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About The University of New Mexico 

The University of New Mexico was founded in 1889 in Albuquerque, and the main campus is home to over 800 acres. Hosting an exciting campus life with its proximity to the city, UNM offers a variety of opportunities for students to be involved. Along with award-winning programs, UNM has expanded to eLearning programs for students to take from anywhere. Through the Extended Learning courses, students can take advantage of the great aspects of UNM material through a more flexible schedule.  

Greater access to higher education at UNM makes a positive difference in the lives of New Mexico students, their families, and their communities. Alternative learning opportunities are very important for non-traditional students, as well as meeting the greater expectations of traditional students in the fast, nimble pace of a mobile world.

The University of New Mexico Mission

The mission of the University of New Mexico is to serve as New Mexico’s flagship institution of higher learning through demonstrated and growing excellence in teaching, research, patient care, and community service.

UNM’s ongoing commitment serves to:

  • Educate and encourage students to develop the values, habits of mind, knowledge, and skills that they need to be enlightened citizens, contribute to the state and national economies, and lead satisfying lives.
  • Discover and disseminate new knowledge and creative endeavors that will enhance the overall well-being of society.
  • Deliver health care of the highest quality to all who depend on us to keep them healthy or restore them to wellness.
  • Actively support social, cultural, and economic development in our communities to enhance the quality of life for all New Mexicans.


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