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University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate65%

About University of New Mexico

New Mexico’s flagship institution is located a stone’s throw from the monumental Sandia Mountains in the heart of Albuquerque. The University of New Mexico is a 600-acre oasis of knowledge, technology and everything Lobos need to thrive. There you’ll find great halls, thundering arenas and collaborative spaces to search for answers. The University represents a cross-section of cultures and backgrounds and is a place where R1 research brings solutions to challenges facing our world each day. Home to nearly 200,000 alumni and counting – hundreds of thousands of bold personalities and perspectives set out into the world from The University of New Mexico.

University of New Mexico is a public, state university in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. University of New Mexico was founded in 1889. The university enrolls around 21,708 students a year, including 15,356 undergraduates.

University of New Mexico Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into University of New Mexico. In 2022, University of New Mexico accepted 65% of applicants. Out of 14,026 applications received in 2022, 9,079 students were offered admission.

University of New Mexico Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 65%
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Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 1%

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1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131-2039

Campus Setting: Urban

University of New Mexico Application Deadline

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Wondering what life at University of New Mexico is like? There are approximately 21,708 students enrolled at University of New Mexico, including 15,356 undergraduate students and 6,352 graduate students. 74% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from NM and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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