About University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Founded in 1889, University of New Mexico-Main Campus. is a Public college. Located in New Mexico, which is a city setting in New Mexico, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 21,023 full time undergraduate students, and 5,976 full time graduate students.

The University of New Mexico-Main Campus Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 1000 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of New Mexico-Main Campus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate57%
Application Deadline
Application Fee20
SAT Range950-1200
ACT Range19-25

Admissions at UNM are considered Selective, with ,79% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

75% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 43% were in the top quarter, and 43% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of New Mexico-Main Campus.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
20%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
22%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
31%
“Sometimes, but not often”
51%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
6%
“I”m always terrified”
24%
“I only go out in groups”
53%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
17%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
40%
“We bought the gear”
59%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
26%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
1%
“Available in class”
66%
“They keep regular office hours”
27%
“They”re always available”
6%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
31%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
61%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
30%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
40%
“We only party on weekends”
26%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
7%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
49%
“There might be people who do”
35%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
9%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
20%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
22%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
31%
“Sometimes, but not often”
51%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
6%
“I”m always terrified”
24%
“I only go out in groups”
53%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
17%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
40%
“We bought the gear”
59%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
26%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
1%
“Available in class”
66%
“They keep regular office hours”
27%
“They”re always available”
6%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
31%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
61%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
30%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
40%
“We only party on weekends”
26%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
7%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
49%
“There might be people who do”
35%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
9%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of New Mexico-Main Campus REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    211 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    182 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    253 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    258 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    258 Students rated class size 3.7 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    256 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    258 Students rated local services 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    259 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of New Mexico-Main Campus?

136 Students rated University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Alexis - 12/31/2021

Overall, it is okay. The staff is fine and all of the instructors that I have had were effective. It is in a sketchy place though so there are notifications all the time of things happening.

Vishnu - 03/18/2021

University of New Mexico is a good school, and easy to get it, they have classes in electrical engineering and in computer science. They also are renovating some buildings. Classes are not too difficult, but teach you a lot of important concepts.

Darian - 02/16/2021

Though I am a lobo at heart and my loyalty will always be at UNM, I put three stars the fact that they gave me a runaround when I needed financial assistance which of course interrupted the quality of my education. My overall experience was great when I first started classes but as the school year progressed, a lot of financial issues arose which caused me to put aside my school work and try to come up with a way to pay my bills so that I may have qualified for the spring semester of 2020. While cases of COVID-19 first entered New Mexico, the university had no choice but to take classes online. It was a major shock especially since I did not have access to good internet. I then wished they had allowed me to continue taking classes at the university. So overall it was a good experience but financial situations as well as the response to COVID-19 are the main reasons for my choice of three stars.

Izabelle - 01/26/2021

I enjoy going to UNM. The instructors are typically kind and helpful. I have not had in-person classes yet due to the pandemic, but my instructors have been great with responding to emails and hold plenty of office hours. The environment is very friendly and welcoming.

University of New Mexico-Main Campus FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of New Mexico-Main Campus?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of New Mexico-Main Campus is 57%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I really struggled in my first attempt at college immediately after high school. Even though I was successful academically in high school, I lacked confidence, responsibility, and maturity. I was very naive about the world and subsequently ended up making a lot of mistakes , both personally and academically. As an older student, I have learned a lot, and now understand what it takes to achieve my goals, but I wish it hadn't taken me so long to get to where I am. If I were to advise my younger self, I would probably begin with networking. I think it's important to start building a strong, positive network of peers at the college you plan to attend before you even get there. An effective support system is priceless. I would also insist that a younger me familiarize herself with all college resources, and understand the importance of assertiveness and self-advocacy. I had many experiences that would have been much different if I had only asked for help. Lastly, I would wisely advise a younger me to care more about herself and less about dating, and to get more involved in constructive campus activities and enriching opportunities..

