Western New Mexico University

Silver City, NM

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, NM

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Tuition & Fees

$6,574

$13,557

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Selective

Admissions Data Not Reported

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Public

2,896

undergraduate students

1,243

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 4,139
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: Small town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
18%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
40%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (priority deadline) August 5
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended

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Admissions Factors

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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Financial Aid

59%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$8,780

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $4,417
Housing $5,900
Food $4,380
Additional fees $2,157
Books & supplies $1,600
Total $18,454
Average Financial Aid - $8,780
Total with Avg. Aid $9,674

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,211,185
State $414,789
Institutional
Other external $235,783
Total $5,861,757

Non-need-based

Federal $28,670
State $661,118
Institutional $586,624
Other external $398,455
Total $1,674,867

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 505 538-6173
F: 505 538-6189
finaid@wnmu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division II), Lone Star Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Botany/Plant Biology. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Commercial and Advertising Art. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce. yes
Education, General. yes yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Energy Systems Technology/Technician. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
General Studies. yes
History, General. yes
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching. yes yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physical Sciences, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Rehabilitation Science. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes
Welding Technology/Welder. yes
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management. yes
Zoology/Animal Biology. yes

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Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Vocational Arts

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

4,139

total students

75%

in-state

25%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

70%

2,896
students

Female
64%
1,849

Male
36%
1,047

30%

1,243
students

Female
75%
934

Male
25%
309

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

45%

1,296
students

Female
59%
764

Male
41%
532

55%

1,600
students

Female
68%
1,085

Male
32%
515

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Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

6%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Bolivia
Columvia
France
Ireland
Mexico
Peru
Special services offered for international applicants

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