University of New Mexico

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Program Overview

UNM is a state supported university. Founded in 1889 as New Mexico's flagship institution, The University of New Mexico is a public research university whose main campus is located in Albuquerque. The University represents a cross-section of cultures and backgrounds and was recently selected as a recipient of the prestigious 2016 INSIGHT Into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, the only national recognition honoring health professions colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The school's notable faculty includes some of the most influential minds in academia, and the Carnegie Classification recognizes UNM as a doctoral university with the highest research activity.

UNM serves New Mexico with distinction as the largest post-secondary institution in the state via total enrollment across all campuses. As New Mexico's largest university, the University of New Mexico has a long-standing tradition of excellence. Featuring unique Pueblo architecture, the urban setting of Albuquerque, and an enrollment of over 30,000 spread across 12 schools and colleges, UNM has a unique learning environment with all the resources you'd expect from a flagship research institution.

With over 200 concentrations to choose from, the university offers a variety of academics. The University of New Mexico is especially known for its graduate schools, which include excellent programs in Engineering, Health Care, Law and Photography.

Campus life at the University of New Mexico is diverse. In addition to its hundreds of campus organizations, UNM's student life features over 15 NCAA Division I athletic programs in the Mountain West Conference, as well as a vast and bustling Greek life.

It enrolls about 30,000 students; about 80 percent of whom are undergraduates. Distinctive educational programs include business and management, communications, architecture, and environmental design. UNM offers nearly 100 fields of study in the arts, humanities, engineering, social sciences, and natural sciences. The campus is situated on 645 acres in the city of Albuquerque. Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico, has a population of 400,000 and is situated in the center of the state.

UCSC Study Abroad Advisor and Program Coordinator

Krissy Loveman (

Term Options

Fall Semester

mid-August to mid-December

Spring Semester

mid-January to mid-May*

*you must miss both winter and spring quarters in order to participate in this session


mid-August to mid-May

Eligibility Requirements

You can apply to this program if meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 2.5 cumulative UCSC GPA or above
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Declared in a major prior to departure
  • Junior or Senior class standing by the time of departure
  • UCSC student
  • 18 years of age or older at the time of departure

How to Apply

  1. Complete your Study Abroad Profile in SlugsAbroad
  2. This program is limited capacity. Confirm the deadline and capacity before applying
  3. Apply for Fall, Year, or Spring on SlugsAbroad, which will require academic approval from your major department and college