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are a group of diverse individuals, largely from New Mexico, who chose UNM for a variety of reasons that tend to be deeply personal and unrelated to how they fit into a group of stereotypes.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A great education in a very culturally diverse atmosphere.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    finaceial aid dept. the new vice president

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The student body is very diverse and tolerant. Students need to know how to ask for help and advocate for their needs. The campus is rather large, and it's easy to get lost. Learning how to navigate the campus and its resources is imperative. Safety can be an issue at times, so students need to be vigilant and aware of security resources.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The life on campus. There are a lot of activites that are put on by the Resident Hall Associtation, so there are plenty of opportunities to meet new people. The students are also hard working. Many students will form study groups within their dorms and get together a couple times a week to study.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Law and health sciences have strong reputations at UNM, and athletic events are also very important to students and community members.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Going to college is an overwhelming process. The one thing I wish I had known before entering UNM was how to navigate through the recources provided by UNM. I wish I had known how helpful the university website is, and how helpful the advisors are. I think knowing these things would have made my first semester much less stressful.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you are looking for a school in a big city or urban area, you would probably be disappointed with Albuquerque. Also, if large schools are overwelming to you, then this big public university of approx. 26,000 total (undergraduate and graduate) students is probably not for you.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    We have a cool basketball arena and a Lobo is an awesome mascot. If you are willing to take initiative, the faculty will help you succeed. Also, NM resident tuition is so inexpensive, I feel like I'm practically getting a degree for free!

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The theatre program at this school is the best in the state. It is extremely well rounded. Even if a student comes to be an actor, the student is required to take classes in all other aspects of the theatre world. If the theatre program is run this way, I expect other departments to have the same approach to their subject.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about UNM is the academic advisors. A student can see the same advisor two days in a row, ask the same questions, but recieve two completely different answers. They are not knowlegable, nor helpful in any way. The advisors within the departments are a bit better, but the general advisors are close to useless. It is better use of a student's time to ask an upperclassman for help rather than an advisor.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Haha, stereotype . . . Every student brings something different, this university is very diverse.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Academics are pretty good in my opinion. I keep hearing that the medical programs is what the university takes pride in. Lots of resources like tutors and teacher assistance available to students. Classroom settings 200+ are fair sized, giving more student-instructor interaction.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    My overall opinion of the University of New Mexico are that they have great educators and programs; however there is not enough communication between the president of the university and the students. I feel that we are disporportianatley represented on campus. School pride a very important thing to us on campus and I do not feel that the administration gets involved with us, but instead just tells us to be school spirited without doing it themselves.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Student government, ASUNM is pretty popular. For Latino and Chicano/a students, El Centro is the place to get resources on jobs and scholarships. African-American Student Services is a hub for Black students, American and international. There are some good Black frats and sororities as well. The Community Engagement Center partners with AmeriCorps and gets students work study jobs in community organizations and focus on racial and language equity issues (great program). Athletics is popular-not sure why though, they suck and the football team has issues with understanding what consensual sex is. Yet girls still hang out with them....??? Anyway... There are a lot of student organizations and those are easy to create. Another good resource is Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color (PNMGC) which provides mentoring opportuntiies to students. There is also a Dream Team to support undocumented students and other programs that address such issues.

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  18. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    New Mexico is where I'm from and most my family is here so I didn't want to go far. I looked at both the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University. UNM is located in Albuquerque while NMSU is in Las Cruces, which is further away. I liked everything I had heard about UNM, such as it being a large campus and having a duck pond. Overall, I'm glad I chose this school.

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  19. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    No, UNM is an academically challenging school.

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  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Sports are a big part of UNM, in particular the football team. Many people get angry with how much money is spent for sports alone when they could be paying for things needed on campus. Games are fun to go to though and home games are free for students.

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  21. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    UNM is very diverse and that creates an abundance of different personalities. One typically knows who the jocks are because they usually dress in fitness clothes, but however this isn't the set stereotype of UNM becuase there isn't one.

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

21,023

Total Undergrad Enrollment

5,976

Total Grad Students

15%

Out-Of-State

83%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

410

Student Organizations

10

Fraternities

10

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

11%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
46%
% White or Caucasian
34%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

96% of students attending University of New Mexico-Main Campus receive some sort of financial aid. 41% were awarded federal grants. While 37% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$22,690

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,080

Books and Supplies

$9,472

Room and Board

33,242

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$11,790
$30 - $48K
$13,006
$48 - $75K
$14,793
$75 - $110K
$15,748
$110K & UP
$17,443

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