University of New Mexico
This month, we’re making our first visit to a school in the great American Southwest. We’re super excited to explore New Mexico’s flagship institution! Join us as we stroll into the heart of Albuquerque, where Pueblo Revival architecture is king and the beautiful Sandia Mountains are the perfect backdrop for a world-class education.
Get your kicks on Route 66
“Well if you ever plan to motor west;
Just take my way, it's the highway, that's the best;
Get your kicks on Route 66…”
No doubt about it. In song and in life, Route 66 is the stuff of the American imagination — long expanses of highway, winding through roads lined with cactus and tumbleweed. The University of New Mexico (UNM) occupies nearly 800 acres near the legendary road near Albuquerque, a city that’s now home to more than half a million people.
A proud Hispanic-Serving Institution
UNM boasts a diverse cross-section of cultures and backgrounds, with nearly 35,000 students attending its main and branch campuses and 27,000 employees helping them succeed. Listed as one of America’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI), UNM is also home to 1,500 international students.
We’re a community of unique perspectives embracing divergence — unafraid to let our colors run and blend — letting the very things that divide us become the things that connect us to each other. What makes us different makes us strong — and a force to be reckoned with.
National ranking of UNM’s Rural Medicine program
National ranking of UNM’s Nursing/Midwifery program
National ranking of UNM’s “The Pit”: one of the nation’s best arenas to watch college basketball
Number of museums and galleries on campus
National ranking of UNM’s School of Law Clinical Training
55.3% / 44.7%
UNM’s split of female/male students
Number of degree and certificate programs available at UNM
The year UNM was founded