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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C-
About University of New Mexico...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
1700 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Website
From University of New Mexico

Each of us defines all of us. We are a community of unique perspectives embracing our differences. We are a culture of contrast, not a contrast of cultures. Unafraid to let our colors run and blend and let the very things that divide us become the things that unite us. So we can create, collect and spread knowledge – about everything from nuclear engineering and fine art to enzymatic fuel cells, revolutionary medicine and forensic accounting. What makes us different makes us strong.

University of New Mexico Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Range
950-1200
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$11,230/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,790/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,006/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,793/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,748/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,443/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.191 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.207 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.207 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,926Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 127 responses
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  • Diverse
    27%
  • Average
    24%
  • Interactive
    22%
  • Hard working
    14%
  • Very multi-cultural and diverse.
    9%
  • Activitiies and education are connected.
    2%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.247 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.309 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 128 responses
Report
  • Everyone's a Lobo! Woof, Woof, Woof!
    54%
  • LOBO
    25%
  • Be aware of professors who care and those who dont
    7%
  • Bleh
    4%
  • Anderson school of management
    2%
  • Indifferent
    2%
  • Friendly
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.124 responses
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University of New Mexico Reviews

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This being my first year attending UNM has made me realized how much I've fallen in love with this campus. Coming to UNM has been an amazing experience because not only have I've met sensational friends but also I've been able to grow as a student. This university has been able to provide helpful resources like CAPS tutoring and awesome organizations to get involved in. I'm currently in the ASUNM Community Experience group, where we've been able to connect with a diverse amount of people by volunteering and helping out within the university and Albuquerque. Living on campus has also been an incredible experience because of our close net community. Every week there is something to do on campus, especially in the dormitories, like: cuddling a canine, carnivals, free movies and most importantly free food/snacks! Being a part of UNM has given me unforgettable memories, close friends and fun experiences.
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I am graduating this upcoming May and would like to share my experience with the University of New Mexico. I love the close knit friendly campus and all the University offers. For starters, the campus is beautiful year-round. The duck pond, located in the center of main campus is known for being a wonderful relaxing place for students to rest. People even take their quincinera and wedding photos there! UNM also has a lot of resources available to students. There are a variety of resource centers like the LGBTQ Resource center, Women's resource center, Student Health and Counseling services, and many more! The campus is very open-minded and diverse ranging from students to staff. UNM also hosts a number of events with student well-being in mind. I have always felt that I could reach out to any department and get all the help I need. I am now graduating and will definitely miss UNM and all it has done for me.
The University of New Mexico is a great place to be! Filled with great people and professors that are willing to help out. Lifetime friends will be made here along with great memories that will be cherished forever. The college spirit is awesome filled with people that will and are happy to represent the lobos. The athletics are always a great weekend getaway along with the partying that happens before or after. There are also many places to study in to get your academics in great standard all while having the time of your life. Nonetheless, there is not much to say about the "bad" things at UNM.