University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the University of New Mexico is a public institution noted for its beautiful campus and distinctive pueblo-style architecture.

Within the past year, both students and campus administration have demonstrated a liberal bias through protesting and administrations’ order to a student to remove his American flag from his dorm window.
Facts and Figures:

Tuition: $20,664

Undergraduate Population: 20,857

Graduate population: 7,158

Total student population: 28,015

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 14.6%

Campus Rating

    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE): Red Light
    American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) - Grade: D; No required courses in Composition, Literature, Foreign Language, U.S. Government/History, or Economics.

Campus Spotlight

  • Conservative Student Groups: 6

    Young Americans for Liberty, Young Americans for Freedom, UNM Students for Rand, Lobos for Israel, Federalist Society, College Republicans

    Liberal students groups: 5

    American Civil Liberties Union, Bernie Sanders @ UNM, College Democrats, Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, Students for Justice in Palestine


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    University of New Mexico votes to keep Chick-fil-A on campus
  • The University of New Mexico (UNM) voted on Wednesday to keep a Chick-fil-A franchise on campus, after a proposal was put forth to ban the popular fast restaurant, on the basis of company COO Dan Cathy's financial support for organizations which promote traditional marriage. The UNM Student Union Building (SUB) Board voted to keep Chick-fil-A on campus, after a student government resolution was...

  • Univ. of New Mexico to host 'threesome' sex event for students
  • The University of New Mexico (UNM) is hosting a “Sex Week,” where students can learn “How to be a Gentleman and get laid,” negotiate threesomes, and orgasmic blow jobs. The event, sponsored by the University of New Mexico Women’s Resource Center  and the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), is offering lectures on “How...

  • Univ. of New Mexico to celebrate 'Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance and Resilience Day'
  • The Associated Students of the University of New Mexico (ASUNM) voted unanimously earlier this month to officially recognize a new holiday: Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance and Resilience Day. The University of New Mexico’s (UNM) administration will have the final say regarding whether the holiday will be enacted. Although the university does not celebrate Columbus Day on any of the...

  • UNM warns staff that terms like 'crazy,' 'psycho' can 'stigmatize' colleagues
  • The University of New Mexico (UNM) is the latest university to join the long list of institutions that mandate sensitivity training for staff. The Daily Lobo reports that UNM will now require all faculty and staff to complete “Intersections: Preventing Discrimination and Harassment,” a course aimed at preventing sexual misconduct and gender discrimination, by December 31. The...

  • UPDATE: UNM student told to remove American flag from dorm window
  • A student at the University of New Mexico was told to remove an American flag from his dorm room window over the weekend, ostensibly because the school doesn’t want other students to hang Confederate or Nazi flags. Several students expressed outrage at the policy in interviews with ABC affiliate KOAT Friday after resident advisors told UNM student Bobby Schofield to remove an American flag...

  • Federal judge rejects UNM student’s free speech lawsuit
  • A former University of New Mexico student, who claims her First Amendment rights were violated by a professor who would not read one of her papers, had her case dismissed on Friday by Chief U.S. District Judge M. Christina Armijo, The Albuquerque Journal reports. Armijo dismissed the suit, which was filed against the school’s Board of Regents, after she found the defendants were protected...

  • Campus community hunts for missing vulva
  • University of New Mexico students will leave no stone unturned in their search for a missing vulva costume that was last seen on campus during SexUality Week last month. According to The Daily Lobo, the costume is owned by Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center, a local adult toy store, and was on loan for use as part of a “Pop Up Sex Ed” table on March 7, but went missing from the...

  • Students want president to condemn 'racist' native-designed seal
  • Several student protesters stormed the president’s office Friday at the University of New Mexico where they interrogated school administrators about their stance on the university’s official seal. Earlier this year, protesters first alleged that the school’s official seal, which depicts a frontiersman standing alongside a conquistador, is implicitly racist because it fails to...

  • UNM researcher caught celebrating deliveries of aborted fetuses
  • Evidence referred to the state’s Attorney General by Congress suggests that the University of New Mexico may have illegally procured aborted body parts for research. The Albuquerque Journal reports that a UNM lab technician’s notebook, collected in a large body of evidence subpoenaed by the U.S. House Select Panel on Infant Lives and forwarded to the New Mexico Attorney...

  • New Mexico considers forcing students to apply for college
  • State lawmakers in New Mexico recently proposed a bill that would force high school students to apply for college unless they provide the government with alternative post-graduation plan. House Bill 23, sponsored by Republican state representative Nate Gentry and Democratic state senator Daniel Ivey-Soto, would require high school juniors to “file an application with a college or show that...

  • Judge dismisses claims in UNM due process case
  • A federal judge in New Mexico dismissed a former student’s lawsuit against specific administrators at the University of Mexico, despite sympathizing with the former student’s claim that his constitutional rights were violated.Judge James Browning put out an order in response to a lawsuit filed by a former student, known as J. Lee in the suit filing, against UNM, according to the...