Why UNM?

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Why UNM?
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UNM is the premier research university in New Mexico, as well as a Carnegie Highest Research Activity Institution and a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution. You’ll find a welcoming campus climate, exciting research and scholarship opportunities, and supportive colleagues. Learn more about us and some of our key resources below.

Who are we?

New Mexico is a majority minority state and UNM’s student population is among the most diverse in the country. About 43 percent of our students are Hispanic, more than five percent are American Indian, about four percent are Asian and about two percent are African American. We offer 94 baccalaureate, 71 masters and 37 doctoral degrees. You can find a list of our schools and colleges here. Read more about our campus demographics here.


At UNM, we celebrate our diverse campus

At UNM, we respect and value the diversity of our students, faculty and staff. We have a range of support services, many of which closely collaborate. Learn more about the variety of services we offer across campus.


We’re big on support for faculty and their families

At UNM, family support is tightly connected to success in the workplace. The Advance at UNM program is working with campus leaders to be sure UNM has some of the most family friendly policies in higher education.


We want you to succeed both in the classroom and with your research and scholarship.

UNM has several offices and programs dedicated to helping faculty do their best work, whether it’s in the lab, the field or the classroom


UNM is located in the heart of Albuquerque, which has cultural, outdoor and recreational opportunities for everyone. Our university also sits on the traditional homelands of the Pueblo of Sandia.  The original peoples of New Mexico – Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache Tribes – and their connection to this land remains significant.  Learn more about our city here.

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