UNM is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education, and athletics programs.

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The University of New Mexico occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people.

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UNM is located in a city that’s simultaneously cosmopolitan and soulful, urban and rural, and brimming with light and possibilities. Albuquerque averages 310 days of sun, 10 inches of snow and 10 inches of rain.

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University of New Mexico
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Garnett S. Stokes is the 23rd president. She has been serving as the UNM President since 2018. For more information, visit Office of the President.

Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution. For more information, visit UNM History.

UNM’s budget is approximately $3.162 billion. State funding accounts for less than 11 percent of total revenues. For more information, visit Academic Planning and Budget.

Fall 2019 - 22,792 students, including 16,170 undergraduates and 6,319 graduate students, medical and dentistry interns, and residents. For more information, visit Enrollment Numbers.

UNM conferred 6,010 degrees during the 2017-2018 academic year. For more information, visit Degrees data.

Health Care
The UNM Health Sciences Center is the only Trauma 1 Hospital in the state of New Mexico. There are over 40 degree and residency programs to choose from.

There are 900,000 estimated total number of patient visits to the UNM Health System each year, and UNM Health Sciences Center has been nationally-ranked for its innovative Rural Medicine Program for 20 years. 

Arts and Culture
UNM Popejoy Presents is the leading arts and cultural center in New Mexico. Seating up to 1985 patrons, Popejoy Hall is the largest such venue in the state. Popejoy hosts Broadway shows, symphony concerts, musical soloists, artists of international caliber world-renowned ballet and modern dance companies, and noted speakers from a broad spectrum of disciplines. 

Continuing Education
For over 95 years, UNM Continuing Education has served hundreds of thousands of people in our community by offering valuable learning opportunities and certification programs that invest in our local workforce and economy while also providing a means for lifelong education and personal improvement. 


Fields of Study
The University of New Mexico offers a wide variety of academic programs through 12 colleges and schools. These academic options include more than 215 degree and certificate programs, including 94 baccalaureates, 71 masters, and 37 doctoral degrees. For more information, visit UNM Fields of Study.

For Fall 2019, 5,241 new students enrolled in UNM, and 980 students transferred to UNM. UNM has students from all 50 states and countries all over the world. For more information, visit Admission overview.

UNM is a Hispanic Serving Institution that takes pride in the extraordinary diversity of its students and in providing opportunities for students, regardless of socioeconomic background. For more information, visit Undergraduate profile.

Base tuition for New Mexico-resident undergraduates is $7,556, while tuition out-of-state undergraduates is $23,292. For more information, visit Cost estimates.

Financial Support
Nearly 75 percent (74.2) of students at UNM receive financial aid. Approximately $50 million in scholarship funding is awarded every year at UNM. For more information, visit Affordability.

Graduation Rate
More than 34 percent of students entering as freshmen graduate within four years, more than 53 percent within six years. For more information, visit Time to degree.


UNM’s faculty of 3,192 in 2019 includes many awards. Faculty experts are available for media interviews. For more information, visit Faculty Experts.

Our diverse research and creative works enable student success, engage local and global communities, foster innovation, and create new knowledge. UNM is a comprehensive, Carnegie-designated Research 1 University, and is the nation’s only flagship state university that is also a Hispanic Serving Institution. For more information, visit Research.

Real-world advances in knowledge that enhance the quality of life around the globe. For more information, visit UNM Proud.

Intellectual Property
Over 700 patents have been issued since 1999. For more information, visit Technology Development Group.

Making a Difference

Community Engagement
The Community Engagement Center was formed in 2000 by faculty, staff, students, and community members interested in better mobilizing the University’s resources and talents towards increasing civic engagement. Much of these interactions are conducted between communities, neighborhoods, large public institutions (schools, public agencies), and governmental systems (local, tribal, state, and federal). For more information, visit Community Engagement Center.

UNM’s student government allows all students to volunteer in their community. For more information, visit ASUNM Community Experience.

UNM graduates have been pioneers in almost every field imaginable. For more information, visit UNM Alumni.