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Colleges / University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto University of New Mexico, the application fee is $25. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to University of New Mexico?

University of New Mexico does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico is amoderately difficult school to get into. University of New Mexico evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, University of New Mexico **accepted 54% of students, around 7,483 of the 13,880 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of New Mexico, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does University of New Mexico Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of New Mexico

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

University of New Mexico 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of New Mexico must submit the following items. Double check with University of New Mexico's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of New Mexico?

Students admitted to University of New Mexico have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of New Mexico, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 18.05%
3.50 and 3.74 22.07%
3.25 and 3.49 13.54%
3.00 and 3.24 16.23%
2.50 and 2.9 15.25%
2.00 and 2.49 1.37%
University of New Mexico doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

University of New Mexico does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Transferring to University of New Mexico

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of New Mexico.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of New Mexico during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

University of New Mexico Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of New Mexico?

Students who are admitted to University of New Mexico must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does University of New Mexico accept transfer credits?

University of New Mexico accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of New Mexico accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES Excelsior College Examinations

Does University of New Mexico accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of New Mexico accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of New Mexico?

University of New Mexico. is not test optional. Test scores are will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

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University of New Mexico Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

54%

How hard is it to get into University of New Mexico? University of New Mexico is a somewhat selective institution. The University of New Mexico acceptance rate is 54%. This means that the institution accepts 53 out of every 100 applicants.

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University of New Mexico Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of New Mexico is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of New Mexico is Continuous processing.

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

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University of New Mexico GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.42

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of New Mexico, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.42. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

22,244

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

54%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,161

Out-of-State

$24,499

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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