University of New Mexico-Main Campus (UNM)

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UNM can be found in Albuquerque, NM, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of New Mexico-Main Campus has about 23,000 students enrolled per year.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 970 (25th percentile) - 1290 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 19 (25th percentile) - 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants that get into UNM. We were able to estimate the UNM average GPA (2.98 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 94% of all students that apply are admitted to UNM, from which 29% choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UNM acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 72%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UNM Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of New Mexico-Main Campus was reported as 94.3% in Fall 2020 with over 9,330 college applications submitted to University of New Mexico-Main Campus. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UNM ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • UNM Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into University of New Mexico-Main Campus?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of New Mexico-Main Campus is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UNM has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 57.8%
  • 2017-2018: 67.0%
  • 2018-2019: 69.6%
  • 2019-2020: 94.3%
  • Projected UNM Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 72.0%

How Does UNM Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of New Mexico-Main Campus is sixty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
New Mexico State University-Main Campus54.6%
The University of Texas at El Paso100.0%
University of Colorado Colorado Springs87.2%
Northern Arizona University84.9%
Texas Tech University68.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UNM (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 640
Math500 - 650
Total Score970 - 1290
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 25
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