GRE Test Centers in New Mexico

By | March 19, 2019

GRE Testing Locations

Decided to take GRE exam? Now it is time to determine where to take the test.  This site provides a full list of GRE testing centers in New Mexico, among which, you can choose one that is nearest to you. Good news is that the following GRE test locations in New Mexico offer both GRE general test and the GRE subject tests.

GRE Test Centers in New Mexico

  1. Albuquerque NM – APCN-1909
    8801 Jefferson St, Building A, Suite 101, Albuquerque
    New Mexico United States 87113
    Computer Based Test
  2. Santa Fe – St. Michaels Drive – APCN-1908
    720 St Michael’s Drive, Suite #2A, Santa Fe
    New Mexico United States 87505
    Computer Based Test

GRE Test Dates

There are two types of test format offered by the test maker – ETS: Computer-delivered and Paper-delivered GRE general tests.  For computer based test format, the GRE General Test is offered year-round on a continuous basis, and available for registration on a first-come, first-served basis. For paper based general test,  testing is available three times per year. The following test dates apply:

Test Dates for Paper Based Deadlines for Registration Scores Available
November 09, 2019 October 4, 2019 December 20, 2019
February 1, 2020 December 27, 2019 March 13, 2020

GRE Subject Tests in New Mexico

The GRE Subject Tests are available on paper based only. In all GRE test centers throughout the world (both inside and outside United States), the exam is available three times a year. The three test dates are:

  • April
  • September
  • October

GRE Test Dates in New Mexico

On the test maker website, you can search for a testing location by zip code. If you are living in the state of New Mexico and not sure about which postal code you belong to, you can find your zip code on COUNTRYAAH.

Nature in New Mexico

The state of New Mexico is located in the Western United States and belongs to the mountainous states of the United States. The area of New Mexico is 315,194 km 2 (fifth place among the states of the USA.

New Mexico borders Arizona to the west, Colorado to the north, Oklahoma to the northeast, and Texas to the east and southeast. The extreme northwest of New Mexico is the so-called ” four corners ” point, at which the borders of the four states, passing along the meridians and parallels, converge at right angles. To the south, New Mexico borders Mexico.

New Mexico is part of the United States Mountain Time Zone.

On the territory of New Mexico, four large physical and geographical regions are distinguished – the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado Plateau, the Great Plains and the Ranges and Basins.

In the central part of northern New Mexico, the southern spurs of the Rocky Mountains stretch – the Sangre de Cristo ridges (in Spanish – “The Blood of Christ”, it is believed that the ridge got its name because of the characteristic red color of the rocks that form it, especially at dawn or sunset) and San Juan, as well as the Hemez and Sandia mountain ranges. The height of most of the mountains of Sangre de Cristo exceeds 3,500 meters above sea level, it is here that the highest point of the state – Mount Wheeler Peak (4,013 meters) is located. A significant part of the mountains in the north of New Mexico is covered with forests, including those protected by the state (Carson and Santa Fe National Forests).

Between the mountain ranges from north to south flows the largest river in New Mexico (and, according to various estimates, the fourth or fifth longest river in North America) – the Rio Grande. Its origins are located in southwestern Colorado, and south of the Rio Grande forms the border between the United States (namely the state of Texas) and Mexico.

Petroglyph National Monument

The Petroglyph National Monument is formed by a 27 km long stretch of basalt escarpment, which is part of a vast table mountain. This escarpment is interesting above all because more than 25 thousand rock drawings, so-called petroglyphs, have been preserved here. The basalt escarpment can be found near the current city of Albuquerque, in the very center of the American state of New Mexico. This area was first settled 12 thousand years ago by nomadic Indian tribes.

The Indians left behind a number of various rock drawings and figures. These are etched into the black oxidized surface of the basalt boulders. Scientists estimate that the age of most of the drawings dates back to the period between 1300 and 1680. A small percentage of them are then up to 4000 years old. The Indians lived peacefully in the area until 1540, when the Spanish colonizers arrived. With their arrival, there was a great turning point in the life of the Indians, chaos and uncertainty. Mutual disagreements culminated in several Indian rebellions, from which the Spaniards always emerged victorious. The main change in the lives of the Indians was the mostly involuntary conversion to the Catholic faith. This resulted in a departure from the original ceremonial acts as well as the creation of new petroglyphs.

Today, the city limits of Albuquerque extend to the monument itself, which was included in the management of the park in 1990 in order to protect the unique historical drawings. Today, not far from the petroglyph wall, there are rows of new houses, which were built mainly in the traditional pueblo style.

The two main and most visited parts of the park are Boca Negra Canyon and Rinconada Canyon. A visitor’s center is built halfway between them, where you will learn all the necessary information about this location. There is a visitor parking lot directly below the petroglyph escarpment in Boca Negra Canyon. You can walk between the individual petroglyphs on a concrete walkway and stairs. Paths meander through a jumble of painted basalt boulders. Since the boulders are black in color, it is a good idea to plan your visit to this place at a time other than summer to avoid the unbearable heat that prevails here at that time.

The easy availability of petroglyphs makes Petroglyph NM an ideal place to study and explore the original meanings of ancient petroglyphs.