WNMU

Western New Mexico University

1000 W College Ave, Silver City, United States
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  • Previously Enrolled
    17

Overview of Western New Mexico University (WNMU)

About this school

Western New Mexico University, founded in 1893, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 80-acre campus is located in Silver City, in southwestern New Mexico, 100 miles from El Paso.
  • Website


    www.wnmu.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,219
    • Men:823 (37.1%)
    • Women:1,396 (62.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (WNMU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Western New Mexico University is noncompetitive: virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Recommended
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 680
City, State, Zip
Silver City, NM  88062-0680
Phone
(575) 538-6000
Fax
(505) 538-6155
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
-
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
-
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
100% of 788 applicants were admitted
Women
100% of 455 applicants were admitted
Men
100% of 333 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
427 (54%) of 788 admitted students enrolled
Women
240 (53%) of 455 admitted students enrolled
Men
187 (56%) of 333 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.50
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
5%
• Score 18 - 23
43%
• Score 12 - 17
49%
• Score 6 - 11
2%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (WNMU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


Western New Mexico University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002664
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
270 (83.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
269 (99.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
269 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$10,491
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 222 (82.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,753
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 168 (62.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,146
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 98 (36.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
14 (4.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,667

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,330 (81.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,330 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,318 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$12,326
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,096 (83.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,035
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 926 (70.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,910
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 409 (31.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
99 (6.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,457

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$20,300
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (WNMU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


128

Part-Time Faculty


131

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 41% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 15% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
85
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Western New Mexico University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


48.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors (WNMU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (50)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Special Products Marketing Operations
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Liberal arts/general studies

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (12)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education

Campus Life (WNMU)

Location & Geography

Population


10,273

Nearest Metropolitan Area


83 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
-
Rain
-

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
150 mile(s) from campus in El Paso, Tex.
Nearest Bus Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Deming
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Deming

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


65%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Rock Climbing
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Rock Climbing
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Western New Mexico University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,363

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,219
Women
1,396
Men
823

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • Not reported

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


27

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources (WNMU)

Study resources