UNM Fast Facts

The University of New Mexico:
Founded in 1889. Occupies a 700-acre campus bordering the historic Nob Hill section of Albuquerque (population: 900,000).

Academic Programs:
UNM is a state university offering bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs.  Accredited by the North Central Association and Secondary Schools.

Fall Semester Deadline: June                                                         
Spring Semester Deadline: November

Student/Faculty Ratio: 20 TO 1

Enfollment and Diversity:
Enrollment as of Spring, 2014 is 26,748 students with a strong minority representation, Hispanic, African American, Asian, and American Indian and other race/ethnicity students, account for approximately 53.8% of UNM’s 19,299 undergraduates.

Campus Life:
UNM’s campus is filled with activities including clubs and organizations, sports, special interest groups, student government, fraternities, sororities, and cultural and ethnic events.

Athletic Programs:

  • WOMEN’S—Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball 
  • MEN’S—Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Skiing, Soccer, Tennis and Track & Field

Resident tuition for 2014-2015 is $3,223 per semester or $6,447 per year. Non-resident tuition is $10,344 per semester or $20,688 per year.

On-Campus Housing:
UNM does not require students to live on campus, but some 4,000 students each fall decide to do so.  Living in a residence hall is a great way to ease into your new life as a UNM student.  It is also a great opportunity to meet lots of new people and make many friends.  Residence Life and Student Housing offers three different styles of residence hall living: Traditional (Hokona, Santa Clara, Coronado and Alvarado), Suite style (Laguna and DeVargas) and Apartment style Student Resident Center/SRC and Redondo Village Apt/RVA.  The three living styles feature many of the same amenities, but each differs in concept. While all of our halls are co-ed, all rooms, suites and apartments are single-gender. UNM's private partner, ACC owns and manages two additional housing options (Casas del Rio and Lobo Village) for UNM students. For more information, including floor plans, rates, applications, and more amenities, go to www.housing.unm.edu.

Financial Aid:

  1. In order to apply for federal student aid (grants, work-study, and student loans), students must complete the
  2. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASA).  UNM’s priority deadline date is March 1.  More than half of UNM’s students receive financial aid.

Campus Visits:
A campus visit is an exciting opportunity for you to experience UNM.  Recruitment Services can arrange your campus tour, housing tour, and the meetings with academic departments of your interest. Email at unmlobos@unm.edu.