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Chances of getting into University of New Mexico Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
94.3%
Admission Difficulty for University of New Mexico Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into UNM and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in New Mexico for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,794 out of 9,328 applicants were admitted making University of New Mexico Main Campus an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 61 percent. University of New Mexico Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of New Mexico Main Campus is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNM SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
1%
SAT Scores for University of New Mexico Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for University of New Mexico Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1130

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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 prefers applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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
1290 and Above Good >96%
1130 to 1290 Avg + 94%-96%
970 to 1130 Avg - 90%-94%
810 to 970 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 810 Low <84%
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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 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of New Mexico Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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 >96%
22 to 25 Avg + 94%-96%
19 to 22 Avg - 90%-94%
16 to 19 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 16 Low <84%
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UNM GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into University of New Mexico Main Campus?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UNM. 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 grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNM accepts 94% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of New Mexico Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

University of New Mexico Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,520 3,808 9,328
Accepted 5,251 3,543 8,794
Acceptance Rate 95% 93% 94%
Enrolled 1,483 1,111 2,594
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 31% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
223

Applicants have 223 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of New Mexico Main Campus is $25.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of New Mexico Main Campus and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does University of New Mexico Main Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into University of New Mexico Main Campus?

94% of those who apply are granted admission to UNM. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of New Mexico Main Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1290. 1% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of New Mexico Main Campus?

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.