Local Atmosphere

Silver City, NM
Tuition (in-state)
$12,514 ($4,314)
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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Small town, so there are not very many shopping options. There is a Kmart, Walmart, etc. and small shopping mall. There is a good selection of restaurants and the night life is ok.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I have generations of American Indian Chiricahua Apache family from the Silver City and Pinos Altos area. It was the hope land of Chief Victorio people.

5 College Student

Local Atmosphere: I love the local people because they support our school and are very polite towards us

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Western New Mexico University is very diverse. We have people as well as professors that come from all around the world and it is a great opportunity to be able to share experiences. WNMU is not a very big college which is great because the students get more one on one time with the professors; The atmosphere is very learning oriented, I have not met a professor that wouldn't go out of their way to help you get what you needed. The area that Western New Mexico is located is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever seen. While going to WNMU, you have the opportunity to step out side and the mountains be your back yard but the one thing that cannot be beat is the beautiful dessert sunsets. Here at Western New Mexico University, everyone is invested in your success. This is a beautiful place full of opportunities.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Blues Festival and Pro rodeo in June. Kind of an eclectic mix of hippies, city people and country folks. The museum is interesting as is the museum at the college.


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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 13 responses

Very poor
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 14 responses

  • 14% Painfully remote.
  • 0% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 64% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 14% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 7% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 13 responses

  • 62% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 23% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 15% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 13 responses

  • 23% No way.
  • 38% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 38% Totally.
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