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University of New Mexico-Main Campus

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The University of New Mexico is a public university, which has its main campus in Albuquerque, and branch campuses in Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos and Valencia County. Located in the heart of Albuquerque, New Mexico the University of New Mexico’s Main Campus has been serving the higher education needs of New Mexico since 1889. Set on 600 acres along old Route 66, the campus is a celebration of cultures and history, featuring Pueblo Revival architecture. Albuquerque is bordered by mesas to the west, the Rio Grande, and the Sandia Mountains. The UNM campus is proud to display natural botanical features of New Mexico in the Campus Arboretum and the Duck Pond. With 310 days of sunshine each year, Albuquerque is a destination location for architecture, artwork, cultural centers and dining. It is a popular spot for outdoor entertainment like the Rio Grande Nature Center with a riverside bike and walking path, and a wealth of nearby lakes for fishing, boating and water skiing. One of UNM’s distinguishing features is its variety of excellent campus museums, including the Geology Museum, the Greenhouse Conservatory, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, the Meteoritic Museum the Southwest Biology Museum and the University Art Museum. It is also home to campus galleries the Jonson Gallery, the Masley Hall Art Gallery, the Sommers Gallery, and the Tamarind Institute.

The University of New Mexico offers a slew of degree and certificate programs from the Anderson School of Management, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Education, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Architecture and Planning, the School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Medicine, the School of Public Administration and the University College. With 94 baccalaureate, 71 master’s and 37 doctoral degree-granting courses of study, as well as graduate & post-graduate certificate programs and educational specialist programs amounting to over 215 degree and certificate programs, students are sure to encounter their desired area of study at UNM. Some of the most popular and celebrated programs are art studies, drama and the performing arts, the Model United Nations team, the School of Engineering, the UNM School of Medicine, and the UNM School of Law which has been steadily climbing in the rankings over the years. Students are offered flexible, non-traditional student schedules by way of the Evening and Weekend Degree Program. The various University of New Mexico schools, colleges and programs are accredited by separate appropriate accrediting organizations.

As a research institution, and the flagship research institution of New Mexico, UNM is an important economic powerhouse in the New Mexican economy. The University offers excellent research opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities to help students excel in its wealth of degree and certificate programs. The University’s Health Sciences Center is largest integrated health care treatment, research, and educational organization in New Mexico. Other celebrated research units are the High Performance Computing Center, the Cancer Center, the New Mexico Engineering Research Institute, the Center for High Technology Materials, the Design Planning Assistance Center, the Environmental Law and Policy department and the Center for Non-Invasive Diagnosis.

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Admissions

Admissions at the University of New Mexico are reviewed on a rolling basis. Early admission applications are accepted. All prospective applicants are welcomed to apply, however only New Mexico residents will receive the lower in-state tuition rates.

Undergraduate students must submit an application either by hard copy or online, must submit all official high school transcripts with class rank or GED scores, must submit any official transcripts for accredited colleges and universities (if any), must submit official ACT or SAT-I scores, and must include the non-refundable application fee.

Applicants to UNM Graduate programs must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or the international equivalent. Applicants should have achieved a 3.0 GPA in their last two undergraduate years and major field of study, have completed on average 12 hours of upper division undergraduate prerequisite coursework (300-level and higher), and must meet any specific departmental requirements which are attainable by consulting the chosen UNM graduate program directly.

Financial Aid

Financial aid at the University of New Mexico is administered by the Student Financial Aid Department. Prospective UNM students should fill out the FAFSA before March 1st of the year in which they wish to begin their studies. Financial aid is need-based, and available in the form of federal and private loans, grants and work study programs.

Scholarships are available at UNM, and most will be administered through the University of New Mexico Scholarship Office which oversees the giving of more than 50 million dollars at the University each year. The majority of scholarships will be merit based with varying levels of competitiveness. Some available types of scholarships are institutional scholarships like the Presidential, Omega, PACE and UNM Scholars scholarships, state funded scholarships like the NM Legislative Lottery, Amigo and NM Scholars scholarships, departmental scholarships, and private and outside scholarships.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4948th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

The over 25,000 students at the University of New Mexico get involved on campus through a wide variety of campus programs like the Student Government, student activities, clubs and organizations, sororities and fraternities, the Peace Corps, and Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC. Students are encouraged to join up with a club or organization, or to charter their own. Some examples of campus clubs and organizations are the American Civil Liberties Union, the High Desert Linguistics Society, the Simon Charitable Foundation, Teach for America UNM, and the Women’s Law Caucus. The Greek life on campus has a history reaching back over 100 years, and features frats and sororities like Pi Kappa Alpha, Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Chi, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Chi Omega and Chi Omega.

Many students, over 2,000, elect to live on-campus in one of eight residence halls, or in off-campus family and graduate student housing. Rooms can be private or shared, and meal plans are available via main campus eatery La Posada, or at a variety of other campus dining halls. Some students participate in special living-learning communities where they share academic interests with their roommates and neighbors, like the global learning community where international and local students are mixed for a multicultural living experience.

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Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The cherry and silver UNM Lobos field men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic teams in the Mountain West conference. The Lobos have a longstanding rivalry with New Mexico State University, represented by the Rio Grande Rivalry and celebrated at the UNM Red Rally bonfire which happens every Thursday before a UNM-NMSU football game. The Lobo basketball team plays in famous venue University Arena, or “the Pit.” Men’s teams compete in basketball, cross country, football, golf, skiing, soccer, tennis, track & field and volleyball. Women’s teams compete in basketball, skiing, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, softball, swimming and diving, track and field, and volleyball.

Recreational services provide the student body with plenty of recreational activities, a gym, and pool and fitness facilities. Students may elect to participate in fitness and wellness classes, getaway adventures like the “wilderness first aid class,” aquatics and a wide variety of intramural sports including golf, kickball, tennis, football, soccer, racquetball, badminton and more. For student’s sporting needs they head to the Outdoor and Bike Shop, which also offers cross country ski packages, and camping and backpacking clinics.

Information Summary

Ranks 2nd in New Mexico and 689th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in New Mexico and 531st overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 14 0.05
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.01
Robbery 10 0.03
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 23 0.08
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 58 0.20
Arrest 23 0.08

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 2,910 0.53
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 35 0.01
Forcible Rape 264 0.05
Robbery 998 0.18
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 5,985 1.08
Larceny 19,168 3.47
Vehicle theft 2,823 0.51

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Albuquerque, NM 87106
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population25,578 (25,578 urban / N/A rural)
Households11,243 (2.07 people per house)
Median Household Income$27,036
Families4,926 (2.83 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (very high research activity)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
GraduateComprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3501

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1033rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,646 $5,646 $19,464
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,200 $1,200 $1,224
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $328 $328 $904
FT Graduate Tuition $5,924 $5,924 $20,002
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,320 $1,320 $1,320
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $386 $386 $973
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $20,094 $20,094 $33,936
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $21,852 $21,852 $35,694
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,639 $11,639 $25,481

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Medical Degree — Tuition $16,120 $46,297
Medical Degree — Required Fees $1,320 $1,320
Pharmacology Degree — Tuition $9,840 $30,879
Pharmacology Degree — Required Fees $1,320 $1,320
Law Degree — Tuition $5,924 $20,002
Law Degree — Required Fees $1,320 $1,320

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,809 $6,050 $5,809 $6,050 $19,919 $20,688
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $958 $1,030
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,068 $8,312
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,572 $3,682
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,518 $8,774
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,774 $4,920
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,572 $3,682

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$20
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 11,467 (4,963 male / 6,504 female)
Admitted 7,405 (3,128 male / 4,277 female)
Admission rate 65%
First-time Enrollment 3,424 (1,471 male / 1,953 female)
FT Enrollment 3,372 (1,443 male / 1,929 female)
PT Enrollment 52 (28 male / 24 female)
Total Enrollment28,592

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Mountain West Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Mountain West Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Mountain West Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Mountain West Conference

ACT Test Admission

726th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 90%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 25
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 25
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 25

SAT Test Admission

425th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 19%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 470 / 610
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 470 / 600
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 940 / 1210

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity2,284
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$4,822
Board Fee$3,600

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 147 97 1,626 164 222 2,249 178 4,762
Accounting 5 13 3 24 2 47
African-American/Black Studies 1 1
American Indian/Native American Studies 12 12
American/United States Studies/Civilization 2 2 3 1 11
Anthropology 1 15 2 1 47 6 74
Architectural History and Criticism, General 2 7 9
Architecture 3 3 23 1 6 29 3 68
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 7 1 9 1 18
Art Teacher Education 7 1 2 9 2 22
Art/Art Studies, General 3 1 26 4 1 67 8 110
Asian Studies/Civilization 6 6
Astrophysics 1 2 3
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 9 1 10 2 22
Biochemistry 2 1 16 3 1 16 2 41
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 2 2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 9 85 13 9 110 11 241
Business Administration and Management, General 23 15 277 46 17 293 26 705
Chemical Engineering 2 8 1 12 1 25
Chemistry, General 4 1 15 2 1 12 37
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 2 3 7 1 13
Civil Engineering, General 6 1 9 1 2 12 31
Civil Engineering, Other 1 1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3 1 6 1 11
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 1 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 5 5 3 11 25
Comparative Literature 1 2 3
Computer Engineering, General 7 1 11 3 5 2 30
Computer Science 1 1
Computer and Information Sciences, General 7 8 1 28 3 49
Construction Engineering 1 1 2
Corrections 3 62 4 6 42 2 120
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 9 3 8 21
Creative Writing 3 1 5 1 10
Dance, General 7 8 15
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 18 2 1 9 1 32
Digital Arts 1 4 7 1 14
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 4 12 5 21
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 13 1 4 14 32
Economics, General 4 1 16 2 37 4 66
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 1 1 2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1 14 1 3 14 1 34
Educational Psychology 1 1 3 5
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 12 1 15 6 2 17 2 57
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 1 101 5 19 114 8 251
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 9 2 12 24
Engineering Science 8 3 1 12
English Language and Literature, General 31 2 2 85 4 130
Environmental Design/Architecture 9 1 1 7 18
Environmental Science 1 4 2 3 10
European Studies/Civilization
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 1 22 1 4 8 37
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 2 9 33 1 47
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 5 1 18 25
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 4 1 11 1 17
French Language and Literature 2 2 1 5
General Studies 1 10 54 3 27 86 6 192
Geography 1 4 2 1 16 24
Geology/Earth Science, General 1 3 1 28 1 36
German Language and Literature 2 4 6
Health Teacher Education 1 2 31 5 3 40 1 85
Health/Medical Physics 1 5 6
History, General 22 1 5 50 2 82
Human Development and Family Studies, General 4 1 5
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 2 10 2 14
International/Global Studies 1 6 5 13
Journalism 1 2 39 2 4 50 2 101
Landscape Architecture 2 1 1 6 10
Latin American Studies 2 4 1 7
Linguistics 2 3 1 1 10 3 20
Manufacturing Engineering
Mass Communication/Media Studies 7 7 14
Materials Science 1 1 3 1 6 1 13
Mathematics, General 4 1 5 1 18 29
Mechanical Engineering 4 27 2 2 40 5 81
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 13 2 1 16
Music Performance, General 4 4 3 1 23 1 36
Music Teacher Education 1 2 1 5 1 10
Nuclear Engineering 4 1 12 1 18
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 8 2 16 5 31
Optics/Optical Sciences 6 1 1 3 11
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 2 1 3
Philosophy 1 12 1 2 16 1 33
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2 2 14 2 17 1 39
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physician Assistant 1 2 2 1 10 16
Physics, General 4 2 1 1 7 1 16
Playwriting and Screenwriting 1 1 1 3
Political Science and Government, General 1 1 40 3 7 45 4 102
Portuguese Language and Literature 3 3
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 3 4 7
Psychology, General 3 10 134 10 18 164 9 360
Public Administration 2 15 3 31 54
Public Health, General 1 4 7 12
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 3 63 6 15 83 7 181
Religion/Religious Studies 1 1 3 1 6
Rhetoric and Composition 6 2 28 1 1 23 2 63
Russian Language and Literature 1 1
Russian Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching 3 28 1 44 2 78
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 5 1 4 1 12
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 2 1 15 4 11 33
Sociology 1 1 22 2 26 1 54
Spanish Language and Literature 18 12 2 32
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 2 30 1 1 51 4 90
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 1 4 9 15
Statistics, General 1 3 1 5
Technical Teacher Education 13 1 12 1 27
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 1 5 1 7
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education 1 6 1 4 12
Water Resources Engineering 2 4 2 8
Women's Studies 1 3 4

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 548th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $84,461 ($89,415 male / $71,734 female)
Number of FT Faculty 1,093 (594 male / 499 female)
Number of PT Faculty 2,506
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $46,437,940

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