Tuition & Fees

$6,824

$15,231

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
36%
400-499
47%
300-399
17%
600-699
8%
500-599
28%
400-499
46%
300-399
18%
30-36
3%
24-29
9%
18-23
37%
12-17
45%
6-11
6%
30-36
2%
24-29
2%
18-23
44%
12-17
46%
6-11
6%
24-29
5%
18-23
44%
12-17
48%
6-11
3%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,204
Declined +
Total Received 1,204
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Public

2,245

undergraduate students

1,003

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 4535
ACT 2646

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,248
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  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: 9,647). 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

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
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
9%
Top 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/4
25%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
36%
400-499
47%
300-399
17%
600-699
8%
500-599
28%
400-499
46%
300-399
18%
30-36
3%
24-29
9%
18-23
37%
12-17
45%
6-11
6%
30-36
2%
24-29
2%
18-23
44%
12-17
46%
6-11
6%
24-29
5%
18-23
44%
12-17
48%
6-11
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 5 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline rolling
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended

Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,204
Declined +
Total Received 1,204

Admissions Factors

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
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Margaret Perez-Medina
Interim Director of Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment
P: 800 872-9668, extension 6000
F: 575 538-6127
admissions@wnmu.edu

Financial Aid

1%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,780

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,824
Room $5,990
Board $3,600
Books & supplies $810
Total $17,224
Average Financial Aid - $10,780
Total with Avg. Aid $6,444

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

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Cheryl Hain
Director of Financial Aid
cheryl.hain@wnmu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
softball
tennis
volleyball
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Athletic Directors

Scott Noble (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Terra Dunlap (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biology
Botany
Business Administration
Business Management
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemical Dependency
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Technology
Counseling
Criminal Justice
E-Commerce/System Administration
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Technology
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Electrician
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
Liberal Studies
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Nursing
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Education
Psychology
Reading
Rehabilitation Services
Science Education
Secondary Education
Social Science
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Sustainable Development
Welding Technician
Zoology
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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

3,248

total students

73%

in-state

27%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

69%

2,245
students

Female
64%
1,437

Male
36%
808

31%

1,003
students

Female
76%
761

Male
24%
242

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

52%

1,189
students

Female
60%
713

Male
40%
476

48%

1,056
students

Female
69%
724

Male
31%
332

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
41%
Hispanic/Latino
21%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

100%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

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

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

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

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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