Eastern New Mexico University: Narrative Description

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1200 West University
Portales, NM 88130
Tel: (505)562-1011
Free: 800-367-3668
Admissions: (505)562-2178
Fax: (505)562-2118
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.enmu.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Eastern New Mexico University System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1934. Setting: 240-acre rural campus. Endowment: $6.2 million. Research spending 2003-04: $569,683. Educational spending 2003-04: $5101 per student. Total enrollment: 3,939. Faculty: 238 (141 full-time, 97 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,848 applied, 67% were admitted. Full-time: 2,519 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 641 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 16 other countries, 18% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 29% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 25% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; social sciences and history; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1878 full-time, $78.25 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7434 full-time, $309.75 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $738 full-time, $30.75 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $4340. College room only: $1990. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 51 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Activities Board, Residence Hall Association, IFC. Major annual events: Peanut Valley Festival, Homecoming, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,176 college housing spaces available; 837 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Golden Library with 305,108 books, 738,873 microform titles, 7,621 serials, 26,408 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.4 million. 493 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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