University of New Mexico School of Law

The law school of University of New Mexico-Main Campus, known as University of New Mexico School of Law, is a Public, 4 years school in Albuquerque, NM. Total 306 students are attending the law school and 105 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 156 and the average GPA is 3.61. The law school tuition & fees at University of New Mexico School of Law is $42,868.

  • LSAT Average: 156
  • 2023 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $42,868
  • Acceptance Rate: 51.44%
  • Student Population: 306
  • First-Year Student: 105

2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

The 2022-2023 tuition & fees at University of New Mexico School of Law is $19,724 for New Mexico residents and $42,868 for out-of-state students. The tuition increased by 62.24% compared to last year.
The average tuition & fees of law schools in New Mexico is $8,607 for New Mexico residents and $23,794 for out-of-state students. For all laws schools in United States, the average law school tuition & fees is $37,935 for State residents and $43,395 for out-of-state students.
The tuition & fees of University of New Mexico School of Law is more expensive than the average tuition & fees of New Mexico law schools.
The next table shows the University of New Mexico School of Law tuition & fees and compare it to the New Mexico law schools and all U.S. Law schools. The 2023 statistics for comparison is not available yet due to the lack of data.
Law School Tuition & Fees
202120222023
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
University of New Mexico School of Law$9,831$26,590$9,558$26,422$19,724$42,868
New Mexico Law Schools$8,607$23,794 $8,607$23,794-
All U.S. Law Schools$38,035$43,389 $37,935$43,395-

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 156 and the average GPA is 3.61 at University of New Mexico School of Law.
The undergraduate GPA of University of New Mexico School of Law is higher than the average LSAT score of New Mexico law schools, as well as all law schools in United States.
The next table shows the submitted LSAT scores and GPA by 25th/50th/75th percentile and full-time/part-time status and compare each score to last year scores.
LSAT scores distribution
University of New Mexico School of LawNew Mexico Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile152152155
50th percentile156156158
75th percentile159159161
GPA distribution
University of New Mexico School of LawNew Mexico Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile3.373.373.27
50th percentile3.613.613.54
75th percentile3.833.833.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 486 students have applied to University of New Mexico School of Law. Among them, 250 students have accepted to admit and 105 have enrolled into University of New Mexico School of LawThe acceptance rate is 51.44% and the yield is 42%.
The acceptance rate of University of New Mexico School of Law is higher than the acceptance rate of New Mexico law schools.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at University of New Mexico School of Law.
Admission Statistics
University of New Mexico School of LawNew Mexico Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants486486475,703
Admitted250250135,643
Enrolled10510540,338
Acceptance Rate51.44%51.44%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)42.00%42.00%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 306 students enrolled to University of New Mexico School of Law. Among them 296 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 10 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 105 students newly joined to to University of New Mexico School of Law. By gender, there are 49 men and 63 women first-time students at University of New Mexico School of Law. All students enrolled as full-time status at University of New Mexico School of Law.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment325306
JD Enrollment310296
Non-JD Enrollment1510
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
Total81105
Men3649
Women4663

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 85.85% where 106 students took the exam and 91 students passed the exam. The pass rate is higher than average pass rate of New Mexico law schools (85.56%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates114121
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total118106
New Graduates9594
Prior Year Graduates2312
Early Takers00
No Exam Takers1923
Exam Passer9591
Exam Pass Rate80.51%85.85%
New Mexico Pass Rate75.01%85.56%

Law Schools in New Mexico

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