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- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB-
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.
Western New Mexico University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities49 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services41 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies35 Graduates
Rehabilitation and Therapy32 Graduates
Electrical Engineering Technician30 Graduates
Occupational Therapy16 Graduates
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.30 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
Western New Mexico University Reviews
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.
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.