University of New Mexico
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the University of New Mexico (UNM) is situated near the original Route 66 in the state’s largest city. Established in 1889, UNM holds the distinction of being a Hispanic-Serving Institution, making it the only institution in the United States classified as a Carnegie Research University with Very High Activity that also serves a predominantly Hispanic student population. The university prides itself on its diverse student body, representing a rich mixture of cultures and backgrounds.
UNM’s main campus spans 800 acres of land and is nestled amidst the picturesque Sandia Mountains and the historic Rio Grande river. The campus features an architectural style known as Pueblo Revival and is home to a nationally renowned arboretum. With an enrollment of approximately 35,000 students, UNM boasts a vast network of over 159,000 active alumni and is ranked #631-640 in QS World University Rankings 2024. The university’s faculty includes esteemed individuals such as one Nobel Laureate, two MacArthur Fellows, and 35 Fulbright scholars.
UNM offers a wide range of academic programs, including over 220 bachelor’s and graduate degree programs, across multiple colleges and schools. Several of its schools, including the School of Law, the School of Medicine, the School of Engineering, and the Anderson School of Management, have been recognized by Hispanic Business Magazine as being among the top 10 in the country. UNM students are referred to as “Lobos,” which is the Spanish word for wolves.