Western New Mexico University

Silver City, NM, USA
3.38 Average Rating

Established in 1893, Western New Mexico University is a public institution based in Silver City, NM, a short drive from Tucson, Albuquerque, and El Paso. WNMU is an Hispanic-Serving Institution, as well as a member of the American Association of University Women. The campus has five buildings that are registered as culture properties, is home to a museum containing the biggest permanent collection of Mimbres pottery, and has its own movie theater that provides free screenings for students.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
71%
Out-Of-State Students
27%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,088
Total Number of Undergrads
2,167
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
80%
20-39 Students
19%
0
100
4%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
21%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,045
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,065
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$13,538
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,500
Books and Supplies
$1600

Aid & Grants

0
100
1%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
42%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,087
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
42%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,844
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,577

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
49%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,597
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$10,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$233
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
16
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
18%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Mustangs
School Colors
Purple/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Lone Star Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Las Cruces
Albuquerque
Phoenix
Tucson
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
75%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$35,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.38 Average Rating
REALLY GOOD SCHOOL!!Every one is nice and willing to help. The professors are great and willing to help u out when needed.
Deeandra from Deming, NM
you have a lot of one on one time with professors.
it's a small school and everybody knows who you are.
it's a open school so you don't have to take the act or sat and your gpa doesn't matter.
Jessica from Deming, NM

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