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    UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO - [UNM], ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

    Albuquerque, New MexicoLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1889established year
    22346enrollment
    8.8/10

    University of New Mexico (UNM) Albuquerque Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fees & Scholarships

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    Hitaishi Bhatia

    Study Abroad Expert | Updated on - May 4, 2021

    Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the United States, the University of New Mexico or UNM is a public research university and the flagship institution of New Mexico. Sitting in the heart of Albuquerque which is a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people, this reputed institute is a renowned name in the US Education System that was founded in 1889 with a mission of providing students the values needed to produce enlightened citizens.

    The university enrolls nearly 25,000 candidates, about 1,500 of which are represented by international students from across the globe which makes nealy 6% of the total student population. It observes a student to faculty ratio of 17:1 and thus ensures maximum individual classroom attention for all its applicants.

    Admissions at University of New Mexico opens its gates for enrollment in the 3 intakes sof Fall, Summer and Spring. All the applicants must deposit a non refundable application fee of 50 USD when applying at the institute for studying in the USA. The university is a moderately selective institute of the country with an acceptance rate of 67%.

    Rankings

    The University of New Mexico is ranked

    • 218th in the list of National Universities in 2020 by U.S. News and World Report
    • 301-350 by Times Higher Education 2020 World University rankings
    • 601-650th by QS 2020 World Rankings
    • 3rd out of 8 in Top Public Universities in New Mexico in 2020 by Niche

    Highlights

    College Type Public
    Campus setting Urban
    Annual Endowment 452.5 million USD
    Student Retention Rate 82%
    Work-study program Yes
    Mode of Program Full time; Part time; online
    Campus Housing Capacity 6%
    Annual cost of Attendance 37,107 USD
    English language proficiency score TOEFL or equivalent
    Financial Aid Available as awards and scholarships
    Admission Helpdesk 505-277-4032

    Programs, Campus and Accommodation

    Campus

    • The institute operates with one main campus and four other branch campuses in Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos, and Valencia County.
    • It occupies nearly 800 acres of land across its campuses.
    • There are 267 academic, administrative, residential and athletic buildings on campus at the university
    • It also provides 16 varsity sports and the teams are known as the Lobos
    • There are 432 student organizations open to all students at the institute
    • Campuses are also famous for their fine dining options.
    • The student body heer is 24,319 with 1,500 being internationals and the student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1.

    Housing facilities/Residence

    • There are eight residence halls and 15 living communities at the institute
    • There are traditional, suite, and apartment-style residence halls, with seven being on the main campus and one being off-campus
    • Each residence hall at the university has Cable TV, Wifi, 24-hour computer lab with free printing, 24-hour service desk, fully furnished rooms, free utilities, and free laundry facilities.
    • At the university, each suite accommodates up to six residents and they consist of a mix of single and double rooms with a shared bathroom with common rooms, laundry facilities, built-in shelving, storage and bureau drawers, six full kitchen facilities, Co-ed hall, and community bathrooms.
    • Typical traditional halls have features such as Double and deluxe single rooms, built-in shelving and bureau drawers, full kitchen and study lounge on each floor, co-ed living on same floors and community bathrooms
    • Its apartments offer single 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment-style units, including a full kitchen, dining area, living space, and washer and dryer
    • There are two additional housing options provided by the American Campus Communities (ACC) called On-Campus Private Partner Housing for students.
    • There is also the Scholars Community, Innovation academy, Graduate student community, Navajo Nation Student Community and Business Floor living options for specific students.
    • On-Campus house rates range from 4,890 USD to 6,390 USD
    • Special housing accommodations are available through its Accessibility Resource Center and they are limited.
    • There is the Gender Neutral and Allies Community for the LGBT community and its supporters in the Corona Hall.
    • The school provides off-campus housing resources for qualified students who wish to live outside the school yet within its environs. The houses are in the range of 6,000 USD to 24,000 USD per year.

