Eastern New Mexico University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Eastern New Mexico University
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Eastern New Mexico University Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Eastern New Mexico University seem selective—around half of those who apply will not be accepted to the school. Still, those with good grades and test scores are likely to be admitted, especially those with a strong application and a number of extra-curricular activities. Interested students should submit a completed application, and send in high school transcripts and scores from either the SAT or ACT. Eastern New Mexico's website has complete information about applications, and the admissions office can answer any questions about the process. 

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Eastern New Mexico University Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Eastern New Mexico University Description:

Eastern New Mexico University is a public, four-year college in Portales, New Mexico, with additional locations in Roswell and Ruidoso. It is the largest regional comprehensive university in New Mexico and a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. Its main campus supports nearly 6,000 students with a student/faculty ratio of 19 to 1. ENMU offers over 60 bachelor’s, master’s, and associate’s degrees, and has evening and online courses. Professional fields in areas such as health, aviation, education, and business are popular with undergraduates. You'll also find some unusual undergraduate programs in fields that include dairy science, culinary arts, and forensic science. ENMU students stay busy outside of the classroom with numerous intramural sports and an active Greek life. The school also has a significant commuter population, and 41% of students attend ENMU part-time. The university is home to some unusual clubs such as the Greyhound MMA Club, a Gamers Club, and the I Can’t Cook Club. For intercollegiate sports, the ENMU Greyhounds compete in the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference (LSC) with sports that include men’s and women’s track and field, cross country, and rodeo.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,010 (4,591 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 56% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,618 (in-state); 11,393 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $950 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,910
  • Other Expenses: $4,498
  • Total Cost: $17,976 (in-state); $23,751 (out-of-state)

Eastern New Mexico University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 40%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,039
    • Loans: $5,111

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, General Studies, History, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 59%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 15%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 32%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Rodeo, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Basketball, Track and Field, Rodeo, Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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