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Acceptance Rate 69.79%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 32.31%
Applicants 26,634
Admitted 18,587
Enrolled 6,005

Applying To New Mexico Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 69.79% at New Mexico colleges and universities where total 26,634 students have applied and 18,587 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $41.09 and the graduate application fees is $34.56. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to New Mexico colleges.
General Admission Information of New Mexico Colleges
Open Admission Policy36 out of 51 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 41.09
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 34.56
Average Acceptance Rate69.79%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)32.31%
Average Test Scores1,147 SAT / 66 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2019-2020, total 26,634 students (11,501 men and 15,133 women) applied to and 18,587 (7,787 men and 10,800 women) students were accepted to admit New Mexico Colleges. Among them, 2,748 men and 3,257 women were enrolled into New Mexico schools. The average acceptance rate is 69.79% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 32.31%. The table below shows the New Mexico colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for New Mexico Colleges (2019-2020)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants26,63411,50115,133
Admitted18,5877,78710,800
Enrolled6,0052,7483,257
Acceptance Rate 69.79% 67.71% 71.37%
Enrollment Ratio 32.31% 35.29% 30.16%
[Chart]New Mexico Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For New Mexico college, 1,071 students (31.33% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 4,602 students (69.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,265 and 25th percentile score is 1,028. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 75 and 25th percentile score is 57. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at New Mexico colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at New Mexico Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing515.00638.17
SAT Math513.33626.50
ACT Composite20.0025.33
ACT Math18.8324.67
ACT English18.3325.33
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - New Mexico Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - New Mexico Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - New Mexico Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In New Mexico State, 31 schools use semester calendar systems and 3 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester31 out of 51 schools
Quarter3 out of 51 schools
Trimester2 out of 51 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 51 schools
Other academic year1 out of 51 schools
Differs by program4 out of 51 schools
Continuous8 out of 51 schools
Un-Known/Other2 out of 51 schools
Next table describes credits that New Mexico colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits31 out of 51 schools
Credits for Life Experiences14 out of 51 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits32 out of 51 schools
Credit for Military Training31 out of 51 schools

Application Requirements

7 New Mexico schools require High School GPA and 8 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 4 New Mexico colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to New Mexico colleges.
Admission Checklist for New Mexico Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA71
High School Rank02
High School Record (or Transcript)80
Completion of College Preparatory Program15
Recommendations21
Formal Demonstration of Competencies10
Admission Test Scores42
TOEFL62
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)01