University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

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The University of New Mexico (UNM; Spanish: Universidad de Nuevo México) is a public research university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Founded in 1889, UNM offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degree programs. The Albuquerque campus encompasses over 600 acres (2.4 km²), and there are branch campuses in Gallup, Los Alamos, Rio Rancho, Taos, and Los Lunas. UNM is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". According to the National Science Foundation, UNM spent $251 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 94th in the nation.
UNM's NCAA Division I program (FBS for football) offers 16 varsity sports. The teams are known as the Lobos, who compete in the Mountain West Conference. Two human mascots, referred to as Lobo Louie and Lobo Lucy, rouse crowds at New Mexico athletic events. The Lobos have won national championships in skiing and cross country running. The official school colors are cherry and silver.
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  • Went in for a quick t-shirt purchase and ended up with so much more. The people were helpful and the items for purchase were abundant! Go check them out for your Lobo attire and memorabilia.  more »
  • UNM has been a great school for our son. He has embraced college and the overall atmosphere at UNM has really helped him to come into his own.  more »
  • Tried posole for the first time and didn’t like it 😖. The burrito was nice though! They could do more with a larger portion of the guagamole and chips~
  • Nice atmosphere, good vibes, always a good time.

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