Western New Mexico University (WNMU)

Silver City, NM

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Western New Mexico University

Western New Mexico University

Western New Mexico University Student Essentials

Western New Mexico University Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Mustangs
Website: www.wnmu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $4,314
Out-of-State Tuition: $12,514
Retention Rate: 53%
Enrollment: 4,448
Year Established: 1893

About WNMU

While its primary location is in Silver City, New Mexico, Western New Mexico University (WNMU) is dedicated to providing traditional and innovative academics to students throughout the state.

WNMU features more than 50 degrees at the undergraduate and graduate level and more than two dozen certificate and associate’s programs. Programs of study include professional specializations like Accounting, Education, Social Work and Zoology and traditional academic areas in the Humanities and the Natural and Social Sciences.

Probably the most exciting aspect of WNMU’s curriculum is its set of unique majors. Offered through the Expressive Arts division, these majors encompass almost every area of Performing and Fine Art imaginable, including Movement, Fiber Arts, Bronze Casting and New Media as well as traditional Studio Art and Theatre Performance options.

In its efforts to reach students throughout the state, WNMU has more than half a dozen learning centers that allow students in rural areas to take classes or earn a degree from WNMU. Included in such outreach efforts are its online courses and services.

Services on the Silver City campus include tutoring, academic advising, career advisement and financial aid counseling.

Students interested in applying to WNMU will need to submit an application and proof of a high school diploma or GED. SAT or ACT scores will be used for academic placement, but are not required. If a student has not taken the SAT or ACT, he or she will need to take a school placement test.

WNMU Map & Location

Western New Mexico University
1000 W. College Ave
Silver City, NM 88061


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Getting Around WNMU

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Silver City, NM

Winter
Dec
55
31
Jan
55
31
Feb
59
34
Spring
Mar
64
37
Apr
72
42
May
81
51
Summer
Jun
89
59
Jul
88
64
Aug
86
63
Fall
Sep
82
58
Oct
73
48
Nov
63
37

WNMU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 3,523
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 4,448

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 54%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 21%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 20%
Latino 54%
African American 2%
Caucasian 21%
American Indian or Alaska native 2%
Unknown and Other 20%

Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%
Full-Time 36%
Part-Time 64%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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Western New Mexico University

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