Why Albuquerque?

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The weather here is wonderful.

Average temp in January = 47

Average temp in July = 90

Average relative humidity of 44 %

Elevation = 5,312 feet

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And the culture is fabulous, too.

Apart from our thriving microbrewery, art gallery and music scene, we’re close to Santa Fe, Taos and other well-known cultural destinations including the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The annual PrideFest is a widely celebrated event, and everyone is welcome at the Gathering of Nations near campus each year. Not too far from UNM, you can attend the Muertos y Marigolds Parade to celebrate the Day of the Dead.

Science and Innovation.

National labs. A Carnegie-classified R1 University.

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We’re a natural beauty.

You’ll get out more, whether it’s hiking, rafting or paragliding.

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We have an easy lifestyle.

The average commute time in Albuquerque is 26 minutes and there are a variety of neighborhoods close to campus. Commuting by bike or public transit are popular options.

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We’re kid-friendly.

Visit our museums, parks and more. 

In light of the cultural, outdoor and recreational opportunities, people who live in Albuquerque get great value for their money. Learn more at cabq.gov.


Learn more in this video about living in Albuquerque and working at UNM from some of our of faculty members.

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