Chances of getting into University of New Mexico Main Campus

University of New Mexico Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.6%
Admission Difficulty for University of New Mexico Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into UNM and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in New Mexico for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,366 out of 10,582 applicants were admitted making UNM a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. University of New Mexico Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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UNM SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
1%
SAT Scores for University of New Mexico Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for University of New Mexico Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1150

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of New Mexico Main Campus?

University of New Mexico Main Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in New Mexico for highest average SAT composite score. 1 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of New Mexico Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >80%
1150 to 1270 Avg + 70%-80%
1030 to 1150 Avg - 58%-70%
910 to 1030 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 910 Low <45%
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UNM ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
99%
ACT Scores for University of New Mexico Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of New Mexico Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UNM?

Admission data indicates that UNM regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in New Mexico for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 99 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of New Mexico Main Campus.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of New Mexico Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >80%
22 to 25 Avg + 70%-80%
19 to 22 Avg - 58%-70%
16 to 19 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 16 Low <45%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of New Mexico Main Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of New Mexico Main Campus was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in New Mexico for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UNM accepts 70% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

University of New Mexico Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,081 4,501 10,582
Accepted 4,277 3,089 7,366
Acceptance Rate 70% 69% 70%
Enrolled 1,489 1,164 2,653
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 38% 36%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of New Mexico Main Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of New Mexico Main Campus Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of New Mexico Main Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=187985 IPEDS survey data for University of New Mexico Main Campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

1% of students submit their SAT scores to UNM. 99% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

70% of those who apply are granted admission to UNM. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1270. 1% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 99% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.