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About The University of New Mexico

Welcome to UNM

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.

President Robert G. Frank

"The University of New Mexico serves our state with distinction. Our faculty members are well recognized and include some of the most influential minds in academia. Our students are ambitious, tackling issues from data security to immigration policy. Our staff members are dedicated to the success of our students and to the mission of this great institution."

Robert G. Frank