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The University of New Mexico, or UNM, is a public university located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was established in 1889. The university offers multiple bachelor, master, doctoral, and professional degree programs in diverse Course Topics. The main campus is spread across an area of more than 600 acres.

UNM's athletic teams are nicknamed the Lobos. Their official mascots are named Lobo Louie and Lobo Lucy. They compete in the Mountain West Conference. Some of the notable alumni of the university are Edward Abbey, author of ‘The Monkey Wrench Gang'; Timothy Braun, writer and playwright; Stoney Case, NFL Quarterback; Onawa Lacy, Miss New Mexico USA (2006); and Cissy King, singer and dancer of ‘the Lawrence Welk Show'.

Profile of University of New Mexico Main Campus

The campus of University of New Mexico is in Albuquerque, NM, which is a large city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at University of New Mexico include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

University of New Mexico Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 460 and 600. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


University of New Mexico has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, University of New Mexico had 25, 672 students enrolled (20, 870 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Mountain West Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University will engage students, faculty, and staff in its comprehensive educational, research, and service programs. UNM will provide students the values, habits of mind, knowledge, and skills that they need to be enlightened citizens, to contribute to the state and national economies, and to lead satisfying lives. Faculty, staff, and students create, apply, and disseminate new knowledge and creative works; they provide services that enhance New Mexican's quality of life and promote economic development; and they advance our understanding of the world, its peoples, and cultures. Building on its educational, research, and creative resources, the University provides services directly to the City and State, including health care, social services, policy studies, commercialization of inventions, and cultural events. "

University of New Mexico Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts942general studies, English, political science, history, anthropology, speech and rhetoric, sociology, economics, . . .
Education and Teaching730elementary school teaching, special ed, health teaching, secondary teaching, physical education teaching, social foundations of education, educational administration, school Counselling, . . .
Business and Management670business management, accounting
Science307biology, chemistry, biochemistry, geology, physics, optics, astrophysics
Engineering261electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, engineering, chemical engineering, nuclear engineering, engineering science, water resources engineering, . . .
Therapy and Counselling252psychology, physical therapy, educational psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine219registered nursing, EMT paramedic, nursing science
Medicine215pharmacy, medicine, public health, medical scientist, pharmaceutics and drug design
Medical Support and Technology129dental hygienist, radiation therapist, audiology and speech pathology, speech pathology, medical lab tech, physician assistant, nuclear medical tech
Security and Law Enforcement112corrections
Art Studies98art studies
Family and Social Work98food and nutrition, public administration, family and consumer science, family studies
Architecture and Planning84architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, environmental design, architectural history
Computer Science and Engineering64computer and info science, computer engineering, computer science
Mathematics60mathematics, statistics
Drama and Performing Arts48drama, dance, theatre design, playwriting and screenwriting
Music45music performance
Religion and Philosophy27philosophy, religion
Photography and Commercial Art24film studies
Fine Arts19art history and criticism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12occupational therapy
Conservation and Resource Management10environmental science

Contact: University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico Main Campus

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

General Phone: (505) 277-0111


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