University of New Mexico

3,156 reviews
  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C
University of New Mexico is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
1700 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Website

University of New Mexico Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
45%
SAT Range
965-1240
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$12,840/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,056/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,526/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,959/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,710/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,341/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.191 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.190 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.190 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,446Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    30%
  • Interactive
    25%
  • Average
    24%
  • Hard working
    13%
  • Very multi-cultural and diverse.
    5%
  • Activitiies and education are connected.
    2%
  • Mexican
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.230 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.292 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Everyone's a Lobo! Woof, Woof, Woof!
    53%
  • LOBO
    28%
  • Be aware of professors who care and those who dont
    5%
  • Bleh
    4%
  • Anderson school of management
    3%
  • Indifferent
    3%
  • Friendly
    2%

After University of New Mexico

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.124 responses

Reviews

3,156 reviews
  • Excellent
    330
  • Very Good
    1136
  • Average
    1382
  • Poor
    218
  • Terrible
    90
UNM is the school I've been attending the last five years and working toward receiving my Bachelor's degree in Nutrition. I really value the structure of the school in achieving my academic goals. For example, every end of semester students are required to get in touch with an academic adviser to stay on track in one's degree program, meet requirements, and progress toward graduation. I enjoy the facilities offered at the school, the housing options, and the fact that it's close to home! Although I didn't start college at UNM, I'm happy to soon be a graduate from here with a degree. I further plan to pursue a graduate degree at UNM. This school is now my top choice in continuing my higher education, and I know I'll be proud to call myself an alumnus from UNM.
  • College Senior
  • 11 months ago
Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, the University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres along old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 900,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas.

Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces.

Close to shopping malls (Nob Hill, Coronado Mall) and many fabulaous restaurants, UNM offers something for every taste and activity whether it is cultural or just plain good ol' fun!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Apr 16 2013
I have really enjoyed my time here at the University of New Mexico! I am currently a first term sophomore and I plan to continue my undergraduate career here. I have met so many great people here including professors, teacher assistants, grad students and other undergraduate students just like me. I believe what makes this school unique is how friendly everyone is. The staff and students here are so outgoing and very nice. I feel very comfortable on campus. If I could start as a first time freshman all over again, I would still come to this school!
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago