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About University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico is a public, state school in an urban setting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. University of New Mexico was founded in 1889 and now enrolls around 22,244 students a year, including 16,124 undergrads.

University of New Mexico offers housing for up to 2,085 students. The majority of students live on-campus but it is not required for first-year students.About 0% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

University of New Mexico's endowment was valued at $400.8 million in 2021. For each full-time professor, there are about 11 undergraduates enrolled at University of New Mexico.

2021 University of New Mexico Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 54%
Average GPA 3.4
In-State Tuition $6,463
Out-of-State $22,801

University of New Mexico Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico does not offer early decision or early action.

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University of New Mexico Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into University of New Mexico. Around 54% of applicants get into University of New Mexico each year. In 2021, 7,483 out of 13,880 total applicants were accepted.

University of New Mexico Waitlist 2021

University of New Mexico reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into University of New Mexico?

University of New Mexico is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of New Mexico, applicants must submit the following items.

University of New Mexico Application Requirements

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Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.5
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University of New Mexico Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to University of New Mexico is 3.4 /4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of New Mexico.

Does University of New Mexico Require Test Scores?

University of New Mexico does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.


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Does University of New Mexico Offer Dorms?

Yes! University of New Mexico provides on-campus housing for up to 2,085 students.

University of New Mexico students are active in the school's Associated Students of UNM, Graduate and Professional Students Association and Golden Key National Honor Society. Spring Fiestas, Welcome Back Days, and and Homecoming are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of New Mexico.

Financial Aid at University of New Mexico

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is University of New Mexico a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of New Mexico

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of New Mexico, around 77% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 3,089 students who started at University of New Mexico as first-time freshman, 1,055 graduate within four years.

Around 53% of students who started at University of New Mexico earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $20,628 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of New Mexico sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is University of New Mexico a good school for you?

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Where is University of New Mexico?

University of New Mexico is located in the urban setting of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

If you want to see University of New Mexico for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstates 25 and 40 to Albuquerque, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Albuquerque International Sunport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of New Mexico and Albuquerque are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131-2039

Campus Setting: Urban

University of New Mexico Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of New Mexico is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of New Mexico is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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University of New Mexico Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$19,689

In State

$36,027

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$6,463
$22,801
Fees
$1,698
$1,698
Housing
$10,262
$10,262
Books
$1,266
$1,266

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of New Mexico is like? There are approximately 22,244 students enrolled at University of New Mexico, including 16,124 undergraduate students and 6,120 graduate students. 75% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from NM and 14% percent of students are from other states.

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Full Time

25%

Part Time

86%

In State

14%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

22,244

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

54%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,161

Out-of-State

$24,499

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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