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University of New Mexico - Main Campus Overview

University of New Mexico - Main Campus is a public institution situated 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?

4,121 Undergraduate Awards
$31,159 Avg Cost After Aid
96% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UNM.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 68% 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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Value General Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best General Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Romance Languages Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Foreign Languages & Linguistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular Liberal Arts & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Philosophy & Religious Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Most Popular Health Professions 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
#5 Best General Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#5 Best General Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#7 Best General Engineering Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#97 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#186 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#190 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of New Mexico - Main Campus?

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Contact details for UNM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1700 Lomas Blvd Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505-277-0111
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?

96% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
32% Submit SAT Scores
UNM has the high acceptance rate of 96%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 96%, and the acceptance rate for women is 97%.

Average Test Scores

About 32% 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 520 and 630. Math scores were between 510 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of New Mexico - Main Campus  ( 520 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of New Mexico - Main Campus  ( 510 to 620 )
200
800
UNM received ACT scores from 75% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 25. Composite scores were between 17 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of New Mexico - Main Campus  ( 17 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of New Mexico - Main Campus  ( 17 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of New Mexico - Main Campus  ( 17 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of New Mexico - Main Campus?

$31,159 Net Price
60% Take Out Loans
12.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNM is $31,159. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UNM, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $5,455 a year. That adds up to $21,820 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNM is 12.7%. 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

12,124 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,209 undergraduate students at UNM, with 12,124 being full-time and 4,085 being part-time.

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There are also 6,102 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,124 full-time undergraduates at UNM, 42% are male and 58% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 526
Black or African American 320
Hispanic or Latino 6,126
White 3,594
International Students 352
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,206

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

2,480 Took All Classes Online
11,332 Took At Least One Class Online
8.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 11,332 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UNM

The following table shows how UNM is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Natural Resources Conservation #1 #6
Construction Engineering #1 #4
Natural Resources & Conservation #7 #14
Educational Assessment #9 #29
Electrical Engineering #10 #21
Mechanical Engineering #10 #18
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #13 #25
Computer Engineering #19 #27
Accounting #22 #73
Communication & Journalism #34 #112
English Language & Literature #42 #99
Computer Information Systems #52 #121
Computer & Information Sciences #61 #144
Psychology #70 #256
Education #73 #217

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 8.1%. This is the #1,461 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNM regardless of major.

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 0 602 8 166 0 776
General Psychology 0 0 477 0 6 11 494
Nursing 0 0 397 6 46 6 455
General Biology 0 0 241 0 8 8 257
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 205 0 0 0 205
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 109 0 51 0 160
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 98 0 43 6 147
Writing Studies 0 0 113 0 8 7 128
Romance Languages 0 0 102 0 16 2 120
Law 0 0 0 0 0 120 120
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 46 0 3 70 119
Political Science & Government 0 0 110 0 1 3 114
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 75 0 37 0 112
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 104 0 0 0 104
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 102 102
Computer Information Systems 0 0 49 0 44 7 100
General English Literature 0 0 71 0 8 6 85
Public Health 0 0 35 2 34 14 85
Communication Sciences 0 0 39 0 36 0 75
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 73 0 0 0 73
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 59 0 13 1 73
Allied Health Professions 5 0 47 0 17 0 69
Civil Engineering 0 0 46 0 20 0 66
Economics 0 0 48 0 10 8 66
Sociology 0 0 63 0 1 0 64
Anthropology 0 0 39 0 6 15 60
Chemical Engineering 0 0 47 0 11 0 58
Electrical Engineering 0 0 28 0 29 0 57
History 0 0 50 0 3 4 57
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 55 0 0 0 55
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 25 29 54
Mathematics 0 0 44 0 9 1 54
Accounting 0 0 0 0 53 0 53
General Architecture 0 0 50 0 0 0 50
Music 0 0 17 2 31 0 50
Physics 0 0 9 0 19 21 49
Journalism 0 0 48 0 0 0 48
Special Education 0 0 19 1 25 3 48
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 48 0 48
Educational Administration 0 0 0 16 20 7 43
Chemistry 0 0 31 0 4 5 40
International Studies 0 0 39 0 0 0 39
Ethnic Studies 0 0 28 4 6 0 38
Philosophy 0 0 33 0 2 1 36
Computer Engineering 0 0 19 0 16 0 35
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 27 0 4 3 34
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 33 33
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 30 0 3 0 33
Area Studies 0 0 17 0 6 9 32
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 31 0 31
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 27 0 3 0 30
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 22 6 1 29
Geography & Cartography 0 0 23 0 6 0 29
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 12 0 15 1 28
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 0 26 0 26
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 21 0 3 0 24
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 0 18 5 23
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 11 0 12 0 23
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 21 1 22
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Environmental Design 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
International Relations & National Security 19 0 0 0 1 0 20
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 19 0 19
Dental Support Services 0 0 5 0 9 0 14
Statistics 0 0 9 0 5 0 14
American Sign Language 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Engineering Science 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Materials Sciences 0 0 0 0 8 3 11
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 10 0 0 10
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
Landscape Architecture 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 7 7
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Dance 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Architectural History 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
Instructional Media Design 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Germanic Languages 0 0 5 0 1 0 6
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 6 0 0 0 0 6
Religious Studies 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Construction Engineering 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Museum Studies 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Public Policy 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Computer Science 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manufacturing Engineering 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 24 6 4,091 78 1,119 523 5,841

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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