If you are applying to University of New Mexico, the application fee costs $25.
Students who submit their applications to University of New Mexico for fall should hear back from University of New Mexico by December 1.
Here's an overiew of some of University of New Mexico's admissions stats.
|University of New Mexico 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||1%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||28%|
Check with University of New Mexico directly for more info on application deadlines.
University of New Mexico may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with University of New Mexico directly for more information about early applications.
➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to get into University of New Mexico.
In 2021, University of New Mexico accepted 65% of students, about 9,079 from 14,026 applicants.
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.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
University of New Mexico has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong. What does University of New Mexico consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
Make sure to check with University of New Mexico for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of New Mexico, all applicants 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||√|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
Students admitted to University of New Mexico have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
University of New Mexico does not 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.
In 2022, 1% of University of New Mexico's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 28% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be most competitive at University of New Mexico, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of New Mexico's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of New Mexico students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of New Mexico.
Transfer students can enroll in University of New Mexico during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of New Mexico?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of New Mexico.
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) credits and 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 will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is University of New Mexico's acceptance rate?
✅ University of New Mexico has an acceptance rate of 65%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of New Mexico?
🟨 University of New Mexico may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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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 65%. This means that the institution accepts 64 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year 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
26 and Above
20 to 26
20 and Less
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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