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UNM Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

57.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of New Mexico Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into UNM? The school has a 58% acceptance rate. Last year, 9,003 out of 15,582 applicants were admitted making UNM a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  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 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1030-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
19%
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 650
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1270
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. 19 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.

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 >70%
1150 to 1270 Avg + 58%-70%
1030 to 1150 Avg - 45%-58%
910 to 1030 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 910 Low <32%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
89%
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
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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 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 >70%
22 to 25 Avg + 58%-70%
19 to 22 Avg - 45%-58%
16 to 19 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 16 Low <32%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UNM accepts 58% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of New Mexico Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 25% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 21% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

University of New Mexico Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,036 6,546 15,582
Accepted 5,194 3,809 9,003
Acceptance Rate 57% 58% 58%
Enrolled 1,891 1,511 3,402
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 40% 38%

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.