University of New Mexico Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Costs, and More

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The University of New Mexico has an acceptance rate of 58 percent. Those with good grades and test scores are likely to get into the school. To apply, interested students will need to visit the school's website for the application form and complete admissions guidelines/instructions. Required materials to apply include official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. Be sure to contact the admissions office if you have any questions.

Admissions Data (2016)

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. Academics are supported by a good 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the UNM Lobos compete in the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 26,999 (21,023 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44 percent male / 56 percent female
  • 76 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,340 (in-state); $21,929 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,080 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,472
  • Other Expenses: $3,858
  • Total Cost: $21,750 (in-state); $36,339 (out-of-state)

University of New Mexico Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 96 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95 percent
    • Loans: 38 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,157
    • Loans: $4,626

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, General Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 16 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Skiing, Tennis, Track and Field, Golf, Basketball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Skiing, Swimming, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics