University of New Mexico
Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico offers a wide variety of academic programs through twelve Colleges and Schools. These academic options include more than 215 degree and certificate programs, including 94 baccalaureates, 71 masters and 37 doctoral degrees. UNM is a place where cutting-edge research and creative endeavours flourish. The university’s research injects millions of dollars into New Mexico’s economy, funds new advancements in healthcare, and augments teaching – giving students valuable hands-on training in state-of-the art laboratories.
There are over 400 Chartered Student Organizations for students to choose from when it comes to getting a UNM Involved. Chartered Student Organizations are groups that are officially recognized by the University of New Mexico. These student orgs are an opportunity for growth and leadership in a student driven environment with the support of the university. There are 13 different categories that these groups identify with.
Intramural sport activities offered by Recreational Services include flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, golf, tennis, and many others. Co-recreational offerings include indoor soccer and basketball. The Sport Club Program is designed to serve student interest in different sports and recreational activities. These interests can be competitive, recreational or instructional in nature as these clubs may represent the University in intercollegiate competition or conduct intra club activities such as tournament play, practice, instruction and social interaction.
The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas. Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces.
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