Why UNM?

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Why UNM?
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UNM is the premier research university in New Mexico, and is a Carnegie Highest Research Activity Institution and a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution. You’ll find a welcoming campus climate and exciting research and scholarship opportunities. Learn more about us and some of our key resources for everyone 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 resources for faculty and see the resources available for students. 

Our areas of academic study are diverse, too, and include programs in Chicano/Chicana studies, Africana studies  and Native American studies.


We support faculty and their families, no matter what shape your family takes


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. This includes recognition and support of domestic partners and same-sex marriages, and the availability of universal bathrooms.


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. Read about some of the resources or visit the UNM Research page.


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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