As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, the University represents a cross-section of cultures and backgrounds. In fall of 2018 24,393 students, attended the main, branch and HSC campuses and education centers.
UNM boasts an outstanding faculty that includes a Nobel Laureate, two MacArthur Fellows, 35 Fulbright scholars and several members of national academies. Faculty publish in many professional journals including Scientific American, The New England Journal of Medicine and Nature. UNM professors have been quoted in Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, People Magazine, Parade Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, and The New Yorker, among others. They have shared their expertise on CNN, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Nova National Geographic and other news shows.
UNM has more than 27,000 employees statewide, including employees of University Hospitals. It has more than 185,000 active alumni, with Lobos in every state and more than 1,700 alumni outside the U.S. More than half of UNM’s alumni choose to remain in New Mexico.
UNM's libraries, museums, galleries and performance spaces are a rich cultural resources for the state. Home to the Lobos and contenders in the Mountain West Conference, UNM athletics draw fans from all over. The University Arena or “The Pit” is one of college basketball's most famous and recognizable buildings. In fact, The Pit was ranked 5th by the Travel Channel as one of the best college basketball venues.