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About Western New Mexico University

Western New Mexico University is a public, state school in an rural setting in Silver City, New Mexico. Western New Mexico University was founded in 1893 and now enrolls around 2,822 students a year, including 1,874 undergrads.

Western New Mexico University offers housing for up to 425 students.

Western New Mexico University's endowment was valued at $13.1 million in 2021. The institution spends around $6,270 for each full-time student enrolled. Western New Mexico University employs one full-time professor for every 12 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Western New Mexico University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Average GPA 2.5
In-State Tuition $7,396
Out-of-State $15,252

Western New Mexico University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Western New Mexico University Early Admission

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

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Western New Mexico University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is not competitive to get into Western New Mexico University. In 2021, Western New Mexico University accepted 0% of applicants. Last year, 872 students applied to Western New Mexico University and 872 were admitted.

Western New Mexico University Waitlist 2021

Western New Mexico University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Western New Mexico University?

Western New Mexico University is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Western New Mexico University, applicants must submit the following items.

Western New Mexico University Application Requirements

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GPA and Test Scores for Western New Mexico University

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Western New Mexico University is 2.5 /4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Western New Mexico University.

Does Western New Mexico University Require the ACT or SAT?

Western New Mexico University 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.


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Does Western New Mexico University Offer Dorms?

Yes! Western New Mexico University provides on-campus housing for up to 425 students.

Western New Mexico University students are active in the school's Student Government, CKI and Student Athletic Club. Homecoming, Great Race, and and Student Orientation are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Western New Mexico University.

Financial Aid at Western New Mexico University

Western New Mexico University meets 59% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Western New Mexico University full-time are awarded $5,710 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Western New Mexico University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Western New Mexico University

About 59% of students who start at Western New Mexico University come back for their second year of college. Out of the 208 students who started at Western New Mexico University as first-time freshman, 29 graduate within four years.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Western New Mexico University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does Western New Mexico University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Western New Mexico University a good school for you?

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Where is Western New Mexico University?

Western New Mexico University is located in the rural setting of Silver City, New Mexico.

If you want to see Western New Mexico University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to Silver City, or book a flight to the nearest airport, El Paso International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Western New Mexico University and Silver City are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 680 Silver City, NM 88062-0680

Campus Setting: Rural

Western New Mexico University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 12

Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Western New Mexico University is Aug 12.

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

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Western New Mexico University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$20,799

In State

$28,655

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,396
$15,252
Fees
$1,213
$1,213
Housing
$11,390
$11,390
Books
$800
$800

Student Life

Wondering what life at Western New Mexico University is like? There are approximately 2,822 students enrolled at Western New Mexico University, including 1,874 undergraduate students and 948 graduate students. 55% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from NM and 10% percent of students are from other states.

55%

Full Time

45%

Part Time

90%

In State

10%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,822

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

100%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,609

Out-of-State

$16,465

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 12
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