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UNM Law School

Rank 91 (USNWR 2022)
156
Median LSAT
3.61
Median GPA
41.2%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • UNM Law School
  • University of New Mexico
  • NEW MEXICO, UNIVERSITY OF
  • UNM

UNM Law School is a law school located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The school was ranked 91 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UNM Law School is approximately 110.

Admissions website: https://lawschool.unm.edu/admissions/

Admissions email: admissions@law.unm.edu

Admissions phone: 505-277-0958

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UNM Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 152 156 159
GPA 3.37 3.61 3.83
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 578 11
# Admissions offers 238 -
Class size 110 9
% Accepted 41.2% 49
% Yield 43.3% 90

During the 2022 application cycle, 578 people applied and 238 were offered admission.

University of New Mexico has a 1L class size of 110, and yield of 43.28%. 103 out of 238 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 43.28% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of New Mexico has a median LSAT of 156. The 25th percentile LSAT is 152 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 159.

The median GPA is 3.61. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.37 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.83.

UNM Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 34 applicants for the 2021-2022 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does UNM Law School cost per year?

$42,070.00
Tuition
31st percentile
$19,965.00
In-state tuition
$59,450.00
CoA
24th percentile
79.00%
Grads with debt
$82,583.00
Average debt
$55,000.00
Salary, 25th %
$60,000.00
Salary
$59,999.00
PI Salary
43.00%
Employment rate
85.80%
Bar pass rate

Cost of attending UNM Law School

In 2022, tuition was $42,070 and the annual cost of attending was $59,450 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

UNM Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of New Mexico make $60,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $59,999.

50.5% of law graduates from University of New Mexico go directly to work for law firms, while 10.5% clerk for a judge. 10.5% of graduates go into public interest.

85.8% of University of New Mexico graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about UNM Law School

The University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Law is the state’s only law school and is located on UNM’s North Campus. It is surrounded by a 9-hole golf course and is next door to the New Mexico Court of Appeals, which has a special viewing room designated specifically for our students. It is in Albuquerque, the state’s largest city, which sits at an altitude of 5,000 feet between the Rio Grande River and the Sandia Mountains, offering residents an abundance of outdoor recreational activities year-round. Our small and supportive community and diverse faculty consistently rank high in clinical programs, environmental law, diversity, student to faculty ratio, popularity with non-traditional students, and educational value – our students graduate with their career options less constrained by debt.

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