|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
The acceptance rate at UNM is 96%. It ranks #5 in New Mexico for lowest rate of acceptance. University of New Mexico Main Campus is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 10,054 out of 10,436 applicants were admitted.
The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent (SAT 1030/1250 ACT 17/25). University of New Mexico Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.42. 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The UNM application fee is $25 and applications are due by May 1.
You are required to 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 COVID-19.
|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||630|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1250|
|Average SAT Score||1140|
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 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. UNM ranks #2 in New Mexico for highest average SAT composite score. 1 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1250 and Above||Good||>98%|
|1140 to 1250||Avg +||96%-98%|
|1030 to 1140||Avg -||93%-96%|
|920 to 1030||Reach||89%-93%|
|Less than 920||Low||<89%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||21|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UNM?
Admission data indicates that UNM regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 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 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>98%|
|21 to 25||Avg +||96%-98%|
|17 to 21||Avg -||93%-96%|
|13 to 17||Reach||89%-93%|
|Less than 13||Low||<89%|
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 3.42 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in New Mexico for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.42 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNM accepts 96% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||18.05%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||22.07%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||13.54%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||16.23%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||15.25%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||1.37%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Reach|
|less than 1.00||0.0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||29%||28%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of New Mexico Main Campus is $25.
What are the requirements for admission to University of New Mexico Main Campus and what student information is used for 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.
1% of students submit their SAT scores to UNM. 99% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
96% of those who apply are granted admission to UNM. Admission competition is 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 1250. 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 17 and 25. 99% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.