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University of New Mexico

NM 87131 Albuquerque View map
#461-470
Public
Very High
21,521
2,219
903

Overview

Founded in 1889, the University of New Mexico now occupies 600 acres along old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a city of more than 700,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas. UNM offers a unique campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme that echoes the buildings of the nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized Campus Arboretum offers an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces. The People UNM, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, represents a wide cross-section of cultures and backgrounds. In the fall of 2004, 26,399 students attended main campus and another 6,865 attended branch campuses and education centers. The average student at UNM is 27-years-old. UNM boasts outstanding faculty members and include a Nobel Laureate, two MacArthur Fellows and several members of the national academies. UNM faculty published in many professional journals including Scientific American, New England Journal of Medicine and Nature. UNM professors have been quoted in Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, People Magazine,...

University Highlights

Total students - 21,521

20%
80%

International students - 903

31%
69%

Total faculty staff - 2,219

145
2074

Total students - 21,521

20%
80%

International students - 903

31%
69%

Total faculty staff - 2,219

2074
145
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