Western New Mexico University

Silver City, NM

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, NM

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Tuition & Fees

$8,609

$16,464

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 872
Declined
Total Received 872
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Public

2,214

undergraduate students

979

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Western New Mexico University, founded in 1893, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 80-acre campus is located in Silver City, in southwestern New Mexico, 100 miles from El Paso.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 3,193
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

80-acre campus in Silver City (population: 9,647). Served by air; major airport serves El Paso, TX (150 miles); bus and train serve Deming (50 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Rural community
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: El Paso International

Western New Mexico University
1000 West College Avenue
Silver City, NM
88061

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government
  • CKI
  • MECHa
  • Native American Club
  • Student Athletic Club

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Great Race
  • Student Orientation
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Application fee $30
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 2.5

Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 872
Declined
Total Received 872

Admissions Factors

Considered

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Not Considered

application essay
class rank
recommendation(s)

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 32
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

95%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,959

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,396
Room & board $11,390
Additional fees $1,213.38
Books & supplies $800
Other fees $500
Total $21,299.38
Average Financial Aid - $4,959
Total with Avg. Aid $16,340.38

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Golf, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Soccer, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Golf, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Soccer, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Business/Commerce, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
General Studies
Graphic Design
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Human Services, General
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rehabilitation Science
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Welding Technology/Welder
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated degree
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

3,193

total students

90.1%

in-state

9.9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

69%

2,214
students

Female
64%
1,419

Male
36%
795

31%

979
students

Female
76%
748

Male
24%
231

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

49%

1,102
students

Female
59%
649

Male
41%
453

51%

1,112
students

Female
70%
770

Male
30%
342

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 59%
Student 4 year graduation rate 14%
Student 5 year graduation rate 10%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
53%
Hispanic/Latino
27%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

161

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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