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University of New Mexico - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

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University of New Mexico Description:

The University of New Mexico's 600-acre campus sits in the heart of Albuquerque. Its distinctive buildings are designed with Pueblo-style architecture, and the park-like campus features a duck pond and an impressive arboretum. In academics, Business is the most popular major, but the University of New Mexico's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In athletics, the UNM Lobos compete in the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 29,033 (22,773 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 75% Full-time

Scholarships for UNM (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,050 (in-state); $20,688 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,030 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,312
  • Other Expenses: $3,682
  • Total Cost: $19,074 (in-state); $33,712 (out-of-state)

University of New Mexico Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,430
    • Loans: $5,278

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, General Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 12%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of New Mexico Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://handbook.unm.edu/section-a/a20.html

"The University will engage students, faculty, and staff in its comprehensive educational, research, and service programs. UNM will provide students the values, habits of mind, knowledge, and skills that they need to be enlightened citizens, to contribute to the state and national economies, and to lead satisfying lives. Faculty, staff, and students create, apply, and disseminate new knowledge and creative works; they provide services that enhance New Mexican's quality of life and promote economic development; and they advance our understanding of the world, its peoples, and cultures. Building on its educational, research, and creative resources, the University provides services directly to the City and State, including health care, social services, policy studies, commercialization of inventions, and cultural events."

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