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University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Humanities Building, added in 1970 credit: PerryPlanet
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Overview
Public
15,926 Undergraduates
58% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Public
Region: West
Size: Medium
Doctoral
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
1700 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
87106
(505) 277-0111
www.unm.edu

The University of New Mexico, a public research university located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is one of the top 190 institutions of higher education in the United States. A bill from the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico helped to established the University of New Mexico in 1889. Today, it sits on 600 acres of land in an urban setting, and there are additional campuses throughout the state in places like Los Lunas and Gallup. Its motto is “Lux Hominum Vita” or “Life, the Light of Men.” Notable alumni include Former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson, attorney Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, politician Steven Schiff, actress Penny Marshall, Former Judge Honorable Shirley M. Hufstedler, football player Don Perkins, football player Hank Baskett and author Timothy Braun. The school’s colors are cherry and silver, its mascot is Lobo and its teams are nicknamed the Lobos. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Mountain West Conference, and there are 20 different varsity teams at the school. Varsity sports offered by the University of New Mexico include men’s football, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis and indoor and outdoor track and field, and women’s beach volleyball, basketball, cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving and tennis.

Location

Albuquerque is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The city serves as the county seat of Bernalillo County, and it is situated in the north central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. The city population is 558,545 as of the July 1, 2017 population estimate from the United States Census Bureau, and ranks as the 32nd-largest city in the U.S. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

96

restaurants score

Students
45%

Men

55%

Women

24

Average Age of Entering Students

832

New Transfer Students

Admissions
58%

Acceptance Rate

37%

Enrollment Yield

950-1200

SAT Range

15,582

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$11,230

Typical Cost

$22,038

Out-Of-State (published)

$7,448

In-State (published)

96%

Recieve Financial Aid

59%

Have Loans

$12,437

Median Debt

Academics
20.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

14

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

222

Doctorates Awareded

Business Management And Administration

Top Major

10

Faculty Awards

5

National Academy Members

139

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Mountain West Conference

Basketball Conference:

Mountain West Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Mountain West Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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