Western New Mexico is a public university located in Silver City, New Mexico. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,266 undergraduate students. The Western New Mexico acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Business. Graduating 27% 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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Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.18 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities55 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies53 Graduates
Occupational Therapy26 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services26 Graduates
Electrical Engineering Technician21 Graduates
Kindergarten and Preschool Education14 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.29 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
Western New Mexico University Reviews
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 an incoming freshman, I am thrilled with my classes, but the financial aid office is horribly inefficient. Many students were disenrolled and had to go through re-enrollment, which seems to be a regular thing for this college. The financial aid office had an adjustment request from me two and a half months before acting on it. Student workers consistently lied to me, telling me the director would have an update or answer for me within hours or a day, while in reality the director hadn't even looked at my request.
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.