    Courses

    • The institute offers a plethora of courses for international students through its 12 schools and colleges.
    • It offers 215 degree and certificate programs which include 27 certificates, 94 bachelors, 71 masters, and 37 doctoral degrees.
    • It also offers the Anderson MBA Program that'll give upper hands in industries to students as part-time or full-time courses.
    • The institute has seven research centers and two Health Science centers that help in student innovative research.
    • Some of the colleges at UNM are the college of arts and sciences, college of fine arts, Anderson college of management.
    • It also has a provision for certificate programs and also offers 1-year certificates and 2-year certificates.
    • Popular programs at the institute include Psychology, Business, Social Sciences, Management, Marketing, Health Programs, Biological, and Biomedical Sciences.
    • The university also offers more than 20 online programs and special programs such as Continuing Education (designed for students who wish to develop their skills in a specific area), International Programs & Studies and Latin American Studies.

    University of Mexico Application Process

    How to Apply?

    Application portal: UNM international admission application website

    Application Fee: 70 USD

    Application deadlines:

    Semester International Students
    Summer March 1
    Fall May 1
    Spring October 1

    Basic Admission Requirements

    • All academic transcripts (translated in English)
    • Strong academic preparation or U.S. equivalent grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (for undergraduates)
    • Baccalaureate degree that is equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor's degree.
    • GRE scores (if required)
    • Letter of recommendations (if required by the program)
    • Proof of finances
    • Visa and passport (if required)
    • Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, TOEFL and/or IELTS)
      • Undergraduates: TOEFL: 68, IELTS: 6.0, PTE: 47
      • Graduate: TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE academic: 53

    University of New Mexico Cost of Attendance

    For all the prospective candidates of the institute, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.

    Fees Undergraduate (USD) Graduate (USD)
    Tuition (none credit per semester) 23,417 21,262
    Room and Board 10,090 10,090
    Books and Supplies 1,158 1,245
    Transportation 1,936 1,936
    Health Insurance and Miscellaneous 3,556 3,556
    Total 40,157 38,089

    Scholarships/Financial Aid

    The university offers grants, graduate assistantships, student jobs and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. About 74.2% of students receive financial aid at the institute. Nealry 59 million USD awarded in scholarships in 2018

    Some of the financial aids include:

    • International amigo scholarship: Amount is 15,000 USD yearly and the application is carried out on the school's scholarship website.
    • Global Creative scholarship: Award is between 3,000 USD to 7,000 USD per annum.
    • Global management scholarship: Award is between 3,000 USD to 7,000 USD per annum.
    • Management Scholarship: Award is between 3000 USD to 7000 USD

    • Leadership Scholarship: Award is between USD 3000 to USD 7000

    Alumni Network

    The university alumni enjoy benefits such as

    • Discounted insurance services
    • Career services and job/internship listings
    • Discounted alumni license plate registration
    • Discounted offer for Osher courses

    Notable alumni include:

    • Gary King -Attorney General of New Mexico
    • Emil Lassen -Major General Air National Guard
    • Brain Johnson -Football Player

    Placements

    Over 200 employers recruit Anderson MBA graduates every year. The institute organizes career fairs multiple times in a year to connect employers to students, alumni, and community members.

    At its law school, statistics showed that out of the 112 graduates in the Class of 2018, 95 secured employment as of March 15, 2019, and 90 of those employed as of that date were in bar passage required. According to PayScale, the average salary of UNM graduates is 67,000 USD annually.

    FAQs

    Ques: How do you apply at UNM?

    Ans: You can apply via the online application and via a physical application.

    Ques: What are the most popular job demands in New Mexico?

    Ans: The top popular jobs in New Mexico are Personal assistant, Home Health Aid, Physical Therapist.

    Ques: What is the Acceptance Rate at UNM?

    Ans: The acceptance rate at UNM is 94% approximately.

    Ques: What is the Graduation Rate at UNM?

    Ans: The graduation rate at UNM is 44%

    Ques: What is the average cost of aid at UNM?

    Ans: The average cost after aid is $14k.

    Ques: What is the SAT Range at UNM?

    Ans: The SAT Range at UNM is 965-1240.

    Ques: What is the ACT Range at UNM?

    The ACT Range at UNM is 20-25.

