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Acceptance Rate 75.35%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 27.01%
Applicants 29,498
Admitted 22,226
Enrolled 6,003

Applying To New Mexico Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 75.35% at New Mexico colleges and universities where total 29,498 students have applied and 22,226 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $41.00 and the graduate application fees is $34.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to New Mexico colleges.
General Admission Information of New Mexico Colleges
Open Admission Policy36 out of 51 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 41.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 34.00
Average Acceptance Rate75.35%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)27.01%
Average Test Scores1,126 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 29,498 students (12,193 men and 17,237 women) applied to and 22,226 (9,086 men and 13,104 women) students were accepted to admit New Mexico Colleges. Among them, 2,682 men and 3,321 women were enrolled into New Mexico schools. The average acceptance rate is 75.35% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 27.01%. The table below shows the New Mexico colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for New Mexico Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants29,49812,19317,237
Admitted22,2269,08613,104
Enrolled6,0032,6823,321
Acceptance Rate 75.35% 74.52% 76.02%
Enrollment Ratio 27.01% 29.52% 25.34%
[Chart]New Mexico Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For New Mexico college, 1,822 students (31.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 4,160 students (75.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,232 and 25th percentile score is 1,020. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 73 and 25th percentile score is 53. 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 Writing510.00617.00
SAT Math510.00615.00
ACT Composite18.0025.00
ACT Math18.0024.00
ACT English17.0024.00
[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

6 New Mexico schools require High School GPA and 7 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 GPA61
High School Rank02
High School Record (or Transcript)70
Completion of College Preparatory Program15
Recommendations21
Formal Demonstration of Competencies10
Admission Test Scores41
TOEFL61
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)01