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The University of New Mexico

4.7 out of 5 (10 ratings / 8 reviews) Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. 

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (7)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)



Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people.  From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east,


The University of New Mexico offers a wide variety of academic programs through twelve Colleges and Schools. These academic options includes more than 215 degree and certificate programs, including 94 baccalaureate, 71 masters and 37 doctoral degrees.


The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development provides a variety of research-related services and information for UNM faculty, researchers, and administrators.

  • Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Research & Technology Law
Research Organizations within UNM
  • Museum of Southwestern Biology
  • Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research
  • U.S. Long Term Ecological Research Network
  • Earth Data Analysis Center (EDAC)
  • EPSCoR New Mexico
  • Office of Contract Archeology
  • Resource Geographic Information System (RGIS)
  • The Statistics Clinic


Our office provides professional career advisement to current UNM students as well as UNM alumni and community members.

Career Development Facilitators (CDFs) are available through appointments or walk-ins to assist students with choosing or changing their major, assessing abilities, interests and values, clarifying career goals, writing a resume or cover letter, preparing for interviews, conducting a job search or preparing to attend graduate school.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

The Global Education Office (GEO) provides services to international students and scholars coming to UNM, coordinates opportunities for UNM students to study overseas and offers intensive English language programs to students interested in studying in the U.S.

As an advocate for international programs on campus, GEO helps to prepare UNM faculty, administrators, and students to understand and work effectively in a complex and rapidly changing global community.

Housing services

Living on campus is about more than having a place to rest your head; it's about the experience! From our Living Learning Program to events and activities, you'll find a variety of experience outside the classroom.

Residence Halls:

  • Our Halls
  • Alvarado Hall
  • Coronado Hall
  • Hokona Hall
  • Laguna DeVargas Hall
  • Redondo Village Apartments
  • Santa Clara Hall

Library services

The University Libraries system on the central campus at UNM has the largest library collection in the state. The four libraries in the system are Zimmerman Library, Centennial Science and Engineering Library, Fine Arts and Design Library and Parish Memorial Library. The Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections is nationally recognized for the quality of the collection.

ICT services

The IT Organization is overseen by the Office of the CIO and consists of five main areas: Applications, Classroom Technologies, Computing Platforms, Customer Service, and Networks.

Medical services

Student Health & Counseling (SHAC) provides quality health and counseling services to all UNM students to foster student success. Fees charged at SHAC are much lower than community rates. SHAC is funded in part by student activity fees.

Student Life

Campus life

Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces.

New Campuses:
  • UNM West
Branch Campuses:
  • Gallup
  • Los Alamos
  • Taos
  • Valencia

Student clubs

With over 400 student organizations to choose from at UNM, there is something for everyone, and if there isn’t, you can charter your own organization.

Student Reviews

University at 16
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I went into university at age 16 and in hindsight, would have benefited from guidance and mentoring along with a good support system. (I got emancipated at 16 and went straight into university rather lost - I thought I knew what I wanted to do (become a psychiatrist) but I don't remember anyone really telling me the steps I needed to take to get there.)

An enchanted experience.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Faculty and staff are incredible. The campus is compact and beautiful.

Its my heart desire to study in 🇺🇸
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

In my university i have worked on seismic profiles and i do internships in industries

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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