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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C-
1700 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
About University of New Mexico...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
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
70%
SAT Range
1030-1270
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$11,620/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,440/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.212 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.212 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,093Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,261
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 132 responses
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  • Diverse
    27%
  • Average
    23%
  • Interactive
    22%
  • Hard working
    14%
  • Very multi-cultural and diverse.
    11%
  • Activitiies and education are connected.
    2%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.252 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.314 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 133 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%
  • Indifferent
    2%
  • Anderson school of management
    2%
  • Friendly
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $36,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    50%
    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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    The University of New Mexico is honestly a really great college. It's only my first year attending university but I love it. There are so many opportunities and events that are open to everyone, thus, making it somewhat easy to meet new people and find/do things that you like. The majority of the people at the university are also very accommodating and friendly which is a plus! I always thought I'd go out of state for college but I'm glad I decided to stay because it can be intimidating at first, seeing all the people from different age groups. But the nice part of that is being able to learn something new from everyone.
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    Since I have started attending the university of new mexico I have loved it. It has been a great experience so far. There are many events and opportunities around UNM where you can fill most of your time with fun activities! Most of the teachers I have come across have been very helpful, and insightful. Many of the professors are very dedicated to their work inside and out of the class room, for UNM is a great place for conducting research in many fields. Many come from all around the globe to attend UNM for its educational recognition. UNM has opened my eyes to a new world, and has given me hope for a bright future.
    Being a UNM Freshman has introduced me to the challenges and rewards of being a student there. My experience has been a very positive one as I have found the course work to be directed to my academic major which is in Dance. I have found the instructors to be helpful and personal. I have met outer students and classmates that are interested in my major, Dance, and that have opened me to other venues of the learning experience. I believe that the campus is welcoming and for me safe!