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 room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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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.

Official website Visit website
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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
40%
Percent 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

Selective

Not Reported

Admissions Factors

Not Reported

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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
Room $5,900
Board $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
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track and field x country
Volleyball
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Athletic Facts

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

Majors

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

  • 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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