University Of New Mexico Main Campus

University Of New Mexico Main Campus

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 areas of study. 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'.

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Contacting University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Albuquerque , NM 87131-0001
General Phone: (505) 277-0111

University of New Mexico Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts935American studies, Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, African-American studies, Native American studies, women's studies, foreign language and literature, ...
Education and Teaching730curriculum and instruction, educational administration, social foundations of education, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, art education, ...
Business and Management644business management, accounting
Science290biology, biochemistry, astrophysics, chemistry, geology, physics, optics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine278EMT paramedic, registered nursing, nursing science
Engineering273engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, water resources engineering, civil engineering courses, electrical engineering, engineering science, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, ...
Therapy and Counseling255psychology, educational psychology, physical therapy
Medicine196medicine, medical scientist, pharmacy, pharmaceutics and drug design, public health
Medical Support and Technology152speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, dental hygienist, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, physician assistant, medical lab tech
Art Studies103art studies
Family and Social Work92family and consumer science, food and nutrition, family studies, community organization, public administration
Architecture and Planning87architecture, urban planning, environmental design, landscape architecture, architectural history
Security and Law Enforcement84corrections
Media79mass communication, journalism
Mathematics68mathematics, statistics
Computer Science and Engineering60computer and info science, computer science, computer engineering
Music50music performance
Drama and Performing Arts47dance, drama, theatre design, playwriting and screenwriting
Religion and Philosophy36philosophy, religion
Photography and Commercial Art28film studies
Fine Arts18art history and criticism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12occupational therapy
Conservation and Resource Management9environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for University of New Mexico in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3,05283
Master's degree1,11069
Post-master's certificate256
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship16633
Doctor's degree - professional practice2693
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years51
Associate's degree91

University of New Mexico Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of New Mexico had a total enrollment of 25,672 students (21,312 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 71%
Graduate 29%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 49%
Black 3%
Hispanic 31%
Asian 4%
American Indian 6%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 20%
20-21 19%
22-24 19%
25-29 16%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

University of New Mexico Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 41 %

University of New Mexico Room and Board (2007)

University of New Mexico offers campus housing for 2,470 of its 21,312 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Albuquerque, New Mexico for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Mexico Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of New Mexico Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470600
SAT Math460600
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT22%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT91%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of New Mexico Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,834
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,708
Room and board $ 7,080
Room charge $ 4,300
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,036
Books and supplies $ 920
Other expenses $ 3,430

Financial Aid:
University of New Mexico participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 266300)

University of New Mexico Faculty

University of New Mexico has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year27$144,14910$128,349
Associate professorcalendar year24$119,07315$98,671
Assistant professorcalendar year9$86,01823$89,712
Instructorcalendar year1*3$67,057
Lecturercalendar year3$88,13817$77,717
All faculty totalcalendar year64$122,81868$93,372

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year192$104,42784$98,464
Associate professoracademic year120$73,942112$68,416
Assistant professoracademic year86$69,19298$60,703
Instructoracademic year3$46,6582*
Lectureracademic year44$51,47060$48,162
All faculty totalacademic year445$83,771356$70,020

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of New Mexico Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mountain West Conference
Basketball Mountain West Conference
Baseball Mountain West Conference
Track Mountain West Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports52116168

University of New Mexico Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural History and Criticism, General
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Technical Teacher Education
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Civil Engineering, Other
Construction Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Science
Engineering, General
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Water Resources Engineering

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Latin American Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Physician Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Optics/Optical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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