UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO - ALBUQUERQUE
Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas.
Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces.
Why University of New Mexico - Albuquerque
- Location: New Mexico’s largest city, the Albuquerque Metro area has over 908,200 residents and is growing at a steady pace of 1 to 2 percent a year. Even as a larger city, Albuquerque can’t help but retain its neighborhood feel. Albuquerque enjoys blue skies and sunshine 310 days out of the year, making the city an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise and a magnificent place to enjoy outdoor sporting events, concerts, festivals and more.
- Students organizations: There are hundreds of Chartered Student Organizations for you to choose from when it comes to getting involved. Chartered Student Organizations are groups that are officially recognized by the University of New Mexico. These student orgs are an opportunity for growth and leadership in a student-driven environment with the support of the University.
- Intentional housing communities: The Living Learning Program gives our residents the opportunity to connect with other residents in our 12 designated Living Learning Communities where they may share extracurricular interests and academic pursuits through an abundance of programs, events and activities. Living Learning Communities are available in each of our halls including traditional, apartment and suite-style living.
- Athletics: The University of New Mexico participates in the NCAA Division I in the Mountain West Conference. Their sports facilities include football stadium, soccer pitch, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, indoor track, and a recreational centre that hosts a variety of intramural sports.