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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  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 1,322 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 20% of students, Western New Mexico alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,700.
About Western New Mexico University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Lone Star Conference
Address
1000 W. College Ave
Silver City, NM 88061
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$10,605/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,844/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,414/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,517/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,746/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,746/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
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.18 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,322Undergrads
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 12 responses
Report
  • Unique
    50%
  • Opinionated
    25%
  • disappointing
    8%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Not motivated
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Normal
    47%
  • Exceptional
    24%
  • Underfunded
    24%
  • disappointing
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
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

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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.
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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.