University of New Mexico-Main Campus

1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM

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Questions and Answers about University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Alexa G.
1 month ago
What is the average cost of attendance for University of New Mexico?
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Hello Alexa, The answer depends on if you are paying resident or nonresident tuition. Take a look at this page that has a breakdown of actual and estimated costs. Keep in mind that tuition/fees and room/board are actual numbers and the other amounts are estimates that you would not necessarily pay to the university. The goal with this COA is to provide a total budget tool for your first year.
Makayla H.
4 months ago
What scholarships are available for UNM graduate students?
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Hello Makayla - This site may help you: find funding for your program and degree.
Gerardo G.
5 months ago
How difficult is it to change your major and does it have any negative consequences?
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Hello Gerardo - it is not difficult to change your major but sometimes doing so may extend the amount of time needed to complete your degree. Your UNM academic advisor will help you assess those impacts and your options. You may also do some comparisons using the degree plans on this page:
Ellaina L.
5 months ago
What are University of New Mexico's updated COVID-19 policies?
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Hello Ellaina - there is quite a bit on this topic and you'll find all the policies here:
Iliana G.
6 months ago
What is the Lobo First Year promise?
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Hello Iliana - The Lobo Promise is a commitment by the University rather than a single scholarship. Qualified first-time freshmen who have graduated from a New Mexico high school and have an annual family income of $50,000—roughly the state’s median family income—or less will have base tuition and fees for full-time enrollment covered for the 2022-23 academic year. The commitment includes most forms of aid and if the student is still underfunded, UNM will make up the difference.
Charlie K.
6 months ago
What is the alumni networking culture like at UNM?
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Hi Charlie - UNM's Alumni Association works hard to keep our alumni connect with the University and with each other. You'll see some examples of that here:

Majors offered at University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

Academics at University of New Mexico-Main Campus

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Less Selective (70% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

University of New Mexico-Main Campus demographics

43% Hispanic
35% White
5% Native
4% Asian
3% Multiracial
2% Black
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Common careers for University of New Mexico-Main Campus students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Executive Director100k
Electrical Engineer91k
Mechanical Engineer84k
Software Engineer79k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)66k
Project Engineer65k
Operations Manager59k
Based on 10,906 student responses
48.5kAvg. Early Career Pay
96.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
60%in High-Meaning careers
19%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of New Mexico-Main Campus

University of New Mexico-Main Campus financial aid

Grants per year
Loans per year

Student reviews of University of New Mexico-Main Campus

by students







Recommended by

83% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
LGBTQ+ friendly
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Diverse and Inclusive
Great internship and research opportunities
Quinn Gottlieb
Video Editing and Production
Coding And Computer Science
Artificial Intelligence
Social Justice + 2 others



Diversity and encouragement

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Lack of funding

Daniel Torres
Exercise And Fitness



The cost is inexpensive if you become a resident and apply for the lottery scholarship which will be with you. However, the scholarship will be gone if you receive a GPA of 2 or lower during a year.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

How all the building of respective majors and teachings are very close together. It will only take you one to three minutes to get from point a to point b.



I was older than the average engineering student at UNM and had less than a good time both in general and academically.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The chemical engineering department is small. There were only about 9 students in my graduating class so not all of the required classes were offered every year.

Brooklyn Howard
Writing + 8 others



Honestly, UNM is the friendliest place ever. you get the opportunity to expand your knowledge and extracurriculars every day since there’s always something going on on campus. Lots of cool events and cool people. One thing I don’t like is that it’s in Albuquerque where all the crimes happen, so I don’t feel safe every day, but UNM always ensures security.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I don’t like how unsafe it is, considering it residing in a city where a lot of crimes happen

Makayla Hieb
Travel And Tourism



I like that there is a ton of diversity at UNM, and there are lots of opportunities to innovate in the field you go into.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The university is located in a sketchy area, so you definitely need to visit before you come to get your bearings. I also think that there is a lot of city life missing from the experience because of the location, but I still would recommend UNM because of its great opportunities, academics, culture, etc.

Jesus Sanchez
Board Games And Puzzles
Dungeons And Dragons
Gaming + 4 others



So many professors at UNM genuinely care about their students and will find opportunities for them that are amazing. Just last week one of them sent me an internship opportunity in Washington DC! The professors care and are good at their job, which is the #1 thing for me

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dorms aren't great. I know giving everyone a bathroom is expensive, but I really don't like the communal experience

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