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Location | Albuquerque
Population | 903,000
Enrollment | 22,225
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A

Term Dates
Fall | 8/17-12/12
Spring | 1/18-5/18

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

Excellent Film and Digital Media program, with Netflix studios in ABQ
Anderson School of Management has AASCB accreditation and esteemed ACCT and MGMT
Unique, culturally relevant programs for the Arts, and Native American Studies.

About This Campus

The University of New Mexico is located in Albuquerque, NM, a city of over 500,000. It is noted for its dry high desert climate, with warm sunny days and cool crisp nights. The campus lies nearly a mile above sea level on a plateau overlooking the Rio Grande Valley to the West and the Sandia Mountains to the East. You can drive to the following locations in a day: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, White Sands National Park, Chaco Canyon, Santa Fe (known for its art and culture), a number of Indian Pueblos, and several snow skiing areas. The University. Founded in 1889, The University of New Mexico grants degrees at all levels from Associate to Doctoral. The University of New Mexico is the state’s largest university with an enrollment of nearly 26,000 students. UNM’s architecture is based on the traditional New Mexico Pueblo building style, which is unique and beautiful.

Location Information

The UNM Campus is located centrally in Metropolitan Albuquerque and only a few miles away from the airport, and the Sandia mountain range.

Helpful Information

Registration occurs for incoming NSE Students after existing UNM Students register. Commuting is free on the city bus system. Students must meet prerequisite requirements for courses they wish to register for.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
Dental Hygiene Program, Education, Medical Technology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Speech and Hearing Sciences upper-level courses.

All art studio classes, beyond introductory courses may require a portfolio or audition. Architecture and Management courses, may be taken, but they must be approved by the department/faculty. Speech and Hearing Science courses are limited to introductory courses. Students must demonstrate fulfillment of prerequisites in order to get into certain upper-division courses. Language courses require placement. Due to popularity, Film and Digital Media Arts courses can be limited, based on demand. All online MAX courses carry a $100.00 fee.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Latin American Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Anthropology

Unique Academic Programs

  • Dance - UNM has a Flamenco Concentration in Dance.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, African Studies, American Studies... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 520.00 paper, 190.00 computer or 68.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Home Pay
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will NOT accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/28/23

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18 ($248.60 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $10.00 Year Home Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $90.00 Year Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $250.00 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $350 Year Home Optional
Online MAX courses Fee $100 Semester Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Fees are subject to change. If state guidance prevents our program form providing structured activities, the fee may not be applicable.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/28/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $700-1000
  • Proximity to campus: 1 mile
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
HOusing We also have privatized housing both on and off campus which is separate from UNM Housing. Please contact Lobo Village 505-925-5575 or Casa Del Rio 505-277-1619, should you wish to live in one of those facilities. These facilities are contract based and are ideal for students who will stay at UNM all year.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Students may opt for Dining Dollar plans as well, which range from $100.00 to $500.00 per semester.


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/28/23


    Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
    Prior to registration all students must demonstrate immunization of COVID-19 or medical/religious exemption.

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