The University of New Mexico, founded in 1889, is a public, comprehensive institution. It has the unique quality of having a wonderful moderate climate, with a ski area less than 30 miles away. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Dental Programs, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Nursing, and Pharmacy, and the Schools of Management and Medicine. Students may choose to work at UNM's Maui, Hawaii High Performance Computer Center. UNM has a number of engineering research and development opportunities in the fields of space and nuclear power, high technology materials, micro-engineered ceramics, microelectronics, photonic technology, waste management, plastics and satellite technology. Its 729-acre campus is located in Albuquerque.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
16,124
Undergraduates
6,756
Men - 41.9%
9,369
Women - 58.1%
6,120
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
54% of 13,880 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.42
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,865
Out-of-state: $40,203
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,161
Out-of-state: $24,499
Room and Board
$10,262
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$20,628
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,041
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
29%
10-19
26%
20-29
23%
30-39
7%
40-49
4%
50-99
8%
Over 100
3%
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Albuquerque Population
562,540
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
7% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lobo
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.9%
Asian
4.2%
Black/African-American
2.7%
Hispanic/Latino
51.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
30.7%
Unknown
1.3%
International Students
2.4% from 75 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
34.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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