Tuition & Fees

$6,824

$15,231

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 954
Declined +
Total Received 954
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Public

2,484

undergraduate students

887

graduate students

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Lists & Rankings

Western New Mexico University does not appear on any Lists or Rankings

Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Education
  3. Liberal Arts/general Studies
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Codes

SAT 4535
ACT 2646

School Facts

Western New Mexico, 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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,371
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Silver City, NM

80-acre campus in Silver City (population: 9,907). Served by air; major airport serves El Paso, TX (150 miles); bus and train serve Deming (50 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
43%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline April 1 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements

Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 954
Declined +
Total Received 954

Admissions Factors

Considered

Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Lara Matthew
Interim Director, Admissions
P: 505 538-6127
F: 575 538-6127
admissions@wnmu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,824
Room $3,010
Board $2,200
Books & supplies $810
Total $12,844

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Heartland Conference
Mascot
Mustangs
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Biology
Botany
Business Administration
Business Management
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemical Dependency
Chemistry
Chicano/Hemispheric Studies
Computer Science
Computer Technology
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Detention Officer Training
E-Commerce/System Administration
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Technology
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Electrician
Environmental Sustainability
Financial Services
Fine Arts
Forest Wildlife Law Enforcement
Forest/Wildlife
General Business
General Science
Graphic Design
History
Industrial Maintenance
Interdisciplinary Studies
Kinesiology
Law Enforcement Training
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Nursing
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Education
Private Security Officer Training
Psychology
Reading
Rehabilitation Services
Science Education
Secondary Education
Social Science
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Welding Technician
Zoology
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Undergraduate

74%

2,484
students

Female
62%
1,533

Male
38%
951

Graduate

26%

887
students

Female
74%
652

Male
26%
235

undergraduateFull-time

57%

1,428
students

Female
60%
851

Male
40%
577

undergraduatePart-time

43%

1,056
students

Female
65%
682

Male
35%
374

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
38%
Hispanic/Latino
22%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

12

semester hours

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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
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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