The Class of 2027

Here are Class of 2027 updates (May 30, 2023) to share with you:

You have many choices where to attend college, but by selecting to attend UNM you are going to experience one of the most diverse student environments…UNM is ranked #14 on the U.S. News Diversity Index and in the top 2% of ranked universities in the world (Center for World University Rankings). You'll meet students from all over the nation and world, in a Research I environment that exists in only 147 institutions in the nation. ¡Go Lobos!

  • Housing (ALERT). We are at 100% capacity for UNM housing. However...
    • First-year students are being given priority to the remaining available beds on campus. We intend to house all freshmen who are requesting housing.
    • There is another option available at Casas del Rio, a privately run apartment-style housing, right on campus and in the middle of UNM housing units. Here's the link.
    • Choosing to live on campus on a UNM property means room assignments go out (“round one”) on June 26. There’s a chance to choose roommates, etc. and good info on the link above.
  • No tuition increase. Tuition for 2023-24 will remain the same. Tuition rates can be found here.
  • Check your UNM email. If you've been admitted, we've moved to using your UNM-assigned email address for important communications...meaning that we aren't sending messages to your Gmail, Outlook, or other account.
  • Payment plans. An easy way to split up payments for any balances, after financial aid and scholarships are applied, during the semester. Up to five (5) payments during the Fall but important to set up before mid-August. Payment Plan Information here although it's for Spring--it will be updated for Fall soon, but provides a good idea of the program.     
  • Orientation. Reserve your spot for Summer/Fall 2023 New Student Orientation (NSO) at This is an important next step  and confirms your attendance at UNM.
    • There are a number of virtual and in-person orientation sessions to choose from.
    • At orientation, you'll learn more about programs and services, but most importantly you'll meet with an academic adviser and get registered for classes. That's where the magic begins!
    • Other next steps can be found in the Admitted Student Checklist.
  • Lobo Course Placement – required for all incoming first year students
    • Recommended to do early and absolutely before Orientation. Helps your academic adviser know which course level is best for you!
  • NM Residents - The Lottery Scholarship pays 100% of tuition at UNM; and the Opportunity Scholarship will cover any remaining fees.
    • For incoming first-year students, Lottery can begin in the second semester of enrollment; for transfers that bring their award to UNM, it begins immediately. Opportunity Scholarship can begin first semester.
  • Campus tours. We are conducting in-person campus tours for all students--and lots of choices during the week and Saturdays. You can sign-up here.
    • We also have a couple of different virtual tours available here—one is the same tour you’d get in person, delivered by one of our student tour guides, and the other is a self-guided tour of important facilities and landmarks on the UNM campus. 
  • Contact us. Admissions and enrollment staff and services are available online through live chat to help with many, many questions and processes. Try it!
  • COVID-19 Update: Effective March 13, 2023, the University of New Mexico no longer requires the COVID-19 primary vaccine series for students and employees, per President Stokes’ Weekly Perspective (click here for full article).

  • Resource Centers.  Find your pack and get support by learning more about UNM’s Student Resource Centers.
  • Financial Aid.  The 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid or (FAFSA) is available to complete.
    • We have started to package awards, so if you haven't already completed the FAFSA--do it today. And by doing so, you'll be entered into a drawing for one of multiple $1,000 additional scholarships.
  • Parents. I know you read this page, too, so here's a link to our Parent and Family Programs you should check out. You can join a listserv and get important updates and info about resources.
  • My contact information. For all parents and guardians, you should have received my contact information in case I can help answer questions, point you in the right direction, or advocate in any way. But in case my email is Contact me if I can help navigate something!

I want you to join us for a world-class education at the University of New Mexico--a Carnegie Research I university, a national flagship. Great weather all year and nearly a hundred degree programs that will challenge you, prepare you for a career, and give you opportunities that are only afforded at a university like UNM. The future is bright and I promise an outstanding educational experience when you chose to attend the University of New Mexico. And my personal commitment is to help in any way possible; contact me directly at if I can help. I'll even give you a personal tour of campus.


Dan D. García
Vice President for Enrollment Management
The University of New Mexico