University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Branch: Narrative Description

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4000 University Dr.
Los Alamos, NM 87544-2233
Tel: (505)662-5919
Admissions: (505)661-4692
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Mexico Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1980. Setting: 5-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 890. 213 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 12 states and territories, 3 other countries, 3% Native American, 39% Hispanic, 1% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 40% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at University of New Mexico, Northern New Mexico Community College, Santa Fe Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/12. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 4 open to all. 10,000 books and 160 serials. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.