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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 B minus
  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

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Western New Mexico is a public university located in Silver City, New Mexico. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,067 undergraduate students. The Western New Mexico acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Electrical Engineering Technician, Business, and Welding. Graduating 29% 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

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
Rolling Admissions
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
$13,483 / 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
$8,213 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 17 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 22 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 22 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
21
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
6
Online Bachelor's Programs
14
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    45%
  • On Campus
    26%
  • Online
    29%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,067 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
915
Undergrads Over 25
39%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
  • Unique
    47%
  • Opinionated
    20%
  • Stressed
    13%
  • disappointing
    7%
  • Not motivated
    7%
  • Outgoing
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 30 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
  • Normal
    43%
  • Exceptional
    24%
  • Underfunded
    19%
  • disappointing
    5%
  • Strict
    5%
  • Underrated
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
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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