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Western New Mexico University is a public institution that was founded in 1893. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,716, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its in-state tuition and fees are $4,040 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $13,424 (2012-13).
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Western New Mexico University's vision is to be a leader in higher education known throughout the southwest as the university of choice for our students, faculty, and staff because of the following: We provide a relevant education that is affordable, accessible and of the highest quality. We encourage innovation and scholarly work. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for all WNMU students, faculty, and staff. We promote responsive and responsible community and public service, and we are guardians of the public's trust and champions of diversity.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Western New Mexico University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 100.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||100.0%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Western New Mexico University is 13:1, and the school has 70.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Western New Mexico University include: Public Administration and Social Service Professions; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 48.3 percent.
Western New Mexico University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,716, with a gender distribution of 34.8 percent male students and 65.2 percent female students. At this school, 14.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 86.0 percent of students live off campus. Western New Mexico University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Western New Mexico University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Western New Mexico University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Western New Mexico University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$4,040 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$13,424 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,000 (2012-13)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data