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Eastern New Mexico University

Portales, NM 4-Year Public

About Eastern New Mexico University

Eastern New Mexico University is a public, state school located in the rural setting of Portales, NM

Founded in 1934, the institution currently enrolls around 5,268 students a year, including 3,928 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $32,962,659. The school spends $5,992 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Eastern New Mexico University

Acceptance rate: 51%

Average GPA: 3.48

Mean ACT score: 20

Mean SAT score: 1045

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 24

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: August 1

Eastern New Mexico University Acceptance Rate

Eastern New Mexico University is a noncompetitive school to get accepted to. The acceptance rate at Eastern New Mexico University is 51 percent.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.48 /4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1045 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 20.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Eastern New Mexico University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Eastern New Mexico University, around 61 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 620 students who started at Eastern New Mexico University as first-time freshman, 126 graduate within four years.

Around 29 percent of students who started at Eastern New Mexico University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $20,829 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Eastern New Mexico University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Eastern New Mexico University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1500 South Avenue K Portales, NM 88130

Campus Setting: Rural

Eastern New Mexico University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 24

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 24

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Eastern New Mexico University is Aug 24.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Eastern New Mexico University is Aug 24.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Eastern New Mexico University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

17 to 22

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Eastern New Mexico University is 19. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Eastern New Mexico University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Eastern New Mexico University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

820 - 1020

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Math SAT Range

440 - 540

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Reading SAT Range

450 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1020 and Above

Good

820 to 1020

Avg

820 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Eastern New Mexico University students is 1015. Applicants with SAT scores of 1020 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Eastern New Mexico University, while applicants with SAT scores between 820 to 1020 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 820 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Eastern New Mexico University.

Eastern New Mexico University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$14,954

In State

$16,994

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$4,074
$6,114
Fees
$2,454
$2,454
Housing
$7,526
$7,526
Books
$900
$900

Student Life

Wondering what life at Eastern New Mexico University is like? There are approximately 5,694 students enrolled at Eastern New Mexico University, including 4,473 undergraduate students and 1,221 graduate students. 54% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from NM and 23% percent of students are from other states.

54%

Full Time

46%

Part Time

77%

In State

23%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,694

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

58%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,528

Out-of-State

$8,568

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 24
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