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  • Fall 8/21-12/16
  • Spring 1/15-5/12

Tuition & Payments
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
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Campus Diversity
7%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races

Campus Links
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Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

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Campus Detail Info
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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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Our Fall 2015 Exchange Students

Location. The University of New Mexico is located in Albuquerque, NM, a city of nearly 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, 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 28,000 students. UNM’s architecture is based on the traditional New Mexico Pueblo building style, which is unique and beautiful.

Campus Location - 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.

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.

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: African Studies, American Studies, Asian/Oriental 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, 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 Registration Priority
  • After campus students
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
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 paper, 190 computer or 68 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • N/A
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - 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 Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 18 ($248.60 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/15/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $10 Year Plan B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee: $100 Year Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $250 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $325 Year Plan B Optional
Upper Division Per Hour Course Fee: $18 Year Plan B Mandatory

Important Notes: As passed in June of 2017, there will now be an $18.00 fee per credit hour assessed on all 300 and 400 level courses.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

  • Figures are current as of 7/15/2017.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $4,870 (includes meals)
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $500
  • 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 or Casa Del Rio, should you wish to live in one of those facilities.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2280.00 per semester for 21 meals per week.
  • $1740.00 per semester for 15 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Students may opt for Dining Dollar plans as well, which range from $275.00 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.