Forget that this is one of the top research universities in the country. Never mind that exciting things happen here that frequently change things for the better everywhere. Sure, those are good reasons to come, but perhaps the best reason is simply to be here among others like, but mostly unlike, you. In a place where you’ll be supported—academically, culturally, in every way.
This is your opportunity. To dig into other cultures, share perspectives and discover points of view you can’t even begin to imagine yet. You see, at this exceptionally diverse, world-renowned STEM university, we’re all different. But we’re all different together. Here, unlike elsewhere, it’s our differences that make us stronger and more collaborative.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO IS A MINORITY-MAJORITY UNIVERSITY.
Undergrad 18,141 76.1%
LOBOS COME FROM EVERY COUNTY IN NEW MEXICO, EVERY U.S. STATE AND 100 COUNTRIES.
LGBTQ Student Life
OUR LOCAL-GLOBAL COMMUNITY:
UNM IS A SECOND HOME FOR 1,500 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS.
62.98% of our student body identify as multiethnic or a racial minority.
Source: Spring 2016 Official Enrollment Report
IT’S OUR DIFFERENCES THAT UNITE US.
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“I love hanging out on the third floor of the Student Union Building. I love how quiet it is, and the sky looks beautiful from the third floor!”
“I love the area beneath the architecture building because it gets me focused and relaxed; and usually pretty quiet with minimal people traffic.”
“The second floor of the Art Building is my favorite place to hang out because the skylight and tree coming through the second story make it so beautiful. It’s nice to chill out or do homework in this spot, because it has a good vibe and it can be very calming.”