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

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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Western New Mexico University

Cost

Net Price
$11,332/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,535/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,480/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,676/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,746/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,746/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,404Undergrads
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 10 responses
Report
  • Unique
    60%
  • Opinionated
    30%
  • Not motivated
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Normal
    53%
  • Underfunded
    27%
  • Exceptional
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
21%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
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

258 reviews
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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!
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I enjoy attending Western New Mexico University because the courses are realistic for my education needs as well as still providing a challenge and new learning opportunities. The school is smaller than most, but the intimate class sizes call for a better relationship with both students and professors. The students all have a great relationship with one another, due to the fact that all of us have been brought together in this small pond.
Overall, I have had little to no conflict with my professors. As a normal student, I have had trouble with a couple course, but searched and got the help I needed thanks to the resources at my school!