University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico
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MottoLux Hominum Vita (Latin)
Motto in English
"Light the Life of Man"
TypePublic research university
EstablishedFebruary 28, 1889 (1889-02-28)
Academic affiliations
Endowment$577.3 million (2021)[2]
PresidentGarnett S. Stokes
ProvostJames Paul Holloway
Administrative staff
Students25,441 (Fall 2021)[4]
Undergraduates19,010 (Fall 2021)[4]
Postgraduates6,431(Fall 2021)[4]
Location, ,
United States
CampusLarge City, 769 acres (3.11 km2)[5]
Other campuses
NewspaperDaily Lobo
ColorsCherry and silver[6]
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division I FBSMountain West
MascotLobo Louie & Lobo Lucy
University of New Mexico logo.svg

The University of New Mexico (UNM; Spanish: Universidad de Nuevo México)[7] is a public research university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Founded in 1889 by the New Mexico Territorial Legislature, it is the state's oldest university, flagship academic institution, and the largest by enrollment, with over 25,400 students in 2021.

UNM comprises twelve colleges and schools, including the only law school in New Mexico. It offers 215 degree and certificate programs, including 94 baccalaureate, 71 master and 37 doctoral degrees.[8] The main campus spans 800 acres (320 ha) in central Albuquerque, with branch campuses in Gallup, Los Alamos, Rio Rancho, Taos, and Los Lunas.[9]Coordinates: 35°05′02″N 106°37′07″W / 35.08389°N 106.61861°W / 35.08389; -106.61861

UNM is identified as having "very high research activity" by the Carnegie Classification.[10] According to the National Science Foundation, it spent over $243 million on research and development in 2021, ranking 103rd in the U.S.[11] UNM is classified as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, with nearly half its students being Hispanic.[12]

UNM's 16 varsity sports programs, known as the Lobos, compete in NCAA Division I (FBS for football) and are members of the Mountain West Conference; the school has won national championships in skiing and cross country running.[13] UNM's official colors are cherry and silver.[14] The school has approximately 200,000 alumni worldwide.[15]

  1. ^ "URA Members".
  2. ^ As of June 30, 2021. U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20 (Report). National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. February 19, 2021. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  3. ^ "UNM Factbook 2009–10" (PDF). University of New Mexico. Retrieved June 11, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "Official Enrollment Reports". Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  5. ^ "University of New Mexico". US News. Retrieved July 19, 2021.
  6. ^ The University of New Mexico Athletics Art Sheet (PDF). April 9, 2022. Retrieved November 14, 2022.
  7. ^ Home. University of New Mexico, Mexico Office. Retrieved on March 17, 2019.
  8. ^ "Academic Programs at The University of New Mexico :: New Mexico's Flagship University | The University of New Mexico". Retrieved December 16, 2022.
  9. ^ "Campuses & Special Programs | The University of New Mexico". Retrieved March 16, 2011.
  10. ^ "Carnegie Classification". Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  11. ^ "Table 20: Higher education R&D expenditures, ranked by FY 2020 R&D expenditures: FYs 2010–20". National Science Foundation. Retrieved December 16, 2022.
  12. ^ "Digest of Education Statistics, 2019". Retrieved January 20, 2023.
  13. ^ "All Divisions/Collegiate Total Championships: Championships History (through July 2, 2014)"
  14. ^ "Approved UNM Colors" (PDF). University Identity Standards. University of New Mexico. October 2007. p. 25. Retrieved May 28, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "UNM By The Numbers :: New Mexico's Flagship University | The University of New Mexico". Retrieved January 20, 2023.

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