University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus: Narrative Description

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UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-VALENCIA CAMPUS F-6

280 La Entrada
Los Lunas, NM 87031-7633
Tel: (505)925-8500
Admissions: (505)925-8580
Fax: (505)925-8563
Web Site: http://www.unm.edu/~unmvc/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Mexico Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1981. Setting: small town campus with easy access to Albuquerque. Total enrollment: 1,544. Students come from 4 states and territories, 2 other countries, 76% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Placement: ACT COMPASS recommended; SAT or ACT, ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/25.

Collegiate Environment:

Major annual events: Halloween Carnival, Cultural Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 9,500 books and 150 serials. Operations spending 2003-04: $140,091. 65 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.