Box 680 Silver City, NM 88062 575-538-6173
About Western New Mexico University
  • Year of Foundation 1893
  • Size of Campus 80 acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,243
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state
Application
  • App. Deadlines August 1
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 2,915 in-state, 11,231 out-of-state
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee None
  • Enrollment No.
Western New Mexico University, a public university located in Silver City, New Mexico, has served the people of the state of New Mexico and its surrounding areas as a comprehensive, regional, rural, public coeducational university since 1893 and caters to a student body diverse in age, culture, language and ethnic background. Founded in the Territory of New Mexico on February 11, 1893 as the New Mexico Normal School, the school began to offer classes on September 3, 1894 in a rented Presbyterian church. On June 2, 1893, the nascent board of regents accepted 20 acres (81,000 m2) of Town of Silver City land situated on a hillside overlooking the town donated by Regent, and Mayor Town of Silver City, Colonel John W. Fleming. In November 1896, the school's first permanent building, Old Main, was dedicated and within twenty years enrollment had reached nearly 500 students.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus N/A
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations N/A
  • Other general policies N/A
  • Number of frats 0
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Number of honor societies N/A
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest airport El Paso (150)
  • Distance to nearest train N/A
  • Distance to nearest bus Deming (65)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, apartments for married students, apartment for single students
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 5
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 12%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 20%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 22%
  • Number of students using college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 50%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 16%
Campus Services
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities The three areas within the library are Public Services (reference, interlibrary loan, periodicals, government documetns, and circulation); Technical Services (acquisitions, cataloging, and processing); and Media Services (instructional technologies and med
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 210,103
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi No
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Museums N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 763
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 4
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 334,195
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 4,634
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, birth control
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 4
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 12
Student Employment and Career
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 15%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,000
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A