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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Western New Mexico University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Lone Star Conference
Address
1000 W. College Ave
Silver City, NM 88061
Website
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Western New Mexico University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$10,605/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,844/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,414/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,517/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,746/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,746/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,322Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
31%
Pell Grant
68%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Unique
    55%
  • Opinionated
    27%
  • disappointing
    9%
  • Not motivated
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Normal
    50%
  • Underfunded
    25%
  • Exceptional
    19%
  • disappointing
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
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Western New Mexico University Reviews

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Western New Mexico University is a small campus, so everything is relatively easy to find. The cafeteria food is better then what i had heard, though it could be because i am not a picky eater. The dorms are either larger or smaller then I would like, based on which dorm I stayed at. My roommates have not been the best, but when you are the only one in the dorm suite that does not play or, in their case, breathe football or sports and enjoys silence, you are in for a rough time. Sports is emphasized in the same amount at this college as it was for my high school, which is sickening. You go to college for a higher education, yet most of the football players seem to be notorious for being the laziest group of students on campus and have said they are there just for football, yet THEY are the ones with the full-ride scholarships while the students that are actually there for an education struggle to make ends meet each semester. The faculty is fantastic.
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Starting college I was terrified, I mean, who wouldn't be? After my first year of college, I fell completely and totally in love with the campus, the students, most of my professors and I won't admit this out loud but even the town of little o' Silver City started to grow on me. My college experience has been one of the greatest experiences ever!
I highly enjoy the science programs and involvement of teachers in both the science and math departments. However with a low amount of funding the Institute struggles with obtaining newer equipment which is readily available at other university such as Texas Tech. Regardless WNMU serves as a good undergraduate college, with many dual enrollment opportunities for high school students allowing high school students to take the initiative.