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Western New Mexico University

Silver City, NM

At A Glance

Main Address

1000 W College Ave

Silver City, NM 88061-4112

www.wnmu.edu

Admission Office

Juan Chacon Building Room 219

Box 680

Silver City, NM 88061

(575) 538-6000

Fax : (575) 538-6127

admissions@wnmu.edu

Contact : Andrew Lunt

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Small

Public

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4535

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 2,238

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 291

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 1.0%

Average financial aid package : $11,245.00

In-State Tuition : $7,396.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $15,252.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : Jul 15

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 13 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Returning for sophomore year : 61.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Hispanic-Serving Institution

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Health Professions : 25.0%
Public Administration and Social Services : 15.0%
Security and Protective Services : 14.0%
Business/Marketing : 13.0%
Psychology : 8.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 7.0%
Education : 6.0%

Associates
Business/Marketing : 18.0%
Health Professions : 16.0%
Liberal Arts : 16.0%
Education : 15.0%
Precision Production : 12.0%
Engineering Technologies : 6.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 6.0%
Security and Protective Services : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Botany/Plant Biology B
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology B
Zoology/Animal Biology B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Banking and Financial Support Services A C
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Commerce, General B
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce A
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications A C

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching A B C
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M
Elementary Education and Teaching B M
Health Teacher Education B
Mathematics Teacher Education B
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Reading Teacher Education M
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education and Teaching B M
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General B M
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor B
Technical Teacher Education B
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education B

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician A C
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General A C
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician A C
Energy Systems Technology/Technician A C
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, General A C

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B M
Rehabilitation Science M
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies A B C

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology/Technician A C

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B M

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physical Sciences, General B

Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder A C

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Human Services, General A
Social Work B M

Security & Protective Services
Corrections C
Criminal Justice/Police Science C
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies A B
Protective Services Operations C

Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Commercial and Advertising Art A
Fine/Studio Arts, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Cooperative Education

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Student-Designed Major

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

150 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Business : 3.0%

Other : 17.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : cultures museum, fine arts center and gallery, amphitheater, weekend movie theater

Geographic Location : 155 miles from El Paso, TX., 193 miles from Tucson, AZ.

Large Town

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 2,238

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 291

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,627

Graduate enrollment : 990

Student General Information

All students average age : 28

Full time students average age : 25

In state students : 73.0%

Out of state students : 27.0%

Part Time students : 34.0%

Percentage of males : 34.0%

Percentage of females : 66.0%

Race/Ethnicity

American Indian/Alaskan Native : 3.0%

Black African American : 8.0%

Asian : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 48.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 7.0%

White : 31.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Students must be in good academic standing to join university organizations.

Student Newspaper : The Mustang

Student Newspaper URL : https://themustang.wnmu.edu/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 40.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 18.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $78.00

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Mustangs

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Scholarship

Intramural

NCAA Division II

Intercollegiate

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Economically disadvantaged students services

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Reduced course load

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

N

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Soccer

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Swimming

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $30.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 872

Admitted : 872

Enrolled : 267

Open admission 100.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

All SAT Scores Required for Review

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

State high school equivalency certificate

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Regular admission is granted by completing the WNMU application and providing appropriate documentation of one of the following: ACCUPLACER Placement Exam; unless GED scores in reading language arts and math are 165 or better or HiSET scores in reading, writing, and math are 15 or better; Achievement of an ACT sub-score of 21 or better (or SAT equivalent of 310 in reading and writing or 530 in Math). Completion of the ACCUPLACER placement exam in corresponding areas where the ACT sub-score was less than 21 or SAT sub-score in reading and writing was less than 310 or math less than 530. Applicants must submit an official high school transcript showing graduation or an official High School Equivalency (GED or HiSET) transcript.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 18.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 10.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 10.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 23.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 12.0%

1.00 - 1.99 : 7.0%

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 1.0%

24 - 29 : 9.0%

18 - 23 : 47.0%

12 - 17 : 43.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 1.0%

24 - 29 : 8.0%

18 - 23 : 41.0%

12 - 17 : 50.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 1.0%

24 - 29 : 5.0%

18 - 23 : 34.0%

12 - 17 : 45.0%

6 - 11 : 15.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

From the college: AP (Advanced Placement Program) allows high school students to earn college credit by passing a national exam in the appropriate subject area. Each department has the authority to set the standards of acceptance for AP exams. Please check with the Academic Support Center for individual department standards.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

3

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

3

Social Studies

0

3

Foreign Language

0

2

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 53.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

6

Biology

50

6

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

6

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

6

English Literature

50

6

French I

50

6

French II

62

12

German I

50

6

German II

63

12

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

6

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

6

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

3

Spanish I

50

6

Spanish II

66

12

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 90.0%

% Judged to have need : 87.0%

% that were offered aid : 87.0%

% that had need fully met : 12.0%

% of need met : 1.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $11,245.00

Avg non need-based aid : $2,575.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $5,705.00

Avg need-based loan : $2,053.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Debra Reyes

Financial aid office phone : (575) 538-6173

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Athletics

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Music/Drama

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$7,396.00

$7,396.00

$7,396.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$15,252.00

$15,252.00

$15,252.00

Room and board:

$10,790.00

$11,390.00

$4,140.00

Books and supplies:

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,424.00

$1,424.00

$1,424.00

Transportation expenses:

$2,688.00

$2,688.00

$2,688.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$23,898.00

$24,498.00

$17,248.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$31,754.00

$32,354.00

$25,104.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 367

Transfers admitted percentage: 100.0%

Transfers admitted: 367

Transfers enrolled percentage: 46.0%

Transfers enrolled: 170

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 61.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 39.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

Transfer students with fewer than 24 semester hours must submit high school transcript or GED and test scores (ACT preferred).

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Jul 15

Application fee: $30.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $15,252.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $10,790.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $11,390.00

Additional estimated expenses: $800.00

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students