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Western New Mexico University
  • 4 Year
  • SILVER CITY, NM

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

editorial

Western New Mexico is a public university located in Silver City, New Mexico. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,102 undergraduate students. The Western New Mexico acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Welding, Business, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 34% of students, Western New Mexico alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,900.

About

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

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Western New Mexico Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
July 16
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
No data available  
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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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%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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
    36%
  • On Campus
    42%
  • Online
    22%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,102 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,112
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
22%
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
No data available  
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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