Eastern New Mexico University 1

2014 Quick Stats
Station 2

Portales, NM 88130

Phone: (505) 562-1011
2012-2013 Tuition
rolling admission

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RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (West)

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Eastern New Mexico University is a public institution that was founded in 1934. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 344 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Eastern New Mexico University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $4,350 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $9,861 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Unique Qualities

Eastern New Mexico University provides an intensive first-year experience that includes a freshman seminar and learning communities for all incoming students. This first semester is supported with careful academic advising, the assessment of student learning, and the monitoring of students' satisfaction with campus services and activities. As students progress, their academic progress is monitored and supported by tutoring, mentoring, and advising services and by close interactions with faculty and staff. Opportunities for on-campus employment and activities provide students with the chance to build a campus network of friends and supporters. Whether they are taking online classes or studying in traditional, technology-supported classrooms, students find a personal touch, quality programs, and the opportunity for real learning throughout their undergraduate career. New undergraduate programs such as Digital Cinema Arts, large programs in broadcast communication, biology, teacher education, and business provide students with a wide range of majors preparing them for high-demand careers. Students can also pursue graduate study in many areas including anthropology, chemistry, speech-language pathology, sports administration, and school counseling.

As a Hispanic-serving institution, Eastern New Mexico University takes very seriously its commitment to provide the opportunities of higher education to a diverse student body and to prepare them for a globally interconnected world. A special upper-division requirement allows students to explore global and diversity issues through interdisciplinary approaches. The University's goal is to meet students where they are academically, to enhance their learning and critical skills, to provide them with excellent training in their chosen major, and to assure their success in college and in their chosen careers.

General Information

School type public
Year founded 1934
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Eastern New Mexico University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 62.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 62.9% 4
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Eastern New Mexico University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment N/A
Student gender distribution N/A
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Eastern New Mexico University offers a number of student services including health service and health insurance. Eastern New Mexico University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and student patrols. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Eastern New Mexico University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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In-state tuition and fees $4,350 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $9,861 (2012-13)
Room and board $6,090 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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