Profile: University of New Mexico

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On Campus:10%
  • 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:

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

Campus Profile

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.

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

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

Unique Academic Programs
Dance - UNM has a Flamenco Concentration in Dance.

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
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.

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing 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

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.