Freshmen or Transfer Students

Academics

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The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a serious, top-tier USA Research University. Founded in 1889 with over 215 Academic Programs at every level (from Bachelor programs to earning your PhD)UNM’s resources compete with famous universities around the world. Here you will find a beautiful campus with the best laboratories, professors, athletic facilities and residence hallsUNM is accessible too. As a Public University, with financial support from the State of New Mexico, UNM is able to keep tuition costs low—for International Students too.  

The University of New Mexico has nearly 100 undergraduate majors to choose from. As the largest institution from the state, we attract many of the region’s top academics. From the arts to sciences, business and education, if there’s a program you’re interested in studying, you’ll likely find it at The University of New Mexico. 

 

Learn more about the nearly 100 bachelor degree programs available at UNM  

 

Rankings & Statistics 

 

R1 Research University, Very High Research Activity (Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education)

 

#1 Best Place to Live and Work as a Filmmaker  (MovieMaker Magazine, 2020)

 

# 101 University in USA (Center for World University Rankings, 2020)


#87 Best Engineering (US News & World Report, 2021)


#75 Computer Science (US News & World Report, 2021)


14:1 Student to Faculty Ratio (US News & World Report, 2021)

 

#90 Best Undergraduate Engineering in the USA (US News & World Report, 2021)


#64 Best Fine Arts Programs (US News & World Report, 2021) 


Top 15 Healthiest Cities in the USA (Readers Digest, 2019)

 
#67 Top 100 Best Places to Live in the USA (Livability, 2019)


220,000+ Alumni Worldwide (UNM Alumni Relations Office)


#8 Photography in the USA (US News & World Report, 2021)

 

 

STEM OPT Programs 

Interested in working in the US after graduating? With an approved application for Optional Practical Training (OPT), students can work in their field after graduation. UNM's Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) works with UNM international students to complete & submit their OPT applications and to make the transition from student to career, smooth. While all students are eligible to work for one year after graduation, the following majors can stay three years after graduation while employed.  

Stem Programs Available at The University of New Mexico

  • Archeology 
  • Architecture- (masters level only) 
  • Astrophysics 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biology 
  • Biomedical Sciences 
  • Computer Science 
  • Construction Management 
  • Digital Media- (associate level only) 
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences 
  • Environmental Sciences 
  • Information Systems and Assurance 
  • Information Technology 
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences- graduate level only 
  • Nanoscience and Microsystems 
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences 
  • Physics 
  • Statistics 
  • Sustainability Studies 
  • Water Resources 

 

Engineering: 
  • Biomedical 
  • Chemical 
  • Electrical 
  • Construction 
  • Engineering- doctoral level only 
  • Hazardous Waste Engineering 
  • Manufacturing Engineering 
  • Nuclear Engineering 
  • Optical Science and Engineering 
  • Systems Engineering