Admission Information for International Students

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What Can I Study At ENMU?

With over 90 degree program options, ENMU likely has the undergraduate or master's degree that fits your educational or career goals. One of the best things about ENMU is that our mission is to help you reach those goals. We have associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, many of which are available online.

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Can I Afford ENMU?

As an international student, you can now pursue a degree at ENMU at a significantly reduced cost! ENMU has joined a movement with many other public institutions to make college more affordable for international and out-of-state students. ENMU is the third most affordable regional university in the West.

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How Do I Apply?

Coming to Eastern is easy! Best of all, applying for admission to ENMU is FREE! Any student attending ENMU on a non-immigrant visa can apply for admission as an international student. International students are required to be full-time students at ENMU-Portales and admission applies only to ENMU-Portales.

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Eastern New Mexico University's international students currently represent 26 different countries, including Canada, China, Denmark, Ghana, India, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil and more.

With a strong focus on cultural diversity and enrichment, we encourage students to learn and network through engaging courses and events with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Our faculty and staff support this mission in and out of the classroom, promoting educational success and cultural diversity.

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Undergraduate Degrees

Undergraduate Degrees

Includes bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, minors and endorsement areas

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Graduate Degrees

Graduate Degrees

Includes degrees which require a bachelor’s degree to apply, and related programs

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Online Degrees

Our online degrees allow you to stay in your country while you take ENMU courses.

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Office of International Programs

Mei Reeder

Dr. Mei Reeder

International Programs Officer

Office Location: (AD), Room 216

Phone: 575.562.4697

Why Come to ENMU?

At ENMU, you'll find engaging classes and events that encourage all students to learn and network with people who have different cultural backgrounds. Our faculty and staff support you in and out of the classroom, promoting educational success and cultural diversity.

Of 976 schools that reported international student tuition to U.S. News in an annual survey, ENMU is the only Southwest region school to make the list. Notably, the third-ranked school costs over $1,000 more per semester.

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97 percent student satisfaction rate

Since 1999, ENMU has ranked one of the highest in student satisfaction among New Mexico 4-year universities. ENMU students fill out a survey every year and the results are reported to the Council of University Presidents and compared with other New Mexico schools. Of all schools in New Mexico, ENMU is always listed first or second in student satisfaction.

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Qualified students who meet all requirements can receive an International Scholarship that gives International Students In-State Tuition at ENMU. For more information please contact [email protected]

Located on the High Plains of the American Southwest (elevation 1220 meters), Portales is in the heart of a major agricultural region. Residents enjoy a subtropical climate with sunny days, starry nights, low humidity, mild winters and cool summer nights.

Portales offers a friendly, small-town atmosphere with plenty of cultural and recreational activities. Named one of the top 10 safest cities in New Mexico by, ENMU and neighboring Cannon Air Force Base draw residents from across the country and around the world.

When people visit our campus, one of the most common things we hear is, "Wow! You have a beautiful campus!" Our campus has a sprawling, green center surrounded by state-of-the-art building and art structures that make coming to ENMU a feel-good experience.

Spacious dorm rooms are located comfortably close to academic classrooms and popular campus destinations like our Crossroads Cafe Dining Hall or Golden Student Success Center (GSSC).

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Multicultural Affairs houses the Office of International Affairs, whose staff members are here to meet the needs of international students and to share the diverse backgrounds of our campus community. Some of the services we provide are:

  • Assist and support current and new international students;
  • Help with adapting and adjusting to the ENMU environment;
  • Host activities to make ENMU feel like your home away from home;
  • Sponsor our very active International Club;
  • Plan fun activities with International and Multicultural Affairs;
  • Share our activities on our Instagram and YouTube

Recreational Opportunities

Recreational offerings in the city include a golf course, parks, swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, softball fields, baseball diamonds, a youth recreation center, an archery range, racquetball courts and a fitness center.

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Ski resorts, shopping malls, and state and national parks are within easy driving distance.

Clovis, a town of nearly 40,000, is 20 minutes away. Clovis is the home of the annual summer Clovis Music Festival and the famed Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum celebrating U.S. musical talents including Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. Past artists honored at the Clovis Music Festival have included Lonestar, Starship, Chubby Checker, Bobby Vee, Night Ranger, Tommy Allsup and dozens of others.

Arts and Culture

ENMU is home to several world-class venues and hosts many on-campus events including concerts, recitals, lectureships, art exhibitions, theatre performances, and student film screenings.

Multicultural Affairs also hosts a wide variety of on-campus events focused on celebrating cultural diversity.

Portales History and Museums

Portales is a doorway leading to rich human history stretching back 13,000 years to the Paleoindian mammoth hunters. ENMU operates five museums that provide an extensive look at regional history. The Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark is one of the most well-known and significant sites in North America. The Blackwater Draw Museum features a complete display of prehistoric animals such as the woolly mammoth. The Miles Mineral MuseumMiles Anthropological MuseumRoosevelt County Museum, and Dr. Antonio "Tony" Gennaro Natural History Museum are housed on the ENMU campus.


Student Success! That's What We're About!

ENMU Pathway Program

ENMU offers a concurrent program in English language skills and American culture while working on bachelor’s or master’s degrees if required to meet language proficiency requirements. Courses taken through our ESL Program in American language and culture may be taken at the same time you are working on your academic program, so you are always making progress toward meeting your educational and professional goals.

For more information contact the ENMU international advisor or fill out the form below.

Our International Students Agree: ENMU is a Great Choice!

Our International Students Agree: ENMU is a Great Choice!

How to Apply – International Admission Process

Coming to Eastern is easy! Best of all, applying to ENMU is FREE! Our international admission process is shown in the steps below.

Step 1

Complete our FREE online international student application:

Undergraduate International Students

Graduate International Students

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