"Overall, UNM is a great school for many reasons and has a lot to offer. Each person has different wants and needs, but for me, I really am glad I decided to go to UNM." Alexandra, Senior
Noted for its beautiful campus and distinctive pueblo-style architecture, UNM offers more than 200 nationally recognised degree programmes.
While UNM is a leader in academics, UNM students are leaders of their campus and communities. The University of New Mexico is home to more than 300 student organisations, from cultural and religious to academic, political and service-orientated groups.
The abundance of opportunities, and New Mexico's 310 days of sunshine each year, encourages students to explore the lifestyle of New Mexico. Culture, art, adventure and recreation are around every corner. Students hike, bike, snowboard and ski the Sandia Mountains and raft the Rio Grande River. Santa Fe and Taos are just to the north, White Sands National Monument and Carlsbad Caverns to the south.
UNM is located in the centre of Albuquerque, home to the Sandia National Laboratories and the world's largest hot air balloon fiesta. This is a place where a world-class research university blends rich history, amazing diversity and unexcelled natural beauty with cutting-edge education and discovery.
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
City Population: 552,800
University Population: 35,200
Climate: Albuquerque's climate is usually sunny and dry, with low relative humidity, with an average of 3,420 sunshine hours per year. Brilliant sunshine defines the region.
Nearest Airport: Albuquerque International Sunport
Why study at UNM?
- Red Rally is a large bonfire and rally held on the Thursday before the football match with UNM's rival New Mexico State University
- The central campus is noted for its unique Pueblo Revival architectural style, with a distinctive Southwestern feel
- New Mexico has a rich culture and heritage to explore, particularly American Indian culture and the Wild West
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