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Student Exchange at University of New Mexico

This program is open to all UCSC students

Durham, New Hampshire

Fall Semester: August 17, 2020 - Dec 12, 2021

Spring Semester: January 20, 2021 - May 16, 2021

Year: August 17, 2020 - May 16, 2021

Term options: Fall Semester, Spring Semester (Winter + Spring quarters), Year

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.

This program is limited capacity.

Language of Instruction: English

UC Santa Cruz Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Ashley Bayman

Eligibility Requirements

This program is open to students who 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


All courses taken on a UCSC Domestic Exchange are awarded UC credit. Your courses and associated grades will be listed on your UCSC transcript, however, you will not receive grade points, meaning, your grades will not be calculated into your UCSC GPA. Notwithstanding, the units you earn will be added to your total units toward graduation. Courses taken on a domestic exchange will not automatically count for major, minor, college and/or general education requirements. In order to request a course satisfy a UCSC requirement, you will need to file a petition with the appropriate department or college and provide syllabi, tests, homework, papers, and other related coursework from abroad. You are encouraged to speak with your department and college academic advisors prior to enrolling in courses in order to determine the likelihood the courses will satisfy the UCSC requirement.

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