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University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

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About This Campus

Location. 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 Monument, 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 Albuquerque and only a few miles away from the airport.

Helpful Information

Registration occurs for incoming NSE Students after exsisting UNM Students register. Commuting is free on the city bus system, as long as you acquire the bus sticker for your ID Card.

2019/2020 Placement

Home Payment (B)

2020/2021 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Albuquerque
Population | 903,000
Enrollment | 22,225
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | N/A
Term Dates
Fall | 8/19-12/14
Spring | 1/20-5/16

Campus Diversity

White | 35%
Black | 2%
Hispanic/Latino | 43%
Asian | 4%
Native/1st Nation | 5%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 3%
Other | 8%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • After campus students
Closed 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.

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
Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: African Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, European Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Native American Studies, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Digital Arts, Media Arts, Studio Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Studies

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Electronic Media, Film, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication

Consumer and Family Studies: Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Criminology

Earth Sciences: Astrophysics, Earth Science, Planetary and Space Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Athletic Training Education, Elementary Education, Human Development

Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering

English: Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Linguistics, Professional Writing

Environmental Studies: Conservation Biology, Environmental Design, Environmental Sciences

Food Science: Nutrition

Foreign Language: French, German, Languages, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Classical Studies, Liberal Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Community Development, Environmental Planning, Geography, Planning

Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Science, Health Science, Medical Laboratory Technology

History: History

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Information Studies: Computer Science

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Pure Math, Statistics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Military Sciences, Naval ROTC, Naval Sciences

Performing Arts: Dance, Design/Technical, Dramatic Writing, Music, Music Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Astrophysics, Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Human Development, Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
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
  • Plan B
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($248.60 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 05/17/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $10.00 Year Plan B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $100.00 Year Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $250.00 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $350 Year Plan B Optional

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/17/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 16% living on campus
  • Double: $4932.00 (includes meals)
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus: 1 mile
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About 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.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $2025.00 per semester for 21 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Students may opt for Dining Dollar plans as well, which range from $100.00 to $500.00 per semester.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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