Finding Housing

Most incoming students will have their accommodations finalized by early July. If you are looking for accommodations close to the Law School’s campus, the earlier the better.

Where do most students live?

UNM Housing Map

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Albuquerque is composed of a variety of neighborhoods popular with our students which are easily accessible to campus. The most popular neighborhoods to live in for our student body include: Downtown, Midtown/University area, Nob Hill, the Northeast Heights, North Valley, and the Foothills.

More specifically, many law students live in the neighborhoods surrounding the law school in the area known as “north campus”, bordered by the law school on the West, I-40 to the North, Carlisle to the East, and Lomas/Main Campus to the South. Some are within easy walking or biking distance.

Also popular are the neighborhoods bordered by I-40, Girard to the West, San Mateo to the East, and South to Gibson, encompassing Nob Hill and Ridgecrest.

If students wish to live further away and drive to school, they will need to park at a meter (very limited supply) or purchase a parking pass for the L or G lot from Parking and Transportation Services.

There are even more rental opportunities on the south side of the main campus, where many UNM Main Campus students live.

Generally, housing opportunities can be found with internet search tools such as Craigslist, apartment finder and through networking with law students, faculty and staff.

For detailed information on these and other neighborhoods around the city, please check out

Housing Options

On-Campus Housing

UNM Residence Life and Student Housing (RLSH), along with its partner American Campus Communities (ACC), offers a wide variety of housing accommodations for the entire University community; from traditional residence halls, suites, and apartment style living.

For law students who choose UNM housing, you can find non-traditional housing options through UNM's Graduate Student Housing options or live in the apartment style housing located on the University’s South Campus rather than the traditional dorm and suite rooms.

Off-Campus Housing

The majority of law students live off campus in houses or apartments. Depending on specific needs, students live within walking or bicycling distance of the UNM School of Law, and others commute from across the Albuquerque metropolitan area.

Finding Off-Campus Housing

If you have any questions about housing in the Albuquerque area feel free to contact the Admissions Office team. We are happy to talk with you about the different neighborhoods and locations that will fit your needs while in school.