0 0 25 0 14 3 42
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 29 0 7 5 41
Philosophy 0 0 29 0 7 4 40
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 0 39 0 39
Computer Engineering 0 0 22 0 17 0 39
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 36 0 2 0 38
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 21 0 15 2 38
Area Studies 0 0 21 0 9 7 37
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 33 33
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 32 0 32
Dental Support Services 0 0 26 0 5 0 31
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 16 0 10 0 26
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 23 0 1 0 24
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 19 4 23
Geography & Cartography 0 0 16 0 7 0 23
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0 22 0 22
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 20 0 20
Engineering Science 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 14 3 3 20
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 14 4 18
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 15 0 1 0 16
Statistics 0 0 10 0 6 0 16
American Sign Language 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 14 0 0 0 0 14
Materials Sciences 0 0 0 0 7 7 14
Environmental Design 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Dance 0 0 7 0 2 0 9
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 8 0 0 8
Architectural History 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
Landscape Architecture 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Instructional Media Design 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Construction Engineering 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Germanic Languages 0 0 4 0 3 0 7
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Religious Studies 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Museum Studies 1 0 0 0 3 0 4
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
International Relations & National Security 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Public Policy 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 37 4,321 67 1,200 540 6,166

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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