University of New Mexico

New Mexico's Flagship University, Go Lobos!

Basic School Information:

  • Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Students: 6,205 Graduate, 20,859 Undergraduate
  • Moderately difficult admission, approximately 85% of applicants accepted
  • Tuition: $6,447 in-state, $20,644 out-of-state
  • Public school in an urban location


Albuquerque has a number of fun activities to do in off-time. Some of these include:
  • ABQ Biopark Aquarium and Botanic Garden
  • ABQ Biological Park
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • Sandia Park Tramway
  • Petroglyph National Monument
  • Explora (Museum with over 250 hands-on exhibits)
  • National Museum of Nuclear Science
  • Summer: Averages lows of 62 and highs of 90 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Autumn: Averages lows of 34 and highs of 81 degrees farenheit.
  • Winter: Averages lows of 26 and highs of 53 degrees farenheit.
  • Spring: Averages lows of 36 and highs of 79 degrees farenheit.
Geographical Location
  • Northern, upper region of the Chihuahuan Desert.
  • Albuquerque Basin, part of the Rio Grande Rift
  • High Elevation -- one of the highest (of major cities) in the country
  • Rio Grande River, classified as "exotic"
  • Sandia Mountains (Named after the Spanish word for "watermelon" for their colors)

Paying for College

I have several means of paying for my college education:
  • Part-time job
  • Help from Family
  • Student Loans
  • Apply for scholarship(s)

Acheiving Post High School Goals

My goals for finishing my high school career include:
  • GPA of 3.25
  • Graduating no more than one semester past my planned graduation year
  • Saving up money doing part-time work while still in high school
  • Owning my own car to make transportation easier