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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?

15,093 Full-Time Undergraduates
$14,329 Avg Cost After Aid
67% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at UNM.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 70% of the faculty were full-time.

University of New Mexico - Main Campus Rankings

College Factual ranked UNM as #785 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. Out of the 11 colleges in New Mexico, it is ranked at #3.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that UNM has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for UNM

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 287
Best Colleges for Diversity 336
Best Colleges for International Students 522
Best Colleges 785
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 844
Best Colleges for the Money 990

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 )
1
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?

$14,329 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
11.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNM is $14,329. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UNM

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,137 $14,597 $16,866 $18,415 $19,235

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

15,093 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 20,354 undergraduate students at UNM, with 15,093 being full-time and 5,261 being part-time.

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

There are also 5,867 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 15,093 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 632
Black or African American 363
Hispanic or Latino 7,281
White 4,858
International Students 506
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,453

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
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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 Majors

In 2017-2018, University of New Mexico - Main Campus awarded 8,642 undergraduate degrees and 3,480 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 0 52 0
Allied Health Professions 0 50 17 0
American Sign Language 0 15 0 0
Anthropology 0 49 13 5
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 39 0
Area Studies 0 21 9 7
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 7 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 85 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 20 0
Business Administration & Management 0 572 199 0
Chemical Engineering 0 56 9 0
Chemistry 0 35 4 8
Civil Engineering 0 31 37 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 4 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 3 3
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 15 1 0
Communication Sciences 0 37 19 0
Computer Engineering 0 22 17 0
Computer Information Systems 0 51 31 7
Construction Engineering 0 0 7 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 127 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 1
Dance 0 7 2 0
Dental Support Services 0 26 5 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 23 1 0
Economics 0 46 7 10
Education Philosophy 0 0 32 13
Educational Administration 0 0 19 4
Educational Assessment 0 0 14 4
Electrical Engineering 0 34 41 0
Engineering Science 0 20 0 0
Environmental Design 0 11 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 53 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 25 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 77 12 1
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 36 2 0
General Architecture 0 57 0 0
General Biology 0 226 10 15
General Engineering 0 0 0 33
General English Literature 0 82 14 7
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 45 9 0
General Psychology 0 460 9 14
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 54 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 16 7 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 21 15 2
Germanic Languages 0 4 3 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 14 0 0
History 0 61 2 2
Information Technology 0 0 48 0
Instructional Media Design 0 7 0 0
International Studies 0 44 0 0
Journalism 0 47 0 0
Landscape Architecture 0 0 7 0
Law 0 0 0 117
Legal Research 0 0 2 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 221 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 29 7 5
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 2 0
Materials Sciences 0 0 7 7
Mathematics 0 40 7 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 102 34 0
Medicine 0 0 0 93
Museum Studies 0 0 3 0
Music 0 15 31 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 10 0 0
Nuclear Engineering 0 16 10 0
Nursing 0 432 50 14
Other Education 0 0 0 4
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 48 2 80
Philosophy 0 29 7 4
Physics 0 13 20 18
Political Science & Government 0 113 7 1
Public Administration 0 0 32 0
Public Health 0 17 40 12
Public Policy 0 0 1 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 31 26
Religious Studies 0 6 0 0
Romance Languages 0 96 18 2
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 3 0 0
Sociology 0 42 2 0
Special Education 0 25 14 3
Statistics 0 10 6 0
Student Counseling 0 0 19 4
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 139 48 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 111 35 9
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 22 0
Writing Studies 0 131 7 5
Total 0 8,642 2,400 1,080

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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