    Ques: What is the average GPA required to get into UNM?

    Ans: The average GPA needed is 3.40.

    Ques: How many credit hours is full time at UNM?

    Ans: Full time is defined when 12 or more hours have been completed.

    $ 22,5861st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    May 01

    Application Deadline

    $ 22,5861st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    May 01

    Application Deadline


    2 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

    COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

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    8.2 / 10

    4 years

    Course Duration

    May 01

    Application Deadline

    $ 8,1831st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    May 01

    Application Deadline

    University of New Mexico Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    31224
    FAFSA Code
    002663
    Application Cost
    $20
    Accreditation
    NCA
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $22,586 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Application Portal : https://www.unm.edu/apply/

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    TOEFL-80--
    IELTS-6.5--
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score105093011703
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing525460590-
    Mathematics525470580-
    ACT Check Detailed Score22192587
    English221825-
    Mathematics221825-

    University of New Mexico Acceptance Rate

    67.0 %

    acceptance rate

    11457

    total applicants

    31224

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    44.3%

    Male

    55.7%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    67.0%
    Total Applicants
    34492
    Total Enrolled
    23124
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    67.0%
    Total Applicants
    12082
    Total Enrolled
    8100

    University of New Mexico enrollment

    Enrollment
    University of New Mexico Enrollment
    31224
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    23124
    Graduate Enrollment
    8100
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    48.8%

    Attendance Cost

    $22586

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $22,586 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $8,183 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,102 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $9,662 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $3,934 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $9,662 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $5,256 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $3,858 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $3,934 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Clinical Science Programs
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    Dentistry Programs
    American Dental Association
    Law Programs
    American Bar Association

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    3604825122109261698

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    College Rating

    Based on 2 Students Rating

    8.8 out of 10
    9.0/10Academic
    8.5/10Accommodation
    9.0/10Faculty
    9.0/10Infrastructure
    9.0/10Placement
    8.5/10Social Life

    Reviews

    TM
    8.2 /10

    The MS in computer engineering course here is super cheap and comes up with a good course curriculum and opportunities. These were my obvious reasons for choosing the course at the University of New Mexico than in any other college. The university charges an application fee of $70 and the application form has to be submitted through the college application portal.

    Course Curriculum :

    The demand for computers has increased by many times these and data is generated at the fastest rate possible probably. The course aims to provide technical competence in computing, data and networking. The course has extensive modules on the internet of things and artificial intelligence as well.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    RM
    9.5 /10

    To study in the USA colleges I applied through a common application portal. I applied during the fall season as the acceptance rate is higher at that time. For me, it became way more competitive. I received the acceptance letters from two universities with courses other than Economics. But at the University of New Mexico, I was selected for the Economics course. I immediately took admission to the university.

    Course Curriculum :

    This four years long curriculum is varied and interesting. We will be receiving valuable training in economic research and qualitative research. Under the guidance of able faculty members, we are able to participate and are able to contribute to the department's research programs. After completing the course careers in consulting, banking, finance, teaching and government can be pursued.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
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    Albuquerque, NM 87131
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    Nearby this campus

    • Book Store
    • Airport
    • Pharmacy
    • Shopping Mall
    • Super Market

    Book Store

    UNM Bookstore0.37 km
    CNM Bookstore1.36 km
    Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center2.08 km
    Archway Marketing Services2.62 km
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    Pharmacy

    Melanie A. Dodd, PharmD0.93 km
    Michael E. Nydle, RPH1.21 km
    Anna M. Garcia Jr, RPh1.21 km
    Rima S. Shah, RPh1.22 km
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    Super Market

    Whole Foods Market2.57 km
    Stadium Super Market2.59 km
    Sprouts Farmers Market3.12 km
    Walmart Supercenter3.24 km
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    Airport

    Hospital Helipad0.50 km
    Albuquerque Rgnl Medical Center1.42 km
    Sunport2.59 km
    Us FAA3.15 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Nob Hill Business Center1.62 km
    First Plaza Galeria2.54 km
    Candelaria Business Center3.85 km
    Plaza San Mateo3.97 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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