UNM Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of New Mexico Main Campus
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
Applicants Submitting SAT1%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1270|
|Average SAT Score||1150|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
UNM ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT99%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.3
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||35%||38%||36%|
What are the requirements for admission to University of New Mexico Main Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.