The Lobo Experience

The Lobo Experience

Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico is now a global community, leading the way in education, innovation, health care and community service. Its distinct programs and faculty attract students from around the world, representing every state in the nation and nearly 100 countries. As a minority-majority university, UNM represents a cross-section of cultures and backgrounds.

UNM boasts an outstanding faculty, several of whom are members of national academies and serve as expert sources for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Business Week, CNN, NOVA and National Geographic, among others.

Two-hour campus walking TOURS for prospective students:

campus tours available


To sign up for a tour, call Recruitment Services at 505.277.8503 on Tuesdays or Thursdays, or schedule online at Tours leave from the Student Support & Services Center on UNM’s South Campus.

INFORMATION SESSIONS: To speak with a University representative, or with sufficient notice, schedule a meeting with an academic advisor or faculty member of the future student’s academic choice, call 505.277.8503.

Their expertise and dedication make UNM the ideal place for students to pursue their intellectual passions. UNM offers more than 200 degree and certificate programs, with top rankings for its degrees in rural medicine, nursing-midwifery, photography, family medicine and clinical law. In addition to the main campus in Albuquerque, UNM has branch campuses in Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos, and Valencia County, plus the UNM West campus in Rio Rancho. UNM’s Extended Learning programs offer instructional television, online and correspondence courses for students who cannot come to main campus or choose to take classes in alternative formats.

Research at UNM injects millions of dollars into the New Mexico economy, funds advancements in health care, and augments teaching by giving students valuable hands-on training in state-of-the-art laboratories. UNM’s Health Sciences Center is the state’s largest integrated health care treatment, research and education organization, and University Hospital boasts New Mexico’s only Level 1 Trauma Center.

Campus libraries, museums, galleries and performance spaces are rich cultural resources for the state. Home to the Lobos and contenders in the Mountain West Conference, UNM athletics draws fans from all over the nation. WisePies Arena, aka The Pit, has been named as one of the best basketball arenas in the nation.

In 2014, UNM celebrated its 125th anniversary. Once known as the “Pueblo on the Mesa,” UNM extended its international footprint with offices in Mexico and China. Serving as an advocate for international programs on campus, the Global Education Office (GEO) provides services to international students and scholars coming to UNM, coordinates opportunities for UNM students to study overseas, and offers intensive English language programs to students interested in studying in the U.S. GEO helps to prepare UNM faculty, administrators and students to understand and work effectively in a complex and rapidly changing global community. Steeped in regional American Indian and Hispanic cultures, shaped by the rugged individualism of the Wild West, and honed by modern influences, UNM offers a unique college experience – combining the personalized, intellectually challenging environment of a small liberal arts college with the diversity and flexibility of a large research university.

Visit and for more about UNM’s people, places and programs.

LoboMobile on the Web: 

For more information, download these smart phone apps for the iPhone and Android.*

LoboMobile App

  • General info, maps, directory information, news, events
  • Where’s My Bus Campus shuttle and city bus maps & schedules

UNM Pocket Archivist App*

  • Prospective Student Tour
  • Historic Architecture & Cultural Landmarks Tour
  • UNM Arboretum Tour
  • UNM Public Art Tours

*The UNM Pocket Archivist is only available on the iPhone.

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