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.