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University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

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

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.

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

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 | 8/17-12/12
Spring | 1/18-5/18

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. Student must demonstrate fulfillment of prerequisites in order to get into certain upper division 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

  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Astrophysics
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication
  • Comparative Literature
  • Construction Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Dance
  • Digital Arts
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Health Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • European Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Family Studies
  • Film
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture/Design
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Military Sciences
  • Music
  • Native American/American Indian Studies
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Organizational Communications
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting


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 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 students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18 ($248.60 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/13/20.

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

Important Notes: Fees are subject to change. Depending upon the Impact of COVID-19, the NSE program fee may be optional. If state guidance prevents our program form providing structured activities, the fee may not be applicable.

Financial Aid

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/13/20

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. These facilities are contract based and are ideal for students who will stay at UNM all year.

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.

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/13/20.

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