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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Western New Mexico is a public university located in Silver City, New Mexico. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,189 undergraduate students. The Western New Mexico acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Welding, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Nursing. Graduating 34% of students, Western New Mexico alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,900.
1000 W. College Ave
Silver City, NM 88061
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Lone Star Conference

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.

Western New Mexico Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
July 16
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$11,909/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,758/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
23
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
5
Online Bachelor's Programs
16
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    34%
  • On Campus
    42%
  • Online
    24%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,189Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,056
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Unique
    50%
  • Opinionated
    25%
  • disappointing
    8%
  • Not motivated
    8%
  • Outgoing
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Normal
    44%
  • Exceptional
    22%
  • Underfunded
    22%
  • disappointing
    6%
  • Underrated
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
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My experience with Western New Mexico University (WNMU), has so far been exciting. It's been social, adventurous, academic, challenging, and most importantly it's been rewarding. This is an amazing university with several opportunities available to any and all of its students.
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Excellent teachers! Online classes are engaging and interactive, but at the same time flexible for busy schedules. Wide variety of degree programs to choose from. Great attitude for staff who aides in assistance from advisors to registars.
As a student, it's almost impossible to get away with only taking courses face-to-face. Now with this pandemic, it is required to take online courses. I have never had an issue with taking my courses online. All the professors here are extremely lenient, understanding, supportive, and flexible.