Tuition & Fees

$5,550

$8,650

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 993
Declined +
Total Received 993
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Public

2,233

undergraduate students

1,330

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
5%
500-599
16%
400-499
39%
300-399
33%
200-299
7%
600-699
2%
500-599
13%
400-499
57%
300-399
23%
200-299
5%
600-699
3%
500-599
11%
400-499
48%
300-399
30%
200-299
8%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
33%
12-17
49%
6-11
10%
24-29
8%
18-23
30%
12-17
62%
24-29
7%
18-23
45%
12-17
47%
6-11
1%
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School Facts

New Mexico Highlands is a public university. Founded in 1898, it gained university status in 1941. Its 175-acre campus is located in the center of Las Vegas, 70 miles east of Santa Fe.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,563
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Las Vegas, NM

175-acre campus in Las Vegas (population: 13,691), 120 miles from Albuquerque. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Albuquerque.

New Mexico Highlands University
901 University Avenue
Las Vegas, NM 87701

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
21%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
76%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
2%
Top 1/4
15%
Top 1/2
45%
Bottom 1/2
55%
Bottom 1/4
23%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
5%
500-599
16%
400-499
39%
300-399
33%
200-299
7%
600-699
2%
500-599
13%
400-499
57%
300-399
23%
200-299
5%
600-699
3%
500-599
11%
400-499
48%
300-399
30%
200-299
8%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
33%
12-17
49%
6-11
10%
24-29
8%
18-23
30%
12-17
62%
24-29
7%
18-23
45%
12-17
47%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $15
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Required
SAT Reasoning only Recommended

Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 993
Declined +
Total Received 993

Admissions Factors

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

John Coca
Director of Admissions
P: 800 338-6648
F: 505 454-3552
admissions@nmhu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,400
Room & board $7,164
Additional fees $150
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $13,714
Average Financial Aid - $1,832
Total with Avg. Aid $11,882

Financial Aid

$1,832

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,632,766
State $507,189
Institutional $5,000
Other external $239,308
Total $6,384,263

Non-need-based

Federal $129,158
State $955,383
Institutional $723,511
Other external $297,450
Total $2,105,502

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
soccer
softball
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Mascot
Cowboys/Cowgirls
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology/Sociology
Anthropology/Sociology/American Indian Studies
Anthropology/Sociology/Criminology
Applied Chemistry
Art/Education
Art/Liberal Arts
Art/Pre-Professional
Biology/Cellular/Molecular
Biology/Ecology
Biology/Medical Technology
Biology/Pre-Med Zoology
Biology/Teaching
Business Administration/Accounting
Business Administration/Electronic Commerce
Business Administration/Finance
Business Administration/General Management
Business Administration/Government/Not-For-Profit Management
Business Administration/Information Technology
Business Administration/International Business
Business Administration/Management
Business Administration/Management Information Systems
Business Administration/Marketing
Chemistry
Computational Engineering Science
Computer Science/Individualized Program
Computer Science/Information Systems
Computer Science/Software/Hardware Systems
Computer/Mathematical Modeling
Design Studies
Early Childhood Multicultural Education
Education
Education/Counseling/Guidance
Education/Curriculum/Instruction
Education/Educational Leadership
Education/Special Education
Elementary Education
English
English/Creative Writing
English/Language/Rhetoric/Composition
English/Literature
Environmental Geology
Forestry
General Science Education
General Science for Secondary School Teachers
Health/Health Education
Health/Health Promotion/Wellness
Health/Pre-Professional
History/Social Studies
Human Performance/Sport/Athletic Training
Human Performance/Sport/Exercise Science
Human Performance/Sport/Leisure Services
Human Performance/Sport/Sports Administration
Human Performance/Sport/Teacher Education
Human Performance/Sport/Teaching
Life Science/Biology
Life Science/Environmental Science/Management
Math/Computers for Secondary School Teachers
Mathematics
Media Arts
Media Arts/Computer Science/Cognitive Science
Media Arts/Computer Science/Computer Graphics
Media Arts/Computer Science/Design Studies
Media Arts/Computer Science/Digital/Audio/Video Production
Media Arts/Computer Science/Multimedia Systems
Media Arts/Computer Science/Networking Technology
Music/Music Education
Music/Music Performance
Physics
Political Science/Law Emphases
Pre-Professional Science
Psychology/Clinical
Psychology/General
Public Affairs/Administration
Public Affairs/Applied Sociology
Public Affairs/Historical/Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Public Affairs/Political/Governmental Processes
Social Work
Software Development/Computing
Southwest Studies/Anthropology
Southwest Studies/Hispanic Languages/Literature
Southwest Studies/History/Political Science
Spanish
Special Education
Visual Communication Design
Watershed Management
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Undergraduate

63%

2,233
students

Female
62%
1,375

Male
38%
858

Graduate

37%

1,330
students

Female
70%
930

Male
30%
400

undergraduateFull-time

66%

1,474
students

Female
56%
817

Male
44%
657

undergraduatePart-time

34%

759
students

Female
74%
558

Male
26%
201

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
53%
Hispanic/Latino
20%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

66%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

12

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

98%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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