Our points of pride

The UNM School of Engineering is the highest-ranked engineering program in New Mexico, and the only Carnegie R1 (highest research activity) university in the state, putting it in the same class as MIT, Stanford, Purdue and other well-respected engineering programs in the country.

UNM is a member of the Sandia Academic Alliance, along with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Texas at Austin, Purdue, and Georgia Tech.

UNM ranks No. 2 in impact of innovation for Mid-Sized Research Universities in the 2020 George W. Bush Institute and Opus Faveo Innovation Development poll

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U.S. News & World Report rankings

Best Graduate Schools for Engineering 2022

  • #84 overall graduate program

Specialty rankings:

  • #16 nuclear engineering
  • #59 environmental engineering
  • #58 electrical engineering
  • #66 computer engineering
  • #73 chemical engineering
  • #75 computer science
  • #91 mechanical engineering
  • #84 civil engineering
  • #114 biomedical engineering

Best Undergraduate Programs in Engineering 2021

  • Undergraduate engineering programs: #90

Best Online Programs in Engineering 2021

  • Graduate engineering: #50

Other notable